Why isn't Dash an app?

Amazon Dash is more than meets the eye.

Efficient App Communication

The science behind an efficient app communication strategy.

Interactions with iBeacons & Seamless Networking

The new and unique possibilities provided by iBeacons and Multipeer Connectivity in iOS7.

The Undisclosed Project

In the spirit of Pamela Fox’s post about her year at Coursera, I thought it would be interesting to talk about a large project I worked on for the past year (2013).

Loosing Touch ID

As you’re aware, the most recent fingerprint identification implementation in consumer electronics by Apple, dubbed Touch ID is now being used by thousands of people worldwide. Apples implementation is very easy and convenient to use and is initially...

Notes on YANSS Episode 8

The latest You Are Not So Smart Podcast is out and this one’s about games psychology. In the beginning there’s a mention of an observation made about waiters and how they are able to remember customer orders despite the fact they don’t use special...

The Problem of Immense Human Mass Friction

Importance The Problem of Increasing Human Energy. That’s what Tesla called it, being able to accelerate the Human mass, to accelerate evolution. Recognizing that we are no longer restricted by Biological evolution, we are restricted by Cultural evolution...

Thoughts on Projects, Clients

Intro To be honest, I’ve written a few blog post drafts already about this. The following is based on my experience over the years dealing with projects, clients on a few companies/freelance. TL;DR for this is: don’t compromise on quality, delivery...

Hello, Today.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about a few aspects of our society I think would benefit from some updating. These aspects are mainly mental health and basic economy. Mental Health Nowadays, there is still a lot of competition and other factors that...

Designing for Glass

These are just really 101s for when designing for Glass. Design for the platform As with any other platform, you should design especifically for Glass and not port over an existing experience. This platform features a unique, low resolution display...

Adaptability Awareness - Introduction

TOC Introduction Cultural Adaptability Moravec’s Paradox Examples in life Democratization Foundations Relevancy to UI Design Conclusion 1. Introduction Our inherent cultural adaptability lowers the cost of a task, but it doesn’t necessarily eliminate...

Leveraging Priming with Skeuomorphism

TL:DR; Priming is a very powerful cognitive bias, there’s a lot of research done about it where it is evident that it can change our behavior, without even us noticing it, and you need very little to do so. It is part of the unreadable areas in our...

On Brain-to-Brain Interactions

Recent developments like the ability to decode an image, dreams, read certain emotions, commercial brain scanners, seem to indicate that we are not far off from the experiences I’m about to describe. Imagine, that (cue the movie guy voice) in a world...

A Different Point of View on HTML

It seems that with the latest 5.0 update, the Facebook for iOS app has moved away from HTML into Native code, this apparently is causing some confusion in judgement regarding what a mobile web app can be under the false assumption that the only variable...

Apps and Brains

I keep bumping into great content featuring the late Steve Jobs. Today I watched once more Steve Jobs’s 2010 D8 Conference interview, it’s a little like watching a very old movie or reading an book you read as a child and having a slightly different...

On Thought Interfaces

and connections.

Why We Aim High

TLDR; Our brains are very lazy things, unless we we exercise them, learn, adaptation is going to be harder and harder as it gets used to the easy way. In our industry, we can’t afford going through the easiest path, we need to be disruptive, we need...

A Haptic Question.

I wonder, when will our screens gain the ability to provide super detailed haptic feedback, enough to mimic known and unknown textures, how will that feel? What will Twitter, Clear, Facebook, the Lock Screen feel like? What will be the impact of high...

Scaling Down, Going Local

TL;DR: Perhaps it’s good to resist the temptation of scaling up our companies and instead remain small. There are many known upsides to this, but the one I think is often overlooked is the increased variety and local value, uniqueness, that’s generated...

On iOS5 Multitouch Gestures

@globalmoxie wrote a few months ago about his concerns regarding the new iOS5 multitouch gestures. You can read his article here: Apple, Kindly Remove Your OS Gestures from My App Canvas TL;DR of his article Apple is using the wrong approach by...

Are We Naturally Trying To Regain Balance?

I’m thinking the distributed guerrillas battling SOPA and the like, fighting Hollywood and other corporate mass media content producers and distributors that are creating an imbalance of wealthiness. It’s isn’t the imbalance itself but it’s effects...

Improving Gestures in NUIs

TL;DR - 1:1 manipulation and trigger gestures: thread carefully. I’ve been noticing two different implementations of gesture controls on mobile and desktop devices. The first one, is what it appears to be a gesture trigger, where an action is fired...

KOMNI

[ communication - community - omnipresence ] TL;DR KOMNI is a Location-Based Mobile Social Network designed to promote real-life interactions between strangers or friends, as well as interest, location-based discovery of places, events, people...

Backend-as-a-service?

As the list of *-as-a-service’s continues to grow, I thought I’d throw one into the mix. What about the idea of a backend-as-a-service (BaaS)? The recent surge of client side Javascript frameworks along with the attractiveness of simple RESTful APIs...

Improving Mobile Web App Responsiveness - Step 1

Some may say that web apps aren’t capable of providing the level of user experience native apps do, functionality and distribution channels aside, I don’t believe so. I believe web apps can be as good as native apps, especially on iOS. From the top...