Designing for User Generated Chaos

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Saturday 9th March, 2013

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

Chaos is inevitable in any badly designed system. With an increasing number of websites building on real world communities and user generated contributions, the importance of good layout design and quality control cannot be overlooked.

The focus of this proposed SXSW Interactive panel is to explore and highlight some of the pitfalls and solutions that are encountered when developing a website which contains user generated contributions.

The format of the panel will be case studies from various high profile websites, followed by an interactive element, exploring some of the audience's own difficulties and suggestions.

The underlying aim of the session is to help the audience understand and get to grips with some of the challenges associated with user generated websites. As a result of attending the session, participants should be armed with effective tools and techniques to design a better user experience and information architecture.

About the speakers

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Henrik Berggren

CEO & Co-founder, Readmill

tech-music-biz-nerd that loves the web. VP of Happiness at Readmill.com

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Jan Senderek

Founder & CEO, Popset

YC Alum, founder of Fyle (www.getfyle.com) and Popset (www.popset.com) - I am photos, music, cards, boards (water, snow and land). I eat almonds every day.

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Natalie Downe

Co-Founder, lanyrd.com

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Nico Perez

Cofounder, Mixcloud

• Co-founder of Mixcloud - an award winning Internet radio startup
• Young Advisor to EU Commission Vice President Kroes on the Digital Agenda for Europe
• Mentor at The Founder Institute
• RSA Fellow
• Masters in Aeronautical Engineering from Cambridge University

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25 attendees

  • Ben Barnett
  • Brian Lee
  • Colleen Brady
  • Richard Rutter
  • :  Consuelo Ruybal
  • Dan Poynor
  • Digital Shoreditch
  • Dustin Mihalik
  • duke jones
  • Gerren Lamson
  • George Ishii
  • Henrik Berggren
  • James Clark
  • Jan Senderek
  • Jason Paul
  • labopton
  • Matt Lucht
  • Natalie Downe
  • Nico Perez
  • Oliver Lindberg
  • Roshan D'Silva
  • Sarita
  • Tara Tyler
  • Nathan
  • wilbertbaan

13 trackers

  • Alan Botvinick
  • Alby Barber
  • Anthony Schrauth
  • Ben Firshman
  • Carolyn Chandler
  • Kristen Eddy
  • LekanB
  • Sarah Whinnem
  • Jennifer Preston
  • Shelley Cook
  • Michael Calore
  • Jerome Schmitt
  • Tom Insam 🎩

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Sat 9th March 2013


Ballroom BC, Austin Convention Center

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