Android Alliance Philadelphia / PhillyCHI Joint Meeting: Josh Clark – Beyond Mobile: Where No Geek Has Gone Before, Monday, October 22

Please join us for an evening with designer Josh Clark, author of “Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps”, as he discusses the future of mobile applications and devices. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Date: Monday, October 22, 2012
  • Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM (Social time from 6:00-6:30PM)
  • Location: The William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Phone: (215) 732-2220
  • Driving directions & parking:  http://waygay.org/utilities/directions.asp
  • RSVP: phillyCHI@gmail.com

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 approach computing, and explore how we can better design for sensors. Learn how dumber machines will make us smarter, and how our current work lays the groundwork for a future of social devices. 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.

About the Presenter

Josh Clark is the founder of Global Moxie. Josh is a designer specializing in mobile design strategy and user experience. When heʼs not building friendly interfaces, he writes about them. In Joshʼs books and blog, he explores humane software, clever design and the creative process. Josh is the author of four books, including “Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps” (OʼReilly, 2010), all of which aim to help you harness technology to make your work easier, more beautiful, more awesome. Josh is a regular speaker at international technology conferences, sharing his insights about mobile strategy and designing for phones, tablets, and other emerging devices.

About Our Sponsor

Empathy Lab is a leading digital consultancy focused on driving breakthrough strategies and experiences that drive business success across web, mobile, tablet and smart TV for Fortune 500 and fast-growth organizations around the world. To learn more about Empathy Lab, visit http://empathylab.com/.

About Android Alliance Philadelphia

Android Alliance Philadelphia is a group of Android users, developers, enthusiasts, and newbies willing to share, teach, and learn about all Android-related topics! To learn more please visit the Android Alliance Philadelphia Meetup page at http://www.meetup.com/AndroidAlliancePhilly/ or see the groupsʼs mailing list on Google Groups at https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/android-alliancephiladelphia.

About PhillyCHI

PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia regionʼs chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability, and other related disciplines. PhillyCHI holds monthly meetings and socials to network and discuss current topics in HCI. Learn more at phillychi.org or follow along on Twitter at @PhillyCHI.