Making the cloud tangible

With every little tiptoe taken up towards the Cloud, it seems like we’re losing our grip on our content, I mean that literally. Using cheap physical tokens and NFC sensors on computers and devices, we can regain some of the tactility around the images and sounds we enjoy and shuffle around every day.

More hokey diagrams and not-so-subtle Apple worship after the jump…
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The app store ‘hello world’ is the tip calculator

I built a tip calculator for the iPhone App Store, mostly as a learning exercise. But the thrill of having my first binary approved, and hitting 2,700 downloads in the first day made this whole thing about more than learning…


…more from the seedy world of app trades and icon rages, after the jump…
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Guerrilla usability on the cardiology floor

My school in Puerto Rico did not have a User Experience, HCI or Human Factors program when I studied there, so I did what I could to strong-arm my software engineering master’s degree into a UX learning extravaganza.

Me and a team designed a whole-floor status dashboard for the nurses of Centro Cardiovascular in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. The goal of this design was to confidently catch up the staff with the status and requirements of a large number of patients. Here’s how the design evolved after iterative cycles of heuristic evaluations and usability tests…
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