Hi folks.....I don't know how you are all feeling on today, the dreaded Monday - but thought I would get online some thoughts about me and the Web Team's visit to the dConstruct Conference last Friday.
After having arrived at around 09:15hours at the Brighton DOME, it was a typical meet and greet with coffee, orange juice and tea - the classic refreshers before having a little walk about the place to see what was being displayed in the foyer. The main sponsors were there alongside my old company - which was great as it was a nice opportunity to catchup with a few people whom I hadn't seen in years . Lunch was good - having eat with the team at Gourmet Burger Kitchen - which are really nice burgers!!!
There were a fair number of speakers organised for the day, but to be honest, I think the most interesting & enjoyable were the following:
The conference speakers covered a wide array of concepts and areas - and it was fair to say that the consensus within the entire group was that Aleks Krotoski had the most interesting presentation - talking about gaming and the Experience Economies - the different systems within these economies as Controlled Systems/Enabling Systems & Psychological Systems. I won't go into her talk into too much detail here, as shortly the conference site will upload the talks as podcasts here.
I do employ you to check regularly on the podcasts page - as you will no doubt enjoy some of the points put forward by some of these individuals - a combination of practitioners and academics in the field of social interactivity and design.
Finally, having moved on into Brighton for a few drinks and then onto the Yahoo Developers sponsored Free Bar at Audio - you can imagine how the evening concluded! Yes Jack, I,m also referring to you!