Posts Tagged ‘User Experience’

A review of the book “Ubiquitous Photography” by Martin Hand. I have a notebook somewhere with an old advertisement for camera phones. The ad shows a woman in sexy lingerie, sending a picture to her partner to ask for his (her?) opinion. It must have been 2001, camera phones were new and the telephone providers […]


Imagine having a device which can post sound bites from your home to your Facebook wall. Now and then it will record the sounds in your home, scramble them – so listeners cannot recognize specific sounds, and it will make an audio post for you. Most people I talk to, think this is a stupid idea. […]


A book review It is not an easy challenge Lev Manovich sets in his book “The Language of New Media“. In the early days of cinema hardly anyone could foresee the enormous cultural impact this new medium would have on our society. A new artistic language, cinematography, was born; but no one recorded its first […]


Something fairly insignificant happened on the train the other day, when it occurred to me there is something wrong with the way we think about (and design for) privacy. It wasn’t long after the introduction of the “OV-chipkaart”: an electronic payment system for public transport in the Netherlands. I was minding my own business, when […]


As “Gamification” is on the top of the Gartner Hype Cycle, you can hardly have missed the term. The idea is captivating too. Games can motivate people to do boring and repetitious tasks over and over again. So, if you can harness these incredible powers of game dynamics, you can get people to do almost […]


Many web services publish an API, and much of the innovation on the web  is a result of that. With an API (Application Programming Interface) a web service allows third parties to reuse some of their data and functionality. Many see this as a perfect example of open innovation as Henry Chesbrough defined it in […]


If your Twitter timeline has been flooded with paper.li messages recently, you are not the only one. The service that converts your timeline into a ‘daily newspaper’ is incredibly popular which makes perfect sense from a UX perspective. The service gives the user a preview of the content behind the link. This makes it easier […]