Now that we have touch interfaces and these interfaces are successful in the marketplace, why can’t we have interfaces that work with touch and proximity?
Matt Hirsch has put up some of his work and it is very intriguing. He is looking at existing technologies so that manufactures could build possible gestural interfaces in the near future.
Got an ideas for useful interactions?
Forrester did research to show the cost of User Experience to business performance.
Tom Peters in his over the top energetic way points out how doctors on average listen to their patients for 18 seconds before jumping in. He scolds the managers of the world for doing so too.
This makes me think of a “Friday Forum” at a company called Symmetrix. One of the muckety-mucks was on the floor describing to the audience some of the tricks of consulting. He said that listening is important. It is so important that “G-d gave you 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason … to listen twice as much as you speak.”
Listen, damn it.
Here is Tom on YouTube:
37 Signals has an image of the back of their book online. My favorite line is “Planning is Guessing”
This a cool design solution to a complex problem. When doing analysis of urine samples the difference between the sample and the ideal may be very slim. Many visual representations take to long and are error prone. These people solved this with sound.
Seth Godin has created a list of things he thinks a company should do to start in today’s world of marketing.
The first 3 mentioned are:
- get email
- make a company website with addresses and contact info at a minimum
- start an email campaign
The others on the list are even more interesting.