Randy Tsang – IA / UX Design Musings

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Category: Technology

Bill Gates at Techonomy 2010

Fantastic talk by Bill Gates at Techonomy. In it, he discusses his views on energy resources, education, combatting infectious diseases and the impact that technology has had on their economic models. It’s not quite reinventing capitalism, as the name of the video suggests, but it is fascinating to hear Gates’ views on his work after [...]

iPad Review: Revolutionising the way we consume media… in small ways

Although not without its shortcomings, the iPad is a fantastic media consumption device and looks set to revolutionise the way that we use the web. 4 thumbs up! From the point of view of a web professional, I approached the arrival of the iPad with an open and critical eye as best I could. Although [...]

User interfaces for tablet devices

Here is an extremely interesting video by BERG and the Swedish publisher Bonier R&D that discusses the UX design challenges that are being presented to us by the wave of upcoming tablet devices. Whether the iPad is successful or not I believe that tablet computing devices are going to be hugely popular over the upcoming [...]

Believe the hype – iPads will change the way we use computers

A paradigm shift in human-computer interaction The end of the “desktop” First up, I love Apple. I do have issues with the company, but overall I am a fan and I do own several Apple products. Despite this, as Apple presented the world with their newest device, the iPad, I approached it with suspicion and [...]

3-D printing on the cheap

Well, not exactly cheap, but cheaper. Following on from my posts about the “Digitisation of Manufacturing,” HP have announced a consumer level 3-D printer. More can be read in this article from Wired. You can see one in action here.

The digitisation of manufacturing & Bruce Sterling’s “spimes.”

Printable electronics using ink jet technology Products that talk to us I’ve read a couple of interesting articles over the past month. The first was an article by PC Magazine about how Xerox have produced a “printable electronic circuit” using ink jet technology. This is the next step in 3D printing, which began with printers which [...]

Henry Markram builds a brain in a supercomputer

Following on from my last post where I discussed the possibilities of a home computer with the processing capacity of a human brain, I came across this interesting TEDtalk by Henry Markram on the next steps in actually building such a computer. Fascinating stuff.

Achieving Telepathy: Mind To Mind Communication

Can the advancement of technology allow humans to communicate directly between each other’s brains? What implications will this have on humans’ ability to communicate with each other and with computers? Back when I was a child, one of my favourite books to read was The Chrysalids by John Wyndham. This book is the story of a small [...]