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/
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at this year’s Design Week Portland! Even better, I’ll be introducing one of my idols, anthropologist Genevieve Bell from Intel! She’ll be talking about the Internet of Beings! The internet of animals is more than just Keyboard Cat and animated gifs. Intel’s in-house Anthropologist will explore what we learn from data mining animals.
What is Design Week Portland?
Short answer: it’s amazing and you should definetely participate!
Longer answer: Design Week Portland is a week-long, city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Our mission is to increase appreciation and awareness about design and its far-reaching effects on matters of cultural and social relevance, including community development, education systems, and the economy.
Main Stage: April 15-16, 2016
Revolution Hall, Portland, OR
Two days of core programming before the festival kicks into independently organized Events and Open Houses. Register for the Main Stage!
The heart and soul of Design Week Portland is in these events, conceived and hosted by the creative community of an entire city. Most are free or low cost to make design accessible to all. Register for each event separately – there is no central pass. See Portland Design Week Independent Events.
Studios and offices around the city will open their doors to us to show what they’re working on! I’d highly suggest visiting as many as you can!
Want to learn more?
Read more about Design Week from Portland’s must-follow startup and tech blog, SiliconFlorist!
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be keynoting Portland’s Delight Conference, October 5th – 7th, 2015 at Portland’s Art Museum!
What is Delight?
A unique gathering of designers, technologists and businesses that care about creating experiences people love.
I’m excited to speak among some fantastic people from the Industry, namely Dean Cookson from Virgin America, Golden Krishna from Zappos, Aaron Taylor Harvey from Airbnb, Dan Saffer from Jawbone and Rachel Binx from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory!
You can read an interview about what I’ll cover during my Delight talk here.
October 5th – 7th, 2015
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
On July 15th I gave a short talk on invisible design at Portland Design Museum’s Story Hour. Story Hour is a recurring live podcast series hosted at various locations around Portland, Oregon.
This week’s event was the second in the series. Story Hour opened to the design community on July 15, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, and the rooftop deck at OnDeck Sports bar was completely packed with people!
Story Hour: Invisible Design Storytellers
- Grace Andrews, Co-Founder of Lurébel
- Matthew Bietz, Founder & Creative Director, Quarter Twenty
- Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist, Calmtechnology.com
- Pete Cole, CEO, Gamblin Colors
- Kristen Gallagher, Founder, Edify Education Design
- Pinky Gonzalez, CEO, SightWorks
- Nick Parish, President, Americas, Contagious
- Melody Rowell, MFA Collaborative Design 2015, PNCA, Founder & CEO, Project COMIC
- Ken Tomita, Founder & Sean Kelly, Product Designer, Grovemade
- Kenneth Weigelt, Associate Creative Director, INDUSTRY
- Jennifer Woodward, Founder, Pulp & Deckle
About Story Hour
Design Museum Portland’s Story Hour offers the opportunity to share tales of creativity and exploration, live and onstage. It begins with a theme and a group of storytellers, each story is unique, drawing from the tellers interpretation and experience. Whether it’s a student’s first forays or an established professional’s years of practice, their range of perspectives offer an audience inspiration, commonality, and good fun. Each Story Hour is crafted into a subsequent podcast where the stories live on.
Design doesn’t just make things beautiful, it makes them usable. And successful design has often been described as, at its best, invisible, seamlessly weaving its way into our everyday lives.
Come to Hand Eye Supply’s Curiosity Club on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 6–7pm. This upcoming talk will feature Amber Case presenting on Calm Technology.
We cannot interact with our everyday life in the same way we interact with a desktop computer. Technology shouldn’t require all of our attention, just some of it, and only when necessary. How can our devices take advantage of location, proximity and haptics to help improve our lives instead of get in the way? This presentation covers the history of calm technology, wearable computing, and how designers can make apps “ambient” while respecting privacy and security. We’ll look at ambient notifications, compressing information into other senses, and designing for the least amount of cognitive overhead.
About Hand-Eye Supply
Hand-Eye Supply is a work-focused supply store for creative minds located in Portland, OR. We engage with our community through our Curiosity Club speaker series and other various projects.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 from 6-7pm.
Hand Eye Supply
472 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209, USA (map)
See event on Calagator.