Some interesting events coming up related to design/usability and touch interfaces:
- Device Design Day, August 20th in San Francisco. "A one-day conference for professionals who design hardware or software
for consumer electronics, appliances, and mobile devices." Hosted by Kicker Studio.
- Design For Mobile 2010, September 20-24 in Chicago. "The first and only North American mobile user experience conference. The
focus is on strategy and tactics for user research, product definition,
interaction and other design, and usability testing." Hosted by Little Springs Design. I'll be attending this and giving a talk on touch gesture usability.
- Touchscreen Application Usability, October 6th in San Francisco. A one-day tutorial by Raluca Budiu, part of Neilsen Norman Group's Usability Week 2010 seminars.
- Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2010, November 7-10 in Saarbrücken, Germany. This is a relatively new annual conference sponsored by ACM, publishing original research.