Mixel: Art, Tablets and the Creator Economy
What comes after just reading on iPad? A new form of creation that's much closer to consumption than what we saw on desktops and laptops. Mixel co-founder and CEO Khoi Vinh takes a look at the journey that led him to create Mixel, the world's first social collage app. Its goal is to get non-artists making art, and Vinh will look at the ways in which the social network has met, exceeded and fallen short of that goal.
Khoi Vinh is a user experience designer, writer and speaker. For five years, he was the design director at NYTimes.com, where he led the in-house design team in user experience innovation for digital products of all kinds. For over a decade, he has published his thoughts on design, technology and culture at the widely-read blog Subtraction.com. He is the author of "Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design" (New Riders), and he has lectured all over the world on design matters. Previously, Khoi was a co-founder of the award-winning New York design studio Behavior, LLC. He studied communication design at Otis School of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and practiced branding and graphic design in print for several years in Washington, D.C., before moving to New York City.