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Wearing Smart Tech: Google Glass 2: Google tries again with slimmer, updated design

The look of the previous Google Glass had been one of the big criticisms, with the large metal parts catching attention and leading some to warn against being a ‘Glasshole’ — people who wear the glasses too ostentatiously or using them for creepy ...
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Why Typography Matters For Better Visibility - Usability Geek

Why Typography Matters For Better Visibility - Usability Geek | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Expertise in web typography requires creativity that comes with experience but the most important aspect is always ensuring to maintain content legibility
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The History Of Web Design Explained In 9 GIFs

The History Of Web Design Explained In 9 GIFs | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
25 years of web design, summarized in 9 unforgettable GIFs.
Froont, a San Francisco company that makes tools for web designers, has created nine GIFs that show just how far web design has come in the past 25 years.
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Facebook Design Director: The 5 Most Common Design Mistakes

Facebook Design Director: The 5 Most Common Design Mistakes | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Facebook's Julie Zhuo on the biggest traps designers fall into—and how to avoid them.
There's no learning without mistakes. And I've done the following (as well as seen the following done) too many times to count.
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Why Wearables Should Be Free

Why Wearables Should Be Free | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Companies shouldn't just give out wearables for free; they should pay users for data, argues Frog design's chief creative officer.
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Yes, when do we quite giving away data for free?

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What Futurists Think Of HP's Bold And Weird New PC

What Futurists Think Of HP's Bold And Weird New PC | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The creators of three of the freakiest, most futuristic computer interfaces we've ever seen weigh in on the HP Sprout.
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Not only a look at HP's interface but the opinions of many of the forward-looking interface designers.

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Designing an Arabic User Interface: Methods and Techniques for Bridging Cultures - User Experience Magazine

Designing an Arabic User Interface: Methods and Techniques for Bridging Cultures - User Experience Magazine | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
User Experience Magazine - The Magazine of the User Experience Professionals Association
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WOW!  More food for thought.

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The Problem With Wearable Technology, According To "Blade Runner" Designer Syd Mead

The Problem With Wearable Technology, According To "Blade Runner" Designer Syd Mead | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Mead chats with us about the Apple Watch, Glassholes, and Daft Punk copying one of his designs.
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Oh how each new step brings new problems.

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From The Designers Of Fitbit, A Digital Tattoo Implanted Under Your Skin

From The Designers Of Fitbit, A Digital Tattoo Implanted Under Your Skin | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
For Co.Design's Wearables Week, NewDealDesign created a concept for a digital tattoo. But they think they can actually build the thing.
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You never know what will take off!

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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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Former Apple interface designer's plan to redesign the way we use and think about computers | The Tech Block

Former Apple interface designer's plan to redesign the way we use and think about computers | The Tech Block | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
When Bret Victor came in for his first day of work as a “Human Interface Inventor” at Apple, he found an iPad sitting on his desk. It was August of 2007. The original iPhone was only a couple months old.
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Should User Interface (UI) Be a Part of “Requirements”?

Should User Interface (UI) Be a Part of “Requirements”? | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Does "UI" meet the definition of a requirement? http://t.co/GkrDihKJdU #baot #prodmgmt
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iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini

iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini is a small connected thermometer that allows you to monitor the temperature of any dish you cook from your smartphone.
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Injecting Social Learning into e-Learning Modules

Injecting Social Learning into e-Learning Modules | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Boost your e-Learning module with a combination of either social learning and/or a learning management system. Read to see how these can be easily implemented.

Via David W. Deeds
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Injecting Social Learning into e-Learning Modules 

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Take Note, Facebook: How Colleges Are Training Designers To Treat Users Like More Than Lab Rats

Take Note, Facebook: How Colleges Are Training Designers To Treat Users Like More Than Lab Rats | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Students at MIT, Stanford, and elsewhere are learning to build technology products with user well-being in mind.
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People in my class are way ahead of the curve.

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The top usability testing myths | Web design | Creative Bloq

The top usability testing myths | Web design | Creative Bloq | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Usability testing is by far the most widely used usability evaluation method. Nonetheless, it’s often conducted with poor or unsystematic methodology and so doesn't always live up to its full potential.
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But you need to test wisely.   Do we dare call this "SMART" usability testing?

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The best computer interface? Maybe ... your hands

The best computer interface? Maybe ... your hands | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
"The computer is an incredibly powerful means of creative expression," says designer and TED Fellow James Patten. But right now, we interact with computers, mainly, by typing and tapping.
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Windows 10 “continuum” design exploration (no sound)

This motion study shows an early look at how Windows 10 will make a 2-in-1 PC transform from a laptop elegantly into a tablet.
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Nice to see a visual explanation since the new operating systems are being developed for visual and touch.

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The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design

The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Responsive design has to go beyond optimizing for different screen sizes, write Code and Theory's Dan Gardner and Mike Treff.
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Is "Responsive Design" another way of talking about "usability?"

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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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