It seems like a long way off, but South-by-Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) is just around the corner (March 2009). At the moment, the public is voting on what speaking panels should be accepted for the event. When the voting finishes (August 29, 2008) the SXSW staff will consider the results of the voting when deciding what panels will be picked.
I say all this because I hope you'll vote for our panel. :) Here are the details:
Shift Happens: Moving from Words to Pictures
Description: People are hardwired for visualization yet we rely significantly on text. Most games, graphic novels, magazines, interfaces, IKEA instructions, and many other forms of communication take advantage of people’s natural visual thinking ability. Panelists will discuss how to leverage visual techniques to improve your games, websites, movies, communications, or presentations.
My fellow panelists include Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin, Dave Grey, Founder and Chairman of Xplane and two Austin, Texas natives Sunni Brown and Marilyn Martin. I'm so honored to be a part of this group. Thanks to Tom Crawford as VizThink for getting the ball rolling.
We'd love to have your vote, pretty please?