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From Phones To Tablets: 26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be

From Phones To Tablets: 26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change (Arnoldsche Art Publishers), edited by Hartmut Esslinger.In 1982, Apple was in its sixth year of existence, and Steve Jobs, Apple’s cofounder...
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The Magic Number For Making Virtual Reality Feel Like Reality

The Magic Number For Making Virtual Reality Feel Like Reality | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Kinect can be fun, but the experience rarely feels real. You’re always cognizant of your body, not just as your body, but as a controller--a once-removed human input device.
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How many milisconds?   How close will it be to reality?

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Infographic: WIPO Domain Name Disputes Data 1999-2012 | infogr.am

Infographic: WIPO Domain Name Disputes Data 1999-2012 | infogr.am | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Infographic by Bill Warters (@bwarters) illustrating the Domain Name Disputes handled by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center...

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Hey Bill, great infographic! What did you use?
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Facebook Announcement: Social Giant Launches Graph Search

Facebook Announcement: Social Giant Launches Graph Search | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Facebook has launched Graph Search, a search engine to mine the billions of friend connections, locations, likes, comments, and tags that make up its Social Graph backbone.
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This 15-Year-Old Built An App To Help His High School Debate Team. It Could Do Much More Than That

This 15-Year-Old Built An App To Help His High School Debate Team. It Could Do Much More Than That | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Tanay Tandon apologized for not being able to meet in person for our interview. “I don’t have a ride,” he explained.Tandon is 15. He can be forgiven for not even having found time to get a learner’s permit this year.
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Welcome to the home of the future

Welcome to the home of the future | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
From outside,the futuristic house looks like something out of a Disney show, an immaculately sterile structure thawed from a time capsule decades ago.
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Pogie Awards for the Brightest Ideas of 2012

Pogie Awards for the Brightest Ideas of 2012 | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The Pogies celebrate ingenious features that made it past the lawyers, through the penny-pinching committees and into real-world gadgets.
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David Pogue is the Tech reporter for the NYT.  

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10 Of The Year’s Best Designs For Social Good

10 Of The Year’s Best Designs For Social Good | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The term "do-gooder" has been a pejorative since the 1650s, when a British doctor coined it to refer to misguided idealists.
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Interfaces made possible from the new materials movement and from tech innovations.

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An ICU Monitor That Fits On Your Wrist

An ICU Monitor That Fits On Your Wrist | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Anyone who’s been unfortunate enough to spend time in an ICU knows: It’s a horribly confining experience. Even for patients who are physically capable of walking around, they’re often so tethered to tubes and devices that it’s impossible.
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Learned a lot from this article.  Did not know that there were hundreds of regulations and standards for medical devices like this.   But understand the need and the usability lessons are obvious.  It is the nurses who need to know and need to use.  The designer had different ideas and perspectives, but the nurses had needs.

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How Eye Tracking Could Revolutionize Interaction Design

How Eye Tracking Could Revolutionize Interaction Design | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
What if you could move a cursor on your TV with just your eyes? Or turn the page of an ebook without using your hands?
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In Eye Control, A Promise To Let Your Tablet Go Hands-Free : NPR

Forget touch screens and voice recognition. What if you could control your computer just by looking at it? Gaze-based interaction has been around for 20 years, but it may be poised to become more widely available — and affordable.
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5 Trends That Will Shape Digital Services In 2013

5 Trends That Will Shape Digital Services In 2013 | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
At Fjord, we work across domains like media, health care, retail, education, and banking, and the work always involves an element of “new.” A new platform or technology, a new business proposition, or new target users.
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BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: More Proof That The World Is Going Mobile

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: More Proof That The World Is Going Mobile | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Nearly half of all American kids want an iPad for Christmas.

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Designers on What They Would Redesign

Designers on What They Would Redesign | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
A designers’ to-do list
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Ideas, ideas, ideas!

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Pill-Tracking Device Could Monitor Whether You're Taking Your Medication

Pill-Tracking Device Could Monitor Whether You're Taking Your Medication | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
A new patent has been filed for technology that would allow tracers to be placed inside pharmaceutical pills. The development could let doctors, family members or law enforcement monitor whether or not patients are taking their medication.
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20 Eye-Popping Interactive Experiences That Show Off What HTML5 Can Do

20 Eye-Popping Interactive Experiences That Show Off What HTML5 Can Do | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
It’s impossible to know just what to expect when clicking on a tab that reads "Universe Panorama." You just do it because, well, of course you do it.
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4 Secrets For Doing Gonzo User Research

4 Secrets For Doing Gonzo User Research | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
A few years ago, I got to partner up with one of the world’s best ad creatives, Steve Henry. We spent the morning working on a brief for premium frozen foods. We blasted out a load of ideas and then hit a lull, as creative teams do.
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Smart, Wearable, Invisible, Thin: 4 CES Tech Trends To Track In 2013

Smart, Wearable, Invisible, Thin: 4 CES Tech Trends To Track In 2013 | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Next week we'll see the annual explosion of new technology at the Consumer Electronics Show, the gadget-lovers orgy in Las Vegas.
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Florida boy designs kid-friendly rival to Facebook

Florida boy designs kid-friendly rival to Facebook | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
What happens when your parents ban you from Facebook? One 'tween creates his own site.
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Adafruit Learning System

Adafruit Learning System | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
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Great resource for research and design for wearables!

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16 Of The Year’s Best Ideas In UI Design

16 Of The Year’s Best Ideas In UI Design | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Half the world hasn’t even realized it yet, but we’re facing one of the greatest design challenges in humanity’s history: How do we connect this cloud-based digital world we’ve so quickly inhabited with the analog world we’ve inhabited for so long?
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So many interfaces, so many uses, so many design, so many devices!  UIx has become an essential part of many (even most) people's lives and work.  This field of study and work will continue to be driven by users and by the new economics.

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Hannes's curator insight, December 28, 2012 2:50 AM

"Internet of things" requires new interaction technologies. At the moment people access the web mainly by desktop computers, laptops or mobile devices, but soon the diversity will increase. Our homes, cars, gardens, maybe coffee cups and other entities in our lives will have sensors and wireless connections in order to behave intelligent. Here are a few interesting UI concepts for today and for the future.

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A Google Researcher Reveals 4 Crucial Things "Average Users" Should Know But Don't

A Google Researcher Reveals 4 Crucial Things "Average Users" Should Know But Don't | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Anyone who builds things for the web, or touts a product that “everybody can use,” should think about Control-F. You know, that browser shortcut that finds text on a page?
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20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog

20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Yes, it’s already that transitional time when our current year ends and another begins, and today and tomorrow are quickly changing hands. Rather than look back at significant trends of the past 366 days (2012 was a leap year, remember?
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How Google’s Designers Are Quietly Overhauling Search

How Google’s Designers Are Quietly Overhauling Search | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
On the same day that Larry Page became Google’s CEO for the second time, he ordered a redesign of all its products.
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New on my blog! 7 essential criteria for evaluating mobile educational applications #mLearning

New on my blog! 7 essential criteria for evaluating mobile educational applications #mLearning | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it

As an instructional designer, I have had the opportunity to not only design online and face-to-face training programmes but also to evaluate eLearning courseware and suggest improvements in order to validate its relevance and effectiveness.


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