Category: Friday

User Experience Design Shaping Our World

Having technology constantly present in our everyday lives has led people to question how it’s affecting us and our interactions with the world around us. The introduction of wearables and related technology has only increased this constant connection, and influenced cultural anthropologists Genevieve Bell of Intel Labs and Mimi Ito from UC Irvine to join together...

Well Designed: Creating Empathy-Driven Products

“Where do great products come from?” This was one of the first questions Jon Kolko, the Founder and Director of the Austin Center for Design and Vice President of Consumer Design at Blackboard, asked the audience at his Friday-morning SXSW Interactive panel, Well-Designed: Creating Empathy Driven Products. “Is it vision?  Process?  Or just hard work?” He continued...

Security of Things: Who Will Save Us?

By now, we’ve all heard of the “Internet of Things” (if you haven’t, educate yourself because it is the future), but what exactly will keep our “things” safe from hackers? In his Friday SXSW Interactive session, Nicholas Percoco, VP of Strategic Services at Rapid7, explained what the government is doing, what the industry has done,...

The Evolution of Audio in the 21st Century

Traug Keller, SVP Production, Business Divisions at ESPN said that 92% of audio listeners used FM/AM radio this past week but there has been rapid growth in digital audio channels, primarily podcast; 25% of the current audio audience for ESPN uses digital channels. The primary avenue for digital audio growth for ESPN, and other talk...