Three chances to catch Heather Gold in the Bay Area (August 7-10)

30 Jul 2010 - 1:32pm
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Christian Crumlish

(apologies for repeats and geographically inappropriate distributions...)
BayCHI is pleased to present two events with Heather Gold, a tutorial on August 7 in San Mateo and a presentation on August 10 in Palo Alto. We also recommend Heather's full-day workshop intensive on 8/8 (with a discount for BayCHI members).

Tummeling: Creating Social Engagement for Interaction Designers

Innovative comedian Heather Gold explains basic differences between presentation and conversation and the assumptions underneath each. More entertainingly (and usefully) she demonstrates these ideas by creating a great, relevant conversation in the room so that all can feel the difference.

Heather will explain how to tummel and how to specifically design for it.

This tutorial will emphasize how to use these techniques to design for social engagement. The real-time web has a lot of interaction between people, not just between people and graphics or interfaces. Learn how to start with the social drivers to create the best space and conditions for engagement.

August 7, 2010
San Mateo City Library
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Why Tummeling Matters: Human-Human Interaction for Social Engagement

A conversational "talk" about the importance of emotion and tummeling, and why we need to understand human interaction not simply in terms of interfaces but as something we humans do with each other.

If we are to have social spaces that encourage and support human-human interaction, then this needs to be a central goal for those who create virtual and real-life social spaces.

The role of interaction designers, coders, and other UX folks are critical if we are to have a web that serves human needs rather than the other way around.

August 10, 2010
PARC, Palo Alto
More Info: on the bill this evening, Gretchen Anderson from Punchcut, on the importance of facial features!)

BONUS! Heather will also be teaching a full-day workshop in San Francisco, on August 8, 2010:
Unpresenting: Giving talks that are more fun, less work and leave your audience feeling awesome.

This full-day workshop goes in depth to teach you how to be comfortable being yourself in public and how to transform your presentations into conversations and engage the room. You'll frame and lead a conversation with personal guidance from Heather. Limited to 12.

(Discount for BayCHI members.)

"To me that was more engaging than when Steve Jobs announces the iMac"
~Matt Mullenweg to fellow UnPresenting participant

"personally transformative"

~social interaction designer Adrian Chan

~Peter-Riering IDEO Czekalla

August 8, 2010
1415 Indiana St
, San Francisco, CA
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About Heather Gold:
Heather Gold is a comedian, solo performer, speaker and talk show host, best known for her ability to work the room. She involves the people formerly known as the audience in her shows and shares her insights about social engagement, leading UnPresenting workshops, hosting and in popular keynotes at places like Google, Web 2.0 and MacWorld. She's a long time media commentator on tech, business and culture appearing on Tech TV, Yahoo Financevision and npr to Leo Laporte's TWIT and quoted in places like The Wall Street Journal and Salon. Much to her parents' delight she has degrees from Yale and Northwestern Law.


"One of the funniest people I've ever met."
~Dina Kaplan, co-founder

"Extraordinary contribut(or) to social media... a shining light of inspiration"

~Adrian Chan, founder Social Interaction Design

Christian Crumlish

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