Bill Westerman

Youth & Creativity: Emerging Trends in Self-Expression and Publishing

Date: This event took place live on January 21 2009

Presented by: Julie Baher, Bill Westerman

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Youth are approaching digital self-expression and publishing from a more organic, collaborative angle than previous generations. They jump right in when the creative urge strikes, collaborating with others from around the globe, and 'publishing' an ongoing stream of of-the-moment, mashed-up, throw-away media. Learn more about our research findings on youth and the future of creativity.

This is part of a series of live webcasts for the publishing industry from O'Reilly's Tools of Change for Publishing.

About Julie Baher

Julie Baher, Ph.D., is the Experience Design Manager for the Creative Suite at Adobe. She has a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Learning Sciences - an interdisciplinary program of cognitive science, artificial intelligence and education. She teaches online courses on Internet User Experience and E-commerce for Cardean University. Prior to Adobe, she worked at Xerox doing both interaction design and user research. She also worked for Don Norman at UNext where she founded the User Experience group.

Bill Westerman

Bill Westerman is a Principal with Create with Context, a strategic design and research firm focused on helping clients invent and reinvigorate digital products. He works with companies ranging from early-stage startups to global brands like Adobe, Panasonic, and Yahoo! to help translate customer needs into compelling products.

About TOC

Driven by the Internet, technology is fundamentally transforming publishing. Creation, development, production, distribution, and consumption have all been touched by the changes and challenges that have accompanied the greatest shifts in publishing since the printing press. Which technologies are important? Which provide exciting business opportunities? And what are the strategic questions you need to consider in adopting new models?

O'Reilly's Tools of Change for Publishing division seeks to connect the people, companies, and organizations asking and answering the questions that will define the future of publishing. (TOC is a nod to the term publishing vets will recognize as referring to the Table of Contents of a book--a deliberate choice signaling our intent to set the agenda for the future of publishing.)

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