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Rachel Hinman is a researcher, designer and a recognized thought leader in the mobile user experience field. Her passion for cultural study, art, and design coupled with the belief that people can use technology to improve the human condition have been the driving forces in her career for over a decade.
Currently, Rachel 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 an experience design director at Adaptive Path, and a mobile researcher and strategist for Yahoo's mobile group. Rachel's innate sensitivity to people and culture have proven powerful skills in the field, enabling her to successfully lead research studies on mobile phone usage in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Rachel writes and speaks frequently on the topic of mobile research and design. She is the creative force behind the 90 Mobiles in 90 Days Project and her perspectives on mobile user experience have been featured in Interactions Magazine, BusinessWeek and Wired.
What I did not like much: The author seems to rely too much on secondary research - work done by others.
While this book is not a practical guide to building your first mobile app, it does suggest tools and methods for higher-level planning.
The Mobile Frontier on the other hand gives good pointers what to look out for in the evolution of mobile design.
My background is a traditional physical science one, and so this book was a big departure for me. Practically everything was new for me, and so the occasional story made for good... Read morePublished 13 months ago by M. matthews
Overall this book is a success. It walks a line between the academic and the practical, providing a number of different pathways for thinking about and understanding the "mobile... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nora Brown