2016 Schedule

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

Subtle Interfaces: Designing for Calm Tech

Tuesday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon D
110 E 2nd St

Some of the world’s best technologies do one thing brilliantly. This panel brings together leading UK creatives and researchers who are developing products and experiences that are calm, slow and often magical. When we let go of trying to be all things to all people, we make space for imaginative interfaces and disruptive ideas.

Our panellists embrace cutting edge technologies, working with physical and digital materials. They design products that respond to specific social contexts; ranging from the personal relationships that we have with objects in our homes, to the social displacement inherent when moving to a care home, to our many and varied experiences of the cities we live in.

Hashtags: #sxsw #calmtech


Chloe Meineck at SXSW

Chloe Meineck



Chloe Meineck is a designer and inventor of connected products for social good. She is bringing into production Music Memory Box for people with dementia, trove for children in care and adopted chi...

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Peter Bennett at SXSW

Peter Bennett

Researcher & Designer

University of Bristol

Peter Bennett is a researcher and designer of new human-computer interactions, working both at Bristol University and the Pervasive Media Studio. His research is driven by the vision of giving tang...

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Tom Metcalfe at SXSW

Tom Metcalfe

Creative Dir

Thomas Buchanan

Tom is a Scottish designer. He builds products that grow out of an understanding of people, and their experiences of our physical and digital worlds.

He is Principal at product development compa...

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Verity McIntosh at SXSW

Verity McIntosh

Pervasive Media Studio Producer


Verity McIntosh is the Studio Producer at Watershed's multi-disciplinary R&D lab, the Pervasive Media Studio. She curates a vibrant mix of projects and events and works closely with a community of ...

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