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“Open the pod bay doors, designer.”

March 14, 2016

I’ve been giving a talk lately on VUIs (Voice User Interfaces), in fact, I’ll be  doing it at UX London this year in May. It’s been fun to write this talk, and put the experience of having the Amazon Echo at home into it. Here’s a video of the talk (minus some copyrighted content!) that I gave recently... View Article

Thoughts before buying the new Kindle

November 1, 2010

As I’m pretty close to getting one of these (I’ll admit that the new pricing pushed me over the edge), I thought I’d make some notes about the experience of reading books, and review after a few months of getting a Kindle. My feelings about a book are intimately linked to how far through it... View Article

Tablet use, as predicted 10 years ago

July 6, 2010

I’m reading Scott mcclouds rather excellent “Reinventing Comics”, written in the year 2000. In the chapter on the future of digital media, I spotted this panel. This is prescient given what Ive seen from my 2 year old: her primary mode of interaction with computers is touch based, thanks to my wifes iPod. Keyboards really... View Article