Marko Ahtisaari (@moia) introduced us to his Sync Project that aims to replace medicine with music (and it actually works). He also started the conference by asking us to listen to Max Richter's reinterpretation of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons (Spotify Link) which is quite amazing.
Huge ATL talked about their new coffee shop, Huge Cafe, that operates a working restaurant and is also set up as a playground for them to try test new app or tech ideas with real users. Here's a story about it from Adweek.
Joe Macleod (@mrmacleod) gave a very interesting presentation about 'closure' in interaction design. We spend a lot of time thinking about how to begin new relationships with products or services but not much time thinking about how we end those relationships (he thinks it's part of our larger unease with death). There's more info on his Closure Experiences site.
Amber Cartwright (@amberwrencart) showed us how Airbnb is using machine learning (and gave us a lesson about the purpose of machine learning).
Chris Noessel (@chrisnoessel) had one of my favorite talks of the day about Agentive technology. Since I've been thinking about how agents might improve UX lately, it was very insightful. Here is a sketchnote from his talk:
That's all for today! I'll share more from Day Two tomorrow.