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Adobe Mighty & Napoleon - The convergence of software and hardware May 8th, 2013

Adobe explores how software and hardware on converging and how the user experience is shared across both.  Here they show off Adobe’s Mighty, a connected pen that works across devices, and Adobe Napoleon, a digital ruler and drawing compass. 

Notice how easy it is to move things not from simply one screen to another, but from one device to another.  My prediction is that we will see a world of connected devices that are self-aware of their proximity to other devices and the direction of their orientation relative to those other devices so you can simply move apps, images, movies, or any kind of information across the devices just like you can with a secondary screen. 

All that said, watch this movie, it will blow your mind. (via Christian Heilmann)

Triple Header Week Mar 10th, 2013

This week has been a very crazy week for me. From being sick and a horrible cough that has stuck with me, to presenting at three different events, and also undertaking a massive home improvement project.  If you attended one of my talks at ConveyUX, SVC’s UX II Class, or Adobe CreateNOW Bash I just wanted to say thanks for spending the time to hear me talk.  As promised here are the three presentations online via SpeakerDeck. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about these presentations.

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Connecting - interaction design and the user experience Jan 14th, 2013

Here is a very well crafted video on interaction design from Bassett & Partners which is titled Connecting.  It is a short 18 minute documentary on the notion of how interaction design and the user experience plays a role in our future.  They interview some well-known practitioners and instructors in interaction design, user experience, and experience design. (found via Ian Roop)

The 18 minute “Connecting” documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry’s thought leaders. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also expected to play a leading role in shaping the coming “Internet of things.” Ultimately, when the digital and physical worlds become one, humans along with technology are potentially on the path to becoming a “super organism” capable of influencing and enabling a broad spectrum of new behaviors in the world.

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