by Brian Taylor
If you have ever had problems in remembering your password you will know how annoying it can be. PixelPin is an innovative new approach to mobile and web security using pictures instead of alphanumeric passwords. Questions answered : Rather than type in a password you select points (passpoints) on a personal picture. The PixelPin approach makes remembering a lot easier, it's more secure than using a PIN or an alphanumeric password, and eliminates phishing. There are real advantages when you are on a mobile or tablet device that does not have a keyboard. It's a lot quicker and does not suffer from the auto-correct problems you can find on these devices.
What can new smartphone technologies do for listening on the move? Hear about a world's first in audio on the move right here in Hackney from some of the makers of Hackney Hear. Triggering audio via GPS-location, Hackney Hear provides an innovative way to explore and rediscover London Fields through the stories of residents, local celebrities and archive, along with new commissions from award-winning artists in the area.
Questions answered :
What is Hackney Hear? What does it mean for the future of audio on the move? And how can smartphones help content providers and technologists come up with new creative ways of telling stories through sound?
Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Ben Scott Robinson, one of inventors of the world’s first colour mobile site and Creative Director of We Love Mobile, Shoreditch’s full service creative mobile company, presents a preview of tomorrow’s world. Emerging mobile tech and how the future human will use it, including the ways in which augmented reality and near-field communication will bridge physical and digital worlds will be the focus of this session. Ben will present these concepts in context of some new, hot off the press projects currently in development at We Love Mobile.
by Damaris Homo
Who has never given up on looking for specific information on the internet because it took too long to find out? Even if we know that the information is available somewhere, it's often tough to find it at the very moment we need it, and most of all in a mobility context. With contactless technologies, a new area of services is possible, using NFC tags and mobile phones: by simply tapping a tag that can be displayed everywhere (street furniture, bus stops, store's window...), users get access to the specific content they want in the right time and at the right place they need it. Connecthings NFC software platform is licensed to any customers who want to bridge their physical world - POS, cities, museum, home - to digital contextual services using mobile phones' screen and connectivity. The session presents how transport companies, museums, brands, who seek to deliver contextual and profile-based information to their audience, can make it happen by creating easy access to their services through the implementation of NFC tags. Questions answered : How to deliver the right information, at the right place in the right time to the right audience? How to turn traditional and day-to-day life objects into something interactive and innovative to engage the audience? How to make cities smarter thanks to digital tools such as NFC tags?
It's easy to stay in your comfort zone and follow tried and tested paths to success. Breaking out of your comfort zone can take you in new directions, but this requires internal reflection, investment and ultimately risk. This talk will demonstrate how through collaboration, utilising your strengths, passion and aspirations, you can create opportunities through the development of future facing concepts and disruptive thinking.
Questions answered :
What is the future of In-flight Entertainment and Airline service offerings? What has Mobile and designing for multi-platform got to do with it? How can applying your strengths & passion to your aspirations result in new opportunities?
Technology has long history in the world of design and architecture. Before there was social networking, search engines and email, the architectural industry made a big step from pencil drawings on velum to the digitized world of CAD drawings. Now 30 years later the next big step in the industry is changing the what, how, and why of what we do. This session will show you a behind the scenes look into the architecture industry and show how technology is playing a key role in the next evolution of it. Focusing on the conversion to Building Information Modelling (BIM), parametric modelling, and data generation/analysis, this talk will give you a snap shot of this change.
Questions answered :
We will show you how this technology is changing HOW we design the buildings you occupy. We will look into WHY it's changing the design of the built environment. And we will pose the question to the tech industry of WHAT role you will play in this next evolution.
by Phil Stuart
Games can do much more than just entertain. This Micro-talk highlights the power of 'games with purpose' and how they can be used to engage audiences on subjects like death, drug-addition and mental health.
by Bruce Hellman
The Quantified Self movement is getting lots of interest, with new devices (Nike Fuleband, Jawbone Up), websites (Tic Trac, Track Ignite) and apps appearing. Most products and services are designed from the point of view of the technology; not the end user. How can things be designed from the user's perspective, being simple to use an beautiful in order to attract the non-geeks? We're having a try with uMotif.com and would like to share our story Questions answered : Is Quantified Self going to become mainstream? How to attract the non-tech geek? Does uMotif have an interesting approach?
21st May to 1st June 2012