Josh Clark of Big Medium

Product & UX Strategy Designer

Josh Clark

Magical UX: Designing for the Internet of Things

'What if this thing was magic?' Designing for the internet of things means blessing everyday objects, places, even people with extraordinary abilities—requiring designers, too, to break with the ordinary. Designing for this new medium is less a challenge of technology than imagination. Sharing a rich trove of examples, designer and author Josh Clark explores the new experiences that are possible when ANYTHING can be an interface.

The digital manipulation of physical objects (and vice versa) effectively turns all of us into wizards. Sling content between devices, bring objects to life from a distance, weave 'spells' by combining speech and gesture. But magic doesn't have to be otherworldly; the UX of connected devices should build on the natural physical interactions we have everyday with the world around us. The new UX must bend technology to the way we live our lives, not the reverse. Explore the values and design principles that amplify our humanity, not just our superpowers.

Talk Date & Time

Saturday at 16:30

program-icon Created with Sketch. See full program

About Josh

Josh Clark is an interaction designer specializing in connected devices, mobile experiences, and responsive design. He is founder of Big Medium, a design agency whose clients include TechCrunch, Time Inc, eBay, O’Reilly Media, and many others. Josh wrote Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps (O’Reilly, 2010) and the forthcoming Designing for Touch (A Book Apart, 2015). Josh Clark has spoken in 16 countries at 100+ events, including SXSW, An Event Apart, Webstock, UX Week, and Future of Web Design.

Get in touch with Josh


All Speakers

Join us for two amazing days on Innovative Interactive Experiences.

Get your ticket
Be quick before the LateBird rate kicks in!