I've worked out what I really think about trends like Mobile First, and have made sense of the way I have been working for years. Read up on my user centric approach to finding the right design, and the right channel, input, and interface, for your product.
I want to point your attention to our new conference on Mobile Experience Design & Usability ... called MobX (http://mobxcon.org).
Yeah, I know - Barcelona-Berlin is not exactly around the corner :) But hey: it's still Europe, right? We have invited super interesting speakers from Uganda, Australia, USA ... and they all come to join us in Berlin on Nov 18, 2011 (workshops on Nov 17) for an awesome one day high speed conference.
We have an immediate, short-term need for Interaction Design (Information Architecture, UX Strategy) services for work in the amateur and professional sports marketing industry. Please email your resume/cv and porftolio to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Freelance IA/IxD) if you're interested.
GuiMags are clever rapid UI wireframe prototype tools, instead of drawing common elements like buttons, you just stick one of these common UI elements like fields, tabs, buttons etc. Then use the dry eraseable magnetic surface to give it a label.
Makes the UI much more consistent than handdrawing AND they can be easily moved around.
They are great if you like whiteboard sessions for IxDA, especially in a team.
More Info http://guimags.com/index.php?p=products_guimags_corporate&nav=nav_guimags
Peter Stahl is a senior interaction designer at Cisco, where he works on design standards. A longtime denizen of Silicon Valley, he has created user experiences for eBay, America Online, Microsoft, Netscape, Entrust, among others, for applications as diverse as e-commerce, system management, online conferencing, gesture-based pen computing, 3D social environments and desktop productivity.