Tagged: SXTXState

Making Music Physical Again

“Print is just a broken touchscreen.” This radical statement introduced the SXSW Interactive audience Tuesday to Kate Stone and Charlotte Brimner’s panel, Making Music Physical Again. Stone, of UK technology company Novalia, explained that she works with bluetooth connectivity to build interactivity based around paper.   By channeling touch, connectivity and data back into everyday physical objects many...

Tina Craig of Bag Snob has Advice for Bloggers

“A lot of people now want to start blogs because they want to be famous, they want to get rich […] they want to have a brand…Those are all the wrong reasons to start anything.” Tina Craig, blogger extraordinaire of Bag Snob fame, shared this tidbit of advice during the question and answer portion of...

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...

SXTXState Meets SXSW Interactive

For the first time since the project was created, SXTXState participants had the opportunity to sit down with a few members of the SXSW Interactive team. Director Hugh Forrest, Senior Festival Programmer Sarah Garcia and Festival Coordinator Andrew McNeill provided insight into this year’s festival, and offered advice for event newcomers and veterans alike. According...