Smashing Conference

New York 2014 SmashingConf New York 2014 17th–18th of June 2014

Brian Suda


Brian Suda is a master informatician working to make the web a better place little by little every day. He was an invited expert in the W3C's GRDDL working group and wrote the book Designing with Data. Looking into the future and across many disciplines, he's able to spot trends and ride the wave along with the early adopters. His own little patch of Internet is, where many of his past projects and crazy ideas can be found.

Connecting The Digital To Analog

Tuesday, June 18th – 11:00

"Going digital" is all the rave. From apps to QR codes, everyone's trying to bring you online. This talk focuses on the other direction; taking digital objects and projecting them into the analog world. From print-on-demand to just-in-time analog information, there is a lot of power and usefulness with paper. To do this, we don't have to give-up any of our existing knowledge.

We'll go through how to use web APIs to fetch data, responsive design techniques to repurpose information for various paper sizes and HTML to PDF generation to control print outs. We'll observe how people use paper and it's affordances to bring all the great things about the Internet to them in a more analog form.

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