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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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MIT Invents A Magic Lens That Combines All Your Screens Into A Single Experience

MIT Invents A Magic Lens That Combines All Your Screens Into A Single Experience | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
With THAW, smartphones can seamlessly interact with what's happening on laptop and tablet screens. And that's only the beginning.
When we need to send a command or a file from our smartphone to our laptop, we do it through menus.
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All screens means more design challenges.

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Apple Watch has designs on health industry – but is it good for doctors?

Apple Watch has designs on health industry – but is it good for doctors? | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The new Apple Watch comes with health apps and has an NHS partner – but will the right patients benefit? By Sarah Boseley and Alex Hern
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Large medical systems (are there any other kind) are looking at more devices but not only to record but also to track.

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Common App Rejections - App Store - Apple Developer

Common App Rejections - App Store - Apple Developer | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Find common issues that can cause apps to get rejected from the App Store.
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This some very useful information.  These rejection topics should be on any usability checklist.

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5 Things UX And UI Designers Could Learn From Wes Anderson

5 Things UX And UI Designers Could Learn From Wes Anderson | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Lessons from the most meticulous filmmaker alive.
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Meticulous is not something I have stressed.

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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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How To Build A World-Class Design Portfolio

How To Build A World-Class Design Portfolio | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Six tips for building a portfolio that lands the job. Plus, peek inside the portfolios of designers at Facebook, Dropbox, and more.
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Guerilla design tips.

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Announcing The Finalists Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards

Announcing The Finalists Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
A healthier, brighter, more efficient world doesn't just happen--it happens by design.
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The finalist in the design, a lot of interface design and new surfaces.

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SKULLY AR-1 The World's Smartest Motorcycle Helmet

SKULLY AR-1 The World's Smartest Motorcycle Helmet | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Heads-up display, rearview camera, & GPS navigation.
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All UX designers, here's a new interface.

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9 Design Ideas That Shaped The Web

9 Design Ideas That Shaped The Web | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
From emoticons to GIFs to graphical user interfaces, the inventions that opened the web to everyone.
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Lot of good history about interface design.

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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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