September 5, 2008
by Canadian Architect
The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD), Riverside Architectural Press and the Canadian Design Research Network/Design Research Canada are pleased to announce the publication of Mobile Nation, a landmark anthology devoted to the emerging field of mobile experience design.
“Mobile devices such as cell phones, BlackBerries and the iPhone are a part of our day-to-day lives by the end of 2007, over 3.3 billion people were mobile phone users worldwide,” says co-editor Martha Ladly, Associate Professor in OCAD’s Faculty of Design. “Mobile Nation is one of the first books that looks at the social nature of mobility from a broad range of perspectives. From art and design through to engineering, architecture, and the social sciences, our authors discuss exciting new approaches in the mobile realm.”
Based on the 2007 OCAD conference of the same name, Mobile Nation brings together more than 50 leading international experts to explore the impact of mobile platforms on cultural industries, architecture, engineering, industrial design, advertising, entertainment, recreation, and education. Ladly co-edited the book with Philip Beesley of the CDRN/DRC and University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture.
David Mirvish Books in Toronto hosts the book launch for Mobile Nation on Wednesday September 17, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Authors, partners and contributors to Mobile Nation will join Ladly and Beesley at the launch.
David Mirvish Books is located at 596 Markham Street in Toronto. For more information, please call 416.531.9975.