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Pittsburgh’s World IA Day 2019

Earlier this year members of our design team attended World Information Architecture Day 2019 in Pittsburgh, a day-long event of thought-provoking workshops and presentations given by remarkable speakers. World IA Day is an annual, global, conference that celebrates the field of Information Architecture, with local events coordinated by volunteers and all following the same theme. […]

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How to tick off your user….

The other night I was peacefully asleep, enjoying a pleasant dream, when suddenly…. After a few confusing seconds, I realized it wasn’t my alarm clock. It was my Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) gently reminding me to test my blood sugar. Yes, I was expecting it, but, no … that didn’t make me any less annoyed. That’s what […]

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“Free” electricity?

I’ve always been an ICE (internal combustion engine) guy. I grew up riding motorcycles, tubing behind jet skis, and getting muddy on four wheelers. But it wasn’t until I bought my first car – and realized my morning commute was averaging 16 miles to the gallon – that I thought about transportation without ICE. For […]

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The 7 deadly sins of user interface design

In the 1967 Peter Cook/Dudley Moore comedy “Bedazzled,” the embodiments of the legendary 7 deadly sins played minor (and sometimes not so minor) roles in the ongoing temptations that the Devil (Cook) manifests upon the protagonist Stanley (Moore) in his (hilarious) efforts to wrest Stanley’s soul from him for eternity. Particularly memorable to my then […]

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Designing for the age-enhanced: hearing

Recently we posted the first in a series of articles discussing the changes we undergo as we age and how those changes affect our interactions with products and interfaces. The first looked at changes our eyes undergo; now, we’ll examine the changes to our ears – and the rest of our auditory system – and […]

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Designing for the age enhanced: how vision changes

Recently, one of our clients asked us to craft user profiles and design recommendations for a product centered on older populations. If you search the internet for this, you’ll find dozens of pages of design recommendations for older users – but you’ll also find that there’s a lot of information missing. Most of these websites don’t […]

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A question of intimacy

An article by Carolynn Johnson from an idea by Matt Beale. The remote was somewhere in the hotel room, maybe buried in the sheets? What I really wanted was that blaring TV off. It was a sleek flat screen model, with a dark plastic bezel decorated with a fine chrome-look line around the edge. But […]

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