Spend a day exploring emerging digital interactions and how you can put them to work today. Your guide is designer Josh Clark, founder of the New York City design studio Big Medium—and ambassador of the near future. Throughout the day, you'll discover the critical roles and responsibilities for designers in the era of the algorithm.
Learn to work with interactions that move off the screen and blend into the world around us. Find out how to use machine-generated content, insight, and interaction as design material in your everyday work. Explore the emerging best practice for speech, bots, physical interfaces, artificial intelligence, and more. You’ll leave the day inspired to create—and ready for action.
He is founder of Big Medium, a New York design agency specializing in future-friendly interfaces for artificial intelligence, connected devices, and responsive websites. His clients include Samsung, Time Inc, ExxonMobil, About.com, TechCrunch, Entertainment Weekly, eBay, O’Reilly Media, and many others. Josh has written several books, including Designing for Touch and Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps. He speaks around the world about what’s next for digital interfaces.
Before the internet swallowed him up, Josh was a producer of national public-television programs at Boston’s WGBH. He shared his three words of Russian with Mikhail Gorbachev, strolled the ranch with Nancy Reagan, hobnobbed with Rockefellers, and wrote trivia questions for a primetime game show. In 1996, he created the popular “Couch-to-5K” (C25K) running schedule, which has helped millions of skeptical would-be exercisers take up jogging. (His motto is the same for fitness as it is for software user experience: no pain, no pain.)
The workshop blends lecture, conversation, and hands-on design sessions. Lecture portions will introduce new concepts, techniques, and process, and the design sessions will put those ideas to work. Those sessions focus on the UX and product activities that go into creating next-generation products: identifying the right problem to solve, using new prototyping tools to explore new interactions, and presenting machine-generated results with appropriate confidence and manner.
The workshop is aimed at designers and product owners: UX and interaction designers, UI designers, product designers, and product managers. The workshop requires no code or machine learning experience. The workshop is in English.
Take the Bologna freeway exit number 11 "Bologna Centro/San Vitale". Take Via Massarenti, then Via Rimesse on the right and turn left in Via Sante Vincenzi. There’s a small parking area inside the location or you can park in the streets nearby.
You can reach the Camplus Bononia from the railway station using a combination of buses ( number 37, 99 and 89, or number 36 and 14).
The nearest airport is Bologna BLQ. You can take the shuttle to the railway station and move from there with buses.
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We love to nurture a healthy digital design culture in Italy. Before this event, we organized two Lean UX workshops with Jeff Gothelf in Bologna and Milano, and brought Jake Knapp with his Design Sprint workshop to Italy in 2017 and 2018. Our events have gathered over 300 people from all over Europe, including designers, developers, product and innovation managers, executives and startup founders.