Autodesk Cage Match

Autodesk Cage Match

This was the first Cage Match Autodesk hosted (in Las Vegas at their annual conference) in 2011. It was an evolution for the “Design Fight Club” bouts they hosted at their IDEAS Summits. It was a hoot. I squared-off against Adam Richardson, debating whether incremental or radical innovation was...
TED6 presentation

TED6 presentation

This presentation was given at the TED6 conference in Monterey. It didn’t go over very well… I got some absolutely, uncalled for, violent attacks and some really enthusiastic, congratulations. It wasn’t hard to figure out who was threatened and who was excited. The metaphor of a strip-tease was just too much for most people to handle. It’s unfortunate because it’s a great analogy. Understanding and information function in layers all around us and to get to meaning (to understand), we must learn to peel away the data and the lower levels at each turn. You can’t ever get to the point of generating Wisdom without being ready to deal without yourself on an intimate level (hence the near nudity). Oh, well. Perhaps, the virus has stuck anyway. I have already had some great conversations as a result of the presentation, and it should, at least, be memorable. Here are the notes without many visuals (not quite a transcript). You can be your own judge. Introduction Warning: I am here to infect you. Questions at end or in group Q&A session. There is a lot to say, so I’m going to speak fast. Pay attention, take notes if you have to, and let’s go. Data Clothes: White clean-room suit with Information Laboratories logo or Information Hazard logo on back. Issues: Data is not information.We have been living in the Data Age and the Information Age is only now beginning.In order to progress we must recognize the difference and how to employ the proper techniques to change things. Otherwise, we will stagnate at this level. Factoids are worthless (and CNN is...
Bridging the Innovation Culture Divide

Bridging the Innovation Culture Divide

My presentation at the Enterprise UX conference has finally been posted. This was an exceptional conference that focused on more than the standard UX topics. The video from my presentation, my slides, a sketch of my presentation, and the panel discussion have all been...
The Future of UX

The Future of UX

This is a panel conversation from the UX Futures Conference in October, 2014 between me, Steve Krug, and Abbe Covert.