IxDA Panel-Oke

Yesterday IxDA held an experimental evening of panel-oke, a form of participatory panel that takes a fresh look at the traditional panel structure of questioner, panel, and audience.

Unlike traditional discussion panels, panel-oke audience members become part of the panel itself as soon as they ask a question. The person who is asking the question can specify either the type of designers they want to answer the question, the specific domain knowledge the question requires, or specific people they want to answer the question. Once a question and the type of panel participants required have been defined, a panel forms to answer that particular question. The panel dissolves after the question has been debated/answered, and the whole process repeats again.

Using this format, the distinction between audience and participants fades away and the panel process becomes an engaging participatory event. Panel-ok combines the structure of a discussion panel with the flexibility and openness of karaoke.

Ian Swinson (@iswinson) is a design director, cyclist, pattern librarian, and typophile. Currently Senior Manager of Platform and Analytics User Experience at Salesforce.com, Ian has been designing user interfaces and experiences for over 10 years. He is also the inventor of Postcard Patterns, an agile UI pattern creation process that makes pattern libraries more manageable and readable (http://www.slideshare.net/iswinson/ixda09-postcard-patterns).

Andrea Mignolo (@pnts) is a interaction, interface, and visual designer with an interest in urban spaces and telepresence. She is a local leader for the New York chapter of the Interaction Design Association, Creative Director at Nabewise.com, and Senior Designer at Eastmedia.

Thank you Pivotal Labs!
Go TechStars

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Designing Meaningful Experiences

David Kozatch, founder of D.I.G spoke, at IxDA about Designing Meaningful Experiences.

How we can make experiences emotional.
Information overload, how we can make information useful.
Adaptive UIs
Helpful – non-intrusive
-Simple and Clear
3 Levels of Experience
Don Norman Talk on Design of the Future Things
Front Stage Back Stage – Service Design
Don Norman’s Ted Talk on  Design and Emotion
Denis Dutton’s Ted Talk on Beauty on A Darwinian theory of beauty

Svcs/Software Mentioned or Used:
Jing, Blekko – new search engine,

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official event info:
David Kozatch founded D.I.G. in 1989, after almost ten years serving in the trenches at major packaged goods companies and advertising agencies in New York. David has conducted literally thousands of focus groups and in-depth interviews in the areas of financial services, software, hardware, Web/interactive services and telecommunications. With a deep understanding of business decision makers and end users, he has consistently worked to translate client objectives into actionable solutions. For more information about D.I.G, please visit Digsmarter.com.

slides from David’s slidsahre: http://www.slideshare.net/dkozatch/designing-for-meaningfulexperiencesixda-slideshare

J.P. Morgan is a leader in financial services, offering solutions to clients in more than 100 countries with one of the most comprehensive global product platforms available. We have been helping our clients to do business and manage their wealth for more than 200 years. Our business has been built upon our core principle of putting our clients’ interests first. To learn more about JP Morgan, visit the website.