For the second time, Munich will be all about the combination of interface design and innovative experiences. push.conference unites interaction designers, creative coders and UX professionals to shape the future of our field.
On October 25. & 26. 2013, designers and creative coders are invited for a unique two-day event for the interactive professional field, uniting the established UX/ UI scene with the potential and skillset of a new generation of creative coders, interaction designers and technologists.
different approaches – one common goal
The interactive field is evolving rapidly, with different specializations emerging. The key to creating the perfect user experiences for our time certainly lies in bringing together designers and developers of outstanding user interfaces with creative coders and designers experimenting with innovative technologies.
2013 speaker Darja Isaksson from Ziggy / Sweden puts it into the right words:
“A digital revolution is reshaping most human endeavors, and we’re all part of the generation watching it gain momentum and participating in giving it direction. This has fundamental impact on the role of designers in society, but also on how we must organize ourselves to maximize impact within our own practices as well as the organizations we work for.”
With a highly diverse lineup, push.conference directly responds to this with speakers from agencies like Fjord, companies like Google or The Guardian on to brilliant creatives like onformative or Ben Fry, the co-founder of the Processing design environment.
it’s about content: Information Visualization & Interactive Storytelling
Visualizing and navigating complex data in room filling installations to mobile apps is what Ben Fry is tackling with his company Fathom. Before, the multi-talented interaction designer, data visualization expert and media technologist also co-initiated the Processing programming language with Casey Reas back at the MIT Media Lab.
Mariana Santos from the Guardian Interactive Team brings a different perspective addressing content: In todays news world, she delivers interactive stories that let readers consume data in different depths by finding new and engaging ways of visualizing data that would otherwise be boring to read through.
mastering technology: Interactive Installations & Generative Visuals
“Unimpressed by technology since 1982” is Sebastian Oschatz of Meso Digital Interiors. Their experimental experience-driven installations tinker with technology and push the boundaries of non-standard interfaces. On top of that, the visual programming environment VVVV was born at Meso in Frankfurt, now enabling interaction designers to rapidly connect the analog with the digital through sensors or even robotics.
Andy Goodman also has a long and rich history with a technology that as a medium is constantly growing in importance, focussing on professional mobile and multi screen applications. He is the Managing Director of service design agency Fjord at their Madrid branch.
But not only the medium, also the tools we use are crucial to what we (can) create. onformative, a Berlin based studio for generative design share their thoughts on how the generative design process presents a new way of thinking on how to bring ideas to the market in a more effective and efficient way.
the final touch: User Experience design & Usability Research
For interactive interfaces to work best also for the users, it is crucial to step back and evaluate from the users perspective from time to time. This is what Lucia Terrenghi will address in her talk at push.conference, where she gives insights to her projects at Google. As User Experience Designer, she intensively applies user research as a tool in her work on digital services for emerging markets.
connect, learn and get inspired!
Bringing all this together, push.conference gives a unique exhaustive view on the interactive field. In the heart of Munich, you will not only get inspired by the great minds on stage, but just as important get in touch with professionals of connected fields, meet agencies looking for talents or maybe find your next team members yourself.
Early Bird ticketing has started days ago, with student tickets available at just half the regular fee. The ticket gets you access to 2 days, 10 great headliners plus 8 inspiring lightning talks, an interactive exhibition and snacks an drinks on both days.
date: October 25. & 26th
location: Alte Kongresshalle, Munich, Germany