Author of
The Mobile Frontier: A Guide for Designing Mobile Experiences

"A must-read for anyone who cares about the future of digital media, The Mobile Frontier explains not only the technological revolution that's upon us, but also the behavioral, cultural, and psychological changes (and opportunities) ushered in by mobile. If you're not listening to Rachel Hinman, you're not hooked up right."

- Josh Clark, Author, Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps

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Contributing Author for
Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner's Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis
by Jon Kolko

CHI Work in Progress Presented in Atlanta, Georgia - April, 2010
Opportunities and Challenges for Mobile Money Systems in Rural Uganda

Scroll Magazine October, 2009
Unlocking the Power of Place

Interactions Magazine January - February, 2009
90 Mobiles in 90 Days: A Celebration of Ideas for Mobile User Experience

Wireless Informatics Forum January - February, 2009
Emergent Mobile User Experience Trends to Watch in 2009

Business Week October, 2008
Can T-Mobile Become the Heroic Mobile Carrier We Need?

90 Mobiles in 90 Days June - August, 2008

CHI Case Study Presented in Florence, Italy - March, 2008
They call it 'surfing' for a reason: Identifying mobile Internet needs through PC deprivation

Contributing Author Mobile Persuasion: 20 Perspectives of the Future of Behavior Change

Adaptive Path Mobile Blog Posts


UX Week 2008 | Rachel Hinman | Lessons from Oz: Designing for the Mobile Experience from Adaptive Path on Vimeo.

Rachel Hinman: The Mobile Frontier from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo.

TWAB 2012 - Rachel Hinman - HD 720p from Chi Nederland on Vimeo.


The Web and Beyond Amsterdam, Netherlands - September, 2012

UX Israel Tel Aviv, Israel - May, 2012

UX Immersion Portland, Oregon - April, 2012

Breaking Development Orlando, Florida - April, 2012

UX SpeakEasy San Diego, California - March, 2012

Interactions 2012 Dublin, Ireland - February, 2012

UX Australia Sydney, Australia - August 2011

Mobile Monday Portland Panel Discussion on the Myth of the Mobile Context, Portland, Oregon - May 2011

WebVisions Portland, Oregon - May 2011

Web Directions Unplugged Seattle, Washington - May 2011

Workshop Leader at Computer Supported Cooperative Work Hangzhou, China - March, 2011

UX Hong Kong Hong Kong - February, 2011

Workshop Leader at Interactions 2011 Boulder, Colorado - February, 2011

Workshop Leader at UX Australia Melbourne, Australia - August, 2010

Technology as a Cultural Practice
Opening Keynote for UPA's Annual Conference Munich, Germany - May, 2010

Presentation at CHI 2010 Atlanta, Georgia - April, 2010

MEX: Mobile Experience Conference London, England - May, 2009

Exposed : A Design Research Exchange Tempe, Arizona - April, 2009

Web Directions North Denver, Colorado - February, 2009

Mobile User Experience London, England - November, 2008

Mobilize San Francisco, California - September, 2008

Mobile Monday - Amsterdam, Netherlands - September, 2008

UX Week San Francisco, California - August, 2008

Managing Experience - San Francisco, California - April, 2008

Computer Human Interaction (CHI) - Florence, Italy - March, 2008

UX Week - Washington, D.C. - August, 2007

Mobile Persuasion - Palo Alto, California - February, 2007