Category Archive for: Innovation

The death and rebirth of UX – The State of UX in 2018

As designers, we have always fought to be involved in strategic decisions early on. Now that we have a seat at the table, what are we going to do about it? [READ ON]

What’s the difference between AR, VR and MR?

A lot of people are asking about what the difference is between AR, VR and MR. Augmented Reality as it extends the senses. Virtual reality as it creates a whole new world to explore. And mixed reality which bridges the two together. So here’s a breakdown that might help clarify…[READ MORE]

Embracing otherness. Embracing myself.

Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her “otherness” — first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal 2011. Still relevant. Still powerful.

A distraction-free writing tool that fuses current and past technologies

Have you ever gone to check your messages on Facebook and found yourself, an hour later, looking at the profile of an old high-school acquaintance’s new boyfriend/ girlfriend? In this digital era distraction has become an epidemic. Tools like calculators, phones, writing programs, and cameras open portals into happening social networks. This has lead to a…

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SOME OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE SHARE THE WORDS OF WISDOM THAT DRIVE THEM. BY GWEN MORAN It might be something you have hanging on the wall of your office or just on a Post-It next to your computer. It’s that go-to motivational quote—a touchstone that gets you fired up when you’re having a bad…

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The Scent Rhythm watch tells time by releasing fragrances

Glancing at a clock face in one form or another has been the de facto way to measure the passage of time. Aisen Caro Chacin though, is exploring a different perspective. She wants to give everyone the ability to tell time using their noses. Her chemical-based watch called the Scent Rhythm emits specially-designed fragrances in…

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Sugar batteries could be greener, cheaper and store more energy than lithium-ions

Even today’s best rechargeable lithium batteries do lose their ability to hold a charge after a while, and are considered toxic waste once discarded. In just a few years, however, they may be replaced by batteries that are refillable and biodegradable, and that will also have a higher energy density yet a lower price ……

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Cimagine introduces true markerless augmented reality system

When you want to augment a digital image creation onto the real world, you’ll likely need to point your smart device’s camera at the kind of markers found in Sony’s TV Size Guide tool or on the front cover of magazines like Esquire. IKEA took this idea a step further by making its 2014 catalog…

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Design, passion, inspiration…

Steve Jobs was a brilliant designer and visionary. He asked the important questions when it came to what to build…whether its technology products, interfaces, websites, or applications, how will people feel when interacting with it? There is so much available in our technology tool-set now that the real challenge is keeping the design simple and…

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