Analog Executive Dashboard

Ambient Devices, makers of that great glowing orb thing, have a new device on the market. The Executive Dashboard has swappable analog displays for monitoring everything from the stock market, to the volume of email in your inbox. Other modules include weather reports, traffic updates and meeting reminders– all at a simple glance. In addition to the charm of providing an analog display to digital …

Mainstreaming RSS

Most simply stated, RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format for reading news and information Web sites. You may be reading this right now via RSS, or you may be looking at the actual Web page. For the time being, most people who use RSS do so by putting URLs for feeds in a news reader that allows them to aggregate all the sites they …

Mobile HCI, Visions of the Future

Chris Heathcote recently attended Mobile HCI in Italy. He’s shared his notes on the Visions of the Future panel discussion featuring: Mathias Schneider-Hufschmidt, Siemens Harri Kiljander (director of UI), Nokia Boris de Ruyter, Philips Research Marco Combetto, MS Research Matthias Hilpert, Orange Bruno von Niman, Ericsson (systems, not SE)Mathias Schneider-Hufschmidt, Siemens Can’t wait 5 years for technology to be adopted (like SMS) Have to have …