Perfectly Portable v2.0
Today's development environment is heavily focussed on "mobile first", but the long-term transition to this framework has been a challenging one. From mobile technology's first forays into web connectivity, user-friendliness and market shaping, Japanese mobile culture has without a doubt had a lasting influence on how we make our development and design decisions.
This expanded and updated version of my original Perfectly Portable was given at Fronteers10 talk traces the advent of the mobile first paradigm from its roots in the Japanese mobile revolution, through to the power within the country's changing topography of market end-users, and some of the current issues that face mobile development and design in both Japan and test markets in the West.
How did Japan's early mobile connectivity set the pace and priorities for not only burgeoning technology, but also the incipient business models that would grow to dominate our tech culture? Has the advent of smartphones really evened the playing field? Through the lens of cultural psychology, technological history, and market analytics we'll take a closer look at how and why our mobile web is inextricably linked to Japan.
This talk was given just a couple weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the key mobile test market/my home island of Puerto Rico, and includes a special section that was updated after the storm to inform those who would like to help the island recover.
Perfectly Portable has been given at:
Fronteers10: Perfectly Portable – Japanese Mobile Culture Influencing the Front-End (v2.0 Amsterdam, Netherlands 05.10.2017 video)
Code.Talks 2015: Perfectly Portable – Japanese Mobile Culture Influencing the Front-End (v1.3 Hamburg, Germany 30.09.2015)
Up.front 57: Perfectly Portable – Looking at Japanese Mobile Culture in the Front- End (v1.0 Berlin, Germany 12.05.2015)