What I did in 2015

This year I spent most of the year writing the book Calm Technology.

Some highlights:

In February I spoke at the MCE2015 conference in Warsaw, Poland. In March, I put on the very first Web 1.0 Conference with Neocities.org. I got to give a keynote talk with my mentor Douglas Rushkoff at an event at Hilton Head Island!

  • 21 Jan 2015: Keynote at AdExchanger’s Industry Preview Conference in NYC
  • 04 Feb 2015: Designing Calm Technology at MCE 2015 in Warsaw, Poland
  • 05 Mar 2015: Keynote Speech on Calm Technology: Location Data Summit, Denver, Colorado.
  • 19 Mar 2015: Designing Calm Technology at Institute for the Future (IFTF) Palo Alto, California.
  • 21 Mar 2015: Unconference talks. Calm Technology and Technology and Depression. Dent Conference, Sun Valley, Idaho.
  • 23 Apr 2015: Keynote on Calm Technology: Craft Conf, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 5 May 2015. Calm Tech Talk. Hand-Eye Supply, Portland, Oregon.
  • 15 May 2015. Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. Co-keynote with Douglas Rushkoff. Hilton Head Island, SC.
  • 25 Jun 2015. Airbnb Design Team Talk. Ziba Design, Portland, Oregon.
  • 15 Jul 2015. Design Museum Story Hour. OnDeck Sports Bar Rooftop. Portland, Oregon.
  • 23 Jul 2015. Designing ‘Calm’ Technology: Tools and techniques. O’Reilly’s OSCON, Portland, Oregon.
  • 9 Sept 2015. Calm Technology: Inbound Conference Bold Talks, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 11 Sept 2015. NPR TED Radio Hour: Are Our Devices Turning Us Into A New Kind Of Human?
  • 5 Oct 2015. Keynote: Calm Technology. Delight Conference. Portland, Oregon (video link).
  • 18 Oct 2015. The Radical Therapist #010 – We Are All Cyborgs Now w/ Amber Case.
  • 7 Oct 2015. Designing Calm Technology. yet Conf. Richland, WA.
  • 6 Nov 2015. Organizer and Speaker at Web 1.0 Conference. Vadio Portland, Oregon.

What next?

I’m planning to pull back next year and develop some new skills. It will be nice to have a complete book!