What we’ve been talking about this month — February 2012

As last month, here’s a roundup of the kinds of things we’ve been talking and thinking about this month. This video of a 5-year-old describing brand logos generally says more about her lifestyle (where her parents buy gas and coffee, etc.) than the logos themselves,…

Innovation Produces Fascinating Corpses: Part I

Early morning meetings are going to be undoing of me. They usually find me in the vulnerable throes of a dangerous endorphin and caffeine cocktail, stemming from my daily moka pot-fueled bike commute in the brisk NW air, and pounce on me like a neglected…

Sweet Mobile! Now What? Part 4 — User Context

Now that we know some things about our users, both student-age mobile device users in general and UW students specifically, and we’ve gone over how to learn some other things about our audience, such as assumptions and user needs, we are ready to tackle some…

Less gear, better interactions: A UW talk on augmented reality

After attending the University of Washington Dub Talk “High-Fidelity Augmented Reality Interactions Without Goggles, Gloves or 3D Trackers” by Hrvoje Benko, researcher from Natural Interaction Research group at Microsoft Research, I decided to share some things I learned and some things the talk made me…

What we’ve been talking about this month

In our office we rely on a home-built IRC clone called Yarn—a web-based chat client—to get work done and communicate when our team members are in different places. Our office is somewhat distributed: several of us regularly work from home a couple of days a…