This month, we're incredibly excited to have Josh Clark (http://globalmoxie.com/index.shtml) presenting a new talk, "Beyond Mobile: Where No Geek Has Gone Before". Josh is a designer, author, and very insightful speaker. Our iOS devices have gone from revolutionary to the new normal over a few short years, and it's the perfect time to set aside the code for an evening and take a look at what's coming next.
We're at a new location this month, the absolutely stunning offices of the XO Group Inc. (http://tech.xogroupinc.com), which is the media and tech company over The Knot (http://www.theknot.com), The Nest (http://www.thenest.com) and The Bump (http://www.thebump.com). A huge thanks to Nichole and Matt from the XO Group for hosting us.
Food and drinks will be available. The XO Group Inc. offices are in downtown Manhattan, so allow for a little extra travel time if you're coming from somewhere uptown.
Please note the new RSVP policy: If you have a Going RSVP, you'll be guaranteed admission until 6:55 p.m., at which point both Going and Waiting List RSVPs will be admitted until the space is at capacity.
About the presentation:
Everyday technology is hurtling into the realm of science fiction, even magic, with new devices that are as surprising and delightful as they are useful. Developers and designers are running hard to keep up with this warp-speed pace of tech innovation, and for now, mobile devices are at the forefront. But what's next? Trends are emerging at the hazy edges of the tech universe that hint at the future of computer interfaces, including computers without interfaces at all.
Designer Josh Clark, author of "Tapworthy," takes you on an expedition of this final frontier. Learn how smartphones and other sensor-rich devices have changed how we interact with media, with content, and with one another. And discover how we can push the limits of interface design by designing for sensors, not just for screens. Along the way, you'll see how games lead the fleet, how robots can help us build our software, and why post-PC computing is about far more than phones and tablets. Finally, understand how a smart approach to technology choices now will better prepare you for the future, to boldly go where no geek has gone before.
Josh Clark (@globalmoxie (https://twitter.com/globalmoxie)) is a designer specializing in multi-device design, strategy, and user experience. He's author of "Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps" (O'Reilly, 2010) and "Best iPhone Apps" (O'Reilly, 2009). Josh's agency Global Moxie offers design services, strategic consulting, and training to help creative organizations build tapworthy apps and responsive websites. His clients include AOL, Time Inc, eBay, and many others.
Before the internet swallowed him up, Josh was a management consultant at Monitor Group in Cambridge, Mass, and before that, a producer of national PBS programs at Boston's WGBH. He shared his three words of Russian with Mikhail Gorbachev, strolled the ranch with Nancy Reagan, hobnobbed with Rockefellers, and wrote trivia questions for a primetime game show. In 1996, he created the uberpopular "Couch-to-5K" (C25K) running program, which has helped millions of skeptical would-be exercisers take up jogging. (His motto is the same for fitness as it is for software user experience: no pain, no pain.)