Kris Layon (MFA DHA, 2004) launched MinneWebCon, a national higher education Web design conference, two years ago and just finished directing the third conference. Attendance increased to 290 participants, up from last year's 250.
As a result of his leadership of MinneWebCon, New Riders, an imprint of Peachpit Press -- which itself is an imprint of Pearson Education -- will publish Layon's Designing iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad Applications with Web Standards in December 2010. He will also teach design workshops in Minneapolis and Phoenix as part of the Two Apps Per Day workshop series he is launching in June.
Layon offers College of Design alumni, faculty, staff, and students a 30% discount (use the discount code CDESalumni).