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While I was at the Web 2.0 Expo last week I saw Clay Shirky give a talk on Cognitive Surplus. Out of all the things I learned at the event this one has really stuck with me. You can find the the full transcription online as well.
Multitouch interfaces seem to be all the rage right now. I just got back from Mix and SXSW and saw several examples of multitouch devices from the Surface to some very budget versions using Wiimotes and IR LED gloves.
But I think this super giant interface that was shown at CeBIT might have them beat. It looks like it works much in the same way as the Surface only on a super jumbo scale. Check out the video:
Just wrapped up Mix. I was on the panel “Making it Simple: Designer/Developer Workflow.” It was a great group of people. I wish we had more time to continue the conversation. I want to thank Barbara from Microsoft for putting us all together.
All the Mix sessions and keynotes are online so be sure to check them all out.
I will write up more about the experience soon.
I’m currently at the airport waiting for the next lag of my flight to Austin for SXSW!
Making it Simple: Designer/Developer Workflow
Speakers: Marcelo Marer (Avenue A Razorfish), Ken Azuma (Second Factory), Robby Ingebretsen (Identity Mine), Ryan Lane (Wunderman), Mark Ligameri (frog design), Robert Tuttle (frog design)
Session Type: Panel
How do you combine a designer’s vision with the requirements of productive software? Left brain/Right brain workflow is a sophisticated problem that impacts us all but has no easy answers. Industry experts will share their learnings and invite you to join in on a lively discussion about the merits and costs of different approaches.