701 Massachusetts
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Design For Mobile will be the first North American mobile user experience conference. This will be a two-day conference focused on strategy and tactics for user research, product definition, interaction and other design, and usability testing. A day of workshops preceeds the conference sessions.

Official Website: http://design4mobile.mobi

Added by Joshua Kaufman on July 3, 2008



Jared Benson, Executive Creative Director of Punchcut, will discuss mobile presence at Design For Mobile 2008.

How can the notion of mobile presence be expanded beyond "status" (e.g. Facebook or Twitter) and "people nearby" to a broader conceptualization? This session will explore the developing ontology of presence, and pursue some of the design challenges being faced in implementing presence systems, especially with the integration of non-people systems.

The discussion will convey Punchcut's assertions about presence: including beliefs regarding user control, inter-connectedness to other digital services, universal access across carriers and networks and other criteria that will lead to a successful implementation of presence systems.