Curious about autonomous cars? Want to try your hand at 3D printing? Ready to build a VR solution? This month is packed with opportunities to learn new skills, whether it's reverse engineering your favorite dating app or exploring the future of AI and chatbots. Plus, Women's Day is on March 8th, so be sure to check out some of the special events by meetup groups like Women Who Code Boston, She Geeks Out, and Women In Tech.
This month may be a short one, but it's packed with plenty of opportunities to network and learn something new. Among our picks for this round-up is MITX's eCommerce summit, a chance to hear TripAdvisor's tips for solving UX challenges, and a Designers + Geeks session that will explore designing experiences for healthcare.
The new year has started, so it's time to get back to it. We rounded up some of the upcoming events for designers, developers, and those generally interested in new technologies. We'll be hosting this month's Women In Games Boston meetup and the next Swift Office Hours, so come on by and see you soon!
Before the year comes to a close and the holidays kick into gear, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the tech and design events in Boston. This month, designers who are creating podcast-related work will have the chance to get feedback from Thomas Romer, the designer for popular podcasts 99% Invisible and Radiolab, and developers curious about React Native can stop in at the Boston Frontend meetup for an introduction.
Every month we highlight some of the most exciting meetups, hackathons and events in Boston. Whether you're looking to hear more about the hype about podcasts and what goes into making one, or you want to learn more about the UX and the benefit of hidden app structures, or are a woman in tech who is looking to connect with fellow female developers, there's something for everyone. Here's what going on before we all tuck into our Thanksgiving dinners:
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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.
In our latest webinar, Approachable Home Automation: Designing Intuitive UX for the Febreze Home, we share insights on the design sprint process and how it helped us build a product to complement P&G's home automation device, a smart air freshener called Febreze Home.
Recently, I took existing designs and adapted them to a wide variety of devices. Some of the things I learned that you’ll want to keep in mind when designing for multiple devices are to do your research, prioritize devices, keep content at the forefront, stay flexible and empathize with the user.
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.
With so many different networks, sensors, and hubs on the market, home automation can be intimidating. But bringing IoT into the home doesn’t have to be complicated– it can take the form of a simple, smart device like an air freshener.