Speculation is already heating up about a successor to the iPad after Apple's blockbuster announcement yesterday. If past experience is any guide the Apple team is already working feverishly to see if they can pack all of that 'magical' technology that Steve Jobs showcased on stage yesterday (multi-touch, internet browsing, fast rendering...) into a smaller form factor. While some technologists are skeptical that it can be done, others point to the evolution of the iPod and iPhone as proof that Apple will stop at nothing to make the iPad smaller and slimmer – even imagining a day when the iPad might actually fit into your pocket! These rumors are gaining steam after this image was leaked last night of secret designs for a new iPad Mini to hit the market in 2011.
As frog's Vice President of Creative, Robert Fabricant leads efforts to expand the impact of design into new markets and industries. An expert in design for social innovation, Robert is lead partner in Project Masiluleke, an initiative that harnesses the power of mobile technology to combat HIV and AIDS in South Africa. He is an adjunct professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York.