Archive for Speaking Summaries

Jody at IDSA: the full talk

On August 16, 2012, Kicker’s Jody Medich presented a talk at the IDSA 2012 International Conference in Boston, MA. Jody’s talk “Design for Physical Thinking” was part of the design education series and it was based on the idea that people are physical beings and…

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Massimo Banzi presents Arduino at Kicker

On Monday May 21, about 40 people cozied up in our studio to hear Massimo Banzi, co-creator of Arduino talk about how Arduino came to be and how it continues to impact the relationship between design and technology. Fresh from a weekend at Makers Faire,…

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Videos from Device Design Day 2011

Kicker Studio marked our 3rd Anniversary on August 8, 2011. To celebrate, we hosted the Second Annual Device Design Day at the San Francisco Art Institute, Jody’s alma matter. It was a great success thanks to inspiring speakers and involved attendees. Couldn’t make it? Don’t…

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Great talks from Device Design Day!

Kicker Studio marked our 3rd Anniversary on August 8, 2011. To celebrate, we hosted the Second Annual Device Design Day at the San Francisco Art Institute, Jody’s alma matter. It was a great success thanks to inspiring speakers and involved attendees. In order to continue…

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Designing for (and with) New Technology

Many of the projects we do at Kicker involve new technologies, so I thought I’d put some thoughts down about how to do that and how to think about those kinds of projects.

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What User-Centered Design is Good For

I was on a panel at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2010 meeting entitled Blasphemy or Pragmatics? When NOT to Follow User-Centered Design Techniques. I took the position that UCD is one of five approaches that designers can use to design products. Here are my slides.

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How to Lie with Design Strategy

I gave a presentation at Adaptive Path’s 2010 MX Conference, which was kind of a mini-sequel to my How to Lie with Design Research talk I gave a few years ago.

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Tap is the New Click

After giving this talk over a dozen times over the last two years, I’ve decided to retire Tap is the New Click. Here are the slides.

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Designing from the Inside-Out: Behavior as the Engine of Product Design

A talk Dan gave at UX London 2009.

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Video: Attention, Awareness, and Interaction Design 2009

Here’s a video of a talk Dan gave at Interaction09 in February 2009 in Vancouver. It’s mostly for interaction designers, but there’s some good quotes in here for these tough times, too.

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