Having a great time at Droidcon NYC and trying out a new look with the white fedora.
Corey Latislaw gave a great talk about bridging the global digital divide with Android devices and development. The rate of digital connectivity is growing exponentially outside the wealthier countries. Designers for a global market need to take a myriad of factors into account—-spotty networks, lack of reading and tech literacy, poor access to electricity, cultural sensitivities and more. The upside of developing apps with a truly global user base in mind is that you will create highly efficient apps that work better for everybody. That and you have the potential to reach people with their first digital experience, with the potential to change their lives.
Got to combine three things I love, interviewing, drawing,and writing, in this set of
interviews I visualized at Droidcon NYC. Interviewees varied from a senior android developer at the New York Times, to a software engineer from Florence, Italy, via London, to a high school sophomore from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
Thanks to Touch Lab for hosting me at this fascinating community gathering of developers of this widespread and versatile operating system which powers all kinds of devices all over the world.
Below: a slideshow of the visuals, and people soaking them up at Droidcon NYC: