Connected cars need more UX design emphasis on behavioral science and neuroscience.
Editor’s note: this post originally appeared on Roger Chen’s blog, Beyond the bell curve. It is reposted here with permission.
There’s been a lot of buzz about the connected car recently. That’s nothing new, but it feels a little more serious this time around. The discussion has become more sophisticated, driven by the ongoing maturation of smartphones and device…
Why the connected world should hang loose.
As we accelerate toward the great convergence of hardware and software — where almost everything we do may be monitored and transformed into commoditized data points — a 1989 observation from novelist and essayist Cynthia Ozick seems increasingly, and uncomfortably, germane:
“The passion for inheritance is dead. knowledge — saturated in historical memory — is displaced by information,…
Wearables can help bridge the gap between batch and real-time communications.
I drown in e-mail, which is a common affliction. With meetings during the day, I need to defer e-mail to breaks between meetings or until the evening, which prevents it from being a real-time communications medium.
Everybody builds a communication “bubble” around themselves, sometimes by design and sometimes by necessity. Robert Reich’s…
Jonathan Follett on the future of design and designers.
Editor’s note: we’re running a series of five excerpts from our forthcoming book Designing for Emerging Technologies, a compilation of works by industry experts in areas of user experience design related to genomics, robotics, the Internet of Things, and the Industrial Internet of Things.
In this excerpt, author — and…
The first of three public workshops kicked off a conversation with the federal government on data privacy in the US.
Thrust into controversy by Edward Snowden’s first revelations last year, President Obama belatedly welcomed a “conversation” about privacy. As cynical as you may feel about US spying, that conversation with the federal government has now begun. In particular, the first of three public workshops took place Monday at MIT.
Given the locale, a focus on the technical aspects of…
Is freedom just another word for a smart environment?
You know the “Next Big Thing” is no longer waiting in the wings when you hear it dissected on talk radio. That’s now the case with the Industrial Internet — or the Internet of Things, or the collision of software and hardware, or the convergence of the virtual and real worlds, or whatever you want to call it….
A multitude of signals points to the convergence of software and the physical world.
This is an excerpt from Building a Solid World, a free paper by Mike Loukides and myself about the convergence of software and the physical world.
Our new Solid conference is about the “intersection of software and hardware.” But what…