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Attending Interaction13

I’m heading to Toronto this coming week to attend Interaction13. It’s been a few years since I’ve attended any of the big conferences, turns out running a small user experience design business can make this difficult to accomplish. This is why attending Interaction13 is a landmark of sorts for me, a privilege.

There are quite a few events to be excited about, but I’ve listed out a few that I’m most interested in:


  • Building Emotional IQ with Laban Movement Analysis – Afternoon workshop with Erik Dahl & Scott Sullivan


  • Lean Startup In Design Consulting: Lessons Learned – 45-minute presentation by Johanna Kollmann & Martina Schell
  • Design Led Startups – Panel with Ben Fullerton, Todd Silverstein, Raphael Grignani & Josh Seiden
  • Social Prosthetics: Technology and the Human Form – Afternoon keynote by Kate Hartman


  • Tell Me a Story But Make It Interactive! What Interactive Game Narrative Can Teach Us About UX Process Design. – 45-minute presentation by Dr. Timothy Garrand
  • Data Depth and Ingenuity – Panel with Jer Thorp, Todd Silverstein, Andrew Crow & Ben Fullerton
  • Connecting: Emerging Themes for Interactions – Afternoon keynote by Albert Shum


  • How to Design Social Experiences – Morning keynote by Paul Adams
  • If UX Can Kill It Probably Will: Designing for the 70 MPH Interface – 45-minute presentation by Trip ODell
  • New Frontiers: the UX professional as business consultant – 45-minute presentation by Cindy Chastain


  • The Dream of the 90s is Alive – 45-minute presentation by Jason Brush
  • Measuring User Delight Using the Kano Methodology – 45-minute presentation by Jan Moorman

I’ll post a few updates throughout the week. Mostly, I’m looking forward to soaking up a ton of new information and meeting some new people.

After the conference I’m headed to Buffalo, NY to catch up with a few friends and eat copious amounts of food at Might Taco.