SXSW 2015

frog Speakers

Designing Your Future with the Connected Car 

Diny Huang, Michael Robertson,
Cobie Everdell, Remy Labeque
Friday, March 13, 2015
11-1:30 PM

JW Marriott
Room 310-311
110 E 2nd St

Vehicles continue to grow smarter and more connected. From cars that interact with our homes and cities to driverless cars that chauffeur us wherever we want to go, the next ten years will see a fundamental shift in the way we engage with our cars and the role they play in our lives.

Magazines and concept videos are beginning to show what this connected future might look like. But as drivers, passengers, and pedestrians, what does the connected car mean for the way we live? What role will the connected car have in the way that we do our work and care for our families? How will it change the great American road trip?

Join frog as we take a user-centered design approach to explore the future of the connected car. In a two-and-a-half-hour workshop, we will discuss the changing relationship we have with cars now, explore the technological changes we might see in the near future, and sketch out a range of concepts and future experiences that the connected car will enable. #SXSWcar

People around the world continue to use drones in fun and novel ways. Soon, drones will be part of our everyday lives and one of the biggest platforms for innovation. With this in mind, we can begin to imagine how drones will interact with us at a very intimate scale by exploring the concept of wearable drones – that is, drones that land and launch from our bodies. Unlike our stationary smart devices that only support us digitally, drones expand the limitations of the human body and support us by performing physical tasks on our behalf.

Join this presentation for a look at high-flying fashion drones that seamlessly integrate into our lives without getting in the way, create delight instead of fear, and take on personalities that feel more like your friend, coach, or personal assistant. #dronewear

Exploring the Future of Connected Objects

Jennifer Dunnam
Saturday, March 14, 2015
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

JW Marriott
Room 208
110 E 2nd St

This session is an exploration of the future of connected objects and the internet of things. Using different frameworks to understand human motivations, such as the Seven Deadly Sins and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, the panelists will explore what products and services might arise over the coming decades. The panel is comprised of designers, technologists and entrepreneurs all currently working in the field of Connected Objects, with backgrounds in product design, academia, marketing, corporate R&D and military technology. #connectobj

Technology has helped humanity improve our skills and extend our potential. As technology continues to evolve, so has a new path for human enhancement. We are now hacking our bodies. Google Glass and other forms of wearable technologies are just the first generation of consumer products that extend the self, while the development of systems like powered exoskeletons and bionic limbs and eyes are re-defining the future of medicine and human ability.

This talk will explore this future of wearable devices through the lens of User Experience design. As UX designers, how can we approach these new technologies that will require a wider cross-channel strategy for long-term interactions? Connecting the dots of a complex multi-touchpoint experience will require understanding of the new design paradigms of a wearable-first user experience. How can we use design to orchestrate this new level of integration between humans and technology in order to create the best experiences? #augmented

"BYOC" With A Pocket Full Of WebSockets

Robert Tuttle
Tuesday, March 17
3:30PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon H
110 E 2nd St

The mobile device you have in your pocket, bag, or hand right now has a web browser capable of using HTML5 WebSockets today, which can enable high-performance bi-directional communication for real-time multi-user experiences. Every modern smartphone and tablet can then be turned into an ad-hoc personal controller for rich interactivity with the local environment and other devices with nothing more than a local data connection and URL delivering cross-platform markup and code on the fly and an app store nowhere in sight. In this workshop the space will be transformed into a massive multi-player game room and immersive data visualization tool using only a pop-up private Wi-Fi network and your own mobile devices. Live and in-depth JavaScript code walkthroughs, functional demos, and best practices for using WebSockets in scenarios demanding high performance and scalability will be covered in parallel with the interactive fun for all where BYOD becomes BYOC. #byoc