Design fiction is an approach to design that speculates about new ideas through prototyping and storytelling. The goal is to move away from the routine of lifeless scenarios-based thinking. We will share design fiction projects and discuss related techniques for design thinking, communication and exploration of near future concepts.
Tagged with “2010” (10)
Over 5,100 teams of scientists and engineers worked for almost three years to find a solution to the $1,000,000 Netflix Prize. How did the top two teams meet the challenge? Why did so many teams fail? A member of the leading team shares the inside story on crowdsourcing technical challenges.
With so many different people using Content Management Systems there should be a best practice, intuitive user experience for the admin. So why do Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress and others do it so differently? Take an inside look at the UX process used in developing some of the leading CMS admins.
When you adopt a Web content management platform, you’re not just getting the software, you’re also becoming part of a community that develops, uses, and supports it. With the help of representatives from the Drupal and SharePoint communities, we’ll explore how different CMS communities are structured and operate, and the impact that they have on the experience of using that software.
What happens when people can work anywhere - home offices, coffee shops, libraries, coworking spaces? With mobile computing, telecommunications, and broadband, knowledge workers are choosing new work arrangements and self-organizing in looser, more transient arrangements. We’ll discuss these broad trends and what they mean for work, using coworking as a specific example.
Creating beautiful web design is largely a matter of mastering a handful of simple techniques. The best designs employ systems of color, contrast, typography, and white space to achieve hierarchy, balance, and rhythm. The rest is just ingenuity and creativity. Matthew will review dozens of great and nearly great sites, explaining how to raise the bar on your next design
Even though technology evolved at a crazy pace the last 100 years, the humble button has stayed at the center of it all. What is its past, its future? Why is it important? What does it say about the interaction between humans and technology? Pictures, stories, revelations, maybe movies.
*Panel discussion: Eric Gundersen, Evan Prodromou, Tiffany Farriss and Brad Fitzpatrick.
Using open source is one thing, but can your idea succeed if you give your own work away? Scrappy entrepreneurs will discuss that question, share their own experiences with open source business models, and offer advice to others considering open source licenses.
- What does open sourcing my work mean?
- How can I make money if what I make is free?
- What are the odds — how many manage to do this and succeed?
- Can I get other people to build my product for me?
- What business models can’t work if I open source my work?
- Is it possible to get investors if I don’t keep my project under lock and key?
- Can I go halfway?
- But wait — WHICH open source license?
- Will Richard Stallman haunt my dreams?
- How can I deal with competitors that clone my work — legally?
*Panel discussion: Bryan Mason, Jason Shellen, Lori Mcleese and Karen Walrond
If 99% of your customers are fantastic, you’re still going to deal with bastards. And even the best of us make bad hiring decisions. But there are time-honored approaches to defusing crises, deflecting attacks, and denuding d-bags. This panel of seasoned pros will discuss and advise.
- How do I deal with difficult customers/clients?
- How do I deal with difficult employees?
- How do I resolve conflicts with my business partner?
- What do I do if my boss/investor is a terrible human being?
- How do I defuse conflict while staying professional?
- When do I dump a client?
- What is I am the difficult one? How do I stop being the problem?
Typography can make or break a design, but there are big differences between what makes jaw-dropping type offline from what makes great type online? In this presentation, Samantha will evaluate interesting offline lettering and discuss how you can translate those principles and leverage CSS3, @font-face, and new font-as-service web apps to create engaging online typographic experiences.
Samantha Warren: http://badassideas.com Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/SamanthaWarren/sxsw-2010