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3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers : NPR

3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers : NPR | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
An enterprising carpenter and a creative puppeteer teamed up on a do-it-yourself project to build a mechanical hand for a little boy. They created an inexpensive prosthetic and published their designs on the Internet.
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So now we add 3-D printers to the mix for designing for usability and interaction.  Add ons include GPS, sensors of all types including motion, wireless and cellular connections.

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This Is How You Sell Books In The Digital Age

This Is How You Sell Books In The Digital Age | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Penguin Books unveils a clever interactive site, inspired by the iPod's clicking wheel, to accompany the release of 80 classic e-books.
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A circular interface that is fun and instructive.  You can try it out on the web site.

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Adobe’s Kickbox: The Kit To Launch Your Next Big Idea

Adobe’s Kickbox: The Kit To Launch Your Next Big Idea | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Inside this red box resides $1,000, a bar of chocolate, and the opportunity to take your company by storm.
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My Usability students should take a look at this and explore the different phases on the Adobe Kickbox site. http://kickbox.adobe.com/

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Embrace - A gorgeous watch designed to save lives!

Embrace - A gorgeous watch designed to save lives! | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The first medical-quality wearable to help measure stress, epileptic seizures, activity and sleep.
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This was one of the projects that was vetted and some usability testing completed during this course, CS820, a few semesters ago. Ideas do not always stay ideas.   

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10 of the Best UX Infographics - The Usabilla Blog

10 of the Best UX Infographics - The Usabilla Blog | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Sometimes, as the old saying goes, pictures really do tell 1000 words. And if that’s the case, what’s better than a picture with 1000 words included on it?
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How Your Favorite Apps Will Look On The Apple Watch

How Your Favorite Apps Will Look On The Apple Watch | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The digital agency Huge envisions how Uber, Instagram, Foursquare, and other major apps might work on the Apple Watch.
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For my CS820 Usability Students, anyone want to try the design on a watch?  Have to get some new templates.

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Past, Present, Future: Usability Testing at the National Library of Medicine

Past, Present, Future: Usability Testing at the National Library of Medicine | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
RT @NicolasDoux: E-médecine: tests d'ergonomie sur les applications mobiles médicales http://t.co/82A5SOmNY3
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Practical Tips for Web and Mobile Usability Tests

Practical Tips for Web and Mobile Usability Tests | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
In this piece, we want to narrow our focus to best understand how the fundamental differences between how Web and mobile are used require different tactics.
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10 most controversial Android apps of 2014

Written companion - http://goo.gl/pHcSlZ Join us as we round up the Android apps that caused the biggest fuss in 2014. Yes, Uber is on the list. Best, Worst, and Most Controversial Android...
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The Best Mobile Apps Of 2014

The Best Mobile Apps Of 2014 | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Have all these apps downloaded? If not, you should!
There are a lot more to mobile apps than just Angry Birds.
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Choosing Your Test and Participants - The Guide to Usability Testing - WBD

Choosing Your Test and Participants - The Guide to Usability Testing - WBD | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Meet your specific goals through clever planning In this chapter we’re going to discuss two of essential factors in a user test: the users and the tests.
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Redesigning Yelp: Design Methods Driven By Usability - Designmodo

Redesigning Yelp: Design Methods Driven By Usability - Designmodo | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The methods we’ve chosen here are designed for a fast-paced design process, but the principles are applicable to small companies and enterprises.
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The Best User Interfaces Of 2014

The Best User Interfaces Of 2014 | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Virtual reality. Makeshift Holodecks. And sketches that float in 3-D. These are the wildest ideas we've seen in user interface in 2014.
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Some will make it and some will not.   Probably because the usability was not tested properly.   Some are available and some will soon be available.

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Hours of Coding

Hours of Coding | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Embed sharing player
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Hopefully they are also correcting misconceptions.  One student kept referring to what the robot "wants."   Bad word choice.

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5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Inspired by a water hose, MIT's Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget's UI.
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Never thought of a power cord interface.  

 

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Google's Secret Weapon In The Battle For The Internet Of Things: Academia

Google's Secret Weapon In The Battle For The Internet Of Things: Academia | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Can Google's new grant program clean up a notoriously messy new category of technologies and devices?
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So it is too late to apply for this cycle, but students keep this in mind.  It could be a great opportunity!

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5 innovative examples of user interface design | Web design | Creative Bloq

5 innovative examples of user interface design | Web design | Creative Bloq | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
In these days of intuitive touchscreens and intelligent iPhone apps, your audience is not going to put any work into using your product, app or operating system – they'll expect it to be obvious.
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Being said again.

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Demo the Apple Watch Now Via Your Browser - iDropNews

Demo the Apple Watch Now Via Your Browser - iDropNews | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
While the much-anticipated Apple Watch won’t be released for several months (most reports say March), there is a website that allows you to simulate the operation of the watch in your browser. The website,...
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Another way to look at the watch interface and think about the design and usability.

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Virginia Commonwealth University Health System: Employment Opportunities

Interface Apps-Senior - VCU Health System: (#Richmond, VA) http://t.co/6EmRq8J76A #Healthcare #Job http://t.co/XFjUkdQXgT
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To Tame Dashboard Chaos, Carmakers Take a Hint From Tablets - New York Times

To Tame Dashboard Chaos, Carmakers Take a Hint From Tablets - New York Times | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
By adopting tabletlike, touch-screen systems, automakers are integrating smartphones and online services with fewer complicated controls that frustrate and distract drivers.
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10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2015

10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2015 | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Every year, Web design grows and so many awesome things are being published daily. I can only imagine that the best is yet to come in 2015, including many of…
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Google is in the midst of a potential news interface redesign

Google is in the midst of a potential news interface redesign | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Google News could become to broadcast media what Netflix became to the corner video rental shop
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What do users want from their news sites?

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Introduction to Modern Brain-Computer Interface Design << Posted from @CyberpunkReddit

Introduction to Modern Brain-Computer Interface Design http://t.co/QvDkCP7uT1
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African Innovation

African Innovation | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Verone Mankou is the genius creator behind the Way-C tablet computer. The tablet is called the Way-C - "the light of the stars" in a dialect of northern Congo.
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12 best iPhone apps of 2014

12 best iPhone apps of 2014 | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
From killer new productivity apps, to some of the most addicting games to ever land on the iPhone, you'd be forgiven for not being able to choose the best offerings of the year.
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Is This Psychedelic iOS Keyboard The Craziest UI In Design History?

Is This Psychedelic iOS Keyboard The Craziest UI In Design History? | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
WHAT IS THIS...I DON'T EVEN...WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MEEEEEE????
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A lot of take-aways here.  Most important is including universal design principles in the interface.

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