edUI Conference Day 3

The edUI conference has been over for nearly two days now, but my experiences there are still fresh in my mind. This is my summary of my final day at the conference. After a tasty breakfast, the day began with a talk called “Web Design is Not Dead: How to…

edUi Conference Day 2

Today, I attended my half-day workshop, “Taking Interface Animation from Good to Great.” These long workshops had to be chosen in advance from among three options, and I'm happy I chose the one I did. Presenter Val Head spent the first part of the workshop setting the context for what…

edUi Conference Day 1

I'm resurrecting this blog so I can use it to store my thoughts on the 2015 edUi Conference, which I am attending in Charlottesville, Virginia this week. The keynote by "Creativity Evangelist" Denise Jacobs was a nice bit of inspiration that I needed to hear. In her talk, the topic…

YotaPhone 2: the phone has two faces

Via The Verge: "This 5-inch Android smartphone comes with a 4.7-inch e-paper display on its back, which seems like an obvious gimmick until you start using it." I am surprised to find myself saying that this looks like a really neat idea. Not only that, but the design execution,…

Lessons Learned about NUI: NUI Assignment #8

In the course of designing my NUI musical instrument, I've encountered a number of valuable lessons about NUI design. This blog assignment covers some of the specific things I've learned, divided into the categories of "characteristics and limitations of specific NUI input technologies," "Low-level NUI design," and "High-level NUI design.…

Starting the Implementation: NUI Assignment #7

Note about this entry: I actually completed this blog post on Thursday evening, but I accidentally hit the "save draft" button instead of "publish." I hope that won't count against me too harshly with regards to the due date. I've now had two peer reviews of my instrument design concept,…