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Mathieu Plourde

Optical Effects in User Interfaces: An Illustrated Guide - 0 views

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    "Our eyes are weird and often mislead us. But if you know the peculiarities of human vision, you can construct better designs. Not only do type designers utilize optical tricks for creating readable and well-balanced fonts, but it's also helpful for designers, who craft user-computer interaction."
Mathieu Plourde

How to simplify your design - UX Planet - 0 views

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    "Companies are in constant pursuit of building simple and usable products. More features, new technologies, and advanced capabilities but still in a lightweight and simple to use format. More often than not, making it simple is the hardest thing there can be."
Mathieu Plourde

Scrolling and Attention - 0 views

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    "People scroll vertically more than they used to, but new eyetracking data shows that they will still look more above the page fold than below it."
Mathieu Plourde

The Curator: 3 Design Aspects in an E-Learning Experience - 0 views

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    "The learning experience that you offer your students may still be unknown, unintentional, or misunderstood; nevertheless, you are offering an experience. An e-learning course with 77 content tabs, for example, may evoke a feeling among your students of being overwhelmed, just as presenting the plagiarism policy as the homepage of your course (you know who you are) may elicit a rigid first impression. This is where we can learn from the curators of the theme park experience-by meticulously curating a course to include enough "thrill" for our accelerated student and enough "support" for our remedial student, while still leaving enough room for every student's self-expression."
Mathieu Plourde

Usability Testing for eLearning - 0 views

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    "Do-It-Yourself usability testing for online courses (eLearning) and learning management systems."
Mathieu Plourde

We looked at 1,000 landing pages. These are the top 5 design trends we found - 0 views

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    "The results are in, and the top landing pages are heavy on content and light on color. At Crayon, we recently analyzed the top 1,000+ landing pages from our web design inspiration site Crayon Inspire. We looked at how they used text, video, and colors, and we even dug into the structure of the most popular landing pages of the last year."
Mathieu Plourde

Navigation: You Are Here - 0 views

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    "Designers make navigation structures to help people move through websites, but good structure and function are not enough. Navigation should not only show where you can go but also where you are now. Each page on a website could be the first page your website visitors see, so it's important to convey enough context so that people can proceed immediately toward their goals."
Mathieu Plourde

Why phone buttons are laid out the way they are | ScienceDump - 1 views

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    "The 17 Designs That Bell Almost Used for the Layout of Telephone Buttons"
Mathieu Plourde

Read a 300-page book in 90 minutes with this app - 1 views

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    "As online content continues to be increasingly consumed through mobile platforms, it's no wonder we're seeing new formats to deliver information more quickly and fluidly. In the past, we've seen Wibbitz present any news story as a visual and dynamic infographic instead of plain old text. But now Spritz believes that humans can read much faster using its system of 'streaming' text at up to 600 words per minute."
Mathieu Plourde

Virtuix Omni - 0 views

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    "The Virtuix Omni™ is the first virtual reality interface for moving freely and naturally in your favorite game. The Virtuix Omni™ takes virtual reality to the next level- allowing anyone to stand up and traverse virtual worlds with the natural use of their own feet. Moving naturally in virtual reality creates an unprecedented sense of immersion that cannot be experienced sitting down. Applications of natural movement in virtual reality stretch far beyond gaming: training and simulation, fitness, virtual tourism, virtual tradeshows and events, meet-ups and multi-person adventures, virtual workplaces, museums, VR architecture, VR concerts… The possibilities are limitless."
Mathieu Plourde

Sticking It to Starbucks: Independent Cafés Create a 'Disloyalty Card' - 1 views

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    "The "D.C. Disloyalty Card" is a rewards card that offers customers a free drink once they've patronized all six of the area's participating independently owned coffee shops, each of which operates with an eye to ethically sourced goods. "
Mathieu Plourde

Ray Kurzweil: This is your future - 0 views

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    "technologies to reprogram the "software" that underlie human biology are already a thousand times more powerful than they were when the genome project was completed in 2003, and will again be a thousand times more powerful than they are today in a decade, and a million times more powerful in two decades. Clinical applications are now at the cutting edge and will be routine in the early 2020s."
Mathieu Plourde

Oculus Rift - Virtual Reality Headset for 3D Gaming - 0 views

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    The Oculus Rift is a next-generation virtual reality headset designed for immersive gaming.
Mathieu Plourde

The Internet of Everything - 0 views

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    Conversations and perspectives that shed light on the value of the Internet of Everything.
Mathieu Plourde

Watch What You Think. Others Can. - 0 views

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    Imagine that psychologists are scanning a patients' brain, for some basic research purpose. As they do so, they stumble across a fleeting thought that their equipment is able to decode: The patient has committed a murder, or is thinking of committing one soon. What would the researchers be obliged to do with that information?
Mathieu Plourde

Urine awesome player: Take aim in Dewey Beach bar bathroom - 0 views

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    The Starboard was the first bar in the U.S. to buy a pair of urinals outfitted with a new hands-free video game system that allows men to control a cartoon character on a television screen with their, um, urine stream.
Mathieu Plourde

Your Heartbeat Is Your New Password - 1 views

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    "A wristband dubbed Nymi confirms a user's identity via electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors that monitor the heartbeat and can authenticate a range of devices, from iPads to cars. Developers at Bionym, the Toronto-based company that makes the device, say the peeks and valleys of an individual's heartbeat are harder to imitate than the external features of biometric systems, like fingerprints or facial recognition."
Mathieu Plourde

Just the Kindle: Why I've Been Carrying an Ereader Instead of a Tablet - 0 views

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    when I carry my tablet I don't do all that much reading. Instead, I check my email, check Facebook, check Twitter, or-perhaps worst of all-play Words with Friends.
Mathieu Plourde

Is Google Glass Useful in the Operating Room? - 1 views

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    "The target for this test was to see if the video footage that is being delivered adds to the cameras that are already in the operative theatre. Due to the fact that one can almost literally look through the eyes of the surgeon, medical students and colleagues can view the same perspective, instead of the fixed camera points or to watch over the shoulder of the surgeon. "
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