We realize that our blog is turning into something of an events platform, but, really, we cannot contain ourselves. We are programming UX Week 2012 (which will be our 10th!), taking place August 21-24 in San Francisco, and we're excited to announce three keynote speakers: Stefan Sagmeister, danah boyd, and Jensen Harris.
Stefan Sagmeister is the principal of Sagmeister, Inc., a renowned design firm, perhaps best known for his album cover work, but, really he's applied his craft in a variety of forms and media. We're particularly inspired by his commitment to taking time off—every seven years he shuts down his studio for a yearlong sabbatical.
We had scheduled danah boyd to speak last year, but an unfortunate circumstance prevented her from coming. We're thrilled that she's agreed to come this year. danah is perhaps the leading public intellectual on the subject of social media and teenagers, reliably providing heartfelt and thoughtful explanations of just what those kids are up to these days.
In 2008, Jensen Harris spoke at UX Week on The Story of The Ribbon, about how he lead a team to redesign the Microsoft Office user interface. We're thrilled to have him back in 2012 to give us the inside scoop on the development of Windows 8, the first operating system designed for consistent use across phone, tablet, and desktop (and who knows, maybe even teevee!).
As in prior years, UX Week 2012 will be an unparalleled mix of inspiring and informative presentations, and hands-on skills-building workshops. If you're thinking of coming, you should try to sign up now—we sold out last year, and you're not going to get a better price. And you can use our RNSB (for Register Now Save Big) discount code to get an additional 15% off the already discounted early registration price.