Interaction designer. Gadget fan. Connected device fantasist. Distributed Cognition fan. Science fiction and fantasy fan. West Coast Swing dancer, competitor, and instructor. Principal member of Sneakers' staff (his cat).
As a longtime user and fan of connected gadgets and their potential, he seeks the opportunity to expand his web and software IxD experience and use their growing ubiquity to create technologies and ecosystems that fit and transform users' worlds, making great things delightfully possible--anywhere. Is your team a match? Check out my resume and contact me.
Tag Archives: mobile OS
Smartphones should not interrupt users’ video recording sessions when calls come in, especially if users choose to ignore those calls, whether through inaction or via tapping “ignore” on a notification. Yet, this is what happens with the phones running the current leading mobile Oses, iOS (5, 6.1) and Android (including 4.1 JellyBean). In contrast, webOS v2.2.3 and Windows Phone 7.5 only stop recording when users choose to take the incoming call. The quick UX lesson is easy—that the latter behavior is how it should be; do not interrupt users’ activity unless absolutely necessary. The larger UX lessons include: prioritize users’ activities over system ones when possible and offer both more flexible multi-tasking and more thoughtful use of unobtrusive notifications to accommodate that prioritization. Continue reading
Amazon strengthens the acquisition part of its “your music, any time, anywhere, any device” strategy by granting the ability to buy directly from their iOS device. Combined with their AutoRip-enabled CD purchases and multi-ecosystem Cloud Player, buying music through them may be the fastest way to buy music and have it available…everywhere–even with iTunes and iTunes Cloud–freeing users from the constraints of their gadget vendors’ ecosystems. Continue reading
…Project Wintermute [is] a platform agnostic voice recognition service that lives in the cloud…. intelligently saving search queries and context across platforms. via Nuance hopes to make cross-platform voice recognition a reality with Project Wintermute | The Verge. As a … Continue reading