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Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. Show&Smell 2: Marketing Experiences Beyond Visual to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Back by popular demand! Building on last year's packed Show & Smell showcase combining inspiring emerging technologies and sensory marketing, this hands-on crowd experience of leading edge technologies, continues to ...

    At Omni Downtown, Austin (map)

  4. Sticky Experiences: A UX Love / Hate Story to

    Meet Up on Saturday 9th March

    Glue. That's what we are. The glue that holds it all together. Not to be overzealous, but we're becoming more and more aware of our worth. And other UXers should, ...

    At Proof Annex (map)

  5. Leap Motion & the Disappearing User Interface to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Computing has made tremendous progress over the past two decades. However, to this day, users are presented a series of elements and choices for how to navigate a digital environment. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  6. Mentor Session: Donald Chesnut to

    Mentor Session on Saturday 9th March

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more ...

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

  7. Beyond UXD: Transforming Experience Through Design to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Everybody is talking about user experience design, but what does experience actually mean? And how can we work with experience in design? Experience is what we do and what we ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Russ Unger - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Sunday 10th March

    Russ Unger will appear at the SX Bookstore with his co-authors to sign copies of “Designing the Conversation: Techniques for Successful Facilitation”. Russ Unger is a User Experience professional in ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  2. 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)

  3. Information Overload & Health Decisions to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    Illness is complicated. The tsunami of digital information currently available to most patients and caregivers doesn't always simplify decision making, but can often make it worse. Further, the new role ...

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

  4. 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)

  5. Special Touch: Special Needs Apps Need You to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    Special needs kids range from children with cerebral palsy, autism, the blind...to name a few. The iPad and special needs apps allow kids to verbally communicate their basic needs and ...

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

  6. Prototyping UX in a Touch First World to

    Workshops on Sunday 10th March

    RSVP Required - The wireframing and prototyping techniques, tools and software we use have a legacy problem. Much of it is very button-centric. And many of the great apps, games ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 102 (map)

  7. @NASA: The User Experience of a Space Station to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    What kind of software would you design to support astronauts aboard a space station? Well, in this session, we'll show you. We are two NASA designers who want to share ...

    At Omni Downtown, Lone Star (map)

  8. 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)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. How Dungeons & Dragons Prepared Me for UX to

    Workshops on Monday 11th March

    RSVP Required - User-centered design can be characterized as a multi-stage problem solving process that not only requires designers to analyze and foresee how users are likely to use a ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 105 (map)

  2. 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)

  3. Shaping UX When Users Are at the Wheel to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Peer-to-peer marketplaces for offline services face a big UX challenge: users' experiences depend on other users, not just the company. But these platforms still live or die on the quality ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  4. Building a Better UX Résumé to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    The dreaded résumé. How can one love something meant to condense and cram a person's life and career into a handful of pages? We as job hunters hate them because ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  5. Developer Experience: The UX of APIs to

    Workshops on Monday 11th March

    RSVP Required - Using an API doesn't begin and end with a request and a response. Before third-party developers write a line of code, there's a desire to leverage your ...

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

  6. How AI Is Enhancing the User Experience to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Artificial intelligence has been around for ages, but with the launch of widely dispersed AI technologies like Siri, AI is now fully a part of mainstream technology and for the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  7. Jeff Gothelf - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Monday 11th March

    Jeff Gothelf will appear at the SX Bookstore to sign copies of “Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience ”.

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Learning Experience Design from Superman to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    A geek's breakdown of the history of comic books and the parallels and principles to modern experience design. From their shared roots in the 1930s and 40s, with Siegel and ...

    At Omni Downtown, Lone Star (map)

  2. 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)

  3. Its Patient First, Not Mobile First! to

    Core Conversation on Tuesday 12th March

    STOP THE MADNESS! The Patient Experience is overwhelmed with websites, commercials, brochures, support groups, mobile apps, chachkas, and other information sources - and all with no other point than often ...

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

  4. UX Awards UX Meetup to

    Meet Up on Tuesday 12th March

    The UX Awards UX Meetup is an opportunity for User Experience professionals at SXSW Interactive to get together for an informal, relaxing meet -and- greet before ending their SXSW experience! ...

    At Driskill Hotel, Driskill Ballroom (map)