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WebVisions digs into the future of web design, UX, tech and digital media in NYC, Chicago, Portland, Barcelona and Berlin.

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Our mini-festo:
Now with 100% fewer jet packs

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Sit down. Have a glass of something, and consider this: we are not where we want to be. As innovators, we’re never, ever satisfied with the status quo. Instead of being a step ahead of the game, what we really want to do is change the game.

Instead of obsessing over the next iPhone, how about looking at what comes after the iPhone, like holographic messaging. Instead of jet packs, we’d love to see high-speed maglev rail connecting our cities.

What does the future mean? As citizens of the world we are now able to connect with our digital tribes – the curious, the obsessive, the tenacious, the fearless collaborators. The world has gotten a whole lot smaller. We’ve gotten a whole lot more impatient about the status quo and we believe the future is in getting shit done.

Read on for our mini-festo. It’s kind of like a manifesto only shorter… More

Go to WebVisions and see the future through Google Glass

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If you’re still on the fence about registering for WebVisions PDX…really?

For one, there’s a totally awesome lineup of speakers like Tim Bray, Maria Giudice of Facebook, futurist Brian David Johnson, Indi Young, and Peter-Paul Koch. There’s even a dude from Google who will deconstruct pro wrestling and ethnography.

Second, we’ve got ridiculously fabulous workshops on gamification, microinteractions, CIO strategies and customer research — and you can even learn how to make your own badass web font.

And – wait for it – register by May 2nd and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a pair of Google Glass.

You heard us – Google Glass.

If you’re already registered, you’re already entered to win. Easy stuff. If you have friends who haven’t registered, though, think of the karmic consequences of keeping this to yourself. You might win some Google Glass, but you’ll have to strut your stuff in front of non-existent friends.

FIVE: Q&A with Google’s Tomer Sharon

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Tomer Sharon

Tomer Sharon’s job is to provide insights into the daily lives of people and figure out user needs before they are fully expressed.

A senior user experience researcher at Google Search, Tomer is the author of the upcoming book, Lean UX Research for Product Development, and he wrote the book on owning research: It’s Our Research: Getting Stakeholder Buy-in for User Experience Research Projects.

This week, Tomer took time out from his work with Google Search to offer some insight into his upcoming presentation – with a very catchy title we might add – “WWE Ethnography: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble.”

Read on to see what Tomer has to say about choosing WWE as the focal point of his keynote, how ethnography applies to his work at Google, and the future of studying users’ daily lives. More

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…WebVisions is the crunchy granola cousin of SXSW.