Rachel Hinman is a researcher, designer and a recognized thought leader in the mobile user experience field. Presently, Hinman is a senior research scientist at the Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto, CA. There she focuses on the research and design of emergent and experimental mobile interfaces and mobile experiences for emerging markets. Before joining Nokia, She was an experience design director at Adaptive Path and a mobile researcher and strategist for Yahoo's mobile group. Her innate sensitivity to people and culture have proven powerful skills in the field, enabling her to successfully lead research studies on mobile phone usage in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. Hinman writes and speaks frequently on the topic of mobile research and design. She is the creative force behind the 90 Mobiles in 90 Days Project, and her perspectives on mobile user experience
have been featured in Interactions Magazine, BusinessWeek and Wired. Currently, she is writing The Mobile Frontier: A Guide for Designing Mobile User Experiences with Rosenfeld Media.