What Is The Next Frontier For Human Computer Interaction?

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Imagine this - you are playing a video game and want to interact with the other character. But, instead of using the mouse, you simply rest your eyes on that particular character and almost instantly, you get a response from it. Wouldn’t that be outstanding? Eye-tracking replacing a task usually performed by the mouse! That’s interactivity at a completely different … [Read more...]

Wearable Innovation Management

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The rise of wearables and personal data tracking is proving to be more than just a tool for health. It’s all part of that buzz phrase ‘The Internet of Things.’ With Apple’s entry into the wearable game, the app development for this market will really take off. Regardless if you’re a fanboy or not, developers will have to address how wearables will interact with parent … [Read more...]

Gesture Conjecture: Real Space UI

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The role of gesturing has been evolving and adapting on the mobile spectrum for a decade. As most would understand it, a gesture is a command input by touch onto a touch enabled screen or mouse pad. The term arguably entered the mainstream with Apple’s trackpad and input commands. With 12 standard gesture commands on desktop and 8 for mobile, gestures solve unique … [Read more...]

10 UX Design Trends You Shouldn’t Overlook in 2015

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In today's fast-changing world of user experience design, predicting the future is no longer the art of gazing into a crystal ball. Instead, keeping oneself up-to-date with latest techniques and trends not only delivers a better user experience but also gives a leading edge over the competition. With 2014 completely over (and 2 months from 2015 too), its a perfect time to … [Read more...]

The Retailer’s Black Book of SoLoMo

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There are a myriad of ways to leverage social, mobile and location for an ecommerce website. SoLoMo has been a buzzword in the marketing world since 2012 and marrying all these three media has helped many online retail businesses grow. Many large brands such as Nike have introduced new product categories and responded to new competition using SoLoMo campaigns. What makes … [Read more...]

Designing A User Experience For Wearable Devices

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Wearable devices are the hottest thing since the iPhone. They have been the buzzword in the tech industry the whole year. Now that we are only a few months away from Apple releasing their Apple Watch and finally getting a whole picture of the entire list of products and their features, we can talk about how we can design a user experience for this type of devices. … [Read more...]

Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) Software – An Introduction

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In terms of technological development, we may still be at least a couple of decades away from having truly autonomous, intelligent artificial intelligence systems communicating with us in a genuinely “human-like” way. But, in many ways, we’re progressing steadily towards this future scenario at a surprisingly fast pace thanks to the continuing development of what is known as … [Read more...]

Innovation Vs Tradition : What Does The User Really Want?

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We here – you, me, that other guy reading this article – we follow technology. We are probably reading a few tech blogs. Probably we all tried a pre-release software a few times, just because we were curious. Me, personally? I’m a geek with that stuff. My browser is always in beta. I jump to the next version of software as soon as I have an opportunity. Even system updates … [Read more...]

Touchscreen Desktops: Yay or Nay?

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Touchscreen desktops are a surprisingly controversial subject. While the high tech community, like Microsoft, adopted a ‘yes we should because we could’ reasoning, many users strongly disagree. This has somewhat contributed to the sweeping dissatisfaction with Windows 8. Transitioning to touchscreen desktops is going to be a difficult process. (Lead image source: Intel Free … [Read more...]

Top 5 E-Commerce Trends For 2013

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In this growing age of globalization, online businesses are trying hard to please customers and generate profits. This article discusses what I consider to be the five key trends of e-commerce for 2013 and suggests ways in which you can benefit from them. … [Read more...]

Do Google Glasses Actually Have A Market?

Do Google Glasses (Project Glass) Have a Market?

When Google first unveiled its Project Glass, an initiative aimed at creating augmented reality glasses, many people just assumed that it was another one of the company’s signature April 1st farces. Following our initial article on the prototype that emerged from Project Glass, Google Glasses - Google Glasses (Project Glass) : The Future Of Human Computer Interaction?, more … [Read more...]

Google Glasses (Project Glass) : The Future of Human Computer Interaction?

Google Glasses (Project Glass) - The Future of HCI

Google made waves on the Internet last month when it unveiled what it is calling Project Glass. The company released some press shots of what the product, Google Glasses, might eventually look like. Resembling a normal pair of glasses in terms of how the user wears them, Google Glasses does not have any lenses. Instead, it has a small tranparent device just over the right eye … [Read more...]

Will the Internet Make Grammar Obsolete?

Will the Internet Make Grammar Obsolete

Our society has become too busy. We've also become too accustomed to multitasking. Why wake up, enjoy a cup of coffee, read the paper and then take a shower when we can do it all at once instead? We sip our morning coffee while perusing the daily news at the same time we cruise Facebook to see what our friends are up to, and we answer work emails at the same time we're applying … [Read more...]

The End Of The Flash Player

The End Of The Flash Player (Flash Player is Dead)

Adobe recently announced that it is halting any future development for the mobile Flash Player. The company has stated that it intends to focus on its AIR-based and HTML5 apps for the smartphone market. Work will still continue though on the conventional Flash Player for PCs. Market analysts are now predicting that this is a sign of the beginning of the end for the Flash … [Read more...]

Future Trends In User Experience Web Design Through Gov.uk

Future Trends In User Experience Web Design

In January 2012, The UK government launched a BETA version of the new website Gov.uk to replace the existing direct.gov.uk site. This is the latest attempt by the government to provide access to all their information in one place. The new interface is essentially a search engine with a simple user interface which is similar to that of Google search; a box to ask a question and … [Read more...]