How Great Design Can Ruin Experience

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Sunday 11th March, 2012

4:30pm to 4:45pm (CST)

Why do some of the most high quality designs have trouble finding an audience while poor design is celebrated? How can aspiring designers make things that they're proud of but also make a real impact in the marketplace?

Jon Bell, interaction designer on the Windows Phone design team, provides a fast-paced, irreverent survey of the field, comparing a range of examples from Lady Gaga to Arrested Development, fancy furniture to La-Z-Boy Chairs, Android to Transformers, and Helvetica the Documentary to Windows Phone.

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Jon Bell

UX Design Lead, Windows Phone

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39 attendees

  • Amy Jackson
  • Alan Sawyer
  • Ben McCanny
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  • Nick Brewer
  • Bryan Keller
  • Clemens Brandt
  • Daniel Lauding
  • Darby Frey
  • Darren Gibbons
  • EJ Lawless
  • Alden Hopkins
  • Garrett Stettler
  • Gus Tello
  • Gui Ambros
  • Jason Rutherford
  • James Speer
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  • Jeremy
  • Jessica Rudzewicz
  • john steward
  • Kelsey-Lee LeGassick
  • Kesah
  • Kevin M. Hoffman
  • Charles Klein
  • Marc Lachs
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  • mgokey
  • morgan s. delk
  • Rahul Sabnis
  • Sarita Bhatt
  • Shoni Gustafson
  • kara matheny
  • Tasneem Raja
  • Todd Budnikas
  • triomatt
  • Jon Bell
  • Bora Celik

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  • Diana Huang
  • Frank Hebbert
  • Grant K Norwood
  • Jen Simmons
  • Mary Pratt
  • Marty DeAngelo
  • Maurice Williams
  • Jon Lawrence
  • Mark
  • nloureiro
  • veronique bella
  • Patricia Marinho
  • Paul McAleer
  • Jason Lewis
  • Play My Survey
  • Roman Karachinsky
  • Shay Howe
  • Larisa Chavarria
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Time 4:30pm4:45pm CST

Date Sun 11th March 2012


Texas Ballroom 4-7, Hyatt Regency Austin

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