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

Webinar Series: Making IoT Accessible

Posted by Knar Bedian on Feb 25, 2016 3:40:23 PM

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.

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Topics: Mobile, Design, Internet of Things

Designing For (and With) Color Blindness

Posted by Aaron Tenbuuren on Jun 23, 2015 2:01:00 PM

Every time someone finds out I’m color blind, I’m always hit with the same question: “So, what color is this?” 95% of the time I’ll answer correctly, which is always followed by, “Wait, so if you can tell this is {insert color}, then how are you color blind? What do you see?”. This is where the joy of explaining how colorblindness works, and how it affects me comes into play.

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Topics: Mobile, Colors, Design