dConstruct 2012

I’m heading to Brighton for dConstruct 2012 this week.

dConstruct is the only annual conference that I make an effort not to miss. I first went in 2007, where the theme was ‘designing the user experience’. It was the first time I really started to understand the concept of user experience (UX), and I returned inspired to think differently about design.

This year I'm paying my own way (startups have less of a conference budget than agencies), staying again with my friend and Brightonite Jez Nicholson. I’m looking forward to all of the sessions, but particularly Tom Armitage talking about toys (a long-held obsession of mine), and Scott Jensen ruminating on what it means to be moving towards a ‘post-PC’ world.

Plus, of course, one of the joys of dConstruct is meeting up with other attendees. Especially as the seaside environment of Brighton seems to put everyone in a relaxed and thoughtful mood.

If you’re going too – see you there.