The Calm Technology Video from Thinking Digital Manchester is Up!

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to keynote Thinking Digital’s Conference in Manchester, England! The conference organizers kindly took a video of the talk, and it is now live!

Thanks so much to Sophie Buckle of hedgehog lab for a great blog post about Calm Technology at the conference!

Want more? Check out the rest of the conference videos!

Thanks to everyone who attended, spoke at, and organized this conference! It was a great experience!

August 23rd, 2016: Calm Technology Reading at UX Book Club PDX!

calm-technology-amber-case-oreilly-amazon I’m speaking at Portland, Oregon’s UX Book Club on Calm Tech on Tuesday, August 23rd at Puppet Labs!

This will be my last talk before I leave for Harvard!

If you don’t have a book yet, you can pick one up on Amazon ($19.70) or through O’Reilly books ($24.99). I’ll also have a few early release copies to sign and sell.

There’s still room at Puppet Labs for the talk! RSVP here http://www.meetup.com/UX-Book-Club-PDX/events/232435683/

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Early Release of Calm Technology available through O’Reilly Books!

I’m excited to announce that Calm Technology is part of O’Reilly’s Early Release program! What does this mean? It means that you can download the book right now without waiting for the final copy to be published. And when the final copy does come out, you’ll get that version too!

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Book Details

How can we use technology as tools instead of letting our technology use us? This practical book explores the concept of calm technology, a method for smoothly capturing the user’s attention only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the user’s periphery most of the time. You’ll learn how to design products that work well, launch well, are easy to support, easy to use, and don’t get in the way of a user’s life.

Old systems and bad interfaces will plague us if we don’t learn how to design for the long term. By writing code that’s small instead of large, and making simple systems rather than complex ones, we can begin to design technology that gets out of our way.

  • Discover principles that follow the human lifestyle and environment in mind, allowing technology to amplify humanness instead of taking it away
  • Delve into types of alerts, product launch, “calming” technology, and tech that smoothly enters people’s lives
  • Learn from a trained anthropologist and a technology hobbyist who sits on the edge between technology and how people use it
  • This book is ideal for anyone who actively builds or makes decisions about technology, including user experience designers, product designers, managers, creative directors, and developers.

Get your copy of Calm Technology now! and if you’re in Portland, Oregon this week come see my talk at Delight 2015 at the Portland Art Museum! 

One year ago today I received the first physical copies of An Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology! Glad to have most of them sent to everyone who preordered them. A few people changed addresses along the way. The book is now on Kindle, Amazon.com and in PDF format! Anth.ro/store Thanks to everyone who made it happen! #cyborg #anthropology #cyborganthro #book


One year ago today I received the first physical copies of An Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology! Glad to have most of them sent to everyone who preordered them. A few people changed addresses along the way.
The book is now on Kindle, Amazon.com and in PDF format! Anth.ro/store Thanks to everyone who made it happen!

#cyborg #anthropology #cyborganthro #book

Hazelnut Tech Talk Episode 8 | An Interview with Sarah Lacy in Portland, Oregon

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Hazelnut Tech Talk is a collaboration between Amber Case and Bram Pitoyo

.In this Episode of Hazelnut Tech Talk, we bring you Sarah Lacy, columnist for BusinessWeek. During the podcast, Lacey talks about her new book, Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: the Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0, how she organizes a billion things a day, her decade of experience with tech reporting, and how Silicon Valley compares to the Portland Tech Scene.

The Podcast was recorded at the Green Dragon, a Portland bar that generously hosts a great number of Tech Events, including a weekly Beer and Blog that allows much of the community to get together and share Tech.

Lacey arrived in Portland, Oregon very late last evening after riding with us on the Gnomedex Iterasi bus from Seattle, Washington.

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