If you’ve survived the gift-giving frenzy of the recent holiday season, then perhaps you gave or received a connected device. Whether it was a smartwatch, an activity tracker, a home appliance, or some other bit of technology, you may be part of the growing user base for consumer IoT devices. These products are intended forContinue Reading
I have always found the term, the “Internet-of-Things” a bit of a misnomer. What does it actually mean? Are things going on the internet and if so why? What is the counterpart of this term? The “Internet-of-People”? Surely IoT is just connectivity added to Things in order to, hopefully, enhance their functionality. This is, inRead more
For those of us that aren’t completely cynical about the Olympic movement, the Olympic games in Rio represented a celebration of the best athletes in the world. I was particularly excited about these Olympics because I was honoured to count my friend Erica Wiebe among those athletes (Wrestling 75kg, women’s freestyle). And of course, IRead more
What comes to mind when you hear or see the term “UX” (User Experience)? How about “Who is a user and what experience are we talking about?” Although most cases in UX are related to technology and human computer interactions, a higher level of experience brings us back to one of the founding professions inRead more
The field of UX is intimately concerned with how people think, feel and act, and how to leverage those behaviours to create a better user experience. It should be no surprise that the bedrock of UX practices is science and neuropsychology. Hemispheric Specialization Defined I am fascinated with “hemispheric specialization”. It is a fancy name forRead more
An Authentically Torontonian Example of Journey Mapping Last week, I participated in ‘Experience Mapping’, a course offered as part of Akendi’s UX Training and Certification program. The course covered the theory, principles and research methodologies behind experience mapping – an innovation technique used to gain better understanding of a user’s overall experience and identify areasRead more
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