iPad Opens a New Frontier - WSJ.com →
After spending hours and hours with it, I believe this beautiful new touch-screen device from Apple has the potential to change portable computing profoundly, and to challenge the primacy of the laptop. - Walt Mossberg
Designing for Awareness | Blog | design mind →
Augmented Mindfulness is a term coined by frog Principal Designer Josh Musick, defining a growing field of user experience design that applies to methods of recording behavior, processing the data…
Designing for the iPad Experience at cog ... →
“I’ve gotten some great feedback on my talk last week at SVA’s DotDotDot lecture series on designing for the iPad, so I thought I would take the time to write down some of the thoughts I shared…
For Uninsured Young Adults, Do-It-Yourself Health... →
“They borrow leftover prescription drugs from friends, attempt to self-diagnose ailments online, stretch their diabetes and asthma medicines for as long as possible and set their own broken bones….
Sendhil Mullainathan: Solving social problems with a nudge - A behavioral economics approach to understanding the irrational choices we make that perpetuate poverty, corruption, and discrimination,
Uncommon Act of Design: Fake Bus Stop Helps... →
One of the most pernicious symptoms of Altzheimer’s is that patients, in a fit of confusion, feel suddenly disoriented from their surroundings and wracked with a need to just get home. As a result, Altzheimer’s patients in nursing homes often escape—wandering at large, with no memory of who they are, oblivious to danger. The obvious (and common) solution is to lock up...
Take $787 Billion. Now Show Where It’s Going. [Mr.... →
Ever the statistician, Mr. Tufte, whose first official meeting in the capital will be in mid-April, quantified his optimism: “Chances are 7 in 10 that I can significantly improve the presentation on accountability and transparency of stimulus money. Three in 10 that there would be a broader change in transparency in Washington.”
…an iPad without native Instapaper Pro is not a device I want to own.– Preview: Instapaper on iPad - Instapaper Blog
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-3-21) →
Surfer Blood (14) New Order (12) Broken Bells (10) Beach House (5) Vampire Weekend (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Cleveland Clinic's Chief Experience Officer on... →
Bridget Duffy, former chief exprience officer at the Cleveland Clinic, talks about her experience as a patient and how the patient’s exprience in healthcare needs to change. via: sambasta:
New Media Medicine from nextlab on Vimeo.
iPad, anyone? Hospitals looking at the mobile... →
“Apple’s new creation, the iPad, may be a novelty to many consumers, but hospitals are already starting to abandon paper-and-pen clipboards for hand-held digital tablets.” Tags: healthcare …
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-3-14) →
Frightened Rabbit (39) Death Cab for Cutie (26) Local Natives (22) Laura Veirs (14) Johnny Cash (11) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Why won’t it just tell me what it’s about?” said Boston...– Nation Shudders At Large Block Of Uninterrupted Text | The Onion
Wireframes Magazine » Experience Maps →
“In a way then this is a merger between a persona and a time based representation. The other interesting thing about this is the visualization and separation of at least three types of experiences:…
Watched 24 Hour Party People last night…...
Is Chillwave the Next Big Music Trend? - Speakeasy... →
Does the WSJ covering your blog mean that you’ve jumped the shark? Does knowing the phrase “jumped the shark” mean that you’re too old to be relevant anyway? Last July, a blogger named Carles, writing for the site Hipster Runoff, clustered together a handful of up-and-coming bands with a similar sound and recording approach and, by most accounts, birthed a new genre:...
Ushahidi - Africa’s Gift to Silicon Valley - How... →
This kind of everyone-as-informant mapping is shaking up the world, bringing the Wikipedia revolution to the work of humanitarians and soldiers who parachute into places with little good information. And an important force behind this upheaval is a small Kenyan-born organization called Ushahidi, which has become a hero of the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes and which may have something larger to...
Why Tumblr is kicking Posterous’s ass →
The answer is as easy as it is counter-intuitive: Tumblr is a New York company and Posterous is a Silicon Valley company. Or, to put it another way: Posterous is an engineered product, while Tumblr is a designed product.
The ’70s Photos That Made Us Want to Save Earth |... →
Two years after Richard Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency, the new institution sent out 100 photographers to document the nation’s environment writ large. Now, those photos have…
Albert S Humphrey's business model elements from... →
The Secret Lives Of Objects: StickyBits Turn... →
Every place and object in the world has a secret past: who lived there, who passed by, who touched it. The secret lives of objects are filled with such details. If only you could make them talk. But what if you could give any physical object a story simply by sticking a barcode on it and appending a message to that barcode?
How Hard Could It Be? By Joel Spolsky: Let's Take... →
These days, it seems like just about every start-up founder has a blog, and 99 percent of these bloggers are doing it wrong. The problem? They make the blog about themselves, filling it with posts announcing new hires, touting new products, and sharing pictures from the company picnic. That’s lovely, darling — I’m sure your mom cares. Too bad nobody else does. Most company blogs...
Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its...
Does every startup need a Steve Jobs? | Andrew... →
So his role isn’t that of a designer, but rather Chief Design Advocate. This means: he makes it clear that products should be “insanely great” he recruits a top design team, and protects them…
McKinsey: Get Ready For Sensor-Driven Business... →
Consulting firm McKinsey has just released a report on the Internet of Things, one of ReadWriteWeb’s top 5 trends of last year. The report, available for free if you sign up as a member of…
Poster of the Day →
Rusting Buicks and the destruction of wealth ::... →
This destruction of wealth is a wonderful thing. Wealth for miners, pirates, and perhaps aboriginals is charged with potentiality. To keep this wealth is to do its bidding. Once you’ve made a small fortune in a logging camp, some convention says, you must leave the hinterland, pay that motel, and “start a new life.” Which these loggers and miners devoutly do not wish to do. ...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-2-28) →
Dave Rawlings Machine (8) Lou Reed (6) Elvis Costello (5) R.E.M. (4) Silversun Pickups (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The 2010 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge →
The contest begins… 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, a competition designed to foster innovation in diabetes design and encourage creative new tools that will improve life with diabetes.