Something new at the horizon.

Important day today.

Went for a 12 Km #running workout where we had to keep a stable pace at 5.00 min/km. Perfect field trial for a POC of an app we’re working on as a side project.

Basically I think there are powerful ways to drive our mind to do something we do not want to do. Ways to commit ourselves to the perfect result. Not really a la B.J. Fogg.
Let’s just say I’m truly convinced that when you’re concentrating in pumping all those muscles in the run, and breathing, and looking and where your placing your next step, etc., let’s just say I think I have a way to convince your brain to do what I want, which – in our case – is to keep a stable pace.

And I’m the worst pacer ever. EVVVER. Not able to run a single KM at the same pace as the previous one.

Still, being able to control your pace is DA skill if you’re serious about running.

My objective today was to keep a pace of 5. So here’s the result (tracked by runkeeper):

  • [app was off] Km 1: 6:13
  • Km 2: 4:46 [turned the app on]
  • Km 3: 4:56
  • Km 4: 4:56
  • Km 5: 5:00
  • Km 6: 5:00
  • Km 7: 4:56
  • Km 8: 4:49 (shit)
  • Km 9: 5:01
  • Km 10: 5:11 (street crossing)
  • Km 12: 4:59

Still have a lot of stuff to fix. and the UI. Lord forgive me for this UI. But we’re on the right track. Can’t wait to start gathering feedback from testers who don’t have my name and surname.

Vote for me: Preparing for a World Without Mobile Devices

This year I decided, with the great support from frog, to propose an idea to the panel selection at SXSW digital. I’m pretty excited about the chance to go speaking at THE conference: even though – as Frontiers CEO – I’ve had in the past both Marcello and Gianfranco there to recruit speakers and get inspiration, I never had the chance to participate.

If you don’t want to read more: I need your vote, since SXSW organizer rely a lot on community feedback. The only thing you have to do is to vote for my proposal. I think it’s a pretty bold one.

What I’ll be talking about? The future!

The rise of the smartphones has completely changed the way we interact with technology, our friends, and our surroundings.

In many ways, they have shaped the very way we conduct our lives, day by day. As much as we love our little devices, their time is ticking. Who will actually need a smartphone anymore when computing becomes ubiquitous; every surface can convey information and sensor-based interaction has outlived touch interaction?

This talk will focus on how technologies and technological trends that are already in place today are shaping the future of computing, communication and whatever might still be needed as “mobile devices”.

  • What is going to be the market scenario when interaction surfaces become multi-dimensional and multi-sensual?
  • What will be the challenges for developers? How will developers and designers need to collaborate?
  • And what new possibilities, created by human body control over content, are we going to experience in the near future?

Here’s a sample deck I have used for this topic at WHYMCA this year.

Want to support me? The only thing you have to do is to vote for my proposal. Thanks.