Great stuff this week - the “VIA” that helps the visually impaired get around without the use of a walking stick, some great tips on quick and dirty card sorting data analysis, the future of the book and more.
Visually Impaired with Fine Hands
An elegant design worn on the hands, containing 4 mini cameras and a voice operated GPS receiver that combine to act as both a walking stick and a mapping system.
Antetype – Prototyping Innovation
Yes, another application for user interface designers, but man does this one look awesome. Sign up to participate in the private beta. Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later.
Dancing with the Cards: Quick-and-Dirty Analysis of Card-Sorting Data
“We discovered an effective, yet simple way of presenting our card-sort data and that demonstrated the value of the card-sorting method.” Enough said…great article.
Zoticus Design – Conceptual Video for Freescale Semiconductor
The day will definitely come, when touch screen walls become an option for home construction. Why not mirrors as well? If I had this thing in my bathroom, my shave time would increase significantly. Great conceptual video.
The Future of the Book
IDEO has put out a video about the future of the book that explores three concepts: Nelson, Coupland, and Alice. They envision innovative ways to change the way books are read. I’ve got mixed feelings about this one, but still a great concept.
Steven Johnson – Where good ideas come from
Interesting talk by Steven Johnson, exploring where good ideas come from and discussing the types of environments that foster unique levels of innovation and creativity. He puts forth the notion that an idea is not an individual moment occurring in a vacuum, rather an idea is a network.