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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. Aaron Swartz Town Hall to

    Meet Up on Friday 8th March

    Celebrate and learn about the life and ideals of Aaron Swartz at this special SXSW Town Hall. In addition to addressing some of the open source principles that shape his ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Android's Principles for Designing the Future to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    The next generation of technology is here: mobile, powerful, versatile, and ubiquitous. User experience has never mattered more. Android has done extensive research and thinking into what good design means ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  2. Font Detective, Extra Bold to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Thomas Phinney presents his clues and conclusions from several cases he has been called into as a font detective, including a forged will, a seemingly fake rabbi, and documents about ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  3. 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)

  4. What's So Funny About Innovation? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Anything compelling has to have a human element to it, but humans are inherently complex, and therefore unpredictable. The most successful innovations often seem counter-intuitive when they are introduced, but ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. The Best Interface Is No Interface to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Many believe the future of design is in screens. They're wrong. It's time to kill the interface. Because when we think only in screens, we design based upon a model ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (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. Arrogance & Confidence in Design to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Our daily lives are peppered with annoyance - someone, somewhere was responsible for designing that annoyance and sending off into the world to flourish and vex. It seems preposterous that ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  4. 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)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Interface Transitions: Designing the Space Between to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Interface transitions are the subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) transitions that take place between different points in a user experience. From the subtle effect of a pin dropping onto a map ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  2. Do Good Work & Everything Else Happens to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Hello Design has been in the digital trenches for over a decade, and from there we've grown to admire great design and how it impacts the world we live in. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  3. 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)

  4. Building New Experiences with Google Glass to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    By bringing technology closer, we can get it out of the way. This is what Glass does. It provides an experience to the user that's there when they want it, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Why Designers Should Care About Measuring Success to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    "How do you know this design is better?" This question stumbles even the most seasoned designers. Businesses are recognizing the importance of design and the competitive advantage that taking a ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  2. Google[x]: Building a Moonshot Factory to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Moonshots are seemingly impossible and yet impossibly-important ideas that through science and technology can be brought to reality. Google[x] is a moonshot factory full of optimists who are focused on ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  3. Breaking the Mold with Meaningful Design to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Anyone can design a gadget that looks pretty, but when it comes down to building a successful product, it's about so much more than just looks. Companies like Jawbone and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)