These days we all live in fear of the ‘network failure’. The Guardian last week quoted ‘design theorist’ Fabio Sergio (sounds more like a shampoo brand), who thinks ‘interaction anxiety’ is going to be a big problem in tomorrow’s world.
Coincidentally, Design Agenda founder Nico Macdonald told us ‘networked-enabled’ interaction design should make big strides, with ‘wonderful possibilities’ in retail. ‘If the locational tools in new mobile phones can be unlocked for more than just prosecuting criminals we could see a Web-like rush of creativity around mobilityand place-driven services,’ he says.
We’ll leave you and your 3G clients to juggle that conundrum.