This was our first time to Toronto, and let me tell you–we love this city. The Design Thinking conference was fantastic. I spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of super smart, good-looking designers, all dressed in black. Folks at this event were exceptionally smart because they’ve all come to terms with the idea that design isn’t about decoration, it’s about meaning and access to information.
Our first night in Toronto, we awoke at 2AM, to a fire alarm. The exit signs at this hotel are a major failure in information design. Fortunately there were no flames.
The Toronto Meetup Was a Hit
So, I had my first social networking phenomenon in Toronto. I twittered and blogged that I’d be in Toronto at Second Cup on Wednesday night and the coolest group of folks came out for a fascinating discussion on life values, passions, politics, presentations, communication, and paying it forward.