I thought I would summarize some of the cool software and hardware Apple previewed today.1. iPhone X- Released 10 years after the first iPhone. Face ID, using your face to unlock, authenticate and pay. Apple says it's much more secure than Touch ID- Face ID, using your face to unlock, authenticate and pay. Apple says it's much more secure than Touch ID.-
What is a dark pattern?A dark pattern is a user interface carefully crafted to trick users into doing things they might not otherwise do, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for recurring bills. Normally when you think of “bad design,” you think of the creator as being sloppy or lazy — but without ill intent. Dark patterns, on the other hand, are not mistakes. They're carefully crafted with a solid understanding of human psychology, and they do not have the user’s interests in mind.Harry Brignull is credited with coining the phrase 'dark p...
Today’s huge front page NY Times article from the “Education Disrupted” series may be of interest to those eagerly anticipating the Sept 18th EdLab seminar from the team developing a special issue of TCR on teachers' use of social media as professional development. "Teachers Promote Their Brands, Drawing Fans and Controversy" (online title Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues) spotlights Kayla Delzer, a third grade educator in North Dakota. ...
As part of the Library website redesign project, we are exploring the possibility of having a mobile app that can complement or enhance patron experience with our library. At the same time, we also see reports (see below) of how difficult it is to get users to download and use new apps. What are your thoughts on having an app for the library? Will you use one? What should it do at minimum for you to want to download and use it?Media analytics firm comScore recently
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Following-up the article by Zhou, video title plays an important role when people are searching. So making Vialogues more searchable is one of our goals this version. Besides our new on-site search (If you haven't tried, please do) mechanism, we made some efforts for robots to crawl Vialogues better.
As it becomes increasingly clear that search is a key component of all of our online applications, we have been giving more and more thought to the quality of the search experience. With that in mind, here are some tips in a checklist for reviewing our approach to the search experience. The one that stands out to me is the advice on examining search behavior to determine ways to improve ...
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WWDC is Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference where they release new products and software updates. The keynote took place yesterday and there are some interesting new tools to experiment with in iOS development. Here are some things I found interesting:ARKit (Augmented Reality Kit):