by Tim Caynes
Do you have a wallet in your pocket? Do you also have a mobile in your pocket? Isn't that really annoying? Don't worry, mobile network providers, device manufacturers and banking corporations are already working together to provide the solution you never knew you needed - the mobile wallet. But what is a mobile wallet and how should it work? What are the customer experiences that a good mobile wallet solution should support? In this session we will talk about a project for a major network provider and what we learned about designing the mobile wallet, including: o Understanding and validating the multi-channel user journeys o Developing an information architecture o Designing and developing wireframes and prototypes for multiple mobile devices o Conducting usability testing with multiple mobile devices o Working with multiple technology platforms and service providers We'll discuss what went well, what went not quite so well and what caused us to throw mobile devices across the office (clue: this happened quite often). Questions answered : What is a mobile wallet? Why would anyone want one? What are the user experience considerations when designing a mobile wallet? How many times can you throw a mobile phone against a wall?
The public are engaging with the process of manufacturing their own products through digital fabrication. When people have this much freedom to create their own objects, who has the responsibility for their disposal? Open design is embracing this democratisation of innovation and enabling people to make their own products with greater ease: this maker movement will soon change the way we think about products. This approach is not a replacement for mass manufacture but an extension of what is achievable with a new toolbox, solving different problems and addressing new needs. These digital tools are enabling participants with limited skill to create objects… but are they products yet?
Questions answered :
Engaging with a wider audience, widening participation, the ability to bounce concepts off a wider audience and predictions of how this could work in the future.
by Alex Haw
This talk will race through the way digital culture is revolutionising the way we design, build and think about architecture and our cities. It'll be rapid-fire and extensively visual, and show the way our work at atmos redesigns our inhabited environment across the range of scales.
Questions answered :
How is the digital revolution affecting the fabric of our built space? What spatial opportunities do digital integration, information, fabrication and feedback offer? How will our cities become smarter?
21st May to 1st June 2012