Blogs

  • The future of work

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Tue, March 24, 2015 - 12:23:19

    Some researchers and pundits predict that automation will bring widespread unemployment. This is unlikely. The shift of some labor to technology has been in progress for decades, but in the…

  • Humanity’s dashboard

    Aaron Marcus Posted: Wed, March 18, 2015 - 11:33:26

    The Doomsday Clock. Source: http://imgkid.com/doomsday-clock.shtml Speaking of the Apple Watch or iWatch, as it is called informally...Time is running out... Many decades ago, people around the world learned of the…

  • Designing the cognitive future, part VII: Metacognition

    Juan Pablo Hourcade Posted: Fri, March 06, 2015 - 12:49:45

    In this post, I discuss my views on designing the future of metacognition. The definition of metacognition I use in the post refers to the monitoring and control of other…

  • Ai Wei Wei on Alcatraz

    Deborah Tatar Posted: Tue, March 03, 2015 - 1:07:35

    When I saw that the Chinese dissident artist Ai Wei Wei was to have a show on Alcatraz, I knew that I had to attend. Not only had I written…

  • Body/brain data/licenses

    Aaron Marcus Posted: Fri, February 27, 2015 - 4:06:38

    We all have bodies and brains.Some of us have driver’s licenses, social-security numbers, passports, and email addresses issued by or monitored by one or more governments and their agencies. Our…

  • Designing the cognitive future, part VI: Communication

    Juan Pablo Hourcade Posted: Tue, February 03, 2015 - 5:33:59

    Continuing the series on designing the cognitive future, in this post I discuss communication. This is a topic on which the HCI community has spent a significant amount of energy,…

  • Taking stock

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Thu, January 22, 2015 - 5:20:50

    Two years of monthly posts. A year ago I weighed the experience and suggested that discussion is becoming a less effective use of time, given the ease of scanning masses…

  • Lifetime effigies: 3D printing and you

    Aaron Marcus Posted: Tue, January 20, 2015 - 3:54:02

    We all have limited shelf lives. During our own lifetimes, or afterwards, some of us might wish to “publish” many hundreds, thousands, millions, or even billions of lifelike effigies, miniature…

  • Wavy hair is in

    Monica Granfield Posted: Fri, January 09, 2015 - 5:17:41

    Has anyone else wondered if UI design is becoming trendy and fashionable? Like hair, clothing, interiors, and architecture, are user interfaces succumbing to waves of industry trends, becoming period-based creations?Lately,…

  • Destroying the box: Experience architecture inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright

    Joe Sokohl Posted: Mon, January 05, 2015 - 12:58:06

    "When we said we wanted a house at Bear Creek," client Lillian Kaufmann said to Frank Lloyd Wright, "we didn't imagine you would build it ON the creek!" To which…