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Alpha Apps: The Smartphone Future No One Is Talking About

Alpha Apps: The Smartphone Future No One Is Talking About | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Users. Developers. Everybody. The design of Apples new Extensions will change the way we all use apps.
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This one, my usability students will be readin.

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Invitation to participate in an Esri software Usability Study at the User ...

Invitation to participate in an Esri software Usability Study at the User ... | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The Esri Development Team invites you to participate in a moderated and recorded Usability Study of 3 specific areas of ArcGIS Pro: GIS Content Management, Raster, and Map Authoring. Who we're looking for: Existing ...
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Just an example.  Companies really do usability studies.

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Users Want Usability, Not Codability! - Launch.forum Community Software

Users Want Usability, Not Codability! - Launch.forum Community Software | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Coders pump out software that's bloated with "cool" features added impulsively http://t.co/Nvcd5o4978 #bulletinboard RT ;)
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Coding is fun if you are a nerd or are being paid big bucks.  But most users do not care about code.

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Gravity Sketch Tablet Lets You Draw In Mid-Air

It lets you draw in 2-D and manipulate your design in 3-D.

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Another new device for interface design

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The Most Creative People In Design, 2014

The Most Creative People In Design, 2014 | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
From our Most Creative People 2014 list, meet the people responsible for reshaping our world--shoes, cars, buildings, tech products, and more.
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Tech, shoes, toys, and more

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8 Tips From Apple's Official Guide To App Design

8 Tips From Apple's Official Guide To App Design | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The book is 245 pages long, and free as an iBook now.
Anyone who's spent $100 to register as an iOS app developer has already had access to Apple's iOS Human Interface Guidelines.
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Good bargain now.

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7 Tips For Designing On A Budget

7 Tips For Designing On A Budget | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
In honor of Small Business Week, Rebecca Swift of Getty Images suggests how to get the most out of your website.
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Budget or not, good ideas.

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4 Ways to Make the Next Tablets Even Better - TabletReaderInfo.com

4 Ways to Make the Next Tablets Even Better - TabletReaderInfo.com | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Expert independent tablet and e-Reader reviews & ratings. iPad, Samsung, Kindle, Nook and more.
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Move Over Product Design, UX Is The Future

Move Over Product Design, UX Is The Future | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Rick Wise, CEO of Lippincott, says experience innovation is the next design imperative. Here are five things you can do this year to make that happen.
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Gmail

Gmail | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. 15 GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access.
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Apple Alum Reimagines Storytelling On The iPad

Apple Alum Reimagines Storytelling On The iPad | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Storehouse could become the way we tell and reach rich visual stories on the iPad.
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Find and Kill Noisy Tabs With the Latest Version of Chrome | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Find and Kill Noisy Tabs With the Latest Version of Chrome | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
You have 40 tabs open and for some reason one of them is playing "Wrecking Ball." Thankfully, Chrome can now help you find and eliminate the offending tab.
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Another usability issue being addressed.  Some take time and use before the problem rears its ugly head.

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The Oculus Rift 'Crystal Cove' prototype is 2014's Best of CES winner - Engadget

The Oculus Rift 'Crystal Cove' prototype is 2014's Best of CES winner - Engadget | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The Oculus Rift 'Crystal Cove' prototype is 2014's Best of CES winner Engadget With the latest Rift, Oculus has created a device that may usher in an era of truly immersive gaming and entertainment, and even create new opportunities for businesses...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 10, 2014 7:28 AM

Figures mine's already outdated. ;)

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, January 10, 2014 7:51 AM

Virtual reality has captured the imagination of developers, consumers and businesses for decades, but most VR headsets produced so far have been notable more for their limitations than their capabilities. With its latest prototype, code-named "Crystal Cove," Oculus VR has taken a massive leap forward, eliminating the stomach-churning motion blur that has plagued previous generations of VR headsets, and adding sensors and a camera to track the position of both your head and body and provide more accurate simulated movement.

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The Dead Simple Way Google Ventures Unlocks Great Ideas

The Dead Simple Way Google Ventures Unlocks Great Ideas | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
How do you get a team to decide on the best design, fast? Stickers. Lots of stickers.
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How to get feedback on ideas!

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7 examples of great Hostel web Pages

7 examples of great Hostel web Pages | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
the best web design for hostels (Creativity, content, usability. The keys to a good #hostel #website!
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Some good principles.

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Serving Up DRM with a Side of Usability | Accellion

Serving Up DRM with a Side of Usability | Accellion | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
One of the biggest complaints we hear around digital rights management (DRM) is how complex it makes even the most basic of actions. While its intentions are pure – securing confidential data – it's often considered too ...
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Glad that usability is being part of the solution.

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Infographic: What The Hell Does Congress Do All Day?

This interactive visualization offers a revealing look at Congress's priorities over the past 40 years.
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Want to share this innovative design that is updated nightly.   Very cool.

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Tackle Any Problem With These 3 Questions

Tackle Any Problem With These 3 Questions | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask...
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Why?  How?   What If?

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Is This Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton Science or Spectacle?

Is This Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton Science or Spectacle? | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
If you tune in to watch the opening ceremony of the World Cup in São Paulo, Brazil on June 12, you might see something truly spectacular.
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How will mind control affect interface design?

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Desktop Viruses Coming to Your TV and Connected Home Appliances

Desktop Viruses Coming to Your TV and Connected Home Appliances | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Desktop Viruses Coming to Your TV and Connected Home Appliances (RT @TheHackersNews: Desktop Viruses are Coming to Your TVs and Other Connected Home Appliances, @e_kaspersky said.
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Why I Left Advertising To Become A Software Designer

Why I Left Advertising To Become A Software Designer | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Theres a war for design talent between technology and advertising companies with tech quickly gaining ground. Marc Scibelli of Infor explains why he...
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Berg Wants To Be The Platform To Make Any Dumb Appliance Smart

Berg Wants To Be The Platform To Make Any Dumb Appliance Smart | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
One of the greatest design consultancies in the world decided to give it all up to build just one product. But to demonstrate that one product, well...
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Three Ideas Wearable Designers Should Steal From This Smart Medical Device | Wired Design | Wired.com

Three Ideas Wearable Designers Should Steal From This Smart Medical Device | Wired Design | Wired.com | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
In between crafting elegant set top boxes and smart mobile UIs, Artefact dedicates time to work on healthcare concepts that literally save lives. Its latest is Dialog, a wearable platform designed specifically for treating epilepsy.
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Noted: A Dead-Simple App for Jotting Things Down | Wired Design | Wired.com

Noted: A Dead-Simple App for Jotting Things Down | Wired Design | Wired.com | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Noted is a gesture-driven note app that's actually fun to use—and just wait until you delete something.
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Motorola Just Hired One Of The World's Greatest Interaction Designers

Motorola Just Hired One Of The World's Greatest Interaction Designers | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Disney Researchs Ivan Poupyrev has left for Motorola Mobilitys top secret innovation lab run by the former head of DARPA. Leave it to this guy to turn...
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Have to keep an eye on Motorola.  Sounds serious.

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