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SXSW Interactive 2013

Preparing for a World Without Mobile Devices

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?

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  1. What will be the future of mobile devices?
  2. How will the smartphone market evolve in the next 5-10 years?
  3. What kind of interactions will be supported in the future on mobile devices?
  4. How do you design and develop for multi-dimensional, multi-sensual interactions?
  5. Which technologies could be leveraged today to start preparing for this future, and how will these technologies impact our lives?


  • Matteo Penzo, Technology Director, frog


Matteo Penzo, Technology Director, frog

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  • Tags: design, developers
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Design and Development
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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