Manuel Lima is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was nominated by Creativity magazine as "one of the 50 most creative and influential minds of 2009". He's also a Senior UX Design Lead at Bing and is giving a free talk on Monday 28th March in Bellevue, WA. Come along to hear this Thoughts on Visual Complexity.
Would it be useful to have technology that can recognize your grip and adapt the input mechamism you're using based on that? Say, noticing that you changed your grip on a stylus to signify an eraser rather than a paintbrush? With the user of a few sensors, Microsoft Research has shown this can be achieved.
Bill Buxton + Seth Godin would be an exotic mix of minds. One that I hope could bring some sanity to the use (and mis-use) of the word innovation.
Just one of a ton of stats on mobile usage as part of an infogrpahic from the Microsoft Tag team.
A friend of mine is moving to Seattle soon and debating his car purchase options - after pointing him to Cars.com I thought I should also check Bing Autos. They're applying some smart tech to anticipate your needs.