Category Mobility

Design thinking for the future at LIFT09

The session devoted to Design Thinking was my personal favourite of the entire 2009 LIFT conference. Beyond the engineers and business’ discourse about the future, what is it designers can propose? What sort of alternatives are they envisioning? What’s the…

Carlo Ratti, Dan Hill and Anne Galloway on the ‘long here’ at LIFT09

One of the best sessions of the entire LIFT conference took place on Thursday afternoon. As half of the world is now living in cities, it’s undeniable that the recombination of our physical environment through technological advancements will lead to…

35 Picnic conference videos

On Vimeo you can find no less than 35 videos of the Picnic conference. They are great. My personal favourites (quite a few): Jim Stolze: The virtual happiness project “Virtual Happiness” is a research project that aims to provide insights…

W3C workshop on the future of social networking

A few weeks ago, W3C, the body in charge of global web standards directed by Tim Berners-Lee, organised a Workshop on the Future of Social Networking in Barcelona, with a high level goal of bringing together the world experts on…

The world as the interface – location data and the mobile web

Jonathan Follett, president and CEO of Hot Knife Design, Inc., a Boston based UX and web collaborative, shares his thoughts on the hybrid experience of interacting with on-line data in the physical world, through the mobile geospatial web. The article…

Intel navigating future moneyscapes

Digital technology is changing the everyday forms and experience of money. Cheryl Miller reports on the [email protected] blog how field research by Intel’s People & Practices Research team identified key themes and opportunities for technological innovation. The researchers presented their…

Nokia presentations at LIFT 08

Two of the three Nokia presentations at the LIFT Asia conference are now online. Raphael Grignani (Nokia Design, USA) talked about how Nokia Design addresses environmental and social issues including recycling, energy and making the benefits of mobile technology available…