Jason “the designer man” Beaird, author of SitePoint’s The Principles of Beautiful Web Design (currently available in a limited, hard-cover signature edition), recently gave a presentation as a guest lecturer to the User-Centered Interface Design class run by Aarron Walter at The Art Institute of Atlanta.
Jason’s talk drew upon the core design principles he discusses in his book, and provided students with some practical advice on what to expect in an agency environment. After the talk, Jason joined a class critique of a redesign project students had been working on. I think students were a little nervous about being critiqued by the guy who wrote a best-selling book on design, but once they realized how down to earth Jason is, they gained their confidence back.
Aarron has made the audio and slides from Jason’s talk available on his personal site.