We are all Leonardo now (live) (recorded)

· Design, Events, Information Architecture, Press, User Experience

Video of my keynote presentation at this year’s Italian Information Architecture Summit in Milan is available on the event’s website (Video | Summit Italiano di Architettura dell’Informazione).

As it’s hosted on Vimeo, I’ll also embed it right here:

(V° Summit Architettura dell’Informazione – 1 from Italian IA Summit on Vimeo.)

I previously posted the slides from this talk under the heading My keynote from the Italian IA Summit.

‘Playful Design’ at UX Lisbon

· Design, Games, Information Architecture, Social Design, User Experience

Here are my slides from UX Lx. In the coming weeks, the video broadcast will be made available (for a small fee) at the UX Lisbon site, and sometime next year they will be shared freely in the ramp up to UX LX 2012.

Start using UX as a weapon (at the Web 2.0 Expo in SF)

· Design, Events, User Experience

Erin and I delivered our first-ever Web 2 Expo keynote (I called us “The Sonny and Cher of UX”) in San Francisco toward the end of last month:

Here are the slides we showed to accompany our banter:

To boldly write

· Social Design, User Experience

I first met Jurgen Fauth in rec.music.gdead on Usenet and found in him a fellow literary adventurer, who eventually contributed to Enterzone, and with whom I’ve kept in touch over the years. We may even have attended a Phish concert together at some point.

More recently, Jurgen has been building an amazing story sharing site called Fictionaut. To me, Fictionaut represents what Enterzone sort of dreamed of being: a community-driven rethinking of literary and creative publishing. (We also delved into interactive and programmatic art and other things too, but at least on the fiction tip, this is exactly what we were hoping would come about some day). So, I was greatly flattered and honored when Jurgen asked me to join the board of advisors for Fictionaut. We’ve had some good conversations about the social aspects of the site and how to evolve the interface and the experience to take the whole thing to the next level.

Along the way, I kept meaning to post a story to Fictionaut, if only to play with the UI and give Jurgen better feedback, but also of course to participate in the community and even tentatively begin re-exploring my quasi-dormant fiction-writer persona. I haven’t been cranking out a lot of stories lately. I blame work! but I did extract an excerpt from a semi-finished memoir a couple of years back to read at Wilmot’s in Alameda and I felt that people enjoyed the story, so today I finally got around to posting the story, and I’ll include a link to it in the following post on this blog.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in reading or writing short stories (and poems and other literary forms), you really should check out Fictionaut.

Lisbon, here we come!

· Design, Events, Patterns, Social Design, User Experience

The organizers of User Experience Lisbon have kindly invited me to come to Portugal next May (11-13), to teach a Designing Social Interfaces workshop.

It looks like I’ll be in good company (this are just the folks they’ve announced so far):