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Category: 2008

SXSW 2008: Creative Collaboration: Building Web Apps Together

Creative Collaboration: Building Web Apps Together Room A Tuesday, March 11th 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm The all-knowledgable webmaster is long gone, replaced by groups of specialists. When they work well together awesome things happen. When they don’t the results are ugly, insecure, inaccessible and slow, assuming they launch at all. What’s the magic that […]

SXSW 2008: Jane McGonigal Keynote

Tuesday Keynote: Jane McGonigal Room A Tuesday, March 11th 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Jane McGonigal   Creative Dir,   Avant Game  Jane McGonigal Start with a video trailer of The Lost Ring ARG. “Please, I need your help – I can’t do this alone” [the standard call to action of an ARG these days] So I […]

SXSW: The Web That Wasn’t

The Web That Wasn’t Room 19AB Monday, March 10th 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Alex Wright Information Architect, The New York Times AW: Gonna talk about a lot of early precursors to the web, different versions of hypertext, early thining that went on around how networked information systems. It’s itneresting – not just histrorically, but […]

SXSW 2008: From Frustration to Elation: Getting Emotional by Design

From Frustration to Elation: Getting Emotional by Design Room B Sunday, March 9th 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Dan Rubin  Black Seagull/Sidebar Creative Eris Stassi   Interaction Designer,   Apple Didier Hilhorst   Interaction Designer,   IDEO [Best slides so far and typography] ES: Introduction – this icon was put together by someone on my team. So you have […]

SXSW 2008: Sunday, March 9 Picks

Here’s a quick pick list of the panels that look interesting today: 10am panels: Everyone’s A Design Critic at Room A, Level 1 with Jason Santa Maria and Rob Weychert Scope Creep and Other Villains at Room 6, Level 3 with James Archer Wireframing in a Web 2.0 World at Room B, Level 1 with […]

SXSW 2008: What Teens Want Online & On Their Phones

What Teens Want Online & On Their Phones John Davison Pres, What They Like Anastasia Goodstein Publisher, Ypulse Saturday, 10am, March 8 2008, Room 9, Level 3 AG: [short intro about what ypulse.com does] Really excited to be here this morning, we have the experts – the teens here today, want to thank a couple […]

SXSW 2008: Swag Awards

 The swag this year really hasn’t been good at all: most of what came in the Interactive and Film bags has gone straight in the recycling bin and, horror of horrors, there aren’t even any good stickers. Or pens. O’Reilly win the Best Swag award though, thanks to this wonderful thing: How great is that? […]