Gregfromparis : Retrospective Jeff Koons at ... L'effet Cupcake - Web et Design - Cynthia Savard Saucier à l'USI. Why Google Just Paid $3 Billion for a Thermostat Company. It has been a couple years since Google announced a multi-billion dollar acquisition that caused peoples' jaws to drop.
On Monday, the company did just that with the news that it had entered into an agreement to buy Nest, which makes smart thermostats and smoke detectors, for $3.2 billion in cash. On Twitter, some users reacted by joking about the possibility of Google requiring a Google+ account to use Nest products or introducing thermostat ads. These and other reactions showed a genuine concern that Google might somehow mess up Nest, a common enough concern with any acquisition. There was also a sense of confusion about what a search company wants with a thermostat maker.
In a brief statement about the acquisition, Google's CEO Larry Page stayed vague, but alluded to one possible incentive for the acquisition: "We are excited to bring great experiences to more homes in more countries and fulfill their dreams!” The key word in that sentence is "homes. " He added: Image: Nest. Phonebloks. 3D Festival powered by 360Fashion Network Beijing Design Week 2013. Beijing, China — 360Fashion Network pioneers again by reaching beyond fashion into design during the Beijing Design Week 2013 and creating the 3D Festival.
The festival will include a showcase, training, workshops, speeches, and demonstration of 3D Printing, 3D Augmented Reality, 3D Body Scanning, 3D Design, and 3D Virtual Worlds. The exhibition will take place during the Beijing Design Week 2013, September 28th, 2013 to October 3rd, 2013. The location will be at TheNode, a new tech hub for startups created by TechNode entrepreneur, Dr. Gang Lu, located at the prestigious 751 DPARK. Daily seminars and speeches will be as follows:
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Stanton. ISBN 978-0-9565421-0-6 (print) & 978-0-9565421-1-3 (PDF) Requisite Variety’s Design with Intent toolkit is a collection of design patterns, or ‘gambits’, for influencing user behaviour through design.Download the toolkit (free) or buy printed packs It’s applicable across product, service, interaction and architectural design, aimed at socially and environmentally beneficial behaviour change. The toolkit’s in use by industry, public sector and educational organisations worldwide, and Requisite Variety also offers workshops and consultancy using it, as well as exploring other aspects of design for behaviour change, and the interface between people and technology.
Explore the eight ‘lenses’ of the toolkit. 16 Top Tools for Responsive Web Design. Visite de sites. Photo by gregfromparis. Designing for Context: The Multiscreen Ecosystem. To create applications and systems that are easy to use, it is crucial to understand the user and the context in which the app will be used.
Understanding the context helps design systems that anticipate use cases at a relevant time of use. The more unobtrusive and transparent the experience is at the time of use, the better the design. This means the user does not have to think about the device he is using, changes in the environment, or changes in context, and can rely on great functionality and ease of use independent of his situation. In traditional systems, the context of use did not change much. Whether the use was in the office or at a personal computer at home, the surroundings were similar and there was no need to adapt to different environments. The Multiscreen App Ecosystem Designing for context is especially important when designing for a multiscreen ecosystem, where multiple devices are all a part of one product.
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