Web Type West 2014

Conferences are great for those tweetable quotes. Today was no exception. Today was the first ever Web Type West conference by Type Camp, hosted by my alma mater Emily Carr University of Art + Design (wow, that is a mouthful).

I’d have to say that the first half of the day was inspiring. And had I only experienced the first half I would be gushing about this incredible one-day conference. So, all critiques aside let’s focus on the positive.

The best parts for me were the conversations around systems and the emphasis on User Experience. I got nerdy excited by a few presenters who merged type with the user and communication systems into one glorious thread.

Here were the highlights of today, as told by my twitter feed:

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And this is where I nerded out about systems.....

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There didn't seem to be a completely common thread amongst the speakers- even a parameter around what about 'Web Type' would be discussed. In some areas that allowed for a wider breadth of exploration. In others that allowed for some unintentional cross-over and even contradictory statements, which I think can be healthy.

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Also, the Typekit lounge was money. Great reading material to ogle over whilst siting in vintage furniture. Yes please.


The best part about the afternoon was by far Xerxes Irani of Faire Goods. He summed up the day perfectly:

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JournalKaren Whistler