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  1. Ze Frank at Pop!Tech 2005

    In every seatback on every airliner from every country throughout the world, there it is: the laminated safety card. Yes, these colorful works of universal illustration all answer the same basic questions – Where’s that life vest? How does the oxygen mask work? Where’s the closest exit? – but every plane and every airline has its own unique system of graphic shorthand to communicate quickly and across language barriers.

    With origins in the nautical safety, the art and craft of designing infographics for airline passengers had to swiftly evolve to cover new territory – namely, potential death in a fiery crash after severe aeronautical trauma.

    Ze Frank kicks off day two of Pop!Tech with his unique style and in-depth exploration of the mysterious culture surrounding of airline safety cards.

    By tapping into an underground network of people who collect these cards, he analyzes examples from the early days of air travel to the extremely graphic graphics on Azerbijani Air.

    Ze makes sure you'll never look at your personal floatation device the same way again! He walks us through the logic and logistics of communicating such a complex and unnerving scenario, giving us a glimpse at the awkward design decisions and harrowing storyboards confronting passengers around the world.

    One topic not covered in the safety card: What to do after the life raft drifts off to sea, into the sunset, into this mad, mad world we live in.

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  2. Elements of a Networked Urbanism by Adam Greenfield

    Over the past several years, we’ve watched as a very wide variety of objects and surfaces familiar from everyday life have been reimagined as networked information-gathering, -processing, -storage and -display resources. Why should cities be any different?

    What happens to urban form and metropolitan experience under such circumstances? What are the implications for us, as designers, consumers and as citizens?

    Adam Greenfield lives in a city and thinks you probably do, too.

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  3. Experience and the Emotion Commotion

    The competitive environment for technology is changing, and its impact on experience design is deep: capabilities, features, and functions are no longer enough. Emotional engagement will distinguish successful consumer experiences of the future. Designing in this world requires we change the way we think about people and products. This presentation provides a brief overview of a counter-intuitive emotional design approach and its application to one of the hallmarks of the next phase in interaction design: Natural User Interface.

    August de los Reyes is the Principal Director of User Experience for Microsoft Surface, a team dedicated to pioneering natural and intuitive ways to interact with technology.

    August is a member of the Advanced Studies Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he received an MDesS with Distinction for his research in product design and emotion. A guest design faculty member at the University of Washington, he was a 2007-2008 visiting associate at the Oxford Internet Institute. He is working on his next book entitled The Poetics of Everyday Objects.

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  4. Materialising and Dematerialising A Web of Data. (Or What We’ve Learned From Printing The Internet Out)

    Russell Davies gives a very entertaining talk about the web breaking free from the confines of a screen, manifesting itself in the real world. The subtitle refers to his project to Newspaper Club, a service which allows users to create small print runs of customized newspapers. From the dConstruct 2009 conference.

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  5. Gavin Bell - Social Web Applications

    Gavin Bell's new book, Building Social Web Applications, synthesizes a wealth of practical knowledge gleaned from his own long career as a web developer and from interviews with fellow practitioners. In this conversation he reviews the key principles and patterns that define what we today call the social web but will soon simply refer to as the web.

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