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The Cambridge Wireless User Experience Special Interest Group (UX SIG) focuses on how we can drive progress in the wireless value chain by emphasising ways of bringing direct value to end users through techniques, technologies and processes that ensure customers can access the content and functionality they require as easily and intuitively as possible. The mobile revolution has brought us richer and more powerful platforms, devices, applications and services that promise interaction on par with, or perhaps even exceeding, what can be achieved on desktop computers while also taking account of contextual information such as time and place. However, relatively small displays and constrained input modalities combined with these contextual requirements results in significant new challenges that must be met to provide the user experience that is required for customers to fully embrace the range of innovative possibilities that are offered by emerging mobile and wireless technologies.
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User Experience SIG Event
‘Context Awareness as the Digital Sixth Sense: The User Experience Challenge’
Billions of connected devices, input from multiple sensors, and sophisticated new software are at last making the long promised context awareness concept a reality. This “digital sixth sense” is beginning to enable portable devices to learn to predict the user’s needs in real-time, even without a specific request from the user. Although such capabilities are expected to bring great benefits to peoples' daily lives, the user experience provided by this new form of mediated interaction between users and devices will take time to evolve so that users are truly comfortable with it. Confirmed speakers are Peter Whale of Qualcomm, Rachel Jones of Instrata and Vuokko Lantz of Nokia Research Centre, Espoo (Finland). In addition, confirmed speakers for the 'Bring & Share' session are Dominic Pullen from Orange, Vaiva Kalnikaite from Dovetailed, Ken Blakeslee from WebMobility Ventures and Geoff McCormick from Alloy.
This half day event will explore the challenges, opportunities and potential pitfalls we face with the help of experts in mobile technologies and the “Internet of Things”.
The registration for this event is now closed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further requests.
To ensure this evolution is a positive and painless experience we need to understand how to make interaction within this often complex space appear simple and intuitive. ‘Context Awareness as the Digital Sixth Sense: The User Experience Challenge’ will consider issues such as:
Confirmed speakers for this User Experience SIG event include:
Speakers will be followed by a ‘Bring and Share’ session. This session is now an established part of the User Experience SIG meetings. Participants are invited to give a short (5 minute maximum) presentation of a User Experience that they consider to be noteworthy – whether exceptionally good, exceptionally bad, or just plain unusual! The proposal should be submitted for consideration before the meeting. Examples can come from any walk of life, whether work or home, public or private; they can be high tech, low tech or no tech; any product or service. The only restriction is that it should not be used as an opportunity to pitch the presenter’s own product or service. If you would like to partake in the ‘Bring and Share’session, please email email@example.com
The User Experience SIG is championed by Geoff McCormick of Alloy, Giuliano Maciocci of Qualcomm, David Walker of Philips Research Laboratories, Allan MacLean of Amdeo and Stefano Borini of Nokia Research Centre. We are also extremely grateful to Philips Research Laboratories for hosting this event.
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This event is FREE to members of Cambridge Wireless. Tickets for non-members are £155.00 plus VAT. To join Cambridge Wireless as a member and attend future events for free, please visit: www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/sign-up
We have limited sponsorship and display table opportunities available for this popular event so if you are interested in maximising your organisation’s profile, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org