presented by Clearleft
13th – 15th April 2011 Cumberland Hotel, London
Bryan Rieger & Stephanie Rieger
This Christmas, Next (a UK high street fashion retailer) is releasing a private branded, iPad-like tablet device. Why? Because they have a large audience of UK consumers, a thriving mail order catalogue business and most importantly—because they can. Mobile devices are no longer merely a phone. Devices of all kinds are increasingly connected, network aware, and mobile. And they’re showing up where you least expect them.
Chances are, the next time—or possibly the first time—you design a mobile app, you will find yourself designing several. Designing one app is becoming a rarity; now you need a strategy and it’s all about dealing with diversity. Many platforms, many manipulation models, and personas you never would have expected. We don’t currently know what mobile diversity will mean in 2011, but you can bet this workshop will challenge you to design flexibly, consider context, but above all else—consider the user.
Bryan is a designer, writer and reluctant developer with a background in theatre design and classical animation. Bryan has worked across various media including print, broadcast, web and mobile; and with clients such as Apple, Microsoft, Nokia and the Symbian Foundation. A passionate storyteller and incessant tinkerer, Bryan can be found crafting a diverse range of experiences at Yiibu—a wee design consultancy based in Edinburgh, Scotland.