The theme of World Usability Day 2018 is "Design for Good or Evil" — a subject that is very close to heart. I was invited to do a talk at the first edition of the Sthlm Xperience Conference. For some reason I decided early on that I wanted a Gremlins theme. For me it united the period between Halloween and Christmas perfectly, on top of providing two character embodiments for the theme: Gizmo and Stripe. Also, I just love being nostalgic about the 80s.
Long story short, I worked these characters into my talk and ended up drawing (in Keynote with the path tool!) my own versions of the characters to go along with my message. You can view the slides here and I've also provided some reference links below for some of the subjects I covered.
Be good. And stop eating after midnight.
Links to stuff I mentioned
- The Authagraph map projection - the world's most accurate map
- The longest route you can sail in a straight line without hitting land
- Road space: bus vs bikes vs cars – a famous photo recreated in Canberra
- An overall 160 percent increase in driving on city streets due to ride-sharing.
- Passport photo was rejected because the system said his eyes were closed
- Do smaller plates make you eat less? No
- My Twitter rant on research and the replication crisis
- Aristotle's views on women
- Impact Management Project
- Using a fitness app taught me the scary truth about why privacy settings are a feminist issue
- Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases
- Introducing the Inclusive Panda
- Info om my book in progress, Misusability, and worksheets you can use.