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Get real: the online and offline worlds of design Get real: the online and offline worlds of design
May 30th, 2011

The other day daydreaming on Twitter, I came across a link for the “What Design Can Do” (WDCD) Conference. I snapped out of my reverie, because it seemed pretty interesting and relevant – you know, practical ways design can impact the world. I thought, yeah, I might go along to it. I got myself a press pass (by tweeting and then sending an email), but afterwards realised I’d double booked myself. Gah! I went back to my electronic Twitter world, and asked whether anyone was going to this conference – in-the-flesh. Klaas van der Veen (graphic designer and typographer) from Explanation Design replied to my tweet to say he would be there. Furthermore, he agreed to write up this real, in-your-face report.