Author and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff is a big idea guy. He’s a commentator on CNN and frequent contributor to Time, Discover and NPR, and he’s not afraid to take on important subjects. That’s why we’ve invited him to deliver his WebVisions NYC keynote on “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now”.
Sound familiar? It should, ’cause it’s also the title of Rushkoff’s latest book, which will be given to everyone who registers for the show. And you can get your book signed by the author following his keynote.
If you haven’t already registered, why not do it now?
As user research becomes firmly established in organizations around the world, it’s tempting to congratulate ourselves and retreat to our shiny new labs. But our work is nowhere near complete. As currently practiced, user research remains narrow in focus, often limited to the qualitative methods that reflect our own educational biases, and the tools that fit within our own comfort zones.
In “Beyond User Research“, keynote speaker, Lou Rosenfeld, explores some of the other research perspectives and practices available and suggests how you can use them to develop better products and services for yourselves and your clients.
A well known speaker, teacher, and moderator, and founder of Rosenfeld Media, Lou helped establish the fields of information architecture and user experience, and has advocated for the role and value of librarianship in those fields.
The new frontier of gaming is all about HTML5, with its fancy new features that allow designers and developers to create awesome gaming experiences that can be delivered to modern desktop and mobile browsers. If you haven’t played an HTML5 games, stop by HTML5games.com and take a few for a spin.
Convinced? Roll up your sleeves and get started developing your own games in Jesse Freeman’s fabulous half-day workshop on “Building HTML 5 Games,” where you’ll learn how to use Impact JS to create amazing retro-style games that deliver fast, fluid performance and can be deployed on a wide range of devices.
Jesse’s hands-on workshop will cover game design and theory, deployment and distribution, and the installation of HTML5 tools and ImpactJS. You’ll not only jump start your capabilities, you’ll get started in making a game, generating assets, and working with inheritance, animation & sound. Workshop attendees will also get a free non-commercial license of Impact JS along with documentation and lesson source code.
An expert in the gaming field, Jesse (@jessefreeman) is on the cutting edge of interactive development on the web and mobile platforms and is a Technical Architect and Technology Evangelist at Roundarch.
Sure, you want to roll up your sleeves and start using HTML5 and CSS3…it’s what the cool kids are doing. But, alas! Your client (or boss) wants the website to look good on older browsers. What to do?
In his half day workshop on “Adaptive Web Design,” author and web standards aficionado Aaron Gustafson (@aarongustafson) will show how novices and experienced professionals will gain insight and understanding about progressive enhancement and how to use it in their work.
Come build apps for education with us!
In partnership with the City of Portland and the Mayor’s Office, we’re honored to announce a CivicApps Hackathon dedicated exclusively to making mobile applications for education. There will be time in the morning for ideas and presentations from educators involved with the city, and brainstorming sessions and hacking in the afternoon.
Sunday, May 22nd, 10:00am-7:00pm
PIE / Portland Incubator Experiment
1227 NW Davis Street
Portland OR 97209
Registration link: [Event registration is closed]
This is a friendly reminder to register to attend SXSW 2011 by Friday, January 14th to receive a discount up to 20% off the walk-up rate. Check out the online schedules for the most complete list of events and start building your own experience.
Portland State’s 2010 Digital Marketing Conference will be held on Monday, December 13. This year’s conference has expanded to the renovated Lincoln Hall 450+ auditorium and suites and will feature 3 tracks, 25+ speakers including keynote/futurist Brian David Johnson of Intel, a digital marketing boot camp, and an Ignite DMC. Hear presentations on hyper-local to international business in Track 1 ranging from the local grocers’ use of social media to music, the arts and interactive media.
Register by December 7th for only $275 (or $199 for students) at http://www.pdxdmc.com/register.shtml