Designing 4 Emotion (WarmGun, Dec 2011)

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slides for my talk at Warm Gun conf (Dec 2011, SF)

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  • 1. Designing 4 Emotion withSex, Love, &Violence.
  • 2. WARNING!!!this deck is guaranteed to offend,provide tragically incorrectadvice, and perhaps get you arrested. Fucking Deal with it.
  • 3. [This Talk]• Be Different, Take Risk!!!• Stand 4SOMEthing.(or u stand 4 NOthing.)• Tap Into Humanity: Fear, SEX, Power, etc.• Be a Hero, or a Villain.(just don’t fucking BOREme.)• Pictures, Text, Music: they all say 1000 words.• When It Works, Double Down.• Be Yourself… Only More SoKISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid.
  • 4. WARNING:[BlatantFucking Commercial Ahead]
  • 5. [DaveMcClure]2001-2011:• Startup Investor: 500 Startups, Founders Fund• Tech Marketing: PayPal, Simply Hired,• Advisor, Investor: 200+ Startups• Conferences:Warm Gun, Lean Startup, SMASH• Stanford Lecturer: Facebook, Startup Metrics80’s & 90’s:• Entrepreneur: Founder/CEO Aslan Computing (acq.)• Developer: Windows Apps / SQL DB Admin• User Groups: E-Commerce, Internet, Client-Server• Engineer: Johns Hopkins ‘88, BS Eng / Applied Math
  • 6. 500 Startups Seed Fund &Accelerator (240+ companies, 15+ countries)• Design• Data• Distribution
  • 7. [Interesting Shit]
  • 8. Read GeoffreyMiller.Sex +Evolution +Consumer Mktg=AwesomeSauce.
  • 9. More GreatShit. Psychology +Comics 
  • 10. [Geek Renaissance]• Tech Innovation• Finance Innovation• Design Innovation• Social Innovation• Global Innovation• Gender Innovation
  • 11. [Designing 4Emotion]
  • 12. BeDifferentTake Risk.
  • 13. BeDifferent.• Take Risk Early. U Have Nothing 2 Lose.• Playing it Safe = Death.• Pissing People Off is OK. (in fact, #WINNING)• U Can’t Build Brandaround INDIFFERENCE.• Love *or*Hate are Ok. Both are Good Signal.
  • 14. CHANGE. PEACE.POWER. SEX. Stand 4 SOMEthing. (or stand 4 NO-thing)
  • 15. Stand 4 SOMEthing, or Stand 4 NOthing.• Be Iconic.• Single word or emotion.• Don’t be afraid 2b Hated.• Don’t be afraid 2b Shamed.• Aim for the Moon. [Land on the Roof]
  • 16. Tap Into Humanity Fear, Sex, Power
  • 17. Tap Into Humanity• Fear: What u run from• Sex: Who we love, lust 4• Power: Ability 2 Control Ur World• Family: Find Ur Tribe.• Anger: Fight 4 Ur Right [2 Party]
  • 18. Be a HeroBe a Villain
  • 19. Be a Hero… or Villain• Who do u LOVE, Admire, Want 2 B?• Who do u HATE, Despise, [secretly] jealous?• Whatever u are Drawn 2• Just Don’t Be BORING.• Again: Indifference = Death.
  • 20. Say 1000 words.[or just 1 Finger]
  • 21. Say1000words.• 1 awesome picture.• 3powerful words, or a few sentences.• 30 sec meaningfulmusic or video.• Less is more.note: these slides are notless.
  • 22. If/When It Works Double Down.
  • 23. When It Works, Double Down.• If someone loves u, it’s working.• If someone hates u, it’s working.• Once u get signal, try iteration, repetition.• Once u get repetition, try variation.• Good artists COPY; great artists STEAL(from themSELVES!)
  • 24. Be Your SELF.(But Be Ur SUPER Self)
  • 25. Always Be Your [SUPER] Self• Start from the Heart.• Be Yourself. Be Authentic. Be Comfortable.• But: the MOST AWESOME, PASSIONATE u.• Find a feeling or emotion u can sustain• [sometimes even weakness can be ok]
  • 26. NEGATIVE Emotion Examples Fear, Anger, Sadness, Pain, Pathetic, Pariah
  • 27. POSITIVE Emotion Examples Humor, Sex, Power, Daredevils, Babies & Kittens