Interaction Design Lessons from Oblivion

Why study sci-fi interfaces? That’s a nice hobby if you don’t have a life… Why would it be a good idea for a large company to spend time looking at them? Science fiction has been influencing real-world design since 1902 with the French silent film, Le voyage dans la lune (The Voyage to the Moon).…

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Using iMovie

Originally published on Scifiinterfaces.com on October 9, 2017. If you prefer to use iMovie (it’s free for Mac users) for contributing to the blog, here’s how. Once your file is in a digital format, you can extract both clips and screenshots in iMovie. All of the clips will be stored in events and projects in iMovie regardless of…

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UX Mag – Content Strategy and UX: A Modern Love Story

UX Mag wrote a great article explaining how content strategy and UX work together. Content Strategy and UX: A Modern Love Story TLDR; The defining line between content strategy and information architecture is often blurred. It can get even blurrier when you add interaction design into the mix since good interaction designers are expected to…

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Japanese Vocabulary Resources

A few weeks ago, I went over some great resources for learning the Japanese writing system. Now, I’ll introduce you to some of my favorite resources for studying vocabulary. Memrise App So far my favorite resource for studying vocabulary is through Memrise. It is available on the web and as a mobile app (iOS and…

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OneNote for Digital Collaboration

The question of how to ideate and collaborate remotely comes up often these days. Chris Noessel from Cooper & scifiinterfaces.com wrote these articles on how they collaborate and ideate digitally within OneNote. Even though the article is targeted towards Interaction Designers, it could apply for any type of meeting where a whiteboard is needed. OneNote…

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The Japanese Writing System

The Japanese language uses 3 types of character sets: hiragana, katakana and kanji. Unlike the roman alphabet, hiragana and katakana are syllabary (each character represents a syllable.) Kanji are pictographic and communicate both sound and meaning. All three have a specific stroke order. Here is an overview of each of the character types as well as my personal…

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Japanese 101 Blog Starting Soon

I have been studying the Japanese language for a few years now and have decided to start sharing my journey with anyone else out there who may be interested in learning Japanese. Whether you’re still playing with the idea in your head or have taken the leap and are studying now, hopefully this blog will…

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United App Redesign 2014

Project Goals: Enhance the flight shopping experience in the new United mobile app in order to enable the user to get through the process quickly and efficiently. Enable the users to filter search results to only show the flights that are truly relevant to them. Role in Project: Worked directly with business partners within the…

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Situation Wanted Ads

If you’re like me, you really care about the culture of the company you work for. Life’s too short to work in a job that makes you miserable. If you dread getting up in the morning, it’s time to take a step back and evaluate your situation. Take some time to really think about what…

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United Homepage Redesign 2014

Project Goals: The homepage will be an integral part of the overhaul of the entire United Airlines digital experience. Design a fresh, clean, touch-friendly homepage that provides quick access to the most popular forms on the website for tasks such as checking in, searching for flights and glancing at account information. Role in Project: Work directly…

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