My next step: to print out the ‘scary visual’ at the end of the post and stick it in my wall.

My next step: to print out the ‘scary visual’ at the end of the post and stick it in my wall. ? I’ve been trying to implement the scaling Lena framework for a the last 6+ months. I was able to make significant progress with the framework for the first 3 months (found a sweet problem/solution spot, and also succeeded in getting a customer to start paying). But it started getting much harder from that point?— to retain the 3x3x3 balance up and down the pyramid. It’s a wonderful framework. Just needs practice to become second nature. Read the full article…

Guides Creation 2017/30/03

So, what is it exactly? Curious? Try visiting our User Profile page. Under a tab called “Lists” you will find 3 Special Guides by default: Favorites, Want to go and My Eat Jkt. As a user, you are able to add and edit restaurants in these 3 preset guides. If you bookmark a restaurant, it will automatically add to “Favorites”. But not only that! Users are now able to create their own guides and share it to their peers via Facebook or Twitter. The guide creation process is super easy. You simply need to type in the title of your guide, add up to 15 restaurants, choose photos and Voila, it’s done! This is also a big feature addition for our soon to launch Celebrity Project. Our Qraved Celebrities will be able to create guides of their preference, and set it as public or private on their profile. For those set as public, Read the full article…

eyeTalk

eyeTalk is a web application designed for Lock-In Syndrome (LIS) patients. It’s a vertical t9 scrolling keyboard that can be activated upon fixation and can be controlled using different eye gestures. Duration: September 2014-December 2014 Type: Service // Web application Role: User Interface team member Collaborators: Cary Chen, Jessica Cho, Christine He, Joann Kim, Koa Nies, & Luke Pickett Lock-In Syndrome (LIS) LIS is a condition in which a patient is aware but cannot move or communicate verbally due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except for vertical eye movements and blinking. LIS patients communicate with nurses using alphabet charts like the one below. The nurse goes through each letter one by one and has the patient blink to “select” a letter. The nurse then compiles the letters and is able to understand the patient. Customer Problem LIS patients are conscious and sufficiently intact cognitively to be able to Read the full article…

Let’s get ready to Scrum-ble, UX

In our UX class we learned about Scrum and now our homework is to write about it. Frankly, I wouldn’t be writing about Scrum if it weren’t mandatory for us to write how the Scrum process affects how we start our UX process. The word rhymes with Scum and unappealing. I sat in the back of the class thinking, of course, I get it— it’s so basic and primal. Leave it to the tech world of men to create a standard business term that is derived from an competitive all-male sport, Rugby. The word does have a visual and physical component to it?—?like we’re all in the rumble, with arms locked and heads down, trying to solve a complex problem by pushing and mashing each other around. But it’s so macho and aggressive. Maybe it works for some, but it doesn’t work for me. I’m quick to learn, adaptable and flexible. Read the full article…

Learner Experience — It’s all about empathy

We Are Family by Phil Dolby Licensed CC BY 2.0 https://flic.kr/p/ryHwAS We’re currently preparing an online conference on Learner Experience design. One of our speakers is Indi Young who wrote Practical Empathy: For Collaboration and Creativity in Your Work and Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior. Reading her work on empathy has led me to rethink the critical factors in designing learning in universities. There is a tendency in higher education to think that new technology solutions can drive significant improvements in digital delivery or enhancement of learning. Sometimes they certainly offer new opportunities but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the desired outcomes will be realised. Take the Learning Management System. At it’s heart the LMS is essentially a content management system with some other things added on. This means that it is also a web publishing system. Which means that, like any web site, a large part Read the full article…

Construction Simulator 2 Cheats, Hack, Tips & Guide

Get A lot of Coins by Putting Your Hands On the Construction Simulator 2 Cheats! This is a simulation game, it was created and published by “astragon Entertainment GmbH” the game was released on 27 March, 2017. Start downloading the game to your IOS and android devices in order to bring glory to your construction company, and finally use the Construction Simulator 2 cheats to get supplied with all the needed coins to progress. Enter The Name of Your Company and Bring Glory to It! In order to begin the game, you will need to start customizing your character, there are a lot of characters are available in the game, after choosing the character that suits your style, you are going to choose the colors he will be using through all of your journey, after the colors you will be entering the name you are going to play with, and finally the Read the full article…

Escaping from Toronto’s Riddle Room

Ever wanted to be trapped in a room, with only an hour to escape? And then wind down with some board games and classic video games? One of Toronto’s coolest cafes, Riddle Room, has got you covered. Riddle Room’s logo Located on Yonge Street, right next to Wellesley Station, Riddle Room is easy to locate. When you walk in, you’re greeted by a cafe with plenty of games to play. After checking in with the front desk, my friends and I ordered some hot drinks to relax with. We were called upon in a timely fashion, and led to the escape room we had chosen. My friends and I had never gone to an escape room before, and there was 5 of us total. We received the recommendation from one of the employees over the phone to try out the room “Mystery Anatomy,” in which the player is searching for their missing brother Read the full article…

My Arcade’s wireless NES Classic controller is excellent

Ever since Nintendo launched its NES Classic Edition with the included hilariously short-cabled controller, third-parties have come up with their own solutions. But My Arcade is potentially the best. The My Arcade GamePad Classic wireless controller is an ideal solution for nostalgic gamers who want to enjoy their NES Classic without having to sit on the floor or drag a cable across the room. You can get one for just $15. What you’ll like Feels great The best thing about the My Arcade GamePad is that it feels right when you’re playing games. I previously reviewed the 8Bitdo wireless NES Classic controller, and it was fine — but using the My Arcade alternative made me realize how imperfect 8Bitdo’s gamepad really is. The My Arcade controller is bigger and bulkier than a standard NES pad, and that makes it more comfortable to hold. On top of that, the D-pad and Read the full article…

Reflection part 2

As I near the end of the second term I find myself thinking more about my future and wondering more about what path I want to go down. As I mentioned in my previous post I originally joined the Radio program with aspirations of becoming a sports broadcaster. Classes like advertising, media performance, sound design and script performance especially have opened my eyes to a world that I had never considered for my professional career. Prior to the program I had never considered myself a “performer” but the work I got to do in script performance with Dennis O’Neill changed all of that. Doing different reads, editing them and putting different effects quickly became something that I looked forward to each class. This is also where I produced some of the work that I am most proud of this year. Dennis was constantly challenging me to find a way to get Read the full article…

Uber vs Cabify ¿Quién entrega la mejor experiencia a sus conductores?

Hace algún tiempo que soy usuario de Uber y Cabify en Santiago de Chile. Tengo una opinión personal de ambos servicios como usuario, pero esta vez no me referiré a la experiencia que he tenido como pasajero, sino más bien a la experiencia que he recopilado de los conductores de ambos servicios (Al menos la realidad que se vive en Santiago). La preocupación principal de estas “nuevas” empresas de transporte urbano, es entregar una experiencia “personalizada” a los usuarios que utilizan el servicio, marcando una diferencia sustancial con el transporte público (metro, autobús y taxis principalmente), pero ¿qué pasa con los conductores que operan estos servicios? ¿existe la misma preocupación hacia ellos? ¿son escuchadas sus necesidades? Con varios trayectos dentro de la ciudad en distintos horarios y sectores, he podido conocer en profundidad la opinión que tienen lo conductores de las empresas a las que les prestan servicios (Uber, Cabify Read the full article…

Models and Relationships Improvements

Reviewing the Models and Relationships and sketching out more of our development plan UPDATES TO MODELS AND RELATIONSHIPS LIST In order to make my app even simpler, I’ve decided to not include the User model until later. Right now, I just want a feature barren structure to enable a user to visit the page and place an order. This is evidence that I’m already mentally planning other aspects of the project, since I am already considering my list of development tasks. This project will be built using the AGILE software philosophy. Before we discuss that, here is my amended list: # ORDER?—?Order has a bill # ITEM # BILL?—?Bill belongs to an order CORRECTIONS Previously, I had “Item belongs to an order” but that was not correct. Mentally I was thinking the order will have an item, but in practice that order will have a LIST of items. As far as the coding Read the full article…

Talvez esteja na hora de simplificar o seu MVP ainda mais

Minimum Viable Product virou sinônimo de “produto meia boca”? Será que existe uma forma de continuar com o pensamento ágil, mas evitar construir produtos prematuros? Photo: Startup Stock Photos Argumento interessante do Rik Higham no blog HackerNoon sobre o que ele chama de RAT – Riskiest Assumption Test. Mas vamos começar do começo. Os altos e baixos do Minimum Viable Product MVP, ou Minimum Viable Product, é um termo bastante usado em times de design hoje em dia. A ideia começou aqui em San Francisco, no início da década de 2000 (mais de 15 anos atrás), e parte do simples princípio de que os produtos digitais devem ser construídos com o menor número possível de funcionalidades?—?somente o necessário para atrair o interesse dos usuários após seu lançamento. Somente o necessário para se sustentar. Na época, essa nova forma de pensar produtos ganhou bastante destaque por ir exatamente contra uma corrente de pensamento de Read the full article…

My version of YMCA’s online content

For the Chapter 6 assignment, I chose the YMCA as my organization because I am currently working an internship there at the corporate offices in Human Resources. I’ve learned so much about this organization and I am realizing how large it is and how much it does to help people. one of the many YMCA logos Audience Profile: The Y reaches out to people of all ages, from pre school to retired folks. The audience for the Y online is people from about 13 and older. Purpose of Publication: The purpose of a website for the Y is mostly to disseminate information quickly. It informs people and families of events, Y locations, exercise classes, camps and kid’s programs, and more. Frequency of Publication: The mobile site is regularly updated to ensure its audience knows of classes and events as soon as possible. I think it is updated daily; If I were in charge, I Read the full article…

InterActions ~ What is a Video Game?

Orioto ~Before the Jump, Zelda: A Link to the Past Suggested Soundtrack?—?Illusion of Gaia ~The Age of Exploration (1993), Yasuhiro Kawasaki Let me be honest with you. I have not had the chance to read much about Video Games, English is not my mother tongue?—?obviously?—?and I do not appreciate all genres of games. But I have read a lot about literature and I have played more hours than my four eyes should have borne. From my experience emerged one conviction: Video Game is the present & the future of creation and Interactivity is its muse. Wait What? Video Game is an Art? Yeah… I know it’s a big deal and I will not be able tackle every aspects of the question in this article. Even some of the very people who won Cinema’s acceptance as an Art almost one century ago are still full of contempt when it comes to the 10th Art. I will Read the full article…

Hobbyist Turns Nintendo 64 Console Into Nintendo Switch Dock

adosch writes: Polygon reports that a Reddit user “modified a broken Nintendo 64 and transformed it into a functioning Switch dock.” The modder, who goes by the handle “Tettzan Zone,” has “been keeping fellow Switch fans updated on his adventures in console customization on Reddit, sharing the steps he took to making the entire Nintendo 64 workable as a dock.” The original post about full mod details can be found here. Read more of this story at Slashdot. Read the full article…

Toast’s PlayStation 4 Pro wood paneling is a time-warp to the Atari 2600

REVIEW: I respect wood, and you better not set a drink on my PlayStation 4 Pro without using a coaster. Toast, the company that makes custom-fitted real wood panels for electronics, has added a product that fits the PlayStation 4 Pro. For $50, you can class up your console, and that’s exactly what I did with mine. The Portland, Oregon-based Toast cuts the panels from the same piece of real wood, and that means the grain will match, and you the end result won’t end up looking like cheap decals. Instead, you’ll come away with a piece of electronics that is beautiful and unique. What you’ll like Easy to apply and looks professional Once you pick out the type of wood you want from Toast, the company will send you a thin package with everything you need. Then it’s just a matter of following the simple instructions. I was able Read the full article…

AOC introduces a more affordable 32-inch 4K monitor for gaming

It’s probably still not time for most people to ditch their 1080p displays for a new 4K monitor, but doing that is going to make a lot more sense in 2017 than it did in 2016 thanks to competitively priced new products. AOC, a major LCD and LED monitor and television manufacturer, announced its new 32-inch 4K monitor today. The set, which AOC is calling the U3277PWQU (a charming name), will sell for $700 and work well in a number of use-case scenarios. But if $700 is still a bit on the expensive side for you, AOC is making a push to give the display a big start by selling it at a discounted $500 through B&H Photo Video’s website. That could make this one of the most affordable high-end 32-inch monitors for PC gamers. “The AOC U3277PWQU features 4K UHD resolution and a VA panel for high responsiveness and Read the full article…

There is not a fucking designer profession

One thing I’ve been thinking a lot these days since I got inside the IT industry building my startup Replit is that around the IT industry in general and in society in particular there is a strong misconception about the word “designer”. I was trying to put myself a title around the designing word in IT because if you say you are an architect people just think about buildings. I just simply cannot find anything more than “full-stack designer” but this is bullshit because is impossible by fact, the point is that in the IT environment its really appealing. It has become popular that a “designer” is a guy who creates beautiful graphic design in his beautiful table in his super hipster apartment or co-working space with his black or wooden rounded glasses. I came from the spanish architecture world in which architecture is not just a 3 years arts degree Read the full article…

3 things I will miss from BlackBerry OS

While the BlackBerry smartphone efforts are certainly dead, it is worthwhile to look at the niceties it will take to its grave. I’m definitely no BlackBerry fanboy, quite the opposite. But I had to use a BlackBerry device for the past year for work. And while it’s true that you don’t want a BB device for reasons like the missing software & hardware ecosystem, I would like to share a few features I actually miss on other systems. What bugs me about the current analysis of tech software is the dealing in absolutes: Apple and Android won the smartphone wars?—?therefore they had to be right with their product decisions. Of course not. Just because iOS debuted the overcrowded “one icon per app”-homescreen, this doesn’t make it the best visual metaphor for navigating around. (Because even Apple didn’t expect this many installed apps per user in the beginning.) So here are my top Read the full article…

Thoughts from my first recruiting reason

I am so grateful (and amazed) that I landed an UX design internship for the upcoming summer, given I technically just started on design last September. Looking back at my first serious half-a-year-long job seeking experience, I am surprised by how much I learned and grew as both a designer and an individual. I am so glad that I made the decision to take three design classes (Design 15, Human-centered design DeCal, and Web Design DeCal) as soon as I wanted to get started on design. At that time, it was a mixture of excitement, joy, and pain?—?I was in too much hype when I put on some good music and drew/coded out my designs; I was too excited to fall asleep when I realize how engaged I could be with the world I live in; and I was also constantly exhausted by endless projects (e.g. three project dues in Read the full article…