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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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One-Third Of Schools Are Using This App You've Never Heard Of

One-Third Of Schools Are Using This App You've Never Heard Of | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Clever, a three-year-old startup, is used by 20 million students and teachers to manage all their other apps.
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Useful.   Such integration is a good step foward.

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Skin Cancer Checker App, SkinVision, Snags $3.4M To Move Beyond Moles

Skin Cancer Checker App, SkinVision, Snags $3.4M To Move Beyond Moles | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Can an app warn you that you might have skin cancer? Digital health startup SkinVision is using smartphone tech and vision algorithms to allow consumers to..
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How London’s New Night Tube Map Was Made

How London’s New Night Tube Map Was Made | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Updating the world's most iconic transportation map ... after dark.
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The Best New Features In Windows 10

The Best New Features In Windows 10 | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Microsoft's latest update to its operating system, Windows 10, brings plenty of upgrades and changes. We break down what to expect with some of the highlights.
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Reading the comments, not all users agree.  Some talk about going back to Windows7

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What Japanese Etiquette Can Tell Us About Good UX Design

What Japanese Etiquette Can Tell Us About Good UX Design | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Traditional Japanese hospitality, or motenashi, can provide inspiration for the design of smart interactive experiences.
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Host qualities: Anticipation,  Flexibility, Understatement

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Why The Apple Watch Is Flopping

Why The Apple Watch Is Flopping | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
When Apple fails at UX design and fashion design, do we still call it good design?
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Hard to believe that the big companies keep avoiding crucial usability and utility questions and testing.

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Why Tomorrow's Best Digital Experiences Will Feel Analog

Why Tomorrow's Best Digital Experiences Will Feel Analog | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Nature powerfully influences human behavior. Here's how natural materials could shape the bonds we form with our devices.
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More and more the human and the human's proclivities are taken into account in design.  Seems to be no end to the interface possibilities.

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27 Apps Designers Can't Live Without

27 Apps Designers Can't Live Without | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
We asked top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus, and more which apps they use most, and why.
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Google's Guide To Designing With Empathy

Google's Guide To Designing With Empathy | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Designers can reach over 1 billion more people just by keeping accessibility in mind, says Google's Astrid Weber and Jen Devins.
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What I have been saying ... .

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Meet tomorrow's app makers

Meet tomorrow's app makers | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES - You don't need to have a college degree to make great smartphone apps. Isabella and Sofia Mandich are just finishing up 8th grade, yet their Wild Skis skiing game has long been popular in the
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Yes!

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You Draw It: How Family Income Affects Children’s College Chances

You Draw It: How Family Income Affects Children’s College Chances | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Draw your guess for every income level, then compare it with the actual data on college enrollment and the drawings of other readers.
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An interactive that allows you to put in your drawing of a concept and then compares your guess to reality and to others.   Hope this continues.

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With Timeful Acquisition, Google Aims To Supercharge Its Apps' Time-Management Smarts

With Timeful Acquisition, Google Aims To Supercharge Its Apps' Time-Management Smarts | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
An inventive startup's AI-based scheduling features will come to Google Calendar and other apps.
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There are always people who can think of ways to improve existing apps.  

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Intel CEO controls swarm of 'spider bots' using wristband tech - YouTube

Intel CEO controls swarm of 'spider bots' using wristband tech Video for Intel CEO controls swarm of 'spider bots' using wristband tech▶ 1:58 www.youtube.com...
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Use of motion and hand movements to control bots.

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Khoi Vinh Heads To Adobe To Build Creative Tools

Khoi Vinh Heads To Adobe To Build Creative Tools | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
After a previous collaboration with Adobe, the famed interaction designer is back for more.
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Looking forward to the results

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I Built the Feature That Tells You When Someone’s Typing in a Chat. And I’m Not Sorry.

I Built the Feature That Tells You When Someone’s Typing in a Chat. And I’m Not Sorry. | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
How do you feel about the typing indicator—“David is typing”—that appears on your buddy’s screen while you’re composing a message in chat? Does it make you feel self-conscious about how long you’re taking to write a message? Do you feel paranoid when your friend appears to be typing for ages...
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So much to be said about a small feature.  Good reporting.

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How To Reinvent The Mouse Cursor For The VR Age

How To Reinvent The Mouse Cursor For The VR Age | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The Oculus Rift won't kill off the cursor, says Toms Dorta of Hyve3D. Instead, it'll make your smartphone a mouse.
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Some interesting design notes here.

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Building A Better Doctor's Visit Through Telemedicine

Building A Better Doctor's Visit Through Telemedicine | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
When you're really sick, a visit to the doctor is daunting, which is one reason medical providers are turning to telemedicine.
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Yes, telemedicine has been around a long time.  Now new doctors and med students can be trained on when to use and when not to use.  Also can be paired with other med professionals who are on site; nurses, PA's.

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“No UI” Design’s Next Move: Fake UI

“No UI” Design’s Next Move: Fake UI | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Our interfaces lie to shield us from what's really going on behind the scenes. Are placebo interfaces helpful or harmful?
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Have to check out the research from UofM regarding smart cars.

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15 Unbelievable Images From The 'Instagram For Doctors'

15 Unbelievable Images From The 'Instagram For Doctors' | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
If you've ever waited to see a specialist in the emergency room, you'll be happy to know that a new app, the so-called
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It's out there and it might become one of the most helpful tools for world health.

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What Is Zero UI? (And Why Is It Crucial To The Future Of Design?)

What Is Zero UI? (And Why Is It Crucial To The Future Of Design?) | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
What does UI design look like after screens go away? Fjord's Andy Goodman explains.
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Game changers are out there.  Haptics and voice are becoming the interactions of choice for many.  Actually, together they can help in providing universal design to applications and web sites.

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Meet Nava, A Startup That Wants To Fix The Government's Crappy Design

Meet Nava, A Startup That Wants To Fix The Government's Crappy Design | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Engineers and designers who refined Healthcare.gov are on a mission to tame the government's unruly digital presence.
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It's becoming more and more important to look at the entire design and at the usability of web sites, especially the government web sites.   

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Google's Minor UI Update Is Solving The Biggest Problem On Smartphones Right Now

Google's Minor UI Update Is Solving The Biggest Problem On Smartphones Right Now | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
By predicting what you want to do next in any app, Now on Tap is a small update that could become a very big deal.
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Helpful in most cases.

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Why White Space Is Crucial To UX Design

Why White Space Is Crucial To UX Design | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
White space isn't just about aesthetics, it's the key to successful user interfaces. Here's how it really works.
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Good reference for designing web sites and apps.

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Can Netflix Make Your TV Smarter?

Can Netflix Make Your TV Smarter? | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
With Netflix Recommended TVs, the streaming company is helping manufacturers make their products as easy to use as, well, Netflix.
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A TV that acts like a smart phone.

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This Man Turned His Dirty Laundry Nightmare Into A Startup

This Man Turned His Dirty Laundry Nightmare Into A Startup | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Cleanly is a Y Combinator startup that wants to take the pain out of urban laundry.
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Great case study!   Saw a need and with good prototyping and piloting was able to move on it.

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