Stephanie is a designer, researcher and closet anthropologist with a passion for the many ways people use technology. A mobile industry veteran with a keen eye on emerging technologies, she has created web and mobile experiences for companies such as Nokia, Microsoft, Intel, Phillips and the NHS.
Stephanie speaks at conferences and teaches workshops on mobile design and strategy all over the world. She is also co-founder and one of the principals at Yiibu, a wee design consultancy based in Edinburgh.
Presentation: The Emerging Global Web. A new and mobile-fuelled informal economy.
Abstract: The web was first conceived 25 years ago, by an Englishman. Fifteen years later, as the first crop of dot.coms were going bust, close to 60% of its users (and all Alexa “top 20″ sites) came from developed nations. Fast forward to today, and the picture is strikingly different. Almost half the Alexa “top 20″ now comes from emerging economies. Economies where close to 3 billion people have yet to use the web, but thanks to mobile–won’t have to wait much longer to discover it. This presentation will introduce you to fascinating and innovative services that are re-shaping the web to serve the consumers of tomorrow. Driven by mobile, the power of personal relationships, and the breakneck pace of globalisation, these services provide a glimpse into the business models, opportunities and challenges we will face, when growing a truly global web.
(Stephanie Rieger speaking at MOBX 2011)