Explore the future of digital experiences without traditional user interfaces and how ordinary objects can be brought to life through technology. In this interactive tour and discussion session at argodesign, you’ll experience early prototypes of light-based user interactions and other physical computing demonstrations, learn how to Think by Making, get to know your MetaMe (the new digital/physical you!), and participate in discussions on design for cognitive systems/AI, data visualization, and technology as an artistic medium.
We’ll provide snacks, adult beverages, and a glimpse of the future of technology. You’ll provide curiosity and an eagerness to test drive the tools for a new era of computing.
About the event:
- 6:00 Doors open
- 6:00- 6:30 Installation Exploration (Wire One, Interactive Light activations, Social Lamps)
- 6:30 - 7:00 Studio Tour & Refreshments
- 7:00- 8:00 Panel
- 8:00 - 8:30 Q&A
About your panelists:
Mark Rolston: Mark is the founder and chief creative of argodesign and the former long-time chief creative officer at frog, where he co-founded the software design group and guided the transformation of the company into a modern strategic design organization and one of the largest and most respected design organizations in the world. Since then, he has continued to produce groundbreaking work for the world’s largest brands, including Disney, Ford, GE, HP, Microsoft and AT&T.
Jared Ficklin: Jared is the chief creative technologist at argo, as well as the creator of Wire One and one of the stars of PBS reality series Texas Ranch House. His philosophy is "Think by Making, Deliver by Demo" and employs user experience simulation as a method for quickly bringing products to life and as a method for finding new experiences when applying innovative technologies.
Matthew Santone: Senior designer Matthew Santone earned the nickname “the wizard” at advertising agency Resource Interactive where he received notoriety as the innovator of “Off the Wall,” the first end-to-end eCommerce experience in the Facebook stream. He is currently focused on design for cognitive systems at argo.
Lisa Woods: Lisa is the organizer of the Austin Interactive Meetup and co-founder of dadageek, a school for expressive technology. Through these activities, she fosters creative applications of new technologies at the boundary of art, design, experience and information.
A designer, researcher, and strategist at argo, Lisa has spoken at SXSW Interactive, Maker Faire Austin, Writers’ League of Texas, and Girls Who Code and has been published in HOW Design, CityLab, FastCo Design, and Makezine.
About Argo: “We are designers and inventors. We love design – for the software and the machines, for the simple joy of the craft, and ultimately for the experiences we create – and we put it to work for our clients. Modern design has outgrown its original remit. Today, designers are modern-day inventors, uncovering unmet needs, conceiving of new products, giving form and function to new concepts through a wide range of craft and science.”