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Eyes on the Road!

Cars and smart phones do not mix, at least not well. According to the Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving (yes, it’s that bad), thousands of people are killed each year in accidents involving a distracted driver, and the numbers are steadily climbing. There…

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Creativity Is Not A 9-5 Job

Design is an applied art, where creativity is married to business. Creativity and business are not always particularly compatible. One stays up all night, bingeing on brownies, exhaling the stars, while the other wakes with the birds every morning and captures the flag. True creativity…

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Viva La Fidget

Humans run on energy. We have lots of it. Sometimes it comes out in quirky ways. We squirm around, tap our feet, twirl our pens… even when we’re tired and lethargic, we gulp down some coffee and KAPOW! we’re back to being our twiddling, jiggling,…

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Screens Make Me Sick

Screens make me sick. Like, literally sick. I get very bad motion sickness. I can’t use technology in any moving vehicle, not even on a train. Every time I get on BART, I get really jealous that everyone else is able to retreat into their…

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I Hate Technology

I hate technology. Seriously, nothing can make me as angry as technology can, because technology doesn’t care about me. I mean this literally. It has no emotion, so it can’t care. What’s worse is it can’t even fake it properly. It’s totally oblivious! It doesn’t…

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Things we’re kicking around: content across multiple devices

As you may have guessed from our survey the other day, we’re thinking about how people consume content on individual devices and in an ecosystem of devices for an OEM in Silcon Valley. Conquering a single device is much easier than the ecosystem, both for…

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What does it mean to “make tech speak human”?

What does it mean to “make tech speak human”? With the emergence of new technologies like touch and gesture, technology needs to learn how humans use those methods to communicate with our world. Let’s look at gesture, for example. When we talk we use our…

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Why Products Suck #12: Wrong or No Feedback

Part XII in an ongoing series of Why Products Suck (and what we can do about it).

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Why Products Suck #11: Wrong Business Model

Part XI in an ongoing series of Why Products Suck (and what we can do about it).

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Why Products Suck #10: Product Hygiene is Ignored

Tenth in an ongoing series of Why Products Suck (and what we can do about it).

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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