Category Archives: UX

Google Glass

Google have released more details of Glass, the wearable device that adds an augmented reality layer to your vision. The video above shows what the device will be capable of – and ‘how it feels’. For me this is incredibly … Continue reading

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DBA 2013 Design Effectiveness Awards

Some great news recently was hearing that two websites I’ve been involved in have gone on to win DBA Design Effectiveness Awards! Both websites were worked on during my time at Positive, and were all very much a team effort, … Continue reading

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Cloudy with a chance of iPhones – the UX of weather

Here’s a post I wrote for The Real Adventure blog recently. Although it can at times feel tediously familiar, our geographical position makes our weather hard to predict, and at times it can feel like we experience all four seasons … Continue reading

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Answer cards – a great visual analogy

Here’s a post I wrote for The Real Adventure blog last September. Google has long been a company known for dealing in data. Be it collecting, analysing, sorting or presenting data, it has largely maintained its position as the gateway … Continue reading

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Post touch screen interaction

It’s inevitable that touch screens will eventually become outdated by new technologies. Recently things have been moving towards motion tracking technologies that can capture gestures and so on without the need for the user to be touching a mouse or … Continue reading

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The death of buttons?

Here’s a post I wrote for The Real Adventure blog last May. We’ve been clicking our way around the digital world for 30 years or so now; opening files, saving documents, ‘Liking’ posts on Facebook, submitting forms; all by the … Continue reading

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T(ether)

More touchless interaction – this time T(ether), from MIT Media Lab; “a Spatially- and Body-Aware Window for Collaborative Editing and Animation of 3D Virtual Objects”.

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Leap Motion

Leap is a motion controller for your computer, using technology reminiscent of Xbox Kinect. According to its manufactures; “It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen… the Leap can distinguish your … Continue reading

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Strava

I’ve recently become addicted to Strava, a website and app to log, analyse, and compare bike rides. The concept is simple, record rides using GPS and build up a history of your performance, in a manner very similar to products such as … Continue reading

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Google Maps: Mapping the indoors

I recently discovered that Google Maps, one of the most useful mobile apps ever made, is experienting with indoor mapping, a logical next step. This could be perfect for airports, supermarkets and so on, and have great mash-up potential for … Continue reading

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