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In this section you will find information about projects springing to life after Nokia’s announcement. Jooga App Project The idea for a yoga app was born from a personal need. The creator, a busy innovation manager who works at Nokia Ulm, didn’t have time to take yoga classes and when had time was travelling away from her local studio and thought of an app that could make her life much easier.
Posted by core jr | 23 Jan 2012 | Comments (0) In anticipation of the upcoming IxDA Interaction12 Conference taking place in Dublin, Ireland February 1–4, Core77 will be bringing you a preview of this year's event. Follow us as we chat with keynote speakers, presenters and workshop leaders to give you a sneak peek at some of the ideas and issues to be addressed at this year's conference. Come by and say hello to us at the Coroflot Connects recruiting event and don't miss out on our live coverage as we report from the ground in Dublin! Interaction Design (IxD) is reaching a critical point in its history.
I chose Indi Young’s Mental Models workshop over others on offer this year at Interactions 10 because for me it fills a gap in research skills – adding a formal methodology for working with contextual interview data to drive generative design. I’d encountered the end deliverable – an affinity diagram by any other name – in Adaptive Path materials and workshops – but had only been using the content mapping portion of the diagram. In contrast to techniques which focus on evaluating current practices or tools and suggesting solutions to problems with them, the intent of this flavor of mental model is to identify problems that require solutions. This of course has use as well in eliminating problems from project discussions that don’t actually require solutions.
This is a part of a six week series capturing the internal process of creating a Mental Model. Each post will be split into two parts, part 1 is for all, part II is for practitioners, researchers and UX’ers alike. Additional resources will be listed last . Read Last Week’s Post Part I: All for One (for everyone)
By Joost Willemsen Published: November 20, 2006 “Sometimes, one gets the feeling that Web developers implement richness just for the sake of making a Web site and the company that commissions it look cool.” Over the last two years, Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) have been a hot topic of discussion. While the sheen has already begun to wear off the buzzword Ajax a bit among Web application designers, RIAs are bigger than ever with our clients and their customers.
Great products and services depend on their users having great experiences. But it’s not about what users do or how they do it, but rather why. Why they do what they do, why they keep coming back, and why they tell their friends. And social design aims to explain the why behind great experiences. I’ll tell you a quick story. Strand Book Store in NYC is apparently very famous, but I had never heard of it (and I’m from the New York area, too) until earlier this year when I was walking around with a friend and she pointed it out to me.
G4C Events The Games for Change Annual Festival Often referred to as “the Sundance of Video Games”, the Games for Change Annual Festival is the biggest gaming event in New York City, attracting over 800 participants every year. It brings together leaders from government, corporations, civil society, media, academia, and the gaming industry to explore the increasing real-world impact of digital games as an agent for social change. The Festival is also a showcase for some of the most innovative new games in production. Highlights include Vice President Al Gore opening the 8th Annual Festival in 2011 and Nolan Bushnell , founder of Atari, closing the first day of the 2012 Festival.
This is Service Design Thinking introduces an inter-disciplinary approach to designing services. Service design is a bit of a buzzword these days and has gained a lot of interest from various fields. This book, assembled to describe and illustrate the emerging field of service design, was brought together using exactly the same co-creative and user-centred approaches you can read and learn about inside. The boundaries between products and services are blurring and it is time for a different way of thinking: this is service design thinking.
In Press Article Journal of Acoustic Society of America Transient signals such as plosives in speech or castanets in audio do not have a specific modulation or periodic structure in time domain. However, in the spectral domain they exhibit a prominent modulation structure, which is a direct consequence of their narrow time localization. Based on this observation, a spectral-domain AM-FM model for transients is proposed.