Podcast Episode 7 – An Analysis of Website Layouts: The Template Trap and Frameworks

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Episode #7: Brian Lucid on the “Template Trap,” Frameworks and the Role of the Designer as a “Problem-Creator.”

In this special HIDC episode of the HOW Design Live Podcast, Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing-Mentor.com and Partner for HOW Design Live’s new Creative Entrepreneur program, talks with design educator, Brian Lucid, on his topic at the HOW Interactive Design Conference, Make Design Frameworks Work for You. In their conversation, they also delve into deeper issues such as the role of the designer, website layouts and the Square-Spacing of the web, and the future of the web as a medium. (Hear more from Brian in San Francisco, September 20-22, 2015. Use promo code “BENUN15” through Nov 7 for $50 off the registration cost for all three HIDC conferences.)

About Brian Lucid:

LucidBrianSpeakerPhoto2015-SF-HIDC.jpgBrian Lucid is a designer and educator whose personal and professional work ranges from traditional communications in static and temporal media to generative design and physically interactive artifacts and experiences. Brian currently serves as an Associate Professor / Postgraduate Coordinator of Design at the College of Creative Arts at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. From 2001 – 2015, he was a Professor of Graphic Design at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Mass. where he served as faculty in the Dynamic Media Institute, a graduate program focused upon design research at the intersection of technology and communication.



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