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Burton Rast

Interaction Designer, IDEO in Chicago

Galvanizing Nerd Cred

PRESENTED ON MAR 14, 2013
@ MARCH TABLE TALKS

IDEO (pronounced “eye-dee-oh”) is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow.

This presentation was recorded at March's Table Talks, a "Powered by PechaKucha" event series hosted by Table XI in Chicago. View more Table Talks presentations on the Table XI Channel.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 25, 2013.

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Crossover Innovation

BY STEVE CHRISTOPHER
@ MARCH TABLE TALKS ON MAR 14, 2013

MINIMAL is a Chicago-based studio creating iconic, disruptive, brand-building products and experiences that connect emotionally with users. We are a top collective of multi-disciplinary talent consistently delivering new products and brands that translate into sustainable market successes regardless of category or industry.

From brand-defining icons and game-changing new product ecosystems for companies like Xbox, Microsoft, Google, Dell, Nike, Coalesse and Apple, to exploring uncharted territory on riskier ventures with start-ups and entrepreneurs, our award-winning work spans a diverse range of industries from technology, medical and consumer products to lifestyle, furniture and environments.

This presentation was recorded at March's Table Talks, a "Powered by PechaKucha" event series hosted by Table XI in Chicago. View more Table Talks presentations on the Table XI Channel.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 1, 2013.

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Do Shit You Love: Innovations of the Heart

BY DAWN HANCOCK
@ MARCH TABLE TALKS ON MAR 14, 2013

Firebelly is committed to cultivating connections between human beings and ideas, inspiring conscious thought and action. As early advocates for socially responsible design, they pioneered an ethic that values honesty, empathy and Good Design for Good Reason™.

"We rely on our intention, intellect and instinct to guide us as we build effective communication tools that encourage conversation and engagement in and across communities to effect positive social change."

Firebelly is also responsible for the UX design of the PechaKucha website.

This presentation was recorded at March's Table Talks, a "Powered by PechaKucha" event series hosted by Table XI in Chicago. View more Table Talks presentations on the Table XI Channel.

"Presentation of the Day" for March 27, 2013.

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From the Kitchen to the World

BY ARAM REED
@ MARCH TABLE TALKS ON MAR 14, 2013

Chef Aram Reed is a personal chef and the chef at Table XI. In his Table Talk he takes us on a cullinary exploration, and reveals his inventive perspective both inside and out of the kitchen.

This presentation was recorded at March's Table Talks, a "Powered by PechaKucha" event series hosted by Table XI in Chicago. View more Table Talks presentations on the Table XI Channel.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 26, 2013.

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Process Hacks: Iterating to Excellence

BY JOSH GOLDEN
@ MARCH TABLE TALKS ON MAR 14, 2013

What's the ROI on employee benefits? Josh Golden explores the business case for employee perks, and the iterative process of building company value (and culture) throughout 11 years in business.

This presentation was recorded at March's Table Talks, a "Powered by PechaKucha" event series hosted by Table XI in Chicago. View more Table Talks presentations on the Table XI Channel.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 6, 2013.

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Full Frontal NERDity

BY STEVEN HODGES
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Steven Hodges talks about geek and nerd culture, from roller derby to cosplay to Minecraft. He argues that it's possible to be nerdy about more than just video games or Star Wars, suggesting it's possible to be a hockey nerd or even an automotive nerd.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 15, 2013.

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Excel to run the Enterprise

BY MARK RICKMEIER
@ MAY TABLE TALKS ON MAY 23, 2013

Lessons on how to avoid the potential pitfalls of excel based data visualization for your enterprise.

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Nerds, and Structural Design

BY BRIAN MARKHAM
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Brian Markham, a structural engineer based in New York, discusses nerds - and the way in which nerds apply mathematical strategies inspired by natural elements to develop architectural wonders. 

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I'm Not a Nerd but I'm Looking for People Who are Just Like Me

BY TONY ZAHRA-NEWMAN
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Ideas in finding people in the Blue Mountains with similar interests. Topics included: Philosophy, Poetry, Religion, Cultural sharing, and Music. Tony's conversation was inspiring and funny - a very nerdy thing.

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A Nerdy, Girly Secret

BY JESSICA JACOBS
@ VOL 41 ON MAR 07, 2017

Jessica Jacobs, like many of us, secretly had a pen pal...