Latitude at ReadWriteWeb’s 2WAY Summit: What We Can Learn from Kids Inventing Future TechBy Kim Gaskins April 19, 2011
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We’re excited to announce that Latitude will be presenting a session, Kidgenuity: What We Can Learn from Kids Inventing Future Technology, at ReadWriteWeb’s 2WAY Summit, June 13th – 14th, in New York City. Latitude’s founder and president, Steve Mushkin, and Neela Sakaria, SVP, will be speaking alongside some of the most forward-thinking folks in tech and media, including danah boyd of Microsoft Research, Flipboard CEO, Mike McCue, and many more.
Latitude is pleased to offer a discount code to its readers for $200 off the ticket price (normally $795) to ReadWriteWeb’s 2WAY Summit. Simply enter discount code “KIDGENUITY” when purchasing tickets here.
The Session: Kidgenuity: What We Can Learn from Kids Inventing Future Technology
Kids are natural innovators; they think broadly about the world without the “adult” constraints of what’s practical, popular or even possible. More than that, kids who have grown up in today’s fast-evolving digital climate have different expectations about technology—how interactive, immersive, or how “human” it is, for example—that can be considered a window into what future technology might (or should) look like.
Latitude has launched a number of research initiatives to explore the principles underlying how young people think about technology, with insights for how we can develop technology for a wide range of audiences, adults and kids included. Beyond technology innovation, kids’ evolving relationship with and ideas about technology are predictive of changes happening in the larger world; in other words, kids may have a lot to say about how we relate socially, how we govern, or how we learn—or how we will in the future, that is. This talk will address why technology that’s good for kids can be good for everyone, how companies can work with children to glean meaningful insights, and how kid-based research and recommendations can be integrated into any company’s innovation process.
Want to know more? Listen to Steve’s interview (A window into our technological future: what do kids want?) with ABC’s Future Tense radio show and get a sneak-peek of our upcoming study findings here.
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