2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Exploring the Role of Gestures in Interface Design

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There is an ever-increasing number of devices available to us, and an equally large number of ways to interact with them. We want to examine the role of gestures in interaction: how we've moved forward from mice and keyboards to touchscreen mobile devices, and where we might go in the future.



Allison Sigrist

Sr UX Consultant


Allison comes to SXSW with over 12 years of front-end web development and consulting experience. Regardless of the platform before her, she relishes the challenge of molding business requirements, information design and technical considerations into an elegant solution which serves the needs of the client and their users while also looking good and performing well.

As a consultant, she has worked with clients such as IDG/Infoworld, AAA of California, Fox Home Entertainment, Activision, The Washington Times, Analog Devices, Harvard University, John Hancock Investments and Boston Capital. She also co-authored the Cantina WCM Guideand co-presented the webinars “Learn How Web Content Management Drives Business Success” and "Why Content Strategy, Why Now?"

She can be found on Twitter at @asigrist


Amber Heinbockel

Creative Dir


Amber Heinbockel is an award-winning creative director and user experience designer with more then 10 years of strategic interactive experience. Making creative leaps built on solid insight and a foundation in front-end development; Amber designs for the digital space by providing end-to-end creative services from branding to highly developed interactive experiences. Form and function merge gracefully in her work, as she’s known for original thinking, sage strategy and targeted visual communications that deliver clear results for clients.

Amber worked on several household names, including Safeway, Samuel Adams, CO Everywhere, and Sperry Top-Sider In her spare time, Amber can be found ballroom dancing, cooking, and capturing photos of her hound dog, Jasper.

amber can be found on Twitter at @ambermiro or @ambercantinac

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