Speakers and Program

Our exciting line-up includes industry legends as well as up and coming stars for a well-rounded, engaging two days of inspiration and learning.

UPDATE: Videos of most talks are now available. To view them, click the links for the talks below, or see the Interaction 08 Video Page.

Friday, February 8 (Pre-Conference Workshops)

8:30 Registration Opens
9:00–12:00 From Data to Difference workshop with Marc Rettig and Jenna Date, Fit Associates
Effect Maps for Interaction Designers workshop with Darja Isaksson, InUse
12:00–1:00 Lunch (not provided)
1:00-4:00 Agile and Interaction Design workshop with Jeff Patton and Josh Evnin
Paper Prototyping workshop with Todd Warfel, Messagefirst
4:15-6:00 Historic Tour of Savannah
7:00-9:00 Opening Reception (Sponsored by SAP)

Saturday, February 9

7:45 Registration Opens
7:45- 8:45 Breakfast (Sponsored by Cooper)
9:00–9:15 Welcome by Robert Reimann, IxDA President
9:15–10:00 Keynote: An Insurgency of Quality, Alan Cooper, Cooper
10:15–11:00 Concept Models: A Tool for Planning Interaction, Dan Brown, EightShapes
What Makes a Design Seem Intuitive?, Jared Spool, UIE
11:15–12:00 Cinematic Interaction Design, Sarah Allen, Laszlo Systems
Strategic Boredom, Molly Wright Steenson, Princeton University
12:00–1:20 Lunch/ SCAD Tour
1:30–1:55 Concept Ideation and IxD, Gretchen Anderson, Lunar
Visualizing Radio, Yasser Rashid, BBC
Optimizing the International User Experience, Matthew McCool, Southern Polytechnic SU
2:15-2:40 Interaction Design for Community Empowerment, Carl DiSalvo, Georgia Tech
Redesigning Sony-Ericsson's Product Catalog, Saskia Idzerda, Media Catalyst
Dramatic Features in Interaction Design, Chris Conley, Gravity Tank
3:00-3:25 Designing for the Other 99%, Morten Hjerde, mBricks
Fieldwork and Sketching: Translating Research Themes into Conceptual Designs, Susan Wyche, Georgia Tech
Conversations with Everyday Objects, Bill DeRouchey, Ziba Design
3:45-4:10 Experience Design, Convergence + The Digital Agency, David Armano, Critical Mass
New Interaction Model for a Modular Personal Infotainment System, Sajid Saiyed, Phillips
Ethics of Everyday Design, Gabriel White, frog
4:25-5:10 Keynote: Intervention-Interaction with Sigi Moeslinger, Antenna Design
5:10-5:30 The New IxDA Board, David Malouf
5:30–7:00 Dinner (not provided)
7:00–10:00 Reception sponsored by Microsoft

Sunday, February 10

7:45-8:45 Breakfast and Presentation(Sponsored by CP+B)
9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks by Liz Bacon, IxDA
9:15–10:00 Keynote: The Design Eco-System with Bill Buxton, Microsoft
10:15–11:00 Don't Make Me Click, Aza Raskin, Humanized
Device Art, Régine Debatty, We Make Money Not Art
11:15–12:00 Hit it with The Pretty Stick, Jenny Lam, Jackson Fish Market
Designing for SpaceTime, Building in No-Time, Matt Jones, Dopplr
12:00–1:20 Lunch
1:30–1:55 Interaction Across Disciplines, Michele Tepper, frog
Designing Information, Anh Dang and Nirali Patel, Avenue A/Razorfish
Self-Conscious Gaming, Andrew Hieronymi, SCAD
2:10-2:35 Classic Design Movements and IxD: Kissing Cousins?, Chris Bernard, Microsoft
User Interface Design in an Agile Environment: Enter the Design Studio, Jeff White and Jim Ungar, JewelryTV
Help Me! A New Approach to Support Interactions, Doug Bolin, Avenue A | Razorfish
2:50-3:15 Effective Prototyping Methods, Jonathan Arnowitz, Google
Design for Flow, Dave Cronin, Cooper
3:30–4:15 Keynote: Dense Notation, In Context with Malcolm McCullough, University of Michigan
4:15–4:30 Thanks and Farewell by Dan Saffer, Interaction 08 Conference Chair