I remember my first attempt at being a DJ. It wasn't a paid gig, and the venue was never too busy, but it was the first proper opportunity for me to think of other people's situations.
Mobile phones have evolved a lot from the time the first cellular phone was marketed in the 1980s. Smartphone users today prefer text and data-based applications, and voice-based communication has been relegated to the sidelines.
There are a lot of resources on the web that let people save and organize the content they find online, and they all have their own angle and unique functionality. Marketers can use bookmarking in new and innovative ways to build a brand.
This 'Internet of things' we call the web has naturally morphed into The Facebook, Twitterland and numerous other social media channels, where a generation of millennials and select old people (generation x'ers and the like) spend their every waking minute contributing and curating content in hopes of engaging 'someone.'
Over the last few days, I have attended two meetings of more than two hours each. One was a road map planning with other Product Managers, and the other was meeting a customer/partner -- more of a distributor of our product.
Genevieve Bell is an Intel vice president and Intel Fellow, and the director of User Experience Research at Intel Labs. She leads a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human-factors engineers and computer scientists, all of whom focus on people's needs and desires in order to help shape new Intel products and technologies.
Whoever invented the key fob for cars did not design it for women with more than one purse. I feel like I am playing a constant game of hide-and-seek with my keys.
We're all familiar with the likes of Siri, GoogleNow, Cortana, and, most recently, Amazon Echo. These supposedly intelligent software apps can lead us to the nearest coffee shop, remind us of upcoming meetings, and even give us a good laugh when we foolishly ask what 0 is divided by 0.
The open letter signed by thousands of scientists and engineers, including international notables such as Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak and Elon Musk, was a legitimate expression of alarm at accelerating military research that incorporates Artificial Intelligence in weapon systems.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 25 years ago, yet we are still discussing the same issues for people with hearing loss. The terms "disability" and "access" have morphed into just meaning physical disability and physical access.
Often, it begins in the dark. When the LEDs light up -- in red, yellow, blue, green, and purple -- the face inside the mask becomes faintly perceptible. But before the gathering crowd can identify the man, the music comes on. It comes in swells and ribbons.
Failure at some point in your product career is inevitable. When it happens, your first instinct may be to run and hide out rather than face your mistake. Or worse, maybe you are starting to point a finger at others. But you are better than that -- and there is too much at stake.
Program your smartphone rather than have your smartphone program you. Turn the sound off on your phone when you are out and about. If you find this is not feasible for you, then make a practice of not deferring to your phone every single time it makes a sound.
Once Windows 10 becomes the hit Microsoft hopes it will be, Microsoft will have more control over the price it charges. Right now, price may be an important validator, and an upgrade price of $0 does not validate much.
Too many business leaders today are assuming that wearable technology is too new--and that it doesn't pose a serious threat now. They assume that they "have time" and that they'll "deal with it later." They're wrong.
Now, I'm not trying to be coy or just attack SEOs the way John Oliver seems to have it out for social media experts, but let's get one thing clear: SEO is dying because of how millennials are now using the mobile and social web.
If we weren't narcissists by clinical standards, I wondered, what were we? People with too many gadgets to think clearly? To feel clearly? People with good intentions, short attention spans and a propensity to do what's best for ourselves? People trying to figure out this mess of a universe one bus ride at a time? Whatever we were, we needed to become something else, more compassionate.