Blogs

  • Body/brain data/licenses

    Aaron Marcus Posted: Fri, February 27, 2015 - 3:06:27

    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 - 4:34:31

    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 - 4:20:20

    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 - 2:54:02

    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 - 4:17:41

    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 - 11:58:06

    "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…

  • Life after death in the Age of the Internet

    Aaron Marcus Posted: Mon, December 29, 2014 - 11:45:47

    We all have limited shelf-lives. We all arrive on earth stamped with an expiration date or a “best used before” date in our genes. It’s just that most of the…

  • The rise of incompetence

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Thu, December 11, 2014 - 10:08:26

    “To become more than a sergeant? I don't consider it. I am a good sergeant; I might easily make a bad captain, and certainly an even worse general. One knows…

  • Mobile interaction design in the 2013-2014 academic year

    Aaron Marcus Posted: Wed, December 03, 2014 - 4:32:12

    In May 2014, I was blessed with three invitations to be a guest critic at three end-of-the-semester design courses in three different departments of two educational institutions. Here is a…

  • Lightning strikes!

    Deborah Tatar Posted: Tue, December 02, 2014 - 12:15:05

    Every once in a while, in the world of high technology, I encounter someone who is doing a perilous, marvelous thing: planting his/her feet on the ground, and, in grounding…