Amber Case

Ambient Location and the Future of the Interface


About this talk

In this presentation, Geoloqi co-founder Amber Case will take you on a journey through the history of calm technology, wearable computing, and how developers and designers can make apps “ambient” and inspire delight instead of constant interaction.

This talk will focus on trends in wearable computing starting from the 1970’s-2010’s and how mobile interfaces should take advantage of location, proximity and haptics to help improve our lives instead of get in the way.

Amber Case at dConstruct 2013 Photo by

About Amber Case

Amber Case is a researcher exploring the field of cyborg anthropology. How cool is that‽

Amber is also the director of the Esri R&D Center in lovely Portland, Oregon. Her work there started when Esri acquired Geoloqi, her startup that provided location functionality for mobile apps.

Amber is a captivating presence when she’s geeking out about the interaction between humans and technology, hence her barnstorming appearances at TED and South by Southwest.

Right now, her work involves non-visual augmented reality, the future of location, and reducing the amount of time and space it takes for people to connect.

Her home on the web is

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