MAC colloquium explores place and family.

"Building Mobile Experiences" is the first lecture in the UChicago Mobile App Challenge Mobile Colloquium series.

Frank Bentley is a Principal Staff Research Scientist in the Motorola Mobility Applied Research Center with over ten years of experience in the mobile industry. Frank's research investigates the ways in which mobile devices can help strengthen strong-tie social relationships and how people can interact with large historical data sets about their lives. He takes projects from early conceptual studies through to prototypes, field evaluations, and products as a routine process. Frank also co-teaches the MIT course 21w.789 (Communicating With Mobile Technology) with Edward Barrett, and recently published Building Mobile Experiences with MIT Press.  

Frank Bentley investigates the ways in which mobile devices can help strengthen strong-tie social relationships and how people can interact with historical data about their lives. Using examples from over a decade of research at Motorola and six years of teaching at MIT, Mr. Bentley will describe his methods for creating and evaluating new mobile experiences. The talk will illustrate how his research methods have been used to create services now in use by millions of people such a MotoBLUR, TuVista, and StoryPlace.me. Mr. Bentley will focus on how one gets something built and in use in real-world settings quickly, in order to learn how these systems integrate with and enhance daily life.  

 

February 15th, 12:00-1:00pm Charles M. Harper Center, Chicago Booth C-07