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SXSW Interactive 2015 Program Guide

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JW Marriott, 3 rd Floor: 110 East 2 nd Street Rooms: Salon F, Salon G, Salon H, Room 301–302, Room 303–304, Room 306, Room 307, Room 310–311 Workshops offer in-depth, hands-on education on a variety of subjects taught by some of the most innovative, inspiring and creative leaders in their industry. Unlike the 60-minute timeframe of most other sessions at SXSW Interactive, Workshops range in duration from two-and-a-half, four, to eight hours in length. In addition to the key takeaways gained from attending these Workshops, each participant will walk away with a unique SXSW Interactive Certificate of Completion. Advance sign up required to attend via each Workshop's online schedule page. Please visit each Workshop's online listing ( for a list of prerequisites and what materials to bring in order to come prepared. Theme Features Designing Your Future With the Connected Car Cobie Everdell, Diny Huang Friday, March 13 // 11:00am–1:30pm // Room 310-311 What does the connected car mean for the way we live? What role will it have in the way we do work and care for our families? Attend this Workshop to take a user-centered design approach to explore the future of the connected car. They will discuss our changing relationship with cars, explore future technological changes, and sketch out a range of future experiences that the connected car will enable. Information Architecture Essentials Andrew Hinton, Dan Klyn Saturday, March 14 // 9:30am–6:00pm // Room 307 Learn to do Information Architecture better in a workshop that surveys what IA is, what it's becoming, and the role it plays in experience design. Through presentation and participation, they'll cover tools, techniques, and ideas that bring clarity to complexity. Rehearsing a Crisis Breaking on Social Media Ashley Cooksley, Kate Hartley Sunday, March 15 // 3:30–6:00pm // Room 307 Using an interactive social media simulator, attendees will experience the closest thing to managing a live crisis unfolding over social media. A team behind the scenes simulates the public response, making this a very realistic experience. There will be a group discussion after the event on the most effective ways to manage a crisis on social media, including feedback from the session. Creativity on Demand: Ideas When You Need Them Anne Manning, Belle Frank Monday, March 16 // 3:30–6:00pm // Room 301-302 Don't you hate leaving a meeting when you needed a creative solution and you're not confident you got one? In this participatory Workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of creative thinking and walk away with three tools, which you can use immediately to help you solve the challenges that are thrown at you daily. Shredding Wires With Rapid UX Prototyping Kyle Outlaw Tuesday, March 17 // 3:30–6:00pm // Room 307 In this two-and-a-half hour long Workshop attendees will learn about the current state of UX along with the limitations of common delivera- bles such as wireframes in conveying product vision. A point of view on prototyping and why it is the most critical tool now in user experience design will be presented. 301-302 303-304 310-311 305 306 307 308 309 Salon A Salon B Salon D Salon E Salon C Salon H Salon G Salon F East 2 nd Street Brazos Street North Congress Avenue 3rd Floor WORKSHOPS FESTIVAL SESSIONS SXSW 2015 Interactive Festival 225 Ashley Cooksley Dan Klyn Diny Huang Andrew Hinton

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