“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

Speaking engagements in June

I’m very excited about the month of June. It is a whole new experience for me. It is the beginning of my professorial career in terms of one special consideration. That is, June is my first of 3 months off in a row (+ 2 weeks in September). I tried hard to get a few paying speaking gigs and even do some consulting, but I’m new to this racquet and I need to try a bit harder. I did however manager to score a trip to Scandinavia that I was able to parlay into some paying and pro bono gigs and I have a payin gig here in Dixie after that.

In case I have fans who are interested in finding me, I thought I’d let you know everything I’m doing so if you are in that place you could decide to join me.

June 9 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

I’ll be joined by Bill DeRouchey (@billder ||  http://historyofthebutton.com/) as we give dualing presentations to spark an even better conversation. I’ll be specifically speaking on the nature of interaction and if like other design disciplines if there are underlying materials that we manipulate as designers or not.

For more info go here. (Drinks & dinner will surely follow, so ping me to find me.)
Link for this event changed to better represent that both Bill & I will be presenting.

June 11 & 12 – Malmö, Sweden – From Business to Buttons conference

I’ll be participating as a speaker and a workshop leader. As a speaker I’ll be giving a talk entitled, “‘What’s goin’ on’ to ‘We’re not gonna take it.'” where I’ll continue where I left off with my Johnny Holland piece on the importance success criteria in design to connect to people’s humanity.

I’ll also be doing my Sketching for Interaction Design workshop @FBTB. I find this workshop to be a lot of fun for all involved. It’s like pictionary for designers.

For information about the conference and my talks you can simply go to http://businesstobuttons.com/ (Registration is still open).

Oh! the night before (June 10th) there is going to be an informal IxDA face-to-face meeting. Keep an eye out on Twitter for the 411.

June 16 – Oslo, Norway – Public workshop sponsored by BEKK

I’m very excited about this workshop. It is truly a evolutionary work where I get to combine the best shots of my previous workshops AND add a new bit that I’ve never done before. This is an invitation only event, though I hear if you go to this web page (in Norwegian) and beg they might let you in.

June 24 – Durham, NC – Sketching Interaction Design – Tri UPA

I’ll be doing yet another evoloved version of this important workshop for anyone who wants to understand what all this design stuff is about.

Register or get more information here.

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