PSFK talks with Noah Brier in anticipation of his presentation at the upcoming PSFK Future Of Mobile Marketing Salon in Austin.

For our upcoming PSFK SALON at SXSW this year, we’ve invited Noah Brier to talk about the future of mobile marketing. Noah is the former head of planning and strategy at The Barbarian Group, and is currently (and quietly) working on his latest project, Percolate.

PSFK is excited that Noah will joining us at this year’s salon in Austin. Here are a few questions we asked him in preparation for the event.

What’s currently inspiring your work?

That’s a tough one. I really like what the folks over at Tumblr are up to. Their commitment to design and creating a more visual web is inspiring. I love Instapaper/Readability/Kindle and the whole family of textual mobile apps that are allowing me to shift my reading across any device I want. I don’t know that I’d say I’m inspired, but I’m excited by this first wave of “iPad magazines” or whatever we’re calling them these days. While I think there’s still a long way to go to being truly useful, I like the ideas and experimental nature of apps like Flipboard and The Daily. Finally, as a general trend, I am inspired by the ever-expanding design language on the web. It seems as though the rise of mobile devices have kicked web-designers a bit and helped them imagine an interactive world that’s different than the one they’ve been designing for over the last 10 years. I think and are pretty good examples of this shift in mindset.

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