WestVisions #02
Save the date 03.05.2017


WestVisions #01

This was the first WestVisions!

These were the talks of the WestVisions #01



Welcome to the first WestVisions – the new event for the digital community in the Ruhr district!

WestVisions is the new event for the digital community in the Ruhr district and beyond. Staged in a breathtaking setting, it will bring together the leading lights in the digital sector providing exciting talks and stimulating ideas, with cool drinks, hot food and the opportunity for relaxed networking.

The Landscape Park Duisburg Nord, one of the most extraordinary places in Germany and indeed Europe, is the meeting place for all those interested in design, programming and marketing. It will be an evening full of inspiration and new perspectives.

Starting with Val Head and Seb Lee-Delisle, top speakers from all over the world will be appearing on a regular basis to provide thought-provoking insights into the digital future.

Meet, Learn & Get Inspired – for the first time on 19 October 2016!


Val Head

Designing Meaningful Animation

Motion design has become a necessary skill for designing and building the modern web. The character and energy that motion brings to an interface is becoming as expected on the web as it is in other media. Great web animation comes from thinking like a motion designer and brand steward, matching the motion we add to our message and design goals. Learn key animation principles such as timing, offsets, and secondary action as they apply to interface design decisions—plus motion principles specific to designing animated interactions. Consider this your crash course on becoming a motion design pro!

This talk will be in English.

Val is a designer and web animation consultant with a talent for getting designers and developers alike excited about the power of animation. She is the author of Designing Interface Animations on Rosenfeld Media and teaches CSS Animation on lynda.com.

She curates the UI Animation Newsletter, hosts the All The Right Moves screencast, and co-hosts the Motion and Meaning podcast. Val leads workshops at companies and conferences around the world on motion design for the web and loves every minute of it.

©Stefan Nitzsche

Seb Lee-Delisle

The ART of creative coding

Digital Artist, Seb Lee-Delisle demystifies programming and explores it’s artistic possibilities.

This talk will be in English.

Creative Coder Seb Lee-Delisle is a digital artist and speaker who uses computers to engage with people and inspire them. As an artist, he likes to make interesting things from code that encourage interaction and playfulness with the public. Notable projects include Lunar Trails, featuring a 3m wide drawing machine, and PixelPyros, a project funded by the British Arts Council which toured the UK in 2013. As a speaker he demystifies programming and explores its artistic possibilities. His presentations and workshops enable artists to overcome their fear of code and encourage programmers of all backgrounds to be more creative and imaginative.

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18:00 Admission
Networking, drinks & snacks
19:00 Welcome
19:20 Val Head
Designing Meaningful Animation
20:00 Pause
30 Minutes
20:30 Seb-Lee Delisle
The ART of creative coding
21:15 End
Networking, drinks & snacks


Blower House (Gebläsehalle) at the Landscape Park Duisburg Nord

WestVisions is being staged at the Landscape Park Duisburg Nord, a former ironworks whose old industrial facilities are now being used in a variety of imaginative ways. Experience a park landscape like no other in the world, which brings together industrial heritage, nature and fascinating light shows.

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How to get here:
Landscape Park Duisburg Nord Blower House Complex Emscherstrasse 71 | 47137 Duisburg

Follow the signs at the main entrance! The park has a large public car park directly opposite the main entrance.