The process behind making a blockbuster film is similar to creating a meaningful website or app. Through the lens of cinema, we’ll walk through practical ways that UX design teams can work together to deliver an award-winning final product. Whether you’re making a low-budget indie for a non-profit or the next summer smash for a Fortune 500, we can learn a thing or two from film.
We’ll take two approaches
- a deep look at the filmmaking process and the lessons learned from over a century of refining roles, and
- the challenged wrought by the independent and digital film revolution and its similarities to the commoditization of modern web and application design.
What we’ll cover
- A nano-history of filmmaking
- The key roles and contributions in film and their UX counterparts, e.g. Director, Screenwriter
- Are you Michael Bay or Wes Anderson?
- The agile production process of film vs. the original waterfall process and how that translates to modern UX
- The scope and importance of pre-production
- Building, coaching, and leading the right size team for your end-goal (indie vs. blockbuster and how can become the other)
- The evolution of filmmaking and styles and how it relates to modern UX
- Dealing with “everyone’s a filmmaker” mentality and how it’s entering the web and UX industry
- Prestige, awards, craft, schlock, and something for everyone
- Learning from cinema’s mistakes and triumphs, without the popcorn
You’ll come away with
- Practical lessons for building a website or app in a non-linear fashion
- Overcoming the inner critic to get things done
- Skills for planning and hands-on project management that work for teams of 1 or 100
- Getting your vision across to everyone involved with less friction
- A renewed perspective of web and UX design’s future