SXSW Quick Notes: Day 5

  • It was a day focused on VR. Started off with a panel called "Human-Centered Approach to Designing VR Interfaces". Loads of interesting insights from established/known design practices that are applicable to this new world.
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  • After this I basically spent the entire rest of the day at the #IgniteSXSW room, where there were many (and I mean MANY) different short talks about every conceivable aspect of design. Brady Forrest, who invented the Ignite format, hosted this event in which every presenter gave a 5 minute talk, with 20 slides, 15 seconds per slide. The result? The most incredible amount of information in the shortest amount of time. It was simply incredible. Simply too much content to share on a "Quick Notes" post, but here are a few photos of some of my favourite moments throughout the sessions: (Also, look up the #IgniteSXSW hashtag for more)
 Steve Selzer form Airbnb on Designing for friction instead of against it.

Steve Selzer form Airbnb on Designing for friction instead of against it.

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 The importance of localization and having the right user in mind when designing products & services.

The importance of localization and having the right user in mind when designing products & services.

 Incredible paper prototyping technique for the Lufthansa Apple Watch app

Incredible paper prototyping technique for the Lufthansa Apple Watch app

  • One of the best parts of the whole day/conference for me: Leo Macias from DDB in Colombia explaining the concept and impact behind Sun Hats: solar-powered hats to help people in some of the most rural/disconnected areas in Colombia. Truly inspiring and impactful work! Read more about it here.
 Leo Macias explaining the Sun Hats project

Leo Macias explaining the Sun Hats project

 Brady Forrest (creator of Ignite) sporting the Sun Hat.

Brady Forrest (creator of Ignite) sporting the Sun Hat.

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 Trump Fibonacci. 

Trump Fibonacci. 

 Helping new coworkers when they join your company. If there is no established culture of on-boarding, you can build it!

Helping new coworkers when they join your company. If there is no established culture of on-boarding, you can build it!

 The one & only Brad Nunnally dropping knowledge & turning designers into "impact junkies".

The one & only Brad Nunnally dropping knowledge & turning designers into "impact junkies".

  • The last talk I went to was called: "What if you could present information like Iron Man?", where a new tool called Spatialand was introduced. It's main purpose is to help evolve the typical Power-Point presentation and enhance in the VR world.
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  • The day ended with music from Pennywise and Jimmy Eat World at the SXSW Interactive closing party. I also managed to catch an artist I really like called "Teen Daze".
 Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World

 Teen Daze

Teen Daze