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On the Future and Poetry of the Calibration Pose | Ideas For Dozens
"I wonder if the use of the calibration pose will fade to the point where it becomes retro, included only by nostalgic programmers who that want to create that old 11-bit flavor of early depth cameras in their apps. Will we eventually learn to accommodate ourselves to a world where we’re invisibly tracked and take it for granted. Will the pose fall away in favor of new metaphors and protocols that are native to the new interface world slowly coming into existence?"
kinect  calibrationpose  manners  behaviour 
june 2011 by infovore
Anne Galloway - Everyday RFID
Anne on New Zealand's Snapper card, and getting used to the rhythm of its RFID reader. I found the fact that the government will sell you a USB reader - so you can top up at home - fascinating.
nz  rfid  annegalloway  design  ubicomp  behaviour 
january 2010 by infovore
BBC - BBC Internet Blog: Shownar: reflecting online buzz around BBC programmes
why do it? To borrow from the site's About pages: "First, it will help you find shows that others have not only watched, but are talking about. Hopefully it'll throw up a few hidden gems. People's interest, attention and engagement with shows are more important to Shownar than viewing figures; the audience size of a documentary on BBC FOUR, for instance, will never approach that of EastEnders, but if that documentary sparks a lot of interest and comment - even discussion - we want to highlight it. And second, when you've found a show of interest, we want to assist your onward journey by generating links to related discussions elsewhere on the web. In the same way news stories are improved by linking out to the same story on other news sites, we believe shows are improved by connecting them to the wider discussion and their audience." Dan Taylor explains Shownar from the BBC's perspective
bbc  shownar  blogpost  tv  radio  discovery  discussion  community  behaviour 
june 2009 by infovore - Who Watches the Watchman?
"I find the watchclock fascinating not simply because it’s a kind of steampunk GPS, a wind-up mechanical location-awareness technology. I’m further fascinated at how this holistic system of watchclocks, keys, guards, and supervisors succeeded so completely in creating a method of behavioral control such that a human being’s movements can be precisely planned and executed, hour after hour and night after night, with such a high degree of reliability that almost a century goes by before anyone thinks of ways of improving the system as originally conceived." Fantastic.
design  watchclock  location  tracking  behaviour  metrics  mechanics  clockwork 
may 2009 by infovore
Robert Benchley - How To Get Things Done
"anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment. " Yes.
robertbenchley  gtd  productivity  behaviour  writing  essay  humour 
april 2009 by infovore
Liking something the wrong way (Phil Gyford’s website)
"...I never thought I’d be banned from something for liking it in the wrong way. It’s interesting to discover completely different attitudes to these new ways of interacting online." Yes, I find this a lot; my actions and behaviours are shaped in a particular way, to the point that I've found myself recently (in the case of Twitter) recommending a totally opposite manner of usage to a friend.
behaviour  interaction  design  socialsoftware  twitter  flickr  manners  mores  online 
march 2009 by infovore
The Subtle Art of Persuasion
James Box on interaction design as behavioural modifier. I really enjoyed this - mainly for its thoughts on architecture, branding, marketing, copywriting, rather than just on pure IXD. Some interesting products in there, too. Worth another look.
jamesbox  interaction  design  interactiondesign  behaviour  architecture  persuasion  presentation 
march 2009 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: friends with benefits
"The web is about sharing ... and people will share with the tools they’re given. If username and password are front and centre, then they’re the tools people will use. There’s so much usability dogma about reducing the sign-up process and throwing people into use that important details – such as explaining what all the cogs and levers do – are forgotten, or assumed as knowledge." This is excellent, and all true, and I do not know how to solve this. But Chris' comments - that this is not stupid, this is how people are - are all spot on.
design  interaction  security  sharing  chrisheathcote  behaviour  friendship  privilege  permissions  custom 
march 2009 by infovore
Review: The User Illusion
"“The User Illusion” is what Alan Kay and the PARC designers called “the simplified myth everyone builds to explain (and make guesses about) the system’s actions and what should be done next.” Nørretranders says the user illusion is “a good metaphor for consciousness. Our consciousness is our user illusion for ourselves and our world.” The world we experience is really an illusion; colors, sounds, smells, tastes, etc. are interpretation made by our brain." This sounds interesting, if a challenging read.
interaction  experience  psychology  behaviour  senses  consciousness  brain 
february 2009 by infovore
cityofsound: Wi-fi structures and people shapes
"I mapped the strength of the wi-fi signal across levels 1 and 2 of the Library, the primary areas that the Library’s wi-fi is used. By taking readings across the floor of both levels, using standard wi-fi-enabled consumer equipment in order to mimic the conditions for the average user [...], I was able to construct a snapshot of the wi-fi signal strength across the Library." Some lovely work by Dan Hill.
visualization  technology  wifi  space  architecture  behaviour  buildings  activity  mapping  danhill 
november 2008 by infovore
Official Gmail Blog: New in Labs: Stop sending mail you later regret
"When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you're really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you're in the right state of mind?" Amazing.
google  gmail  drunk  latenight  behaviour  interaction  design 
october 2008 by infovore
thisplacement » Adventures in Urban Computing
"This is a write-up of my diploma project in interaction design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The project is entitled ‘Adventures in Urban Computing’ and this weblog post contains a brief project description and a pdf of the diploma report." Well worth a read, and beautifully presented. I need to chew over this more.
ubicomp  urban  computing  behaviour  change  interactiondesign  design  project 
august 2008 by infovore
russell davies: pre-experience design
"if we're trying to create great experiences, that we align the expectations to help the case we want to make."
design  experience  advertising  desire  psychology  behaviour 
may 2008 by infovore
Everyone Forever / Words / Desire Paths
"A term in landscape architecture used to describe a path that isn't designed but rather is worn casually away by people finding the shortest distance between two points."
adaptivepath  desirepath  desire  architcture  landscape  navigating  wayfinding  behaviour 
april 2008 by infovore
Irrational economics | Look and feel |
"With money, it seems, it is not familiarity, but unfamiliarity that breeds contempt." People are less good at estimating the value of unfamiliar currency, no matter what it says on it.
psychology  money  currency  research  behaviour  society  interaction  finance 
april 2008 by infovore
.CSV » group think
"...the same topic kept coming up, over and over... you can think of it as an amalgamation of crowd theory, human terrain mapping, and social simulation. It is the science of groups; it is a new kind of quantitative political science."
groups  society  social  dyanmics  study  modelling  behaviour  networks  simulation  pernicious 
april 2008 by infovore
The Rules of Beeping: Exchanging Messages Via Intentional "Missed Calls" on Mobile Phones
"This article explores the practice of "beeping" or "missed calling" between mobile phone users, or calling a number and hanging up before the mobile's owner can pick up the call"
behaviour  telephones  phoning  society  social  patterns 
february 2008 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: service design notes: tools, not services
"...this is tool thinking. It’s deferential, subservient and polite; normal web services are arrogant."
services  tools  design  interaction  applications  ux  politeness  behaviour  hci 
april 2007 by infovore
Twitter (
'"Friends" still isn't the right word.' - Kottke on Twitter, with much strong truth, notably this.
twitter  kottke  social  software  behaviour  network 
march 2007 by infovore
disambiguity - » Ambient Intimacy
"the phatic function is communication simply to indicate that communication can occur." Leisa Reichelt on "ambient intimacy", Twitter, and some Bakhtinian ideas.
twitter  social  relationships  psychology  behaviour  passive  ambient  lowlevel  networking 
march 2007 by infovore

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