EVENT REMINDER: NYC IxDA - The 7-Minute IxD Soapbox (a.k.a. Pecha Kucha) - Tue, 11/13

8 Nov 2007 - 7:05am
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MJ Broadbent
2010

REMINDER to RSVP
~ ONLY TWO PRESENTER SPOTS LEFT! ~

IxDA New York is pleased to invite you to:

The 7-Minute IxD Soapbox (a.k.a. Pecha Kucha)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30pm
Location provided on RSVP - send mail to nyc-rsvp (at) ixda (dot) org.

At this fast-paced event, we're giving seven people a chance to share
their ideas — for just seven minutes each. The only rule is that topic
must relate to interaction design. Of course, if you simply prefer to
take it all in, you're welcome to participate as an audience member.

TOPICS
Anything goes, as long as it's related to interaction design or user
experience. Present some of your work; talk about a design problem
you're facing; rant about a device you don't like; effuse about your
favorite product; share some results from a usability test; question
the value of market research in product development; relate an
experience with redesigning a product. If you don't want to soapbox
alone pair up with a friend or colleague. Heck, you could even do a
parody of your favorite IxD guru, if you're so inclined! If it's
something you're interested in, chances are very high we're interested
too.

GOAL
To connect people in our diverse and powerful community who are
interested in having their interaction design neurons stimulated. This
event will be an extraordinary grab-bag of local voices. Practice your
speaking and presenting skills! Spark some debate! Make new friends
and enemies! Gain new insights!

FORMAT
Speakers may use presentation slides, show off short multimedia,
demonstrate something online, or just shoot from the hip. Just make
sure it's 7 minutes and no longer. After the seven soaps, we'll hold
Q&A and/or discussion. Caveat: Nomenclature debates about our roles
and what we call ourselves as practitioners (IA, UX, IxD, HCI, CHI,
UCD, etc.) will be reserved for anyone wishing to go to the nearest
pub *after* the event.

RSVP
If you'd like to present or attend, please send email nyc-rsvp (at)
ixda (dot) org.

Only 7 slots are available for the soapbox; they will be allocated on
a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP today!

Like the idea, want to present, and trolling for inspiration? Check
out these links:

* http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/discuss-interactiondesigners.com/
2007-July/018114.html
* http://www.pecha-kucha.org

Comments

11 Nov 2007 - 1:11pm
Chauncey Wilson
2007

I looked up information about the Pecha Kucha at the Klein Dytham
Architecture site and they use the phrase "patented system" in their
description. Does "patented" refer an actual USA or international
intellectual property patent?

"The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this
fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds
each - giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter
is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and
gives more people the chance to show."

This is simply a variation on other short talk techniques where there
are timing and presentaiton constraints so I have trouble
understanding how it could be patented (and if so, then others would
have to obtain a license to use the technique). I assume that there is
some literary license here, but "patented" does have a strong legal
meaning.

Chauncey

On Nov 8, 2007 7:05 AM, MJ Broadbent <mj at mjbroadbent.com> wrote:
> REMINDER to RSVP
> ~ ONLY TWO PRESENTER SPOTS LEFT! ~
>
> IxDA New York is pleased to invite you to:
>
> The 7-Minute IxD Soapbox (a.k.a. Pecha Kucha)
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30pm
> Location provided on RSVP - send mail to nyc-rsvp (at) ixda (dot) org.
>
> At this fast-paced event, we're giving seven people a chance to share
> their ideas — for just seven minutes each. The only rule is that topic
> must relate to interaction design. Of course, if you simply prefer to
> take it all in, you're welcome to participate as an audience member.
>
> TOPICS
> Anything goes, as long as it's related to interaction design or user
> experience. Present some of your work; talk about a design problem
> you're facing; rant about a device you don't like; effuse about your
> favorite product; share some results from a usability test; question
> the value of market research in product development; relate an
> experience with redesigning a product. If you don't want to soapbox
> alone pair up with a friend or colleague. Heck, you could even do a
> parody of your favorite IxD guru, if you're so inclined! If it's
> something you're interested in, chances are very high we're interested
> too.
>
> GOAL
> To connect people in our diverse and powerful community who are
> interested in having their interaction design neurons stimulated. This
> event will be an extraordinary grab-bag of local voices. Practice your
> speaking and presenting skills! Spark some debate! Make new friends
> and enemies! Gain new insights!
>
> FORMAT
> Speakers may use presentation slides, show off short multimedia,
> demonstrate something online, or just shoot from the hip. Just make
> sure it's 7 minutes and no longer. After the seven soaps, we'll hold
> Q&A and/or discussion. Caveat: Nomenclature debates about our roles
> and what we call ourselves as practitioners (IA, UX, IxD, HCI, CHI,
> UCD, etc.) will be reserved for anyone wishing to go to the nearest
> pub *after* the event.
>
> RSVP
> If you'd like to present or attend, please send email nyc-rsvp (at)
> ixda (dot) org.
>
> Only 7 slots are available for the soapbox; they will be allocated on
> a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP today!
>
> Like the idea, want to present, and trolling for inspiration? Check
> out these links:
>
> * http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/discuss-interactiondesigners.com/
> 2007-July/018114.html
> * http://www.pecha-kucha.org
> ________________________________________________________________
> *Come to IxDA Interaction08 | Savannah*
> February 8-10, 2008 in Savannah, GA, USA
> Register today: http://interaction08.ixda.org/
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
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>

11 Nov 2007 - 1:16pm
SemanticWill
2007

I think its marketing bs - it would be extream hubris or stupidity to
think you could
Patent a meeting format.

will evans
user experience architect
wkevans4 at gmail.com
617.281.1281

On Nov 11, 2007, at 1:11 PM, "Chauncey Wilson" <chauncey.wilson at gmail.com
> wrote:

> I looked up information about the Pecha Kucha at the Klein Dytham
> Architecture site and they use the phrase "patented system" in their
> description. Does "patented" refer an actual USA or international
> intellectual property patent?
>
> "The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this
> fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds
> each - giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter
> is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and
> gives more people the chance to show."
>
> This is simply a variation on other short talk techniques where there
> are timing and presentaiton constraints so I have trouble
> understanding how it could be patented (and if so, then others would
> have to obtain a license to use the technique). I assume that there is
> some literary license here, but "patented" does have a strong legal
> meaning.
>
> Chauncey
>
>
>
>
>
> On Nov 8, 2007 7:05 AM, MJ Broadbent <mj at mjbroadbent.com> wrote:
>> REMINDER to RSVP
>> ~ ONLY TWO PRESENTER SPOTS LEFT! ~
>>
>> IxDA New York is pleased to invite you to:
>>
>> The 7-Minute IxD Soapbox (a.k.a. Pecha Kucha)
>> ---
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30pm
>> Location provided on RSVP - send mail to nyc-rsvp (at) ixda (dot)
>> org.
>>
>> At this fast-paced event, we're giving seven people a chance to share
>> their ideas — for just seven minutes each. The only rule is that t
>> opic
>> must relate to interaction design. Of course, if you simply prefer to
>> take it all in, you're welcome to participate as an audience member.
>>
>> TOPICS
>> Anything goes, as long as it's related to interaction design or user
>> experience. Present some of your work; talk about a design problem
>> you're facing; rant about a device you don't like; effuse about your
>> favorite product; share some results from a usability test; question
>> the value of market research in product development; relate an
>> experience with redesigning a product. If you don't want to soapbox
>> alone pair up with a friend or colleague. Heck, you could even do a
>> parody of your favorite IxD guru, if you're so inclined! If it's
>> something you're interested in, chances are very high we're
>> interested
>> too.
>>
>> GOAL
>> To connect people in our diverse and powerful community who are
>> interested in having their interaction design neurons stimulated.
>> This
>> event will be an extraordinary grab-bag of local voices. Practice
>> your
>> speaking and presenting skills! Spark some debate! Make new friends
>> and enemies! Gain new insights!
>>
>> FORMAT
>> Speakers may use presentation slides, show off short multimedia,
>> demonstrate something online, or just shoot from the hip. Just make
>> sure it's 7 minutes and no longer. After the seven soaps, we'll hold
>> Q&A and/or discussion. Caveat: Nomenclature debates about our roles
>> and what we call ourselves as practitioners (IA, UX, IxD, HCI, CHI,
>> UCD, etc.) will be reserved for anyone wishing to go to the nearest
>> pub *after* the event.
>>
>> RSVP
>> If you'd like to present or attend, please send email nyc-rsvp (at)
>> ixda (dot) org.
>>
>> Only 7 slots are available for the soapbox; they will be allocated on
>> a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP today!
>>
>> Like the idea, want to present, and trolling for inspiration? Check
>> out these links:
>>
>> * http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/discuss-interactiondesigners.com/
>> 2007-July/018114.html
>> * http://www.pecha-kucha.org
>> ________________________________________________________________
>> *Come to IxDA Interaction08 | Savannah*
>> February 8-10, 2008 in Savannah, GA, USA
>> Register today: http://interaction08.ixda.org/
>>
>> ________________________________________________________________
>> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
>> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
>> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
>> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
>> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>>
> ________________________________________________________________
> *Come to IxDA Interaction08 | Savannah*
> February 8-10, 2008 in Savannah, GA, USA
> Register today: http://interaction08.ixda.org/
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
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11 Nov 2007 - 1:53pm
Katie Albers
2005

Searching the Patent records, I found nothing referencing either
"Pecha Kucha" nor "Klein Dytham" in any field. (Note: the patent
might not use those terms and might be held in a different name, but
it's extremely unlikely that the words wouldn't appear At All.)
However, "Pecha Kucha Night" *is* a Registered Trademark....a
completely different kettle of fish. Basically, it means you can do
it that way, you can even call it Pecha Kucha, but you can't call it
a Pecha Kucha *Night* without permission from the trademark holders.

Note: I am not a lawyer, but this is how it was explained to me by one.

Katie

--

----------------
Katie Albers
katie at firstthought.com

11 Nov 2007 - 1:56pm
SemanticWill
2007

I thought it sounded like marketing bs - thanks for searching

will evans
user experience architect
wkevans4 at gmail.com
617.281.1281

On Nov 11, 2007, at 1:53 PM, Katie Albers <katie at firstthought.com>
wrote:

> Searching the Patent records, I found nothing referencing either
> "Pecha Kucha" nor "Klein Dytham" in any field. (Note: the patent
> might not use those terms and might be held in a different name, but
> it's extremely unlikely that the words wouldn't appear At All.)
> However, "Pecha Kucha Night" *is* a Registered Trademark....a
> completely different kettle of fish. Basically, it means you can do
> it that way, you can even call it Pecha Kucha, but you can't call it
> a Pecha Kucha *Night* without permission from the trademark holders.
>
> Note: I am not a lawyer, but this is how it was explained to me by
> one.
>
> Katie
>
>
> --
>
> ----------------
> Katie Albers
> katie at firstthought.com

11 Nov 2007 - 2:41pm
MJ Broadbent
2010

Thanks William. That is my understanding as well. On behalf of the
IxDA, I used "a.k.a. Pecha Kucha" in our event title simply to tie in
with their concept of a multiple-presenter, rapid-presentation type
of event.

Regards,
MJ

On Nov 11, 2007, at 1:56 PM, William Evans wrote:

>> However, "Pecha Kucha Night" *is* a Registered Trademark....a
>> completely different kettle of fish. Basically, it means you can
>> do it that way, you can even call it Pecha Kucha, but you can't
>> call it a Pecha Kucha *Night* without permission from the
>> trademark holders.

11 Nov 2007 - 6:39pm
MJ Broadbent
2010

Katie,

Please accept my apology for incorrectly attributing your findings to
William. In my hurry, I didn't respond to the correct post nor trim
the thread properly.

All of us at NYC IxDA look forward to a rewarding, patent- and
copyright-infringement-free event this coming Tuesday evening thanks
to this conversation.

With all due respect,
MJ

On Nov 11, 2007, at 1:53 PM, Katie Albers wrote:

> Searching the Patent records, I found nothing referencing either
> "Pecha Kucha" nor "Klein Dytham" in any field. (Note: the patent
> might not use those terms and might be held in a different name,
> but it's extremely unlikely that the words wouldn't appear At All.)
> However, "Pecha Kucha Night" *is* a Registered Trademark....a
> completely different kettle of fish. Basically, it means you can do
> it that way, you can even call it Pecha Kucha, but you can't call
> it a Pecha Kucha *Night* without permission from the trademark
> holders.
>
> Note: I am not a lawyer, but this is how it was explained to me by
> one.
>
> Katie

14 Nov 2007 - 12:43am
See-ming Lee5
2007

Photographs of the event has been posted onto my Flickr account:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/sets/72157603161687687/

1. I apologize that many photographs need to be processed as black
and white due to the lack of color-coordination from participants.

2. The set is generated daily as according to Flickr's
interestingness algorithm.

3. I have not started tagging people's names yet. Please email me at
either

seeming [at] seeminglee.com
slee [at] iconnicholson.com

if you wish that your name / company (be / not be) tagged to these
photographs.

4. It appears to me that pointy shoes, both men women, are really
fashionable as according to this event.

Cheers,
See-ming

--
See-ming Lee %u674E%u601D%u660E SML
Design Technology Marketing Strategy
seeming at seeminglee.com
http://www.seeminglee.com/
http://blog.seeminglee.com/
http://wiki.seeminglee.com/
1 646 373 9008 cell

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14 Nov 2007 - 9:20am
Dave Malouf
2005

See-ming these pictures are awesome! thanx for posting them so
quickly.

I created a group on Flickr for IxDA ... the URL is at
http://www.flickr.com/groups/531789@N25/

Everyone taking pictures related to IxDA should feel free to add
pictures to this group.

-- dave

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14 Nov 2007 - 11:33am
Becubed
2004

> 4. It appears to me that pointy shoes, both men women, are really
> fashionable as according to this event.

It seems that a few specific hand gestures are fashionable, as well...
<reaches out for an invisible ball> ;-)

How was the event, BTW? Did people enjoy it? I'm especially curious because
the Waterloo F2F held a similar event last spring and I suspect we could
learn from each other's experience. For instance, we had a few suggestions
that 10 minutes would be better, but I'm not sure about that: we chose 7
minutes because it's enough time to cover almost any idea, but crazy-short
enough that speakers wouldn't be tempted to cover too much ground.

Would love to hear from folks who attended the NYC event.

--
Robert Barlow-Busch
Director of User Experience
Terapath Inc.
bbb at terapath.net

14 Nov 2007 - 3:22pm
Prachi Sakhardande
2007

This was the first IXDA-NY event I've attended and I'm glad I did! The
turnout was great and the enthusiasm of the speakers and organisers,
infectious! Kudos to the organisers for putting together a great event
- thanks to you guys, I have a few ideas that I am taking back home to
the 'still nascent' IXDA Mumbai Group.

That said:
1. Isnt pecha-kucha limited to 20-seconds per slide? That would have
kept the presenters on their toes, and made sure we got through the
slide show...
2. Is there a follow-up to the 7-min presentations? Like Joe and Leah
for example, had a whole load of interesting stuff, and after the
7-mins sneak preview, can we get access to the full presentations?
3. Probably, i missed it in the start, but it would've been great to
have a quick round of introductions, just to break the ice, i guess...

These are just extremely minor comments, i guess its just our second
nature to question and improve:) However, the event was great, and I
was hoping there would be a couple more before I leave back for
India...Thanks again for having me over!

On Nov 14, 2007 11:33 AM, Robert Barlow-Busch <bbb at terapath.net> wrote:
> > 4. It appears to me that pointy shoes, both men women, are really
> > fashionable as according to this event.
>
> It seems that a few specific hand gestures are fashionable, as well...
> <reaches out for an invisible ball> ;-)
>
> How was the event, BTW? Did people enjoy it? I'm especially curious because
> the Waterloo F2F held a similar event last spring and I suspect we could
> learn from each other's experience. For instance, we had a few suggestions
> that 10 minutes would be better, but I'm not sure about that: we chose 7
> minutes because it's enough time to cover almost any idea, but crazy-short
> enough that speakers wouldn't be tempted to cover too much ground.
>
> Would love to hear from folks who attended the NYC event.
>
> --
> Robert Barlow-Busch
> Director of User Experience
> Terapath Inc.
> bbb at terapath.net
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> *Come to IxDA Interaction08 | Savannah*
> February 8-10, 2008 in Savannah, GA, USA
> Register today: http://interaction08.ixda.org/
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
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>

--
Regards
Prachi Sakhardande
Information Architect
MphasiS, an EDS Company
Mumbai, India

14 Nov 2007 - 6:18pm
Patrick G
2006

We were working on an IxDA version of the "Rumsfeld Fighting Technique":

http://www.poe-news.com/features.php?feat=31845

On Nov 14, 2007, at 11:33 AM, Robert Barlow-Busch wrote:

>> 4. It appears to me that pointy shoes, both men women, are really
>> fashionable as according to this event.
>
> It seems that a few specific hand gestures are fashionable, as well...
> <reaches out for an invisible ball> ;-)
>
> How was the event, BTW? Did people enjoy it? I'm especially curious
> because
> the Waterloo F2F held a similar event last spring and I suspect we
> could
> learn from each other's experience. For instance, we had a few
> suggestions
> that 10 minutes would be better, but I'm not sure about that: we
> chose 7
> minutes because it's enough time to cover almost any idea, but
> crazy-short
> enough that speakers wouldn't be tempted to cover too much ground.
>
> Would love to hear from folks who attended the NYC event.
>
> --
> Robert Barlow-Busch
> Director of User Experience
> Terapath Inc.
> bbb at terapath.net
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> *Come to IxDA Interaction08 | Savannah*
> February 8-10, 2008 in Savannah, GA, USA
> Register today: http://interaction08.ixda.org/
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
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15 Nov 2007 - 9:18am
keyur sorathia
2007

Hi all,

First of all congratulations to all of you.

Its great to see Prachi attending this event.
It would be great for IXDA Mumbai to know about her experiences and some
suggestions which would be helpful to organize more events in Mumbai.

Great going.
Keyur

On Nov 15, 2007 12:18 AM, Patrick Grizzard <gamutant at earthlink.net> wrote:

> We were working on an IxDA version of the "Rumsfeld Fighting Technique":
>
> http://www.poe-news.com/features.php?feat=31845
>
>
>
> On Nov 14, 2007, at 11:33 AM, Robert Barlow-Busch wrote:
>
> >> 4. It appears to me that pointy shoes, both men women, are really
> >> fashionable as according to this event.
> >
> > It seems that a few specific hand gestures are fashionable, as well...
> > <reaches out for an invisible ball> ;-)
> >
> > How was the event, BTW? Did people enjoy it? I'm especially curious
> > because
> > the Waterloo F2F held a similar event last spring and I suspect we
> > could
> > learn from each other's experience. For instance, we had a few
> > suggestions
> > that 10 minutes would be better, but I'm not sure about that: we
> > chose 7
> > minutes because it's enough time to cover almost any idea, but
> > crazy-short
> > enough that speakers wouldn't be tempted to cover too much ground.
> >
> > Would love to hear from folks who attended the NYC event.
> >
> > --
> > Robert Barlow-Busch
> > Director of User Experience
> > Terapath Inc.
> > bbb at terapath.net
> >
> > ________________________________________________________________
> > *Come to IxDA Interaction08 | Savannah*
> > February 8-10, 2008 in Savannah, GA, USA
> > Register today: http://interaction08.ixda.org/
> >
> > ________________________________________________________________
> > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> > Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> > List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> > List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> *Come to IxDA Interaction08 | Savannah*
> February 8-10, 2008 in Savannah, GA, USA
> Register today: http://interaction08.ixda.org/
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
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