by Bob Burns
What is the future of shopping? Will consumers research, browse and purchase as they go about their daily routines? Just as we have seen GPS allow us to navigate in real time, smartphones are allowing consumers to gather information and make purchasing decisions with the same ease. But how well do these devices and virtual experiences work with our current retail landscape and how can digital user experiences begin to influence these environments? Based on research done with consumer using smartphones in Best Buy stores we can begin to explore the impact of these devices not only on how we shop but on how these spaces may begin to change to accommodate consumer behavior.
While designing a simpler hand-held device for controlling a recipient’s bionic hearing, the presenters navigated many design challenges. Working with industrial designers, firmware designers and electrical engineers, they learned as much about designing compact devices as they did about innovation in large organisations. Hear about the ethnographic research approach. See actual concept sketches and wireframes. Learn how we did it.
23rd–26th August 2011