Yesha Bavishi

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Sketching, Wireframing, Prototyping - How to Be Agile and Avoid Half-Baked User Experience

A video recording of the talk is available online: http://youtu.be/C6HjF8XlxH0?t=2m32s<p>Compelling and powerful web applications such as Google Maps and Facebook have become mainstream and are setting a benchmark in terms of usability and design. Meanwhile, agile development is taking the software …

Wireframing

The Human Element in Digital Prototyping

Given that few products and services these days exist without a digital component of some sort, companies are increasingly being required to do live prototyping of a digital solution. There’s a common perception that product development for digital solutions is easier than it is for physical ones. …

The Future of Prototyping Is Now Live

Those tasked with developing new products and experiences have long valued prototyping as a way to fuel creativity, explore options, and test assumptions. By making concepts real, we can more intimately understand the underlying mechanics and make informed judgments. There are two main ways that …

How Data Visualization Answered One of Retail’s Most Vexing Questions

Sometimes it’s relatively easy to know what your customers are doing. In e-commerce, advances in tracking and analytics have made it possible for retailers to understand what individual customers are doing <i>before</i> they make a purchase, and to gather and analyze hundreds and thousands of data points …

80 Million Americans Have Never Heard of Hummus

That’s hummus company Sabra’s biggest challenge. We hit the road with their food trucks, as they convince snackers to dip for the very first time.<p>Lucille Jennings is sitting in a mall in a suburb of Salt Lake City, about to have her first taste of hummus. The great-grandmother peels back the seal …

Millennials Don’t Care About Owning Cars, And Car Makers Can’t Figure Out Why

Driving numbers are down for younger people and the auto industry hasn’t found a way to respond. It’s because they don’t understand why millennials could possibly not want to drive.<p>Auto manufacturers today are scratching their heads, trying to figure out why the millennial generation has …

Demographics

Badges? We Don’t Need No LinkedIn Badges

The son of a Texan friend of mine decided earlier this year not to go to college, as someone like him would surely have done a few years ago. Instead he dropped out of high school and went off to interview potential employers in San Francisco. A talented programmer, he accepted one of a number of …

SXSW Festival using iBeacons for interactive sessions, speedy badge pickup through iOS app

On top of the many uses for iBeacons we’ve seen in retail environments, event organizers are another group that have started taking advantage of Apple’s new Bluetooth tech recently. The MLB is deploying them in stadiums to send notifications to baseball fans, CES hosted an iBeacon scavenger hunt …

A Look At Lumus, The Amazing Lens Technology That Is Going To Change Wearables

You may not know the name Lumus now, but expect to be hearing a lot from them in the future. When we first met the Lumus rep Ari Grobman two years ago he showed us some amazing technology. It was basically an augmented reality display embedded into a standard lens that could fit into a standard …

HereO's GPS kid's watch isn't the first of its kind, it's just cuter and cheaper

GPS leashes trackers for kids are hardly new, but damn if this isn't the cutest we've seen so far. Like other trackers of this sort, the HereO watch allows parents to create so-called safe zones around schools, et cetera, and then receive alerts should the child leave or enter the area. …

How The Internet Of Things Is More Like The Industrial Revolution Than The Digital Revolution

Philadelphia’s Centennial Exposition of 1876 was America’s first World’s Fair, and was ostensibly held to mark the nation’s 100th birthday. But it heralded the future as much as it celebrated the past, showcasing the country’s strongest suit: technology.<p>The centerpiece of the Expo was a gigantic …

The internet of things is a developer nightmare … and opportunity

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>This week’s podcast brings together Kevin Tofel’s new Pebble Steel purchase, my connected garage door and a deep discussion …

Slide Show: The Tech Industry Loves White-People Hands

Tech marketers love photos of hands–especially white people’s hands. Scan your average tech site, and you’ll find a dizzying assortment of pale fingers stabbing away at phones and whalebone-colored wrists slipped effortlessly into the bands of smart watches. Above, we’ve compiled a slide show of …

This Hypnotic Video Reveals Unexpected Beauty In The Daily Commute

Commuting isn’t pretty, and yet Hungarian-born, Berlin-based artist Adam Magyar has managed to find the beauty in life’s most mundane daily endeavor. In a series of short videos called <i>Stainless</i>, he captures city dwellers in New York, Berlin, and Tokyo in a state of suspension. To make his films, …

Commuting

How San Francisco Used Poop Jokes To Save Its Sewer System

The city’s public utility commission is getting people to give a crap about their sewer systems by reaching out–and lightening up<p>On a Monday evening back last May, at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Lake Street in San Francisco’s Richmond district, the earth opened up. A giant sinkhole–about 20 …

San Francisco

This Wearable Plant Cleans The Air For You When Pollution Is Bad

Art echoes life for a designer whose “Survival Kit for the Ever-Changing Planet”–photographed on a polluted day in China–sends a poignant message about environmental degradation and resilience.<p>It’s a simple and poignant concept: A tiny plant in a transparent backpack as the sole source of …

Pollution

An Open-Source, Nest-Like Thermostat, Built In One Day

With Nest scooped up by Google for $3.2 billion, one company believes there’s room for another sleek smart thermostat.<p>Spark wanted to show it could create an open-source Nest-like thermostat using Spark Core, its Arduino-compatible development platform for building Internet-connected hardware. The …

A Public Service That Aims To End Crappy Tourist Photos

Are you sick of Instagram feeds full of boring, bad quality vacation pics? Did your best friend try to shoot the Brooklyn Bridge and up with nothing but East River? Miami Ad school grads Mimi Chan and Utsavi Jhaveri decided to do the tourists of New York and San Francisco a public service. They …

San Francisco

“Selfie Police” Site Tells You To Pay $1 Per Selfie

Looking to control your selfie habit? An initiative called Selfie Police could help tame your narcissism, but it’s going to cost you: For every selfie you snap and post to the web, you’ll be fined a dollar that goes to charity. Now put that duck face away.<p>Created by Brigham Young University …

New in the Shop: Jaco Haasbroek's Hilarious Illustrations

Cape Town, South Africa-based illustrator and designer Jaco Haasbroek shares his wonderful sense of humor through his comical illustrations. Each of the artist's creations feature adorable little characters that offer a new way of seeing the world. Full of whimsy and witty puns, Haasbroek's art …

Cape Town

57 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up How We Think

From attentional bias — where someone focuses on only one or two of several possible outcomes — to zero-risk bias — where we place too much value on reducing a small risk to zero — the sheer number of cognitive biases that affect us every day is staggering.<p>Understanding these biases is key to …

An Ingeniously Designed Speaker That Creates Crowdsourced Playlists

Music is inherently social, but almost all of the popular music services that exist today are optimized for individual listeners. Chune is a new …

Children's book turns readers into 3D-printing artists

"LEO the Maker Prince" by Carla Diana inspires children to use their MakerBots to make storybook characters into their very own 3D figures.<p>The children's book "LEO the Maker Prince" introduces readers to LEO, a talking robot and 3D printer who can print anything in plastic that his friend Carla …

3D Printing

Flinto

The App Design App<p>Flinto is a Mac app used by top designers around the world to create interactive and animated prototypes of their app …

Monument Valley, a video game about impossible architecture - The Fox Is Black

Paul Rand is famous for saying, “Don’t try to be original; just try to be good.” This quote came to mind when I saw the trailer for ustwo’s newest …

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze | Colossal

<p>A quick local news segue, the wintry assault here in Chicago as a result of the Polar Vortex has been bitterly cold and dangerous as temperatures …

Intel Wants to Make Computers Think More Like Humans

<b>LAS VEGAS --</b> Intel says it wants to make science fiction into reality. More specifically, it wants to make the way we interact with computers and tablets more human, more "natural."<p>"We want to communicate with the computing device naturally, as you would with another human," Mooly Eden, Intel's …

Watch It: “Symmetry” Is a Palindromic Film

Yann Pineill’s graduation project is a short film whose second half is the exact reversal of its first–but there’s more to it than mere rewinding.<p>One neat trick to (very briefly) impress friends at parties is to have a longish palindrome on deck. In a pinch, the sentences “So many dynamos,” and …

Mathematics

These Are The Killer Apps That Will Make 'The Internet Of Things' Indispensable In Everyday Life

But which "things" in the Internet of Things will be truly disruptive and improve the way we live? What will be the killer app that popularizes it?<p>In a recent report from BI Intelligence, we detail which consumer and business applications are most likely to become Internet-enabled first and how …

Internet of Things

CES 2014: Consumer electronics show to feature 'Internet of things'

To glimpse the future of consumer electronics, get a grip on the world's first Internet-connected tennis racket.<p>With tiny sensors embedded in the handle, the racket measures a player's strokes, topspin and just about everything else that happens when the ball is struck.<p>All that information is …

Internet of Things