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.

My list of must-have apps on your Mac

In the forthcoming weeks I’ll substitute the Apple MacBook I’ve been using in the last 3 years with a brand new Apple machine (reason for this change can be seen here); during the intense usage of these years I’ve collected quite a bunch of software (most of which are opensource) that I WANT to have on my next machine because I found it really useful or personal productivity enhancer.

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