Author Archives: MJ Broadbent

An amazing 235 entries were received in answer to “Why should Microsoft send YOU to Interaction11?” between Tuesday evening and noontime today, Friday. (Microsoft was giving away three complimentary registration passes.) Entries were reviewed solely on content. “We were very … Continue reading

Welcome 2011! February 9-12 is just around the corner now. Many of you have already made your travel and lodging arrangements; if you’re one of those last-minute people, check out our Boulderama section for full details. Once you’re in Boulder … Continue reading

Interaction11 is pleased to announce a media partner alliance with Webgrrls International, whose purpose is to help women succeed in an increasingly technical workplace and world through networking, exchanging job and business leads, and teaching new skills. Like IxDA, Webgrrls … Continue reading

Back by popular demand, we’ve integrated Crowdvine into the Interaction11 website so you can connect with fellow attendees — all 600+ of them — and generate some conference buzz of your own. Now you can get a head start on … Continue reading

Interaction11 media partner Johnny Holland posted an interview today with Ushahidi founder Erik Hersman, one of our conference keynote speakers. JH talked with Erik about his hopes and dreams for crowdsourcing, and the role interaction designers can play in fulfilling … Continue reading

We recently learned that the Interaction11 kickoff video — created and donated by the dynamic duo at Cruz Dann Productions (plus a dedicated group of on- and off-screen volunteers) — has been recognized by the International Academy of Visual Arts with … Continue reading

We are pleased and honored to announce interaction design pioneer Bill Verplank as our final invited keynote speaker. If you’re a new to the field, Bill is a human-factors engineer with an extraordinary career in design, research, and education. He’s … Continue reading

We’re thrilled to announce our fifth keynote, Erik Hersman. Erik is the co-founder of Ushahidi (which means “testimony” in Swahili), a web application created to map the reported incidents of violence happening during the post-election crisis in Kenya. Currently, he … Continue reading

We are seeing an astounding and prolific influx of community submissions — particularly as the deadline approaches. (Excellent work, all you wicked procrastinators.) That said, it came to our attention this evening that there is some confusion about the actual … Continue reading

At last, we can start spilling the beans! We are very pleased to announce the first two of seven invited keynote speakers: Brenda Laurel and Jason Bruges. Brenda is a designer, researcher and writer whose 25-year career has focused on … Continue reading