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Advertising Week

Videos of an interview and workshop on the PULSE 3D rich media platform. Aneesh talks PULSE 3D, Huffington Post Stage (5 min) Your browser does not support iframes. Building Feature-Rich, 3D Mobile Ad Experiences | Workshop (30 min) Your browser does not support iframes.

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Immersive 3D Ads

PULSE 3D ads are the world’s first display advertisements rendered in realtime using the power of the Graphics Processing Unit. PULSE 3D ads bring the showroom experience to the palm of your hand in the form of automobiles, consumer electronics, and more—live to the touch. PULSE 3D ads empower users to explore products and services as if […]

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Visual browsing & sharing

Photo by Jeff Miller The Cooliris app is for browsing and sharing personal media. Users can fluidly browse and share photos from multiple sources. Users can share the way that they want, either with small groups or with broader social networks. My role: Sr. Interaction Designer Design and create highly interactive prototypes for iOS, Android, and the web Bring […]

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Androidify – Build yourself as a Google Android

I’ve gotten a kick out of self-created avatars since the Simpsons movie website. Today I had a blast androidifying myself. The Androidify interface is pleasant and playful. The app uses sound and animation well. On the animation front, idle avatars will wave at the viewer; and the android’s body parts continuously drift and move, keeping things […]

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Visual complexity is hypnotic

Motion and physical dynamics captivate the human brain. I’ve always found the iTunes visualizer hypnotic; the video above takes it to the next level. Have a look and see what you think. Informally, I conjecture that our perceptual and cognitive systems intuit how much information a scene contains, and then allocate attention in proportion to […]

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Protected: Tips for effective usability studies

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Organic, alien beauty from nature

Image by Heinrik Pniok and Richard Bartz under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. A bismuth crystal covered with iridescent oxide. Complex structure, stunning color and reflectivity; this crystal has it all. To fully appreciate its beauty, check out the high-resolution version, available after clicking the image above.

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How to make interactive menus easier to use

Targeting is a core usability metric that measures how easily users can acquire on-screen targets like buttons and menu items. Errors in targeting can cause frustration and lost time. Designers should therefore minimize targeting errors by providing targets of sufficient size and stability. An interface element is considered stable if its targeting surface neither moves […]

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Ambient information, floating fun

Floating Forecaster from Richard Harvey on Vimeo. The description, if not the video, bills this as a weather information display, reminiscent of some incarnations of tangible bits. The interactive play aspect is at once inane and highly entertaining. Levitation on remote control is great brain-candy. For that matter, floating forecaster is likely more fun, and […]

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Vita-Mix transcends Matrix

I accidentally left a spoon in the blender, which quickly turned in a mind-bending performance. It wasn’t even on High. I am comforted only by the truth: there is no spoon.

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