aka: everything I know about good web design I learned from the airport
People who design web sites should spend more time studying airports. Airport designers know their business and have some excellent design principles that web designers need to adapt. Most importantly, airport designers understand their place in the world: airports are conduits, not destinations. Most church web sites should be viewed like airports, they are conduits to information, not destinations themselves. Still we try to design sites like they are attractions to be experienced.
This workshop will look at several design principles modeled by airports that also apply to good website design. Learn how traditional advertising principles can actually reduce usability and frustrates users.
Even if you hate flying, this session will give you a great checklist of design principles to help you build sites that are simple and easy to use for your visitors.
About the Presenter:
Terrell Sanders is the Executive Director of MinistryCOM, and founder of MainStreetOpen.com, a web development firm. Over the last ten years he has been involved in the design and development of over 100 web sites — many of them for churches.
Terrell’s background is computer technology, both from the software and hardware sides. He has extensive experience in business process automation and software development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics and a number of obsolete technical certifications.
He has worked with a number of churches and non-profits on communications projects both a volunteer and a paid consultant. Terrell lives in Edmond, OK and attends Henderson Hills Baptist Church (where the communications team does a fine job without his help).