Akhil Dakinedi

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An Honest UX Critique of Pokémon Go

Posted by Akhil Dakinedi on Jul 12, 2016 11:42:09 AM

from a longtime fan and mobile designer

Midnight Battles

I was sitting in bed at midnight on a rainy Saturday night admiring my catch of the day -- a high-CP Vaporeon caught at Harvard Yard earlier that morning. Outside my house, I saw that a friendly gym was being attacked by an enemy team.

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Topics: Mobile, Design, Pokémon

Swish and Flick: The Magic behind Connected Device Design

Posted by Akhil Dakinedi on Apr 27, 2016 2:58:33 PM

Remember when Severus Snape strolls down the classroom aisle while closing the shutters with an elegant flick of his wand for each window? Or when Dumbledore turns off all the lights in the Great Hall with a calm, controlled spell? These once-mystical wishes are now possible with products like the Kymera Wand, one of the many magic-inspired products talked about at this year’s Interaction 16 conference.

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Topics: Design, Connected Devices, UX