Designing the networked city

The use of mobile devices to interact with physical architecture and the fabric of cities could have a transformative effect on the mobile user experience. On 21st October 2010, dotOpen and Barcelona Design Week, are hosting an event in Barcelona to explore this topic and we asked them to share some additional details with the MEX community. Here’s what they told us:

Mobile Design ConferenceAfter the great success of the first Mobile Design Session during the Barcelona Design Week 2009, this year we present the first Mobile Design Conference, an interactive one-day conference inviting professionals to discuss and co-create around the theme of “the networked city”. Speakers include: Kevin Slavin, Matt Jones, Usham Haque, Fabien Girardin and with special a participation by Liz Sanders.

Morning Conference: Designing for the Networked City

Knowing that currently more then 80 % of Europeans live in cities urges us to better understand how these new mobile ecosystems work. Particularly navigating the complex relationships between mobile technologies, infrastructure, private and public stakeholders becomes increasingly important for any designer working in this space.

For this second Mobile Design Conference, we’re inviting some of the most forward-thinking leaders in Mobile, Co-Creation, and Urban Design who will share their view on the role of design in an increasingly complex ecosystem and the challenges they see lying ahead: designing mobile services for a total mobile user city experience, respecting the needs of the user within her environment.

Kevin Slavin – Co-Founder and Chairman of AREA/CODE Entertainment
Matt Jones – Director of Design at BERG
Usham Haque, Director of HAQUE Design + Research Ltd
Fabien Girardin, Co-Founder de Lift Lab
*Session in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish

Afternoon Workshop – MDC Lab: Co-Creating for the Networked City

This years’ Mobile Design Conference is proud to present the MDC Lab: a co-creation workshop lead by Liz Sanders with expert participation of the Mobile Design Conference speakers Kevin Slavin, Matt Jones, Usham Haque, Fabien Girardin.

In this unique opportunity, you will interact with some of the industry’s leading innovators co-creating 2D and 3D visualizations of ideas and challenges around the future of networked urbanism. Combined with the industry insight of our speakers you will experience state of the art user centered design methodologies. This workshop is aimed at professionals interested in the outlook and potential of Mobile Technologies and Urban Living.

*Session in English

Sessions organised by: BCD In collaboration with: dotopen
Registration and price information can be found here.


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