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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)

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. 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)

  5. 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)

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. 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)

  3. 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. 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. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. Designing Habits: From Big Data to Small Changes to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    We all know there are vast amounts of data about our lives - our spending, our browsing, our activity - being collected daily. With the recent explosion in inexpensive sensors ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Pandora and TechCrunch Dissect Music & Tech to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Pandora's CTO, Tom Conrad, will sit down with MG Siegler from TechCrunch for a no-holds-barred Q&A session focusing on all things music and tech. Nothing will be off limits, and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  2. 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)

  3. Fools Fear Failure: Designing Better Ways to Fail to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Is there something unique about the social sector that leads to an unwillingness to learn from failure? It's well known that failure is sticky; people learn better from stories of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  4. Lee Lefever - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Tuesday 12th March

    Lee Lefever will appear at the SX Bookstore to sign copies of “The Art of Explanation: Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand” Lee LeFever is the Chief ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  5. Christopher Schmitt - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Tuesday 12th March

    Christopher Schmitt will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “Designing Web and Mobile Graphics: Fundamental concepts for web and interactive projects” following his Book Reading session.

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  6. 10 Tips From Kim Jong-il About Interactive Docs to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    1) Good Art = Good Propaganda · The Defector and some of the best web docs out there today 2) What means ‘Interactive?' · essential attributes of an interactive website ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Austin Suite (map)

  7. 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)

Wednesday 13th March 2013

  1. I Met My Agency @ SXSW - Creative Designers to

    Meet Up on Wednesday 13th March

    The fourth and final round of “I Met My Agency @ SXSW”, held in the Meet Up Pavilion, brings together our participating agencies and innovative creative designers. Current agency participants ...

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