Monthly archive for June2009

Seeing Things Differently

Designers often use research tools such as user observation and persona development to get into the heads of those we’re designing for. After all, approaching a problem from the point of view of the user a key component of user-centered design. But we also have…

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What Kicker Was Doing the Week Ending 2009-06-28

Impressive collection of gestural interface readings: http://bit.ly/azXI7 # “The personal robot will be open source.” http://is.gd/19EDo # Holy crxp. @RichardDevine demo-ing the future of flexible dj control surfaces. I want one! http://is.gd/1aC53 (via @davcron) # Timo Arnall video from LIFT09 on Making Things Visible: http://vimeo.com/5272427…

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Kicker in the News, May 2009

Mentions of Kicker elsewhere.

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What Kicker Was Doing the Week Ending 2009-06-21

F.O.K.S. Schematic’s got a new new multi-user touchwall: http://tinyurl.com/meqbv2 # Our concept for @jlb’s Dad’s new phone is in this week’s On Design. Happy Fathers’ Day! http://tinyurl.com/ltje5z #

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Designing from the Inside-Out: Behavior as the Engine of Product Design

A talk Dan gave at UX London 2009.

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Gestural TV Debuts on the Today Show

Does your mother know what gestural interfaces are?

Mine does now, in part because of our work at Kicker Studio, but also in part because of recent coverage in the mainstream media, like Hitachi’s gesture-controlled TV featured on the Today Show yesterday.

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What Kicker Was Doing the Week Ending 2009-06-14

Infoviz! Kicker’s @jenniferbove (@jlb) interviews @stamen’s Tom Carden and @dopplr’s Boris Anthony for OnDesign: http://tinyurl.com/n4q7qc # Kicker’s on the road! @jlb is in NYC speaking at SVA’s DotDotDot while @odannyboy is in Portland presenting at UPA. Check them out! # Gestural UIs from Minority Report…

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Six Questions from Kicker: Mouna Andraos

For the fifth installment in our Six Questions series, Kicker interviews Mouna Andraos.

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What Kicker Was Doing the Week Ending 2009-06-07

Our friends at Tinker.it and some of their Arduino projects were featured on the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8063975.stm # Free, open source energy monitoring project: http://openenergymonitor.org/emon/ # Want the lego dream remote! http://bit.ly/9EoSF # Our pals at NUI Group have released a free PDF book on Multitouch…

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Products Influencing Behaviors

I came across this urinal the other day at Huddart Park in Woodside, CA. I don’t have high expectations for public restrooms, so imagine my surprise when I came across this little gem, clearly designed with so much thought and humor.

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New blog post: Eyes on the Road! Or why my car should NOT be a giant smartphone on wheels: http://t.co/O4Z8OJ3N6S4 hours ago