Issues in social mobile computing
Ian Smith

This event took place on 23rd September 2005 at 1:30pm (12:30 GMT)
Knowledge Media Institute, Berrill Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK7 6AA

What is social mobile computing? This is a talk in two parts. In the first part, I'll outline what Intel Research Seattle is doing in the area of Social Mobile Computing. This is a new research area, focused on interactions between people that occur outside the traditional "work" settings and where the communications are conducted via mobile devices. In the second part of the talk I'll go walk through the mobile interaction design challenges of one project we are working on and--with any luck--get the audience to solve some our problems for us! The domain of this project is to allow people to more easily "meet-up" or "rendezvous."

Biography: Ian Smith is a senior researcher at the Intel Research Seattle lab in Seattle, Washington. His work focuses on having a big bowl of ubicomp technology, social science, and some software engineering. Stir vigorously and don't forget to drizzle on some privacy. He previously stirred the pot at the Palo Alto Research Center in Palo Alto, California. He was granted a Ph.D. and a chef's hat from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998.

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