2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Get the Message! The Rise of Conversational UI

Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM

JW Marriott
Salon D
110 E 2nd St

We’re all familiar with the worldwide adoption in text messaging, but in the past year we've seen a rush of new product/services that rely on person-to-person or machine-to-person interaction not through an app, but via text and voice. As designers we’re being forced to reconsider fundamental, desktop-induced assumptions about interaction models on mobile, which is already having a profound impact on developers, app stores, consumers, service providers, and retailers: How much can we expect machines to supplement human interaction? Are we sure that we want to interact with machines the same way we do with humans? When is it appropriate to replace a bot with a human, and vice versa?

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Chris Messina at SXSW

Chris Messina

Developer Experience Lead


Developer Experience Lead at @Uber. Friend to startups, inventor of the hashtag, former Googler, and proud participant in the open source/open web communities.

Jeff Xiong at SXSW

Jeff Xiong

Founding Managing Partner

Seven Seas Venture Partners

Jonathan Libov at SXSW

Jonathan Libov


Union Square Ventures

Jonathan Libov joined the investment team at Union Square Ventures in September of 2014. Jonathan hails from New York but has lived for the last few years in Tel Aviv, where he most recently worked...

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Julia Hu

CEO & Co-Founder

Lark Technologies


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