I thought this session was supposed to be about this (from the SXSW summary of the panel):
“The iPhone may be the most disruptive technology of this decade. The countless ubiquitous computing tools available to User Experience professionals mean convenience and usability headaches. With boundaries blurring between web and mobile, how will the UX discipline change? This panel explores challenges for designing Rich Internet Applications for multiple devices.”
That sounded interesting. Unfortunately, the actual panel was nothing like the above description. This presentation had: no info and no real thinking about the future.
More than one panelist said they like other phones better (so what in the world are they doing on this panel – according to the description given, they were supposed to do a bit more thinking about the iPhone, how disruptive it is, and the future).
One panelist said the iPhone was hard to use, another complained about the SMS capabilities and how hard they are to use.
Hmm… I’ve seen like 5000 iPhones this week, all being used successfully.
But enough about that! Fortunately, I’ve only attended two really bad presentations.