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There have been clear and consistent signals over the last year that indicate the technology landscape is rapidly evolving beyond the boundaries of the PC …

The demo from MIT’s Pattie Maes’ and Pranav Mistry’s wearable Sixth Sense device as well as David Merrill’s Siftables demo were the buzz of TED 2009. These presenters gave the audience of thought leaders insight into the exciting interactions that will be possible in the not-so-distant future.

IBM’s research scientists in India have developed a technology that will offer users the ability to talk to the Web and create ‘voice’ sites using mobile phones.

Barcodes can now hold entire video clips and games with Mobile Multi-Colour Composite, a 2D barcode technology. Better than a QR code, users don’t need internet access to discover associated media—the data is all in the picture.

These signals as well as a host of others indicate we’ve arrived at an important and magical technological inflection point. We’re entering an era – a Golden Age of sorts - that is encouraging interaction designers and user experience professionals to explore the frontier that lies beyond the desktop.

Within this broader trend, Adaptive Path is hosting a discussion on Wednesday, April 8th titled, Beyond the Desktop: A Panel Discussion on Emergent Interaction Paradigms. It's sure to be a thought-provoking discussion between these brave design leaders who are actively exploring this exciting frontier from distinct vantage points:

Aza Raskin, head of User Experience at Mozilla Labs will discuss the progress of Ubiquity and represent the promising world of intent-based systems.

Brent Fitzgerald, and Jeevan Kalanithi of Taco Lab will share their experiences developing Siftables and exploring the realm of physical computing.

Noah Richardson, manager of Tellme’s Mobile User Experience group, will share his expertise on designing voice-driven systems and interfaces.

Nathan Moody and Daren David of Stimulant will share their perspective on designing NUI and multi-touch interfaces for the Microsoft Surface Table and other public, multi-user computing installations.

Jennifer Bove, a Principal at Kicker Studio, will share her perspective and expertise in designing products with gestural interfaces.

This panel will be moderated by Rachel Hinman, an Experience Design Director at Adaptive Path and the creative force behind the 90 Mobiles in 90 Days project.

This event is open to the public!

Added by rachel_hinman on March 20, 2009



Is this an IxDA-SF event or an Adaptive Path event or neither or both or something else? (adding to the BayCHI calendar, newsletter deadline is tomorrow)...


This is an Adaptive Path Event! Thanks for adding it to the BayCHI calendar.


awesome. lot of innovative stuff coming out now days - including new breed of TV remotes: