Magical UX and the Internet of Things — Monday, March 23rd at Mobile Portland

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Jason Grigsby

Mar 9, 2015, 12:49:09 PM3/9/15
# Magical UX and the Internet of Things

## Final Mobile Portland Meeting! — Mar 23rd, 6pm


Coming all the way from New York City to help us celebrate 8 years of
Mobile Portland is designer and author Josh Clark!


The web is touching everyday objects now, and designing for the
internet of things means blessing everyday objects, places, even
people with extraordinary abilities—requiring designers, too, to break
with the ordinary. Designing for this new medium is less a challenge
of technology than imagination.

Sharing a rich trove of examples, designer and author Josh Clark
explores the new experiences that are possible when ANYTHING can be an

The digital manipulation of physical objects (and vice versa)
effectively turns all of us into wizards. Sling content between
devices, bring objects to life from a distance, weave "spells" by
combining speech and gesture.

But magic doesn't have to be otherworldly; the UX of connected devices
should build on the natural physical interactions we have everyday
with the world around us.

This new UX must bend technology to the way we live our lives, not the
reverse. Explore the values and design principles that amplify our
humanity, not just our superpowers.

## About Josh

Josh Clark is a designer specializing in multi-device design,
strategy, and user experience. He's author of four books, including
"Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps" (O'Reilly, 2010) and the
forthcoming "Designing for Touch" (A Book Apart, 2015). Josh's agency
Global Moxie offers design services, strategic consulting, and
training to help creative organizations build exceptional interfaces
for apps, websites and connected devices. His clients include AOL,
Time Inc, eBay, O'Reilly Media, and many others.

Before the internet swallowed him up, Josh was a producer of national
PBS programs at Boston's WGBH. He shared his three words of Russian
with Mikhail Gorbachev, strolled the ranch with Nancy Reagan,
hobnobbed with Rockefellers, and wrote trivia questions for a
primetime game show. In 1996, he created the uberpopular "Couch-to-5K"
(C25K) running program, which has helped millions of skeptical
would-be exercisers take up jogging. (His motto is the same for
fitness as it is for software user experience: no pain, no pain.)

## Magical UX and the Internet of Things

Monday, March 23rd, 6 PM
Urban Airship
1417 NW Everett St.
Portland, OR 97209
Please RSVP

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