Tagged: SXSWi

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,...

Preview: Perks of Being a SXSW Newbie

Sweet John Muehlbauer says that for SXSW, as for many other things, the first time is always special… And he’s here to make sure that all the first-timers this year have everything they need to get the most out of the always overwhelming SXSW Interactive. Muehlbauer has been attending Interactive for 18 years and has...

Preview: Bedpost Confessions – True Tales of Sex & Tech

With the ever-increasing scale of SXSW Interactive has come ever-increasing scope.  As technology evolves to touch all parts of our lives, so to has the conference grown to include a broad range of topics and fields in which technology has an impact. This year, Interactive teams up with Bedpost Confessions to make it clear: Technology is impacting ALL...

Preview: Austin – The New Gateway for International Startups

Silicon Valley is not only a beacon of innovation within the American technology scene.  Many of its most successful ventures have begun in the hands of international entrepreneurs who have made the Valley their second home in order to give their companies the best chance at success. But as prices soar and innovation becomes a...

Preview: America Meet World – How Global Satirists See Us

Trina DasGupta is the founder and CEO of Single Palm Tree Productions, a media company dedicated to using entertainment as a vehicle to help build global understanding. When I spoke with Trina about this panel—“America Meet World: How Global Satirists See Us”—the passion she has for her work was undeniable. Rather than trying (and inevitably failing) to...