I attended the first Dublin Tech Summit (@DTS) and have to
say I was very impressed by the depth and breadth of the event, and even
learned new things, renewed old acquaintances and forged new business
DTS offered a powerful schedule covering
from Fashion and Healthcare to IoT and FinTech and more for an audience ranging
from storytellers to investors to coders, and was combined with workshops and a
platform for startups as well (more...)
My first Fitbit Surge died. I bought the device in March 2015 and used it everywhere. I documented my user experience of the Fitbit Surge from Helsinki to Beijing and wore it the whole time, including during several marathons in the U.S. and Europe.
I loved using the thing and the experience of analyzing and comparing recorded activity data with other Fitbit users was great, and still is.
Just back from completing my 3rd Florence Marathon (Firenze Marathon or Maratona di Firenze if you prefer). A great run around a fantastic city. I really enjoyed it and my finish time wasn’t too bad for my little legs.
While in Florence I noticed some great, localized Asics billboards for the event and they reminded me of how personal technology drives the adoption of what might seem to be “curious rituals” of behaviour, be it (more...)
I have a big interest, shall we say, in the user experience of wearable technology, especially smart watches, so I couldn’t wait to see the entries and what they might offer UX pros and the fashion conscious wearable tech whisperer alike.
Táimid ann sa mhóimint dhraíochtach seo
Sin é an stuif as a bhfitear brionglóidí … *
I’m mega-fan of the music of the late David Bowie. I love everything he did from Hunky Dory (1971) up to his Lodger (1979) album (you can keep the rest). His so-called Berlin Trilogy is amongst my favorite recordings; I always go to some of his old Berlin haunts whenever I find myself in the Hauptstadt.
An engaging, interactive set of sessions that brings you the latest in user experience trends, emerging technology insights, startup innovation, and cloud computing hotness from Bucharest and Silicon Valley.
I’m a mega Gary Numan fan. I’ve loved his stuff since the Tubeway Army days (I sometimes use “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” as a heading on my presentations about smart user experiences) and his records were some of the first I bought.
One of my favorite Numan tracks is “I Dream of Wires” from the Telekon album. (the song was also covered by the late Robert Palmer). The lyrics tell the story of the (more...)
Using wearable tech is not just some emotive fashion statement but a physical commitment to keep something on your body. With smart watches being close to the skin, and all about wellness and fitness, they need to be safe and not present health risks.
Just like any other product there are going to be times that things don’t work out, but with something as like wearable tech if something does go seriously wrong, then (more...)
User Experience matters in business. Ever experienced frustration using an ATM or in-flight entertainment system? Think about how you felt and what it meant for that business. This short presentation explains why UX matters… it’s you and your business that wins …
Senior UX Director Ultan O’Broin (@ultan) keeps his finger on the pulse of the startup scene in EMEA with an eye to enabling that community with his team’s outreach machine. Here he talks about user experience (UX) enablement’s offer to startups to accelerate their SaaS and PaaS opportunities.
When Life Gives You Lemons, Pivot
Pivoting: That realization that a permanent income is preferable to remaining just a fascination.
I’m still loving my Vector Watchand use it daily, worldwide. The smartwatch continues to attract attention with a great wow factor that impacts those around me as I travel about. The watch is definitely a good fit for my global work/life style, packing an awesome combination of stylish looks, activity tracking capability, long battery life, robustness and a well designed app that adds up to a neat smartwatch user experience that takes a lot (more...)