Bad Design At Barcamp

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Barcamp presentation on bad design and why it may not be so bad.

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  • Bad Design At Barcamp

    1. 1. bad design work, were they really all that bad? <ul><li>Maybe they weren't entirely mad </li></ul>a blog-entation April `08
    2. 2. Who am I? <ul><li>BENWINTERGILES.COM </li></ul>
    3. 3. Wholly smokes! Click here!
    4. 7. Madness IT’S A SKODA!!1!!1
    5. 8. Gud Dezine? Fail.
    6. 9. So what the heck were they thinking? <ul><li>o_0 </li></ul>
    7. 12. Lets cut one up hey? <ul><li>Perhaps they were’nt mad, maybe there was a reason. </li></ul><ul><li>It stands to reason that as we take a lot of care in ensuring everything goes on the screen for a reason, that the original designer did too? </li></ul>
    8. 19. You can do this: and then it goes on and on and on and on
    9. 22. and, well sometimes it just is yukodesign.com
    10. 23. the take home <ul><li>1 don’t immediately dismiss a design with a client, even if they start it off. ... At some point some one loved it. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes, the madness was perfectly rational at the time so ask yourself, if the owner was rational, why would they make those choices? </li></ul><ul><li>the Customer is always right.... for them. </li></ul><ul><li>and well sometimes.... it’s just better to be quiet and not get into fights. </li></ul>
    11. 24. Challenge! Part 2 A dropped gauntlet BENWINTERGILES.COM @wintergiles [email_address]
    12. 25. Thanks to <ul><li>web.archive.org </li></ul><ul><li>beenthereyet.com </li></ul><ul><li>velvet.id.au </li></ul><ul><li>yukodesign.com </li></ul>

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