The world is made of screens. As more of the tools, we live with every day become digital instead of physical, our opportunity – and responsibility – as designers are multiplying. We live in a world of screens, and we are the ones who decide what goes on them. We are in a unique position to have an impact - one that lasts longer than the next redesign or the latest technology. What happens when we stop thinking of ourselves not just as developers or UI/UX designers and focus on what it takes to create great experiences in a digital world?
We are in the era of Gig Economy, where the biggest taxi company (Uber) doesn’t own a single taxi, where the biggest hospitality giant (Airbnb) doesn’t own a single property.
The times are changing and so should we as designers take every opportunity to make an impact, and also collaborate and learn wherever possible and open our minds to the various tasks available.
Adam Morehead (Co-Creator of Topcoder Design Studio) who is commonly known as adroc on Topcoder has more than 20 years of experience in Design and around 15 years of experience around Designing in a Gig Economy. With his design background, he strived to solve a common problem for the clients using the power of the community. With his experience of working with many cutting edge design problems and also providing feedback to designers, he will share his experiences and highlight how and why being a freelance designer within a community helps you grow more as a designer.
VP of Digital
As VP of Digital at Topcoder, Adam who is popularly known as the Design Guru within the Topcoder Community is responsible for Topcoder’s overall success and managing the connection between Topcoder's 1 million+ on-demand global talent network and its customers. Adam drives digital transformation through seamless user experiences, modern design concepts, and groundbreaking technologies like AI. A strategic problem-solver, he uses crowdsourced innovation to deliver results for some of today’s biggest brands. As the leader of Digital at Topcoder, Adam is in charge of all aspects of delivery, as well as offerings across quality assurance, expert communities, analytics, design, and development.
- Meet and Great10:00 - 10:15
- Official Welcome and Workshop on Living Designer's Gig Economy Lifestyle10:15 - 11:15
- Rapid User Experience Competition (Prizes - $250)11:15 - 12:15
- Member Experience12:15 - 12:30
- Feedback, Results and Snack12:30 - 13:00