Google Cardboard VR Headset

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Your very own cost effective DIY Virtual Reality headset from Google! Just released yesterday following Google I/O. I got a chance to play with one in the office and its a pretty sweet experience. Follow instructions in the link below if you want to make your own!

https://developers.google.com/cardboard/

Xbox One Review

Finally added the Xbox one to my home media center alongside my PS3. Its been about a month since I’ve owned it so I figured I’d write a follow up review. I was eager to test out Kinect’s capabilities, voice command controls, and Microsoft’s desire to define an “all-in-one home entertainment system”.

Visual Interface
Although its been in the market for a few years now, the… .....Continue reading

Secret App

I’ve been infatuated with the app known as Secret – a platform that allows users to anonymously post their innermost thoughts. Anonymity enables people to freely express themselves with no significant repercussions and leads to a feed of interesting and captivating content. Your feed displays content posts from users within your social network, whether they be a direct friend or a friend of a friend. Personal barriers are… .....Continue reading

Redesigning digital conversations

Online conversations have maintained a very similar interaction model and format since I started using online chats through AIM (AOL’s now defunct instant messenger for all you younguns) back in the mid 90’s when Westcoast rap was arguably at the top of its game. Each comment is listed in a chronological order with your chats on one side and everyone else’s on the other. Its a very strict, rigid, vertical… .....Continue reading

Perspective on Microsoft’s Windows 8

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I know this may seem dated since Windows 8 was released nearly a year and a half ago but I recently ran across this interesting article on #fastcompany that analyzed Microsoft’s Windows 8: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3023244/microsofts-windows-8-is-the-perfect-os-that-nobody-wants

While I’ve always been a fan of the design since the initial concept was disclosed to… .....Continue reading

Redesigning our fragmented health care system

Every time you visit a new doctor, you’re always asked to complete the standard questionnaire that outlines your profile and medical history. This is the same form you’ve completed in all of your previous medical visits that asks for your standard vitals: name, age, medical history, etc. None of the essentials have changed yet you’re asked to define them time and time again. Wouldn’t it be great to define all… .....Continue reading

Technology through Progressive & Adaptive Learning

Just sharing a couple of great reads that I’ve taken in recently from Fast Company Design. These articles reference important principles that I think should be taken in high regard when designing for an optimal user experience.

Progressive Learning
The 1st is based on the principles of instilling progressive skill acquisition in technology: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672044/the-next-big-ui-idea-gadgets-that-adapt-to-your-skill#1

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Its important… .....Continue reading