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5 Cut FuelBand Features That Could Signal The Future Of Wearable Computing

5 Cut FuelBand Features That Could Signal The Future Of Wearable Computing | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The winner of SXSW? Wearable computing. It was the big story of the Austin festival last week, coming up during panels and in conversations at restaurants, concerts, and parties.
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10 New Technologies You Should Know About - Edudemic

10 New Technologies You Should Know About - Edudemic | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Every year has its standouts, right? 2007 had the original iPhone, and 2010 had the iPad. But what has 2014 offered us in terms of awesome technology thus far? There’s been some chatter about things like Google Glass, but I have yet to see any notable number of folks walking around donning their Google specs. …

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Solar cells charge cell phones on Boston’s new ‘smart’ benches

Solar cells charge cell phones on Boston’s new ‘smart’ benches | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
New benches also collect data on air quality and noise levels.
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Not just a solar charger.

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Project Tango Opens Doors to 3D Computer Vision

Our Tegra K1 processor delivers GPU computing to mobile platforms with Google's Project Tango tablet devkit. Project Tango is being showcased at Google I/O with new 3D computer vision apps...
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PageSpeed and Mobile Usability Recommendations Just For You ...

PageSpeed and Mobile Usability Recommendations Just For You ... | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
What PageSpeed Insights new User Experience rules provide are insights into issues that may be negatively impacting mobile usability. For example, your mobile site may be lightning fast (loading quickly), but if users are ...
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Google's New, Improved Android Will Deliver A Unified Design Language

Google's New, Improved Android Will Deliver A Unified Design Language | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it

If It's called "material design," and it's the language with which Google wants you to design your next Android app.

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Watch on the youtube channel so you can see the other things happening with the Adroid.

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The Harvard Law Review Gets Updated For The Age Of #Longreads

The Harvard Law Review Gets Updated For The Age Of #Longreads | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Taking a page from Medium's design book, a 127-year-old legal journal updates itself for the modern web.
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With the advent of HTML5 many websites are looking at updating because of the advances available.

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Four is the 'magic' number

Four is the 'magic' number | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it

"In 1956, American psychologist George Miller published a paper in the influential journalPsychological Review arguing the mind could cope with a maximum of only seven chunks of information.

The paper, "The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two. Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information," has since become one of the most highly cited psychology articles and has been judged by the Psychological Review as its most influential paper of all time.

But UNSW professor of psychiatry Gordon Parker says a re-analysis of the experiments used by Miller shows he missed the correct number by a wide mark.

  

Writing in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Scientia Professor Parker says a closer look at the evidence shows the human mind copes with a maximum of four 'chunks' of information, not seven.

"So to remember a seven numeral phone number, say 6458937, we need to break it into four chunks: 64. 58. 93. 7. Basically four is the limit to our perception."


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How does this apply to Interface Usability and Interaction?

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The attentional window for short-term memory might be smaller than previously thought. Chunking information is one key strategy that can be exapted to infotentional practice.

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Usability is Still a Thing | David Lee King

Usability is Still a Thing | David Lee King | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Usability. It's something ALL websites should work on … all the time. For example, check out this AirTran page. I was checking in and printing boarding p.
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The frustration of poor usability design.

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Conversion Optimization: Measuring Usability In The User Experience (UX) – Part 3

Conversion Optimization: Measuring Usability In The User Experience (UX) – Part 3 | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
One of the joys of measuring usability on websites is being able to continually improve the user experience. During usability testing, I often observe the effect of improved interfaces first hand.
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It's what it is all about.

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Computer Program Passes The Turing Test - FIRST TIME EVER!

"A computer program has successfully managed to fool a bunch of researchers into thinking that it was a 13-year-old boy named Eugene Goostman. In doing so, it has become the first in the world...
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5 Dicas de Apps!

Dica de 5 apps que usamos muito e talvez não conheça!
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Helps me practice my Spanish

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Agency Aims to Regulate Map Aids in Vehicles

Agency Aims to Regulate Map Aids in Vehicles | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
In an effort to curb distracted driving, a measure in a proposed bill would specify that Transportation Department could regulate smartphone map apps and systems built into cars.
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And here the Federal Transportation and Safety is having a look.

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Why Notifications Are About to Rule the Smartphone Interface | Gadget Lab | WIRED

Why Notifications Are About to Rule the Smartphone Interface | Gadget Lab | WIRED | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
When iOS 8 hits, the notification center is going to be the most important screen in your smartphone.
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Good discussion topic.

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32 Conversion Rate Optimization Usability Tools: An Evaluation

32 Conversion Rate Optimization Usability Tools: An Evaluation | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
If you're launching a new product or service, you're going to want to know if people will actually want it.
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This is Google's Material Design: a new look for Android, Chrome, and the web

At its annual IO developer keynote, Google has released a new design language for Android, Chrome OS, and the web. Google's calling it Material Design. The new look - which was first previewed...
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Startup Tinker Tailor Lets You Customize Designer Clothing

Startup Tinker Tailor Lets You Customize Designer Clothing | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
You're in charge: Tweak hemlines, add sleeves, change colorways on designer duds, or make a custom design.
Remember that dress you almost loved? If only it were longer, or had sleeves, or came in a different fabric.
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A Social Web of Things - UX Blog

A Social Web of Things - UX Blog | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
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Some early prototypes.   And the questions about understandability and scalability along with usability.

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The Nest Thermostat Is Now Much More Than Just A Thermostat

The Nest Thermostat Is Now Much More Than Just A Thermostat | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
By opening up its Nest thermostat to developers, Google just branded the Internet of Things for itself.
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For the Internet of Things

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3 UX Mistakes That Make Sites More Hackable

3 UX Mistakes That Make Sites More Hackable | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Drew Davidson of KTA points out simple design improvements companies can make to prevent security mishaps.
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Have you looked at your security?   This will get you started.

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Get better data from user studies: 16 interviewing tips

Get better data from user studies: 16 interviewing tips | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
One of my favorite parts of my job is interviewing a huge variety of people about their habits, needs, attitudes, and reactions to designs. I like the challenge of quickly getting strangers to talk freely…
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Bookmark, or download as pdf.  Great for when you are actually performing the usability testing.

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GUI To Meet You: Free UI Resources For Indie Game Developers

GUI To Meet You: Free UI Resources For Indie Game Developers | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
You’ve got your art assets into your game, your sound that you just received from the composer is integrated, you’re ready to g - oh. Wait. GUI, right.
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There are just so many uses and applications for someone who knows how to design, develop and measure for usability!

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Computer simulation could become 'integral' in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease by the end of the century

Computer simulation could become 'integral' in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease by the end of the century | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
A patient is rushed to hospital after suffering a severe stroke. Immediate action is needed to return blood to the affected part of their brain; without this they may suffer brain damage or die.
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More medical usage.

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A Funny Car Wash Game | Top Best Apps For Kids

A Funny Cars Wash Game for Kids by concappt media is available for: iPad, iPhone ➔ Free App Download (iTunes): ...
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Need to try this.

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The Psychology Of Anthropomorphic Robots

The Psychology Of Anthropomorphic Robots | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Subtle anthropomorphic cues, such as faces or voices, increase robot humanity. Google's self-driving car is onto something.
By now we've all seen the prototype for Google's self-driving car: a teeny little road bopper shaped like a gumdrop.
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Any Robot makers out there?

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Artificial Pancreas Shows Promise in Diabetes Test

Artificial Pancreas Shows Promise in Diabetes Test | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
A system built with a modified iPhone successfully regulated blood sugar levels in a trial with people who have Type 1 diabetes, researchers reported Sunday.
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Soon many medical apps will be subject to FDA approval
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