This week Mark was in South Korea, where he made two presentations at the International Design Congress organised by the Busan Design Center and also met a lot of designers, which led him to a series of reflections on Korean design.
Meanwhile Bo Begole from PARC’s (formerly Xerox PARC) Ubiquitous Computing Area, has been developing an app that brings the concept of ‘ubicomp’ to a commercial reality, while James Glasnapp of PARC provided a helpful overview of data collection methods (and methodologies) that ethnographers use to understand a particular population or situation of interest.
Data use and smart human-centric data visualisations are becoming the “next big thing” in UX design. A number of posts this week delve into the matter.
The latest issue of Interactions Magazine is the last issue of editors Jon Kolko and Richard Anderson. Many articles reflect on the results achieved and the changes that occurred over the last three years.
Finally, Matt Richtel reflects in the New York Times on the impact of growing up digital. The constant stream of stimuli offered by new technology, he says, poses a profound new challenge to focusing and learning.