User Centric Design

To say the world moves faster every day seems like the ultimate cliché.  Haven’t generations upon generations made this same observation?  We stand in the present, looking back upon times when the technology felt slower, progress more relatable, and looking forward, we feel an acceleration,...

What do reading glasses, adjustable office chairs, touchscreens, your computer keyboard, email, and bendy straws all have in common? They all evolved from solutions meant to aid those with disabilities, and yet turned out to improve the lives of everyone. We call this Universal Design;...

A recent BBC article showcases a prototype GE MRI scanner specifically designed for neonatal infants. The MRI is in trials at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in the UK. The video in the article features an infant sling & cart designed and prototyped by Key Tech for...

Developing products that incorporate new technology requires designers to work in two worlds simultaneously. The first world is that of the technology inside the device itself. What motors, pumps, sensors, custom actuators, or electronics are best to use, given the requirements of the product? The other world...

As certain as I am of death and taxes, I am certain that no matter what I believe to be true, somewhere, someone believes the opposite. ...

By now we have all hopefully heard of the two different color systems: CMYK and RGB. But why are there two? If you had to choose one to use, which would you pick? I could quickly tell you the easy answer, CMYK is used for...

Here we have a sign that is confusing to at least one group of users. the water taxi sign-makers get kudos for going out of their way to create a pictorial sign in an attempt to bypass any language barriers for international tourists. Unfortunately, the...

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