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Healthcare Experience and the IoT

May 28, 2015          

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In this episode of The Digital Life, we discuss healthcare experience and the Internet of Things (IoT) with Juhan Sonin, director of Involution Studios. Juhan will be speaking on these topics at the Rework Internet of Things Summit in Boston on Friday, May 29.

What role is the Internet of Things going to play in the coming revolution in human health? As the experience of healthcare changes, there will be massive opportunities for and impacts of technology and design in this area. But in order to make it real, designers will need to be familiar with the digital, materials and networking technologies.

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Enterprise UX with Kelly Goto

May 21, 2015          

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In this episode of The Digital Life we chat about user experience for the enterprise with designer, researcher, and studio leader Kelly Goto. Enterprise users — from employees to customers to managers — face experiences that are antiquated and needlessly complicated when compared with the experience of consumer-facing software. For those large, complex businesses, government agencies, and other organizations, UX research and design can provide enterprise products with a competitive edge. What is the current state of enterprise software when it comes to UX? What is the scale and complexity of enterprise UX problems? And, most importantly, how is UX changing the way the enterprise works? We discuss all of these topics and more.

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Digital and UX News: What a Rising China Means for Product Design

October 30, 2014          

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China is on the rise, not just in the manufacturing and production of physical goods, but also in the digital realm. If Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Q&A session with students at Tsinghua University in Beijing in Mandarin wasn’t a sign of the times, then certainly the largest tech IPO in history, with Chinese tech giant Alibaba raking in billions of dollars to further fuel the growth of the company, is indicative of the fact that that the digital is China’s fastest developing frontier. In this episode of The Digital Life, we discuss the rise of China, and the unexpected opportunities it may represent for product designers in the West.

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BIF10 in Review

September 25, 2014          

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In this episode of The Digital Life, we discuss the recent BIF10 innovation conference, and some of the notable presentations including: Dan Pink’s new TV show Crowd Source, where social science and design for behavior change meet reality TV, and Rupal Patel’s project at Northeastern University to bring customized speech to the vocally impaired, The Human Voicebank.