If you’ve read Interaction 17: Bites from the Big Apple pt.1, you’ll know that some of the Clearleft team decamped to New York City in early February for Interaction 17. If you haven’t already read it, take a quick look, then read on for part 2…
The best bits
When we got back to Blighty, I asked the team for their Interaction 17 conference highlights. Jeremy aptly summed up the general consensus:
The talks that rated most highly amongst the team even included some familiar faces from UX Londons of days past. Here are our top picks.
Liza Kindred - Mindful Technology
Brendan Dawes - The beautiful inconvenience of things
Juliana Rotich - A Journey in Social Entrepreneurship
Jon Kolko - Sh*t Sh*w: Finding Focus in the Midst of Ambiguity
An honourable mention goes to the unlikely bedfellows of Thomas Wend and James Auger on Day One's curated session.
Kudos to Ramy Nassar, for pulling a great talk out of the bag - 'Why Designers and Data Scientists Should be BFFs' - whilst contending with some serious tech issues and zero slides at his disposal! No mean feat.
So thank you and congratulations, IxDA team, for pulling together a fun and thought-provoking conference. And as for your question ‘Does design matter now?’, our answer is ‘Heck Yeah!’