ICSID/IDSA CONNECTING '07 kicked off this evening with a really excellent party (booze, sushi, dim sum, and several whole pigs) that took the sting out of a rather disappointing and self-congratulatory opening presentation. Sorely lacking in content and humor, it was bizarre to see an honor awarded to a designer (Teague) who has been dead for 35 years and then to see Bill Moggridge walk us through how to use the information design widgets in the conference materials. Umm, walk-up-and-use anyone? Oh, maybe he's seen the conference website. Anyway, lots of excitement for tomorrow as we get into the actual event itself!
Steve Portigal is the founder of Portigal Consulting. In the past 15 years Steve has interviewed families eating breakfast, rock musicians, credit-default swap traders, and radiologists. His work has informed the development of music gear, wine packaging, medical information systems, corporate intranets, videoconferencing systems, and iPod accessories. Steve is an accomplished presenter who speaks about culture, innovation, and design at companies like eBay, Adobe, Nokia, Hewlett-Packard, and Dolby Laboratories. He has a graduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Guelph and is an avid photographer who has a Museum of Foreign Groceries in his home.
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