Design the Future
January 19–20, 2016: Training
January 20–22, 2016: Conference
San Francisco, CA

Workshops

On Wednesday, choose from these expert-led presentations that give you a chance to dive deep into the subject matter and offer a more participatory classroom experience. Please note: to attend, your registration package must include workshops on Wednesday.

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9:00am Wednesday, 01/20/2016
Location: Fire House
Greg Nudelman (DesignCaffeine)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
Greg Nudelman guides small groups through using low-fidelity paper prototyping techniques to envision, design, and test an Apple or Android wearable app coupled with a corresponding mobile app. Bring your ideas, and walk away with wireframes. Read more.
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9:00am Wednesday, 01/20/2016
Location: Southside Theater
Pamela Pavliscak (SoundingBox)
Average rating: ***..
(3.30, 33 ratings)
The data shows that we can't escape data. Whether designer, developer, or researcher, this workshop is for everyone who wants to learn how to get more out of the ever-growing mountain of data to create a better user experience. Pamela Pavliscak explains how to combine data from analytics, social media, public datasets, diaries, usability tests, and more to inform design. Read more.
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9:00am Wednesday, 01/20/2016
Location: The Chapel
Dan Brown (EightShapes)
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 22 ratings)
Great design projects start with discovery. More than just research and analysis, the discovery phase sets the tone for the project: you ensure you're solving the right problem, explore different approaches, and establish a plan. Dan Brown guides participants through the essential ingredients of discovery and demonstrates how to structure the discovery phase. Read more.
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1:45pm Wednesday, 01/20/2016
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Location: Fire House
Alastair Somerville (Acuity Design)
Average rating: ****.
(4.45, 11 ratings)
Understanding our own senses and how we create meaning is essential when designing for a world of hyper-user-centered devices that sense and talk to us, like wearables and the IoT. Alastair Somerville draws on his project knowledge and cognitive research to explore how we can rediscover our own senses and emotions to create frameworks for successful future product design. Read more.
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1:45pm Wednesday, 01/20/2016
Location: The Chapel
C Todd Lombardo (Fresh Tilled Soil)
Average rating: ****.
(4.23, 35 ratings)
A design sprint is a time-boxed, disciplined way to get validation on an idea to ensure you design something people need and/or want. C Todd Lombardo guides you through a mini-design sprint so you can get firsthand experience of what it's like to participate in one. You’ll walk away knowing how to implement them in your organization. Read more.
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1:45pm Wednesday, 01/20/2016
Location: Southside Theater
Tanya Kraljic (Nuance Communications)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
Tanya Kraljic covers the fundamentals of voice design by guiding participants in creating simple, natural language and dialogue models to integrate with a native application. Participants will come away with an understanding of the technology underlying spoken language systems, important aspects of the design process, and how the recently published speech APIs and tools fit into the process. Read more.