Steve Decker

Steve Decker

Zooka Creative

Designing the Future
Designers are problem solvers. The birth of each new technology – from pen to press to pixel, have all have presented designers with new opportunities and challenges. Digital interactive storytelling has created new and interesting problems for designers. Increasingly smaller screens have created a whole new set of challenges. What happens when interactivity increases but the screen goes away?

Increasingly users will have to navigate information using fewer or no visual cues and rely solely on voiced input. Graphic and visual designers have been working to solve problems in menu design, navigation, information hierarchy for years. It is designers who will solve these new problems.

Digital Assistants, hands free interactivity, and voice driven technologies are poised to grow at an exponential rate. Alexa, Siri, Google Home, Cortana, are just the start of an avalanche of experiences that need good design. In this talk we’ll explore the opportunities and challenges of designing for voice and auditory experiences.

Speaker Bio
For more than 20 years Steve has been focused on helping companies use web and interactive technologies for competitive advantage.

Since founding the company in 2006, Steve has led the team at Zooka Creative. While Zooka is focused on strategy, identity, and digital marketing, their clients span a wide range of industries, including everything from Skippy Peanut Butter to Kitty Hawk’s flying cars.

Steve earned his MBA from The Marshall Graduate School of Business at USC, where he received the Quon Leadership Award and was selected as the student commencement speaker.