Sessions at WebVisions Portland 2012 on Thursday 17th May in D135

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  • Crowdsource This! A New, Community-based Model for Film Funding, Promotion and Distribution

    by Gorman Bechard, Beth Harrington, Arnold Pander and Jacob James Pander

    From production to distribution, the film industry is experiencing tremendous change that is tearing apart new business models as soon as they appear to be defined. The disruptive nature of the business can be scary, challenging and daunting, but is also offering huge opportunities for filmmakers.

    Join a panel of film experts that includes Grammy-nominated documentary filmmaker Beth Harrington, the acclaimed Pander Brothers duo and Indie filmmaker Gorman Bechard for an exploration of trends, tools and new ideas for film.

    At 10:15am to 11:00am, Thursday 17th May

    In D135, Oregon Convention Center

  • Panel: New Ideas on the Future of Healthcare

    by Elizabeth Bacon, Peter Jones, William Hersh, MD and Nate DiNiro

    At 11:15am to 12:00pm, Thursday 17th May

    In D135, Oregon Convention Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • Execution is Everything

    by Peter Merholz, John Bragg, Gino Zahnd and Ryan Freitas

    The gap between how design firms operate and how products actually get built is wider than ever. Join this panel of UX and development vets in a conversation + Q&A around what the world looks like when everyone on your team stops consulting and starts building. Developers: learn how to think (and hire) through a UX lens. Designers: learn how to work best with the types of people who can make your ideas actually come to life.

    At 1:30pm to 2:15pm, Thursday 17th May

    In D135, Oregon Convention Center

  • The Simple Web. Saying Hello to the Late Majority Internet

    by Brad Cohen

    Applying Internet adoption in the US to Everett Roger's Diffusion of Innovation theory we could easily argue that we have entered the late majority phase of internet adoption. 51% of Americans over 12 years old are on Facebook. Over 70% of Americans are online. And the fast and furious pace of the web's impact on our communication patterns and interpersonal relationships is only gaining momentum.

    In this session Brad will lead us through the realities of the internet of the late majority, and how this new reality may force us to adjust our assumptions about what the web is, and how we use it.

    At 2:30pm to 3:15pm, Thursday 17th May

    In D135, Oregon Convention Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • Running the AppFactory: How to conceive and design 48 apps in 4 months

    by Sheryl Maloney and Tyesha Snow

    How would you go about building a team and a process, to dream up and design 48 applications across many categories for a new OS, all in 12 short weeks?

    Did we mention we had no style guide to get us started?

    In this session we will break down how we accomplished this paramount task and ended with hugs and kisses not stress and dysfunction.

    We will explore our processes for creative concepting, user experience activities, UI design, sound design, deliverables and communication and collaboration with off site development teams.

    At 3:30pm to 3:40pm, Thursday 17th May

    In D135, Oregon Convention Center

  • Learn 2X as much in 1/2 the Time and Never Make a Mistake on the Job

    by Todd Hudson

    Did you know that training and learning today is like building Chevy's 20 years ago? The same inefficiencies that plagued manufacturing are now impeding the smooth transfer of knowledge within and between organizations around the globe.

    Lean, the philosophy and methods of eliminating non-valued activities, is used extensively in manufacturing, software development and other applications with great success. Applying lean to training and knowledge transfer is just beginning and provides a powerful framework to reduce costs, select appropriate learning technologies, and generate measurable results.

    At 3:40pm to 3:50pm, Thursday 17th May

    In D135, Oregon Convention Center

  • A Tour of Tweetopia

    by Scott Garner

    Take a milestone-by-milestone tour of Tweetopia's development process from the earliest code sketch to the final product. Along the way, learn some tips and tricks on working with Three.js and on creative project development in general.

    At 3:50pm to 4:00pm, Thursday 17th May

    In D135, Oregon Convention Center

  • The Art of the Future Vision Video

    by Michael Lemmon

    For decades, companies have created a unique form of corporate storytelling called the future vision video. These short films provide a glimpse into the minds of technology pioneers and their efforts to tell a story about how they see the future (and how it aligns to their interests).

    In this brief presentation, we explore the medium's storytelling techniques and uncover how these visions are often awkward, sometimes terrifying, but occasionally breathtaking in their attempts to show us a future world.

    At 4:00pm to 4:10pm, Thursday 17th May

    In D135, Oregon Convention Center