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  1. Brands As Patterns to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    Brands today exist in multiple mediums, defined by multiple voices. The media brands inhabit is iterative, with no beginning, no end, and little permanency. In that context, adherence to a ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  2. OMG Your RFP Is Killing Me to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    RFPs are like online dating. The WORST KIND of online dating. Imagine an online dating experience where all users have uniform information provided, one picture (and there's no telling how ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  3. Applying Behavior Design to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    More and more products and services are designed around motivating users and incentivizing change. Products and services in finance, health and the environment, among other areas, are increasingly designed around ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  4. HTML5 APIs Will Change the Web: And Your Designs to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    HTML5. It's more than paving the cowpaths. It's more than markup. There's a lot of stuff in the spec about databases and communication protocols and blahdiblah backend juju. Some of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  5. Making Stories: Libraries & Community Publishing to

    Panel on Saturday 10th March

    Good libraries are community-minded, technologically-aware, devoted to increasing access to information, and interested in preserving the local cultural heritage. Good newspapers aggregate and curate information for their readers, prioritize the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB, 3rd floor (map)

  6. Programming Social Applications to

    Book Reading on Saturday 10th March

    Services like Facebook and Google+ have ingratiated themselves into our online relationships through our social graphs. The problem is that the methods we use for connecting to each other is ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G, 4th floor (map)

  7. The Complexity Curve: How to Design for Simplicity to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Interfaces and devices are providing more and more power and functionality to people, and in many cases this additional power is accompanied by increasing complexity. Although people have more experience ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  8. Designing for Content Management Systems to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    The job of a web designer these days includes designing for content that changes, is highly dynamic, and often does not yet exist. Gone are the halcyon days of static, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  9. HTML5 and CSS3: Does Now Really Mean Now? to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    The browser vendors love them! The browser fans and cutting edge designers are producing some really remarkable stuff, but what do HTML5 and CSS3 really mean for you, the pragmatic ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  10. How to Read the World to

    Keynote on Saturday 10th March

    Politically-active, technology-loving comedian Baratunde Thurston will spark a thought-provoking discussion about the role of technology, comedy and satire in transforming the world around us.

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  11. CSS for Grown Ups: Maturing Best Practices to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    In the early days of CSS the web industry cut its teeth on blogs and small personal sites. Much of the methodology still considered best-practise today originated from the experiences ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  12. Does Your Product Have a Plot? to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    What makes an experience—any experience—compelling? A well–told story transcends any particular medium and this presentation will focus on principles of narrative—such as plot, setting, and point–of–view—as they apply to designing ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  13. Read/Write Library: Mapping a City Through Media to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Read/Write Library is a replicable project that uses local media to examine a region’s creative, political and intellectual interdependencies, creating a visible network of primary sources. We hope to make ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB, 3rd floor (map)

  14. Get the Look: Use @Font-Face + CSS3 Like the Stars to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    A rounded sans-serif with a letterpress look? A chunky slab serif in three-dimensional perspective? Grungy, patterned, or even blurred text? These effects (and more) used to be the domain of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  15. Excessive Enhancement: JavaScript's Dark Side to

    Solo on Sunday 11th March

    Are we being seduced by the animation and rich UI capabilities of modern browsers at the expense of the underlying platform of the Web? The Web has entered a new ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  16. The Hispanic Persona Project to

    Solo on Sunday 11th March

    The Hispanic Persona Project provides innovative insights for marketers eager to tap the ever-expanding Hispanic population and its use of digital technology - Web, social media, mobile - to connect ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB, 3rd floor (map)

  17. Fast CSS: How Browsers Lay Out Web Pages to

    Solo on Sunday 11th March

    This session explains the basic concepts in browser implementations of core Web document technologies (HTML, XHTML, CSS, and SVG), explains their general performance characteristics and how they interact with Javascript, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  18. UX Smackdown! User Testing Techniques in the Ring to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    Is your usability budget a little leaner than you’d like? Are you confused about the latest testing tools? Have you wondered which approach is best for your project? If you’ve ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  19. High On Line: Applying Psychology to Web Design to

    Solo on Sunday 11th March

    Design is becoming an applied behavioral science, and your art school background is no longer sufficient. Fields like neuroscience are starting to come of age, and are beginning to give ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  20. How We Do It in Brazil to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    You already know that Brazil is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, that it will host the 2016 Olympics and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, that it has ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC, 3rd floor (map)

  21. Ambient Location and the Future of the Interface to

    Keynote on Sunday 11th March

    UX designer Amber Case will share insights from her research in cyborg anthropology and talk about what really makes us human.

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  22. Digital Immortals: Preserving Life Beyond Death to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    When you kick the bucket, you'll leave behind a vast amount of digital information: a lifetime's worth of Tweets, emails, blogs, photos, videos and more. They're the product of a ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC, 3rd floor (map)

  23. 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits to

    Book Reading on Monday 12th March

    Co-authors Melanie Mathos and Chad Norman will share a preview of the recently released book 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits, which is available in the SXSW bookstore. This book ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G, 4th floor (map)

  24. Bootcamp for a UX Team of None to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    This workshop will introduce you to affordable user experience design methods for getting user input and feedback throughout your design and development process. These methods, like guerrilla research, gamestorming, and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  25. Maps of Time: Data As Narrative to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    What's the relationship between visualized data and the story we want to tell? Living in the eternal now, surrounded by our tweets, facebook posts and other copious amounts of social ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  26. Do Gamers Dream of HTML5 Sheep? to

    Future15 on Monday 12th March

    The recent wave of social and mobile games has been a boon for the game industry by making games more accessible to new players. However, this has only intensified fragmentation, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB, 3rd floor (map)

  27. Free Coffee, Bad Apples & the Future of Currency to

    Solo on Monday 12th March

    What would happen if the entire world could share a single Starbucks card? For a week in the summer of 2011, Jonathan's Card attracted international attention attempting to find out. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB, 3rd floor (map)

  28. Own the Media. Or the Media Will Own You to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    For a long time the business of media was all about buying people’s attention. Not so long ago, “spontaneous media” (whatever it really means) stepped in. But the growing fragmentation ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC, 3rd floor (map)

  29. Avoiding Bullshit Personas: A Case Study to

    Dual on Monday 12th March

    Bad personas can make your skin crawl. The ones that offer no real insight into an audience and play make-believe with random facts are not useful in any context. Good ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  30. Have Latin American Media Become Social? to

    Solo on Monday 12th March

    The digital era has taken media in Latin America by surprise. While some media groups jumped in right away, others are still trying to decide how to (or if they ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC, 3rd floor (map)

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