Design is about Relationships

Filmed on July 18, 2013 in San Francisco
It’s easy to get so caught up in theory and process that we forget that design is about relationships. It’s not about Photoshop comps or bytes of code. It’s about people. And content. And, especially today, their devices. It’s about the interplay between content and form, between real-time data and how, when, and why we share and consume it. It’s about enabling connections where they couldn’t have existed before. It’s about focusing on creating experiences that are more meaningful, more delightful, and ultimately, more human.

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Josh Brewer
Founder & CEO of Abstract
Josh Brewer is Co-Founder and CEO of Abstract, a platform for design teams to collaborate on. Previously, Josh was the Principal Designer at Twitter. He is advisor/mentor at The Designer Fund, and co-creator of 52 Weeks Of UX. In 2012, Fast Company named him one of "fifty designers shaping the future of design." He believes design is about relationships—at every level—and spends his time working to better understand and reinforce those connections.