Fragmentation in Mobile Design: Fact or Fiction?

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Intel's Belen Barros Pena to Delve into Fragmentation in Mobile Design at Breaking Development Conference in Dallas

Fragmentation is the curse of the mobile software world. With 10 (or more) operating systems, plus cross-platform development environments like Java and HTML5, the mobile landscape has become a nightmare for developers. But what impact does this fragmentation have on design?

Belen Barros Pena, an interaction designer at Intel's Open Source Technology Center, works on mobile software and embedded systems tools. She obsesses over finding efficient and affordable ways of engaging users in the design of mobile and traditional software. In her talk, Belen will dissect the basic interaction elements of the main mobile software platforms to bust, or confirm, the myth of mobile fragmentation. She’ll explore why design fragmentation matters to the third-party mobile services community, and how they hold the key to the future of mobile design.

About the Conference: Breaking Development focuses on new, emerging techniques for web development and design for devices beyond the desktop – mobile phones, tablets, and even televisions. Speakers are hand-selected to ensure challenging, well-delivered talks from a variety of perspectives. The upcoming event will be held September 24-26, 2012 in Grapevine, Texas at the Gaylord Texan. For more information please visit

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