The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is very pleased to announce
its full slate of speakers for its first annual conference
Interaction08 to be held in hip, historic Savannah, Georgia USA on
February 8-10, 2008. The conference will be held on the campus of
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

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Joining keynote and session speakers Alan Cooper, Bill Buxton, Sigi
Moeslinger, Malcolm McCullough, Jared Spool, Regine Debatty, Dan
Brown, Molly Wright Steenson, Aza Raskin, Sarah Allen, Jenny Lam, and
Matt Jones are 21 international Lightning Session speakers discussing
a wide range of topics:

Kars Alfrink, More Than Useful: A Framework for Playful Products
Gretchen Anderson (Lunar), Concept Ideation and IxD
Jonathan Aronwitz (Google), Effective Prototyping Methods
Chris Bernard (Microsoft), Classic Design Movements and IxD: Kissing
Doug Bolin (Avenue A | Razorfish), Help Me! A New Approach to Support
Chris Conley (Gravity Tank), Dramatic Features in Interaction Design
Dave Cronin (Cooper), Design for Flow
Anh Dang and Nirali Patel (Avenue A | Razorfish), Designing Information
Bill DeRouchey (Ziba), Conversations with Everyday Objects
Carl DiSalvo (Georgia Tech), Interaction Design for Community
Andrew Hieronymi (SCAD), Self-Conscious Gaming
Morten Hjerde (mBricks), Designing for the Other 99%
Saskia Idzerda (Media Catalyst), Redesigning Sony-Ericsson's Product
Matthew McCool (Southern Polytechnic SU), Optimizing the
International User Experience
Yasser Rashid (BBC), Visualizing Radio
Sajid Saiyed (Phillips), New Interaction Model for a Modular Personal
Infotainment System
Michele Tepper (frog), Interaction Across Disciplines
Liu Wei (Motorola), Tangible Interaction Design
Gabriel White (frog), Ethics of Everyday Design
Susan Wyche (Georgia Tech), Fieldwork and Sketching: Translating
Research Themes into Conceptual Designs

Lightning session presenters hail from the United States, The UK, The
Netherlands, Norway, China, and India.

In addition to these speakers, a set of pre-conference workshops will
be taught by industry experts Marc Rettig and Jenna Date, Darja
Isaksson, Jeff Patton, and Todd Warfel.

For the complete schedule and to register, please see the conference


Early bird registration has been extended to December 15, 2007. The
rates are $499 USD before December 15th and $599 USD after. Student
rate is $299 USD. 1/2 day workshops are $250 USD each. Take advantage
of the low US dollar!

Savannah is one of America's finest small cities, filled with
historic homes, cobbled streets, gothic graveyards, and pirate
haunts, as well as art galleries, hip bars, and both modern and
traditional Southern restaurants. Direct flights can be had from
Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC. Frequent flights
connect Savannah to Atlanta, a major transportation hub. Highs in
February average 64F/18C.

We're very excited about our program, and hope to see you in Savannah!

The Interaction08 Conference Committee

- Vishal

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