Getting something out of Microsoft’s failed KIN

One of the coolest projects I helped with during my time at Razorfish was a touchscreen marketing kiosk for the short-lived KIN phone. I know it’s not saying much, but a lot of people were more excited about the kiosk than about the phone itself.

Screens by our kick-ass visual design team (based on my wires).

More behind-the-scenes pics and a neat video, 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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