Sudhir Bhatia is a design innovator and educator. In the past, he has been the Visiting Faculty of Interactive Design at the Indian Institute of Technology and the Pratt Institute, and the Director of Design at Symbol Technologies, now a part of Motorola Solutions. He is currently the Founder and Creative Director of bRnd Studio, a Mumbai based boutique studio and think tank committed to bringing innovation and invention to the Indian design environment by promulgating an integrative thinking process towards the development of product strategies for new and established markets.
He will present a synopsis of the history of mobile computing using a strategic planning tool designed for future casting. This exhaustive analysis delves into the object history, product life cycles, inflection points and technology trends that have been encompassed by the rise of mobile telephony, and explores their symbiotic relationship to each other and the ever evolving Zeitgeist.
The tool is composed of a series of physical cards, each of which enumerate and describe the landmark devices and turning points that have marked the development of mobile computing and communication from the 1940s to 2013. The cards can be utilized in numerous ways, whether mounted on a wall chronologically to create a time-line of technology, in a 2X2 matrix, or mixed among sketches and storyboards to add an additional dimension to a brainstorming session.
The project was executed using data collected and collated by Sudhir over the past 7 years as well as through his experiences working in the mobile hardware and software sector since 1993.
The paramount goal of this presentation and accompanying installation is not just for the attendees to get a cohesive birds eye view of the evolution and antecedents of the mobile communication industry, but also to envisage how such a tool could be useful in strategic planning. It is intended not only as a record for academic reference, but also as a tool to catalyze and inspire creativity, so that it becomes easier for designers to conceptualize their future ideas concurrent with the timeline, and thus project and predict how they may fit or deviate from the trajectories of history.
When: 5-6pm – Weds, June 25th, 2014
Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37b, 1253, Copenhagen K, DENMARK
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