Frontiers Workshops: revealed

In the last 8 years I spent most of my spare time together with Leeander (and lately with Massimo, Marcello, Gian, Paola, Valentina, …) crafting the first of the two days that together are what we call the Frontiers Experience.

It’s a day packed with excitement (the final wrap up of the venue, the attendees registration, all the information we have to provide) and work: it’s the workshops day.

We introduced the workshops for the first time in 2010 in Rome: 4 workshops in parallel for the half a day day. Result: too noisy. We partially pivoted in 2011 in Florence with 3 parallel tracks. Our guests where confused and, at the end, we weren’t happy.

That’s why this year we decided to cut the tracks down to two (for a total of 4 workshops) and, oir the first time – thanks to Biccio – you can now have a glimpse of what it means being there.

Feel the energy. Feel the fun. Feel the passion. This is Frontiers.

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.