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Virtual reality sheds light on memory recall - Futurity

Having subjects walk into virtual houses may help them understand more about how our brains use context to put memories together.

Product Recalls

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple cofounder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

Steve Jobs

Conversational Bots — Evolution in Human computer interaction

We humans always want to talk to computer and let it obey our orders. It happened from the day one of the computer .<p>For our first generation …

The Illusion of Completeness: What It Is and how to Avoid It

<b>Summary:</b> Users can think they see the entire web page, although additional content exists off-screen. Designers must help users discover all relevant …

Visual Design

Mastering User Interviews: Never Ask Users What They Want

Collecting user feedback is a critical element in developing and improving your product. However, there has been some debate regarding how it can …

UX Design

Users hate your app's awful UX

A study (PDF download) sponsored and released by mobile enterprise app development platform Kony today indicates that if users hate your app, it's …


What Futurists Think Of HP’s Bold And Weird New PC

The creators of three of the freakiest, most futuristic computer interfaces we’ve ever seen weigh in on the HP Sprout.<p>This week, HP announced the Sprout, its bold attempt to reinvent what it means to work on the PC. Forget a mouse and keyboard. You control the Sprout by sliding your hands across an …

The end of apps as we know them

The experience of our primary mobile screen being a bank of app icons that lead to independent destinations is dying. And that changes what we need …