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AndroidTO: This is the (post)modern mobile world

October 17, 2013


This is the (post)modern mobile worldIs Android the first truly postmodern platform? With fewer design restrictions than any other operating system it could certainly be heading that way. Join Liam Thurston at AndroidTO and dive into some jaw dropping examples of dynamic postmodern design in Android and explore what the possibilities for the platform thanks to its flexibility around UX and navigation. This presentation maps developments in user experience design against evolutions throughout art history – by expanding on the well-trodden parallels of skeuomorphism/classical and flat/modernism, it is possible to predict a bold design future for Android as a true blank canvas for design innovation.



Liam Oscar Thurston is a graphic designer and illustrator focused on bringing branded experiences to life in an interactive context. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design’s Communication and Design program, Liam has applied unique visual design thinking to a vast range of solutions aimed at improving the human experience.

Leading interactive design projects with ABC News, Red Bull, and Bloomberg, Liam’s experience with Nventive (a Montreal-based mobile agency partnered with Microsoft) honed his sense of efficient user experience design in the modern mobile landscape.

Having a firm grip on a pencil since birth, Liam’s aesthetic sense is founded in expert craftsmanship and a unique perspective on visual culture. A fondness for animals and a passion for popcorn are subtle themes in his personal work ( With personal illustration clients such as The Art Director’s Club, Osheaga, and Scholastic books, his range of experience informs and inspires an approach to interactive design rooted in creative innovation.

Liam joined The Working Group as a designer in 2013, inspired to further innovative design thinking within the mobile web and beyond.


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AndroidTO exists because our community deserves a place to gather under one roof to chat about the latest technologies in the Android space, share new development ideas and, ultimately, make business connections that actually matter. We believe that 2013 is the year where Android moves beyond just being an operating system, but a platform that will permeate our daily lives. From glasses, to cars, to cameras….…we’re only at the beginning of Android Everywhere.



October 17, 2013
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