Why Phones are not Computers

   Scott Jenson    Scott Jenson, Google

Seminar on People, Computers, and Design
Stanford University February 23, 2007

This talk will give a brief history of the mobile phone: how it grew and blossomed as a communicator but has badly stumbled with the advent of data services. The solution is to deeply understand the pros/cons of phone capabilities and create new services that are not "scaled down web designs."

Scott Jenson is the lead mobile UI designer for Google. Before joining Google he ran an independent design consultancy, after having worked in the Apple Human Interface Group and Newton Project, and serving as director of the Symbian Design Lab.

View this talk on line at CS547 on Stanford OnLine

Titles and abstracts for previous years are available by year and by speaker.