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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. Data & Gamification: Value to the Enterprise to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Is Gamification fulfilling its promise and where is it taking us now? The buzz of gamification is still humming along, mainly because of its tantalizing promise: there are fairly obvious ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. You Suck, Cleantech: How Design Can Help to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Cleantech is dead. Investors have dropped out and entrepreneurs are more interested in making apps. What happened? Why didn't the same spirit and capital that created the internet grow renewable ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  2. Interactive Design: Intro to User Centered Design to

    Book Reading on Saturday 9th March

    This book examines the user-centered design process from the perspective of the design student and design professional. It introduces the different UX players, outlines the user-centered design process from user ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  3. 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)

  4. Reimagining Health, Technology & Design to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Future healthcare innovation success will be defined by the experience delivered to patients, caregivers, and physicians in hospitals, homes and at retail. New technologies such as mobile apps, wearable sensors, ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View North (map)

  5. Design & Science: More Than a Pretty Picture to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Many people think of science as abstract and numerical. But most of science is remarkably visual. Design plays an important role in science communication, but it's more than just creating ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  6. Designing UI in Keynote (Not in Photoshop) to

    Workshops on Saturday 9th March

    RSVP Required - I have used Apple's Keynote for mocking up UI while working at Apple and at Netflix. I use Keynote 95% percent of the time and use Photoshop ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 202 (map)

  7. Everything Is Not Important to

    Future15 on Saturday 9th March

    One of the greatest lessons we can teach people as experience designers is that everything is not important. It seems an easy lesson to learn, since after all, it's our ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB (map)

  8. 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)

  9. Hooking Up Happier: Design Insight from Grindr to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Grindr, the popular location-based app for men seeking men, started four years ago and now has a user base of five million. The service continues to grow at a rapid ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB (map)

  10. Mentor Session: Q Manning to

    Mentor Session on Saturday 9th March

    It says a lot about your company when your CEO is also your Creative Director. Q draws from his expertise in design, film making, and management, honed after 15 years ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, 10th Floor Atrium (map)

  11. New Aging: Design for the Older Gets Wiser to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    We are aging but are we aging well? There are currently 17,000 nursing homes in America, and the same number of reasons not to move into them. These facilities could ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. I Met My Agency @ SXSW - Digital Strategists to

    Meet Up on Sunday 10th March

    Following the success of our Agency Meet Up in 2012, we are excited to announce another round of SXSW Recruiter Meet Ups now expanding to our four day program! This ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Meet Up Pavilion EH 3/4 (map)

  2. Open-Source Empathy: Humans as Dynamic Systems to

    Future15 on Sunday 10th March

    Human beings are advanced dynamic systems. Each of us interfaces with our emotions differently. Consequently, we interface with each other in desirable and undesirable ways through various access points. My ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 615AB (map)

  3. Passion for Typography Meet Up to

    Meet Up on Sunday 10th March

    Get together with other typography experts / lovers for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment of ...

    At Proof Annex (map)

  4. Telepresence Design Revolution to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    The future of telepresence sits at a hybrid intersection of robotics, consumer electronics, medical devices, and even aerospace and housewares -- and the primary driver behind this explosion is design. ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Creekside (map)

  5. Trillions: Thriving in the Information Ecology to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    The web is over, it was a cute lab experiment, the sort of toy that Nature watches her children play with and laughs. Six billion mobile devices. Eight? Ten? Cute ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon JK (map)

  6. 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)

  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. The Content Shaped Elephant in the Room to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Content first is fast becoming the favoured mantra of the smart web designer, but yet the industry is struggling to keep up. How do you define, gather and manage real ...

    At Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake, Town Lake Ballroom (map)

  9. How Design Leads Set Up Projects for Success to

    Future15 on Sunday 10th March

    Doing great design is not enough; we need to *lead* our design efforts. We need to negotiate tradeoffs with business partners, design in the context of other product development processes, ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 615AB (map)

  10. Experience Design for Hostile Environments to

    Future15 on Sunday 10th March

    As User Experience professionals continue to tackle the challenges of designing for mobile solutions, the environment of use becomes increasingly important. What do you do when you encounter obstacles to ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 615AB (map)

  11. PointRoll Presents Cut&Paste Design Throwdown with LIVE Performance by RAC to

    on Sunday 10th March

    SXSW's first live digital design battle featuring celebrity artists with LIVE sounds from world renowned DJ, RAC and complimentary cocktails.

    At The Belmont (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. BUILT 2013: Make & Tell, Magic Revealed to

    Next Stage on Monday 11th March

    Bike Hugger's Built is back for SXSW 2013 with another Make and Tell event. This audience favorite features a series of talks by people who create, reveal their design process, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Next Stage EH 3/4 (map)

  3. Design for Aging, Your Future-Self to

    Future15 on Monday 11th March

    The stereotypical product image for seniors entails bigger buttons, bigger text, and bigger screens. When it comes to designing for the elderly, it is not necessary to dumb down technologies. ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 615AB (map)

  4. Design Unicorns: Turning Myth into Reality to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    Empathic. Collaborative. Constructive. Fast. These are just some of the words that today's hiring managers use to describe the new New Hire. As our mediums change, so do our expectations ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  5. 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)

  6. I Met My Agency @ SXSW - Technical Design & Development to

    Meet Up on Monday 11th March

    Kicking off the Meet Up Pavilion on March 11th is the second recruiting round of “I Met My Agency @ SXSW” focusing on professional technical designers and innovators. Current agency ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Meet Up Pavilion EH 3/4 (map)

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