Mix '08: Touchy sessions


Are you one of the lucky designers or developers attending Mix ’08? Mix is more than a "web conference." It’s been a great place for people to talk about interactive design.

This is the first year that I won’t be attending Mix. That said, I couldn’t stay away from peeking at the sessions list. In addition to the keynote, which I hope I can view online later, these two sessions would make my session list.

Touch Me: Where Are Interfaces Going?
Thursday, March 6 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM, Delfino 4101

Speaker(s): Chris Bernard (MODERATOR), Doug Cook (Thirteen23), Dale Herigstad (Schematic), Daniel Makoski (Microsoft), Yoshihiro Saito (2nd Factory), Dave Wolf
Audience(s): Business, Creative, Technical
Session Type: Panel

The keyboard and mouse are aging input devices. For the future of computing and UX, where are interfaces going? Are these enough? Is touch-screen Surface/iPhone/iPod Touch just a gimmick? Where should Man Machine Interface (MMI) go?

Beneath the Surface: The Natural Experience Vision
Friday, March 7 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM, San Polo 3401

Speaker(s): Daniel Makoski (Microsoft)
Audience(s): Creative
Session Type: UX Track

Come hear how the Surface User Experience team is focusing on design and user experience as a key driver for creating more natural, intuitive and emotional products. Learn how Surface shifts the approach that has been used for more than thirty years of making users learn the language of computers and products to an entirely new approach where technology, computers, and products learn the language of people: touch, voice, and gesture.  

Which sessions are you looking forward to attending?