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Title: The Top UX Predictions for 2014 Context: It’s a new year. Why wait to see what it has in store for you when someone else can tell you. Synopsis: Welcome to the future ladies and gentlemen. As we cross

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Image credit: Tamara Evans, "Alien spaceship", April 13, 2012, Flickr

Title: Akin’s Laws of Spacecraft Design Context: You may not be designing a spaceship, but it probably often feels like you are designing something just as complex. Synopsis: Imagine the hardest thing in the world to design. OK. Got it?

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Title: Disruptions: Design Rivals Technology in Importance Context: Design is the new killer app. Synopsis: Quick, what kind of processor does the device you are reading this on have? I bet you don’t know any more than I know what

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Title: Recent Research in User Experience Context: What’s new and cool in the user experience world? Glad you asked that. Synopsis: The line between user experience and code becomes less important every day. The underlying technologies are the literal manifestations

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Title: MIT Creates Amazing UI From Levitating Orbs Context: When we talk about the future of the UI, let’s stop being so modest in our assumptions. Synopsis: Some brainbox dude from MIT has built a brain-melting prototype of a tactile

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Title: Breaking Through the Glass : Designing Digital Experiences Beyond the Screen Context: What is interaction design when everything is interactive? Synopsis: Tell someone that you are a user experience designer and the small percentage of people who don’t stand

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Title: You Say You Want a Devolution? Context: The only thing that stays the same is constant change. Unless you are talking about the last 20 years or so apparently. Synopsis: Anyone remember the stylistic and cultural differences between the

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Title: A Brief Rant On The Future Of Interaction Design Context: Everyone has a vision of the future. The crap part about them is that most of them were only visionary 2 visions ago. Synopsis: Your iPad is pretty cool

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Title: Study Shows Kids Are Predicting the Future of Technology Context: From the minds that brought you the runaway popularity of Justin Bieber comes the future of technology… Synopsis: Oh kids today! Acting all ‘cool’ with their ‘groovy’ rap music

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Not 100% sure what a lot of this future-y stuff means but damn if this isn’t super cool looking. via closr.it

Title: The “IxD Bauhaus” – what happens next? Context: Ornamentation in architecture is criminal says the Bauhaus. Perhaps the same thing is true for interaction design. Synopsis: Interesting polemic that draws several parallels between the current evolution of interaction design

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Paul Baran working for ARPA came up with this in 1971. That’s pretty damned impressive. via iftf.org

Title: The fall and rise of user experience Context: Put some coffee on and sit back for this epic analysis of the past, present and future of the UX profession. Synopsis: In many ways UX is a victim of its

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Forget about the internet of everything, are you ready for the social network of everything? via youtube.com