Are you a designer working on an interactive system that is mobile, embedded, place-specific, or otherwise not a traditional web/desktop computer application? The DUCT research group at University of Michigan (led by former PARC research scient Asst. Prof. Mark Newman
) is conducting research on the practices of experience designers working at the forefront of technology. We are currently looking for designers who are willing to talk to us about projects they have done that involve designing "off the desktop" systems (i.e., mobile and place-specific). If you have worked on or are working on a system that takes into account the location, activity, or presence of users (think Loopt or Yelp for the iPhone) then we would also like to speak with you about your work.
We are planning on interviewing participants in the Bay Area from July 5th-11th.
If you're interested or have more questions you can check out the study's website
or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or research assistant Jared Bauer (email@example.com). This is a great opportunity to help the research community understand the methods and practices of designers working in the emerging field of ubiquitous computing.