TOCS Event-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TOCS Event-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TOCS Event

Rachel Hinman


Rachel Hinman
Senior Research Scientist, Nokia Research Center


September 18, 1:30 pm



CMUSV, Rm 118 [directions]

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Title: The Mobile Frontier

Mobile user experience is a new frontier. Untethered from a keyboard and mouse, this rich design space is lush with opportunity to invent new and more human ways for people to interact with information. Invention requires casting off many anchors and conventions inherited from the last 50 years of computer science and traditional design and jumping head first into a new and unfamiliar design space.

In this talk, Rachel will provide:

  • Insight into how designers and UX professionals can navigate the unfamiliar and fast-changing mobile landscape with grace and solid thinking.
  • In-depth information on advanced mobile design topics UX professionals will spend the next 10+ years pioneering
  • Tools and frameworks necessary to begin tackling mobile UX problems in this rapidly changing design space.
Speaker Bio: Rachel Hinman is a researcher, designer and a recognized thought leader in the mobile user experience field. Currently, she is a Senior Research Scientist at the Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto, California. There she focuses on the research and design of emergent and experimental mobile interfaces and mobile experiences for emerging markets. Prior to joining Nokia, Rachel was and experience design director at Adaptive Path, and a mobile researcher and strategist for Yahoo’s mobile group. Currently, Rachel is writing The Mobile Frontier: A Guide for Designing Mobile User Experiences with Rosenfeld Media. Rachel received a Masters Degree in Design Planning from the Institute of Design in Chicago.