Michael Fienen (USA)
Senior Interactive Developer, Aquent
- Guru and Senior Interactive Developer
- 2010 eduStyle CollegeWebEditor.com Best Higher-Ed Blog
- Coined the digital marketing term remixology
The web is human
In this discussion, I'll be taking a look at the
philosophical side of the web - how and why people use it, and why that impacts
our design patterns and usability trends. We'll look beyond principles of
universal design, responsive design, and social media and drill into the idea
that we need to use a different perspective as we move forward, and emphasize
that those that fail to align their strategy with their users will be the ones
in the most danger of losing out to competition.
For six years, Michael served as the Director of Web Marketing at Pittsburg State University. Currently, he is the Senior Interactive Developer at Aquent and is also CTO for the interactive map provider nuCloud. When it comes to web communication, he focuses very heavily on interpersonal communication components of websites, as well as content considerations that must be taken into account when building usable sites.
He is an internationally recognized and respected speaker on subjects ranging from video, to mobile, accessibility, and content strategy, and also writes and researches for the award winning higher ed web development blog .eduGuru.
In addition to his traditional roles, he is also known as a premiere consultant in the world of dotCMS implementations. His book, dotCMS From the Ground Up, was released early in 2011 and is the first guide available to the public on developing websites on the content management system.
About Aquent: Aquent is the talent agency for marketing and design professionals. Every agent is focused on a single marketing or design discipline ensuring both talent and clients a dedicated resource that speaks their language and specializes in their area of expertise.
Aquent helps individuals and organizations increase their marketing potential through flexible staffing solutions and customized consulting services.
For information about Aquent, please visit aquent.com