As presented at @media Ajax in London on 19th November 2007.
So we spent years learning our craft - specialising - reading the CSS specs in bed, hardwiring the Photoshop keyboard shortcuts into our brains, working up a usability test subject patter and playing with sticky notes. Then along came Ajax. Until that point we could safely silo ourselves, locked away in our niche specialities. But producing good _applications_ requires more than that. Yes, we need our specialist skills but without a thorough understanding of both ends of the Ajax equation the result will be an unholy mess.
Interface designer Mike Stenhouse will discuss how his working life has changed, what we need to know to produce good applications for the modern web and how many times he's thrown his toys out of his pram and whined "But I'm a bloody designer!"