18 January 2007

Interview with LIFT 07 conference organisers

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LIFT 07
Convivio, the European network for human-centred design of interactive technologies, has published an interview with Laurent Haug and Nicolas Nova, two of the organisers of LIFT 07, a conference that will be held in Geneva on February 7-9 2007, focused on the “challenges and opportunities of technology in our society”.

My Experientia business partner and friend, Jan-Christoph Zoels, is one of the main speakers. Others include Robert Scobble, vice president of media development at Podtech; Régine Debatty of we-make-money-not-art; Stefana Broadbent, head of User Adaption Lab at Swisscom; Jan Chipchase, principal scientist at Nokia Research Center; Bruno Giussani, writer; and Sister Judith Zoebelein, editorial director of the Internet Office of the Holy See; to name just a few.

In the interview, they discuss how the design of the conference last year, almost accidentally, became deeply human-centred and how they have added even more opportunities (LIFT +, Open Stage) this year for attendees to act like active contributors rather than passive recipients of somebody else’s messages.

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