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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Connected for Reconstruction to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    Disasters do not discriminate. In 2010 a massive earthquake ravaged the urban fabric of Port au Prince; in 2011 rural fishing villages were flattened by a tsunami in Northern Japan ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  2. Lean Forward, Lean Back: Tablet News Experiences to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Insights from the Poynter Institute's major study of news and storytelling on tablets. The study explores the way that elements of touch, gesture, interactivity and position come together to create ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  3. The Mechanics of Magic: 7 Game Design Insights to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    The web world is agog over game design as the next silver bullet, slapping badges and progress bars over every annoying thing they wish users to do. As users tire ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  4. Awe-Inspiring Web Typography You Can Do Now to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Typography on the web is going from strength to strength. All web browsers proudly boast their typographic capabilities as CSS 3 continues to evolve & stabilise. We've seen the arrival ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  5. Imitation as Innovation: Lessons from the Shanzhai to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    From watches, bags and shoes to touchscreen tablets, fast food and electric cars -- you can find thousands of knockoff brands in China. Large, highly coordinated networks of innovative companies ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB (map)

  6. Latinos y Mobile: A Silver Bullet? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    As the numbers of Latinos in the US continues to grow, we have heard that mobile will solve the digital divide in empowering the Latino population but what does that ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)

  7. A Smarter Startup to

    Book Reading on Friday 8th March

    Today's Internet startup founder is yesterday's rockstar, and with so much media coverage and movies being made about overnight tech billionaires, it should come as no surprise. But while legions ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. How Twitter Has Changed How We Watch TV to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Social media has had a dramatic impact on how we watch television, with Twitter leading the way for a social TV revolution. Social television - the term used to describe ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  2. Beyond Mobile: Where No Geek Has Gone Before to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Everyday technology is hurtling at warp speed into science fiction. Mobile's at the forefront, but what's next? At the hazy edges of the tech universe, emerging trends hint at the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  3. Indigenous Tweets, Visible Voices & Technology to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    UNESCO estimates that of the 6,000 current languages spoken today, more than half will be extinct by the start of the next century, adding that "with the disappearance of unwritten ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)

  4. Get Agile! Scrum for UX, Design & Development to

    Book Reading on Saturday 9th March

    Applying Scrum changes the day-to-day reality of agencies dramatically. If done well, it improves output and profitability like crazy. However, for agencies, Scrum dynamics are radically different from in-house design ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  5. Beyond Squishy: The Principles of Adaptive Design to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Responsive web design has hit the scene like a bomb, and now designers everywhere are showing off to their bosses and peers by resizing their browser windows. "Look! The site ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  6. Muppets to Mastery: UX Principles from Jim Henson to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Jim Henson started working as a puppeteer in 1954, a fair 40-50 years before many of us even considered User Experience as a career. He did, however, take it upon ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  7. Designing for User Generated Chaos to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Chaos is inevitable in any badly designed system. With an increasing number of websites building on real world communities and user generated contributions, the importance of good layout design and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  8. The Information Diet to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    The industrialization of food brought upon mass obesity. The industrialization of media brings about a new kind of mass-ignorance that comes not from the lack of information but from the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Big Heritage, Big Quilts & Big Canvases to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Being able to visualize large collections of data is absolutely vital in the domain of cultural heritage—both for scholarly work and public consumption. Recent work explores novel and engaging ways ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  2. Behavior Change as Value Proposition to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Design to support behavior change is getting increased exposure as technology has allowed products and services to have a more pervasive role in people's lives. What impact does the ability ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  3. Black Vernacular: Reading New Media to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Black artists have to both find and fix the color line, no matter how ambiguous its parameters seem. Does new media provide more opportunities for Black artists than conventional modes ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  4. Mythbusting: Engineering a Viral Video to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    No matter how you do the math, there's no ROI on a video that doesn't get any views. So you just have to make your video go ‘viral', right? But ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  5. Is This Progress? More Meaning in Our Digital Life to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    IT advances have created a mass transformation comparable to the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution. As we use digital tools to create new connections and experiences, what is the impact ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  6. The Athena Doctrine: Rise of Feminine Values to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future. Japanese startups talk of combining “chikara” (power) and “ai,” (love), to succeed in a time ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB (map)

  7. Design Like DaVinci: Leonardo's Sketching Lessons to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Leonardo Da Vinci is the archetype of a Rennaisance man--artist, mathematician, sculptor, scientist, writer, and more. As an artist, Leonardo produced a very small sample of great work that included ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  8. I Overthrew My Government... Now What? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Social media's ability to organize & facilitate grassroots activism played a significant role in democratic change throughout the Middle East. But how is social media being used in the aftermath ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. About WYSIWYS: What You See Is What You Spec'd to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Responsive Design has been much vaunted as the way forward for web and mobile publishing design, flexible and affordable. Whilst a few major brands, Boston Globe, Grey Goose, Barak Obama ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  2. OAuth 2 for Identity & Data Access to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    OAuth 2 is the latest version of the OAuth standard-- unlocking authorized access to user data from dozens of different APIs like YouTube, Google Apps and Facebook in a way ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  3. How to Measure Social Media to

    Book Reading on Monday 11th March

    Think social marketing is worth it? Prove it. If your CEO hasn't demanded that yet, they will. Then what? Hand them some jive about "return on conversation" or "follower growth"? ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  4. Let Conscience Be Your Guide: Moral Design to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Someone recently said, "All good design is moral design, and only moral design can ever be good." As designers we spend our time thinking about things like usefulness, desirability, learnability, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  5. Whoa Nellie! Content Strategy for Slow Experiences to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    Online experiences can be fast, efficient, easy, orderly—and sometimes, that's a recipe for disaster. We click confirm too soon, confuse important details, or miss a key feature in a product ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  6. Social Code Graph: The Future of Open Source to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    The open source movement has turned the software development landscape on its head by creating tools that enable the inmates to start running the software asylum. Just as the world ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  7. The New Way to IPO to

    Future15 on Monday 11th March

    A company's first day as a publicly traded entity on a stock exchange is a huge deal. Social companies, like Facebook, Xynga and Jive, have the added the pressure of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 616AB (map)

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