–Engage

“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

From Business to Buttons

I’m here speaking and running a workshop in Malmö, Sweden at the From Business to Buttons conference. It’s been a great time. I feel warmly welcomed by the design/UX community in Sweden. There have been some great talks (many available on video).

Garr Reynolds, Osaka Japan

The opening keynote was by Garr Reynolds, whom I now feel is a bussom buddy of mine. He gave a great presentation on giving presentations. But it turned out to be an even better presentation on the importance of simplicity.

As people who know me know, I hate talking about simple, but after a great conversation with Garr, we determined that simplicity is not the same as simplistic or simple and we definitely agreed that simplicity is very complex to achieve.

Here’s his presentation followed by an interview with him.

Presentation:

Interview

David Malouf, Savannah, GA, USA

I gave a new presentation on the importance of bring human connection to your designs. Then I did a follow up interview as well. Oh! it was quite daunting to speak after Garr Reynolds who is a Steve Jobs trained samurai of giving presentations.

The Presentation

The Interview

Matt Jones, London, England, UK
This was my first time seeing Matt Jones present. I have seen his presentations online before, but never in person. This one on Personal Informatics & the importance of visual design was excellently presented.

Presentation

Bill DeRouchey, Portland, Oregon, USA

Bill gave a new presentation for me. It is surprisingly my first time seeing Bill give any presentation (not counting our talk just a few days before at CIID). It was delivered quite well and the topic on the importance of voice in copy was quite excellent in relevance, timeliness, and delivery.

Presentation

So these are the videos I’m going to post for now.

Keep a look out for the videos from Ergonomie Design & Scott Berkum who are yet to come.

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