HCI

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5 Reasons Embedded Systems Designers Should Embrace HCI

As an embedded software engineer who is interested in bringing HCI design practice to embedded devices, I often hear people say, “Oh but we don’t have a display on our […]

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Lean Startup is User Design for Your Business Idea

Lean Startup is essentially applying HCI and UX concepts to startups. The product you are designing is your business, including all its components – the solution, who you think your customer is, how you plan to target them , and how you intend to make money. You test all the assumptions you make about who your customer is, what they want and whether your solution provides it.

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Goodbye Touch! Hello Post-Touch!

Touch is slick and easy but it’s not for everything. And it’s already going out of style. The new kid in town is a natural user interface, Post-Touch – an interface that goes past the requirement of touch and can detect gesture usually through a near-field depth camera.

Dancer

You Are The Natural User Interface

With the inspiring Olympic displays of the power and grace of the human body all around us, it seems sad that we confine the human body that is capable of so much strength, agility and power, to interfaces that involve the user of just one finger. In designing interfaces, we need to look at the actual task at hand and design the best interface for it, not just the best touchscreen interface.

Aircraft cockpit

Design and Disaster Onboard Air France Flight 447

The black box recorders onboard Flight 447 showed that design features in the Airbus cockpit contributed to the confusion of the pilots.

Kinect helping kids with Autism

Hacking the Microsoft Kinect for the Real World

Back in 2010, Hackers found many creative non-gaming uses for the original Kinect hardware. Now, “Kinect for Windows” brings them to the mainstream by providing commercial hardware and supporting Kinect-based startups.