We’re still putting the finishing touches on the program for UX Week 2013, but here’s a taste of what you’ll see in San Francisco this August.
First up, some of our keynote speakers:
Steven Johnson is the author of eight bestselling books on science, technology, and culture. His latest are Where Good Ideas Come From, on the creative processes that drive innovation; and Future Perfect, on how networked systems can drive social change.
Brenda Laurel is one of the pioneers in the field of user experience and the author of the classic book The Art of Human-Computer Interface Design.
Ze Frank is a prolific creator of online video series and collaborative art projects. Check out what he has to say about being a creative professional.
In addition to those, here are just a few highlights of the rest of the main stage program:
- Game designer and theorist Ian Bogost on designing for fun and emotional satisfaction.
- Writer and technologist Paul Ford on the role of constraint in design.
- Obama campaign UX designer Jason Kunesh on designing the acclaimed software tools that helped win the President’s re-election.
- ‘Geek comedian’ Heather Gold on the importance knowing yourself can play in making experiences.
- Theme park designer Don Carson on creating experiences through environments.
- Findery UX designer Laurel Hechanova on that product’s unique mix of location and personal identity.
- Toy inventor Bill McIntyre returns to give us more insights on designing for behavior.
- Information architecture champion Dan Klyn on the life and work of Richard Saul Wurman.
- Improv teacher Rebecca Stockley sharing tools for unlocking creativity.
- CNN Digital UX designer Sophia Voychehovski on something really great, so stay tuned!
UX Week wouldn’t be UX Week without the hands-on learning. My colleague Chris Risdon has put together two days of great workshops. Here’s a sample of what you can expect:
- In addition to his main stage talk, Dan Klyn is also running a workshop on IA for UXers.
- Creative director and consultant, Sabrina Jetton on story as a strategic tool in crafting multi-touchpoint experiences.
- Russ Unger and Brad Nunnally, co-authors of Designing the Conversation on creating and facilitating your own workshop. Yes, a workshop on workshops.
- A deeper dive with Rebecca Stockley on how improvisation can be used to unleash creativity and collaboration.
- NY based design consultant and IxDA director MJ Broadbent on how to draw what we mean in real time.
- Giles Colborne author of the book Simple and Usable on how to get simpler in your work.
- Experience designers Wyatt Starosta and Maria Cordell on personas in the real world.
- Blogger, author, designer Jeremy Keith on practices and processes that result in a cohesive approach to building responsive sites.
- David Sherwin, author of Success by Design and Erin Sanders, senior lecturer at California College of the Arts on participatory design.
Early bird pricing ends on Sunday, May 5th (extended from April 30th). Register and use code ‘BLOG’ for an additional 10% off. Look for more announcements soon!