Tomas Bouda

349 Added | 2 Magazines | 1 Following | 38 Followers | @tombouda | I am a PhD student of LIS interested in digital reading, HCI and psychology of interaction design. Follow @tombouda or contact me boudatomas@gmail.com

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a …

What You Read Matters More Than You Might Think

You are what you read: Why deep reading makes you a better writer.

The Brain

How the internet flips elections and alters our thoughts – Robert Epstein

Over the past century, more than a few great writers have expressed concern about humanity’s future. In <i>The Iron Heel</i> (1908), the American writer Jack …

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Designing Settings

We spend crazy amounts of time creating personas and charting down user flows. We nail the product to its core and define different usage patterns …

The modular Nex Band makes smart alerts more customizable than ever | Ars Technica

It does a little bit of everything, but is a world of possibilities too much to handle?<p>We're still trying to figure out what we want our wearables, …

Wearable Tech

Paper versus the iPad: Is taking notes on a tablet computer or a notepad more environmentally responsible?

Until now, I've taken my class notes the old-fashioned way, scrawling and scribbling on a legal pad. All this talk of tablets and note-taking apps …

What Bendable Screens Mean For The Future Of UI

Deformable displays have the potential to be every bit as revolutionary as the touchscreen. Here’s why.<p>Bend your smartphone today, and it’ll probably break. Bend it three years from now, and it could snap a photo or turn a page in an e-book.<p>So suggests Roel Vertegaal, a professor of human-computer …

The Hacker News — Cyber Security, Hacking News

Etherparty announced Sunday that its ICO (Initial Coin Offering) website selling tokens for a blockchain-based smart contract tool was hacked and the …

Feelings get visible

BLITAB Team demonstrated BLITAB at CES 2017 in Las Vegas on 5th – 8th January 2017, and WOW…. it was one of…<p>EIT Digital has named Blitab Technology …

Designing Mobile Interfaces

Designing Mobile Interfaces: Patterns for Interaction Design<p><i>Designing Mobile Interfaces: Patterns for Interaction Design</i> is the comprehensive …

4ourth Mobile Touch Template

Pixels are for computers, tablets and phones. But you design products for fingers, touch and people.<p>If you design, specify, test or evaluate mobile …

Fingers, thumbs, and people

Lessons Learned The ubiquity of smartphones has made many of us excited to work on mobile. But in important ways, it has also actually hindered the …

Online Life

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Complete Beginner’s Guide to Interaction Design

Interaction design has its origins in web and graphic design, but has grown into a realm of its own. Far from merely working with text and pictures, …

UX Design

Join Booke!

Booke, is a technology developer revolutionizing the way we interact with printed books.<p>Derek Wolfgram Redwood City Public Library<p>Combines the best …

John Logie Baird

<b>John Logie Baird</b> FRSE (/ˈloʊɡi bɛərd/;[1] 14 August 1888 – 14 June 1946) was a Scottish engineer, innovator, one of the inventors of the mechanical …

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens

In a viral YouTube video from October 2011 a one-year-old girl sweeps her fingers across an iPad's touchscreen, shuffling groups of icons. In the …

8 Affordable Conversion Rate Optimization Tools To Try

<i>Paul Rogers works as Digital Marketing Manager for The Inviqa Group and is also the founder of MageSEO.</i><p>Conversion rate optimization (CRO) has remained a hot topic over the last few years, and more companies are starting to allocate larger proportions of their budget to optimize their websites for …

Analytics

My Experiments With Google Ngram

While reading a book, I often come across a word (like ‘fledgling’) that makes me pause and think aloud, “I haven’t read that in long!” I am sure …

The 14 most beautifully designed apps of 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks, when list posts reign supreme and reflective 2014 musings clog your feeds. Although this post meets that description, rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 14 most impressively designed apps — for …

Mobile

Coding for cars: The next generation of mobile apps

For several decades, enterprise developers had to support one simple platform: computers on desks. Then the smartphone came along and we had to find …

Germany's most popular paid app is a secure messenger loved by millions — now it's taking on the US

Threema, a secure messaging service that has grown to become one of the most popular apps in Germany, is officially launching in the US.<p>Created in 2012, Threema prides itself on its end-to-end encryption and security features. It's a minnow next to big messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook …

Encryption

The payment app of the future will not be a payment app

The use of mobile payments is rising rapidly. The Federal Reserve found that 22 percent of cell phone owners in the US reported having made a mobile payment in 2014, up from 17 percent in 2013 and 15 percent in 2012.<p>That is almost a 50 percent increase in two years. But still, no payment app has …

Banking

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