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Learn about the positive tech trends that shape the way we live.

Insightful, funny, a little quirky, we travel around the world preaching a human future for technology at conferences, festivals, hackathons, and events big and small.

Topics

  • Future 101 — Our popular talk, workshop, crash course that blends design thinking with future forecasting to propel technology into a beautiful future.
  • When Your Internet Things Know How You Feel — The near future of emotion-sensing technology will change how we live, work, think, and communicate. This talk focuses on how we design emotionally intelligent technology.
  • How to Design for Happiness — The science of happiness can shape technologies toward greater personal and collective wellbeing. Our research suggests that happiness —both pleasure and purpose—are at the heart of the best experiences. The book release is anticipated for fall 2017.
  • The Internet of You — Are we more than data with a soul? This talk or workshop has participants uncover their data doppelgangers to understand how to design legible and respectful personalization.
  • Mindful Technology — How do we move away from an all or nothing relationship with technology? One way is to design technology toward embedded mindfulness. See the presentation.
  • Gen Z and the Future of Technology — This generation of tech savvy, digital native, data aware, social media savants demands a new approach to designing technology. Watch the talk or take a look at the popular slide deck.

Upcoming Events

  • Midwest UX / October 2017 / Cincinnati, OH
  • Release Notes / October 2017 / Chicago, IL keynote
  • Seattle Interactive / October 2017 / Seattle, WA keynote
  • Web Summit / November 2017 / Lisbon, Portugal
  • House of Beautiful Business / November 2017 / Lisbon, Portugal keynote
  • RDV Design / November 2017 / Montreal, Canada keynote
  • Convey / February 2018 / Seattle, WA
  • CarHMI / April 2018 / Detroit, MI
  • Web Expo / September 2018 / Prague, Czech Republic

Recent Events

  • NEXT Conference / September 2017 / Hamburg, Germany keynote
  • Big Design / September 2017 / Dallas, TX keynote
  • Civic Design / August 2017 / Durham, NC
  • Cooper Design Talks / July 2017 / New York, NY
  • Detroit UXPA / July 2017 / Detroit, MI
  • Car HMI Europe / June 2017 / Berlin, Germany keynote
  • Austin-Santa Rita do Sapucaí Connection / June 2017
  • Collision / May 2017 / New Orleans, LA [video | press]
  • Rails Conf / April 2017 / Phoenix, AZ keynote [video]
  • Webit Festival/ April 2017 / Sofia, Bulgaria
  • O'Reilly Design / March 2017 / San Francisco, CA top-rated talk
  • SxSW / March 2017 / Austin, TX [press | press]
  • University of Washington Speaker Series / March 2017 / Seattle, WA [video]
  • World IA Day / February 2017 / New York, NY keynote
  • Interaction / February 2017 / New York, NY
  • Web Summit / November 2016 / Lisbon, Portugal [press]
  • TedX / November 2016 / New Bedford, MA [video]
  • Catskills Conference / October 2016 / Woodstock, NY keynote
  • Interact / October 2016 / London, UK [video]
  • Amuse UX / October 2016 / Budapest, Hungary
  • Fluxible / September 2016 / Kitchener, Canada
  • Talk UX / September 2016 / Atlanta, GA [video]
  • CHIFOO / July 2016 / Portland, OR
  • Smashing Conference / June 2016 / San Francisco, CA
  • Planning-ness / May 2016 / San Francisco, CA
  • NS North / April 2016 / Toronto, Canada
  • Collision / April 2016 / New Orleans, LA keynote
  • Webvisions / April 2016 / New York, NY [slides]
  • Converge SE / April 2016 / Columbia, SC [slides]
  • ASU Digital Culture Lecture Series/ March 2016 / Tempe, AZ [slides]
  • O’Reilly Design / January 2016 / San Francisco, CA
  • UX Rebels / November 2015 / Online
  • Stanford d.School / November 2015 / Palo Alto, CA
  • The Future of Web Design / November 2015 / New York, NY keynote 
  • PUSH / October 2015 / Munich, Germany [video]
  • Webvisions / September 2015 / Chicago, IL
  • Strata / September 2015 / New York, NY
  • Big Design / September 2015 / Dallas, TX keynote [slides]
  • Mad + UX / July 2015 / Madison, WI keynote [video]
  • Collision / May 2015 / Las Vegas, NV keynote
  • FBTB/ April 2015 / Stockholm, Sweden [video]
  • Generate / April 2015 / New York, NY
  • SxSW / March 2015 / Austin, TX [slides]
  • Convey UX / January 2015 / Seattle, WA
  • Big Design / September 2014 / Dallas, TX
  • UXSTRAT / September 2014 / Boulder, CO
  • Blend / September 2014 / Charlotte, NC 
  • UXMad / July 2014 / Madison, WI
  • SxSW / March 2014 / Austin, TX
  • Snow*Mobile / February 2014 / Madison, WI [video]

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