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The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual

The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
You’re walking home alone on a quiet street. You hear footsteps approaching quickly from behind. It’s nighttime. Your senses scramble to help your brain figure out what to do. You listen for signs of threat or glance backward.
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Ideo Rebrands Disaster Preparedness

Ideo Rebrands Disaster Preparedness | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The end of the world draws nigh. Someone break out the wine and Scrabble.
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This is very general and applicable.  However, companies, businesses and institutions need to have their own specific app or web site.

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Watch: How Adobe Illustrator Changed Graphic Design

A video tells the story of the revolutionary software, launched in 1987, and how it changed graphic design forever.
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For Adobe fans.

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Moment – Automatically track your daily iPhone use

Moment – Automatically track your daily iPhone use | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Moment is an iOS app that automatically tracks how much you use your phone each day. If you’re using your phone too much, you can set daily limits on yourself and be notified when you go over. You can also set up occasional nudges to say “You’re halfway to your daily limit already.”
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Simple and very useful.  But is it usable?

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Google Docs Gives Us A First Taste Of Google's New Design Language

Google Docs Gives Us A First Taste Of Google's New Design Language | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
A Google Docs update teases the principles of material design, but the idea is still only half cooked.
Last month, Google debuted a new design language they're calling Material Design.
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TV show puts 'fast and slow lanes' on DC sidewalk

TV show puts 'fast and slow lanes' on DC sidewalk | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
TV show puts 'fast and slow lanes' on DC sidewalk
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Might this become real?

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Google: 6 Reasons Why Nobody Uses Your App

Google: 6 Reasons Why Nobody Uses Your App | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Nobody using your app? Its okay, you arent alone. Heres what may have gone wrong, according to Google.
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The reason for not using friends and family is relevant and should be followed.

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How Carbon Will Help Make Oculus's Virtual Reality Dream Real

How Carbon Will Help Make Oculus's Virtual Reality Dream Real | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Carbon's Creative Director Peter Bristol and Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe talk about working to try and create the next wave in mainstream tech.
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NEW Apple iPhone 6 - FINAL DESIGN

iPhone 6 - The FINAL design is leaked! iPhone 6 by Apple. The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone. Creating an entirely new design meant inventing entirely new technology. Rendered...
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10 Essential WordPress Plugins to Improve SEO & Usability

10 Essential WordPress Plugins to Improve SEO & Usability | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Looking to increase your WordPress performance? These top 10 plugins (most of them free) will help you perform all kinds of different tasks and tweaks with WordPress, while also helping your site when it comes to SEO, usability, and conversion.
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Usability Re-engineering – Best Practices | blog.aspiresys.com

Usability Re-engineering – Best Practices | blog.aspiresys.com | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
When an investment is made on the new technologies like cloud, mobile and Big Data for product technology upgrade, it is important that its usability is re-engineered as user experience re-design will bring the optimal return ...
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iPhone Application Developer... and 6th Grader: Thomas Suarez at TEDxManhattanBeach - YouTube

Thomas Suarez is a 6th grade student at a middle school in the South Bay of Los Angeles. When Apple released the Software Development Kit (SDK), he began to ...
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Nice short video for inspiration to develop apps.

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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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Concept Video: Rectangular iWatch with iOS 8 Interface and 2.5-inch Screen

Concept Video: Rectangular iWatch with iOS 8 Interface and 2.5-inch Screen | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Rectangular iWatch with iOS 8 Interface and 2.5-inch Screen (Missed it?
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We deal in concepts.

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Could This One App Take The Headache Out Of International Air Travel?

Could This One App Take The Headache Out Of International Air Travel? | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
An E.U.-sponsored concept for an app would aggregate flight information, tickets, routes through the airport, and public transit instructions.
International air travel is a stressful experience. The signage is in a different language.
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Good idea or no?

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Trends in Web Mapping: It's all about usability - Directions Magazine

Trends in Web Mapping: It's all about usability - Directions Magazine | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The traditional approach to publishing maps on the Internet “by GIS experts, for GIS experts” is outdated, ineffective and unusable as Web mapping becomes more and more mainstream.Applications need to be designed for ease of use, and cater for...
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All for a new, more usable mapping software from data product.

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Moisture Minder | Gadget Lab | WIRED

Moisture Minder | Gadget Lab | WIRED | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Wally is a sensor network you install yourself. It can detect water leaks, small changes in moisture, and temperature fluctuations anywhere in the immediate vicinity of one of its sensors.
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The interface is where the usability testing also needs to be completed.

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Are Ride Sharing Services Cutting Down On Drunk Driving?

Are Ride Sharing Services Cutting Down On Drunk Driving? | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Philadelphia and Seattle have both seen drunk driving arrests decrease since services like Uber started operations.
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It's called unintended consequences.   Can be beneficial or not.

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How Two Ex-Googlers Turned A Crappy Messaging Service Into A $100 Million App

How Two Ex-Googlers Turned A Crappy Messaging Service Into A $100 Million App | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Secret, the popular anonymous-sharing app, raised $25 million. Here's how it went from poorly designed messaging app to red-hot startup.
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It is hard to know what the users want or will pay for.

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A Beautiful Mind: Can Ariel Garten's Brain Wave Interface Improve Your Outlook On Life?

A Beautiful Mind: Can Ariel Garten's Brain Wave Interface Improve Your Outlook On Life? | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
When science and art intersect (Can this brain wave interface improve your outlook on life? http://t.co/PPhONHXaSk)
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Another adaptation would be . . .

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#Apple and #IBM forge global partnership to transform enterprise mobility

The landmark partnership develops mobile solutions for businesses, redefining the way work gets done.
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Innovation and Usability: Striking a Balance - The Usabilla Blog

Innovation and Usability: Striking a Balance - The Usabilla Blog | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Innovation can only be useful if it reaches customers. The key to reaching customers, is not only innovation - it's usability. How do we balance the two?
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Ritot - the first projection watch.

Inspired by future technologies we wanted to create a completely different, original timepiece. Ritot is the first projection watch.
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Should we be working on the newest watches?

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A 30-year history of the future

A 30-year history of the future | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte takes you on a journey through the last 30 years of tech. The consummate predictor highlights interfaces and innovations he foresaw in the 1970s and 1980s that were scoffed at then but are ubiquitous today. And he leaves you with one last (absurd? brilliant?) prediction for the coming 30 years.
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And predictions for 30 years hence.

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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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