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BostonCHI hosts Frank Bentley, October 2012


Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

BostonCHI hosts Frank Bentley, October 2012

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Frank Bentley  

Frank Bentley


Principal Research Scientist, Motorola Mobility

Author of "Building Mobile Experiences"

Building Mobile Experiences


Using examples from over a decade of research at Motorola and six years of teaching at MIT, Frank will describe his methods for creating and evaluating new mobile experiences. The talk will cover methods from generative research to paper prototyping, usability analysis, mobile programming, and multi-week field evaluations adapted for the unique properties of interaction out in the world.  The focus is on getting something built and in use in real-world settings as quickly as possible (often within days!) to learn how these systems integrate with and enhance daily life.  This talk will describe how these methods have been used to create services now in use by millions of people such as MotoBLUR, TuVista, and StoryPlace.me.


Frank Bentley is a Principal Staff Research Scientist in the Core Research Group at Motorola Mobility. He also teaches Communicating with Mobile Technology, a Mobile HCI class at MIT. Frank's research centers on building new mobile experiences to strengthen strong tie social relationships. This work combines methods from anthropology, HCI, design, computer science, and business to understand how people adopt new technology in their lives and the impact of using these new systems in longitudinal studies for months at a time.

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Evening Schedule

  • 6:30 – 7:00 Networking over pizza and beverages
  • 7:00 – 8:30 Meeting
  • 8:30 – 9:00 CHI Dessert and more networking!

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When & Where

101 Main St
10th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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What We Do

BostonCHI is the Boston area chapter of ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI). Our members, from throughout New England, share ideas and experiences on the rapidly growing and changing area of how computers and people interact. Read the chapter Bylaws.

We have monthly gatherings in the metro Boston area, which are open to both members and non-members at no charge. In addition, members receive a monthly e-mail newsletter. If you're not yet a member, we encourage you to become one!

SIGCHI is a forum for the study of human-computer interaction (HCI) and includes research and development efforts leading to the design and evaluation of user interfaces. The focus of SIGCHI is on how people communicate and interact with computer systems. SIGCHI serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas among computer scientists, human factor scientists, psychologists, social scientists, systems designers and end users. (from ACM SIGCHI)

Who We Are

BostonCHI is an organization of professionals from the New England area in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. Our members represent the diverse interests of that field: graphic arts, documentation, usability, psychology, user interface design, human factors, industrial design, ergonomics, computer science, training, education, and many others.

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