Posts Tagged ‘Cloud Computing’

With the growth of the mobile internet, the rise of crossmedia productions (Dutch crossmedia blog), and the growth of cloud based applications (my post about cloud computing) interaction designers and usability engineers face a fairly new problem. The difficulty is to deliver good usability and user experience for the service across multiple applications running on […]

The term cloud computing was already everywhere for a while, but with Google announcing a cloud based printing service it seems to becoming more of a reality than ever. One idea behind cloud computing is that many applications can be offered through a web interface rather than on local computers. Clearly, the most famous example is webmail, but there are also applications that are less web-reliant, like photo editing, that are ‘moving into the cloud’. In this post I will highlight some of the changes in user experience that may emerge because of cloud services and some of the economic changes a shift to cloud based services may bring about. Finally I will discuss a variant of cloud computing that I call radical cloud computing, which might be one of my worst idea so far.