I'm Salim Virani. I used to design peer learning programs, and these days I'm having fun building stuff.
As New Media matures, where will you stand? There are strong, underlying parallels between New Media and Fashion. Leading designers make decisions that trickle down through trends, standards, cannibalisation, commercial feedback and Agile-like processes. The fashion industry has already matured around these dynamics – what can we learn from it?
Nicky Smyth, a design strategist with the BBC (who’s keynoting at Eyes on UX in Finland,) and I are putting together a great panel to explore this at SXSW10. (Your vote here would be truly appreciated, so please give us a thumbs up!) We’re very pleased to be speaking with:
You’ll leave the session with a better idea of how to position yourself, some new thoughts on innovating your business model, and a few new design tricks. Here are some of the questions we’ll be covering.
I’m working on a communication tool for loose community groups and unconference-style interactions. It focuses on individual autonomy rather than top-down coordination.
I recently became a Kernel fellow, where I was exploring models for self-directing communities of care, the history of economic cultural norms, and the connection between mimicry, memes and our sense of belonging.
In the past, I designed peer learning programs for Oxford, UCL, Techstars, Microsoft Ventures and The Royal Academy Of Engineering. I also played a role in creating the Lean Startup methodology, and the European startup ecosystem. You can read about this here.
Choose happiness (2021)
Emotional Vocabulary (2020)
Project portfolios (2020)
The history Of Lean Startup (2016)
Entrepreneurship is craft (2014)