Wunschfeld läßt die Puppen tanzen

Wir sind stolz wie Bolle auf unsere neueste Arbeit: den Relaunch der Genesis Mannequins Site. Genesis ist einer der bedeutensten Hersteller von Schaufensterfiguren weltweit. Wir konnten den Kunden von einem (fast) kompletten UX-Prozess überzeugen und haben unsere intern gesteckten Ziele erreicht: die Site ist ultra-responsive und ist auf allen Screens die Bombe! Technisch hat sich unsere Entwicklerin Andrea Dittler mit einem eigens geschaffenen CMS übertroffen. Bei über 40 Produktserien x 10 Posen x 10 Köpfen x 10 Perücken x 2 Sprachen etc. war das auch nötig!! Uff…

Screenshot der Genesis Mannequins Homepage auf den iPhone

Barcamp Session @uxcamphh 2013

Seit geraumer Zeit beschäftige ich mich nun schon mit Rhythmus und Empathie und deren Anwendbarkeit auf Problemstellungen im UX Bereich. Mein jüngster Vortrag während des UX Barcamp Hamburg mit dem Titel „Was Verbindung schafft. Über Rhythmus, Empathie und Verschmelzung” steigt vertieft ins Thema ein und zeigt erfolgreiche Anwendsbeispiele aus dem Mobile App Bereich.

Ankündigung: Neuer Twitter Stream @empathy_world

Wunschfeld recherchiert intensiv Themen rund um Empathie, insbesondere die Schnittstellen zum UX Design, Arbeitskultur, Gesellschaft und ganzheitliches Leben.

Movement, Empathy and the Yearning for Rhythm

Dirk Platzek of Wunschfeld Design introduced his presentation at Raumschiff Erde 2013 with a dance performance. The visual thinking record was provided by Britta Ullrich, Senior UX Manager at Xing and Visual Facilitator. Thanks so much!

Neue Vorträge: Social Media Week und Raumschiff Erde 2013

Das Jahr fängt gut an. Wunschfeld freut sich über 2 neue Sessions bei diesen tollen Hamburg Veranstaltungen:
Session bei der Social Media Week am 18. Februar um 18:00 Uhr:
„Coded Movement and the Longing for Rhythm”
Beim Raumschiff Erde 2013 wird dieser Vortrag möglicherweise um eine Live-Performance erweitert....http://www.raumschiffer.de, #RSE13

UX Camp HH Session Podcast online

Vielen Dank an Matthias Müller Prove für die Bereitstellung eines Podcasts der Wunschfeld Session „Codierte Bewegung oder die Sehnsucht nach Rhythmus” vom UX Camp Hamburg.

Hier anhören: http://uxhh-radio.blogspot.de/2012/08/uxcamphh-codierte-bewegung.html


Session gehalten @uxbarcamhh

Tolles Ereignis in der UX-Szene in Hamburg. Das erste UX Barcamp war ein voller Erfolg. Dank Sponsor Sinnerschrader fand das Barcamp in der perfekten Lokation statt, die Sessions waren spannend und die Größe des Camps (ca. 120 Teilnehmer) ließ noch viele persönliches Kennenlernen zu. Bravo an die Veranstalter!
Wunschfeld hielt eine Session mit dem poetischen Namen „Codierte Bewegung und die Sehnsucht nach Rhythmus” (Slides auf Slideshare).

Dirk Platzek hält Session beim UX Barcamp Hamburg


Wunschfeld ist Sponsor des Filmfest Hamburg.

Erster Relaunch beim Filmfest Hamburg seit 2008.

Wunschfeld sponsert das Filmfest in Form von Designleistungen und relauncht die Seite, die dem von Kempertrautmann entwickelte „Ticketschnipsel”- Erscheinungsbild (aus dem Jahr 2010) Rechnung trägt.

Screenshot der Filmfest Hamburg Homepage

Wunschfeld hält Vortrag an der FH Trier: „Kinetische Displays”

Intermedia Design Symposium zum Thema „Kinetische Displays” 

Codierte Bewegung und die Sehnsucht nach Rhythmus.
Die Wahrnehmung kinetischer Displays aus der Sicht eines Tänzers/Interaction Designers.

Für Tänzer besteht die Welt aus Bewegung und Rhythmus. Der Vortrag untersucht den Ursprung von Rhythmus und den Prozess der Abspeicherung sinnlicher Erlebnisse im Körper. Als Erinnerung werden diese Erlebnisse bei der Betrachtung von Bewegung herangezogen und stellen einen konkreten Bezug zum betrachteten Subjekt/Objekt her. 
Diese Wechselbeziehung stellt sich auch ein, wenn Bewegung durch Computer-Code künstlich erzeugt wird. 


Wunschfeld Launches Responsive Webdesign with Mobile First Approach

Longtime customer Sevensenses faces the signs of the times and their user statistics: the old Flash site caused frustration among the high numbers of smartphone and tablet visitors.

Desktop, iPad, iPhone versions of sevensenses index page


Persuasive Design by Daily Challenge

I am teaching a regular class in Interface Design. Inspired by the work of B.J. Foggs, PhD and his work with the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford U, I challenged my students to create persuasive interfaces. 
Partially due to my own research, partially because of a client-project, I came across “Daily Challenge” by MeYou Health. Their approach to persuasive design intrigued me. Their research showed that “big resolutions” set people up to fail. Instead it is preferable to persuade people to perform one small healthy action every day. In theory the sum of small actions over time increases the overall well-being of a person. I decided to try it. 


Update: Apple Tablet Scratch Gestures

UPDATE: Patenlyapple.com reported 2 days ago that Apple was granted a patent for a new flat keyless keyboard, revealing a new piezo-based acoustic and capacitive detection system. I find Apple's research into the area of translating sound into information really interesting. 

From January 2010: 
Super, super interesting and completely convincing! Yesterday's post on patentlyapple.com called "Apple: The Tablet Prophecies – Future Twists" posted a video by Chris Henderson - a third year Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University


Die Entwicklung der digitalen Zusammenarbeit

Meine Studenten an der FH-Salzburg haben im Rahmen ihrer Master-Thesis „Sphera” einen sehr lesenswerten Blog ins Leben gerufen, der sich mit dem Thema „Die Entwicklung der digitalen Zusammenarbeit” befasst. Ich wurde gefragt, einen (Beitrag) zu verfassen.

Archiv: iOS4 – the Return of the Desktop Paradigm

On the desktop files have long been organized inside folders by content, date or project but rarely by file type. The transition to "apps" came slowly. Software packages like iPhoto and iTunes familiarized us with the concept of organizing files by file type. Instead of digging through contents inside deep folder hierarchies, photographs and media were now ALL in one and the same place, reliably organized in a database.

On the iPhone platform this concept was extended beyond file types to tasks. Instead of files and folders we got apps. While technically apps (programs) are still files, it doesn't seem like that to the user. Apps are perceived as small function clusters, not "files". Like precision tools they offer their services to complete a huge variety of tasks.


Archiv: Wunschfeld organisiert den World Usability Day

Wunschfeld, Human Interface Design, and others in Hamburg's UX community are combining efforts to organize the Hamburg chapter of the World Usabilty Day 2009. Technology today is too hard to use. The World Usability Day aims at making our world work better. In 2008 the tremendous World Usability Day community held over 180 events in more than 43 countries. See you in November!

Augmented Reality based on FlarToolkit

A wonderful experiment in augmented reality.

FLARToolkit makes this possible. It will detect the marker from an input image and calculate the camera position in the three dimension space. Really fun!


Light Bulb

Saw this beautiful artwork on todayandtomorrow.net. Back in June 2007 I wrote a post on wireless power conduction. The levitation of the lightbulb is new and magical. 



Life is truly immitating art. Would Senator Obama been able to win the democratic nomination without TV's "24"? It seems like a ridiculous question and yet, other blogs have been wondering about the same thing ("markmeynell", TV Blog "Remote Access"). 

In this article Dennis Haysbert says his role paved the way Barack Obama. 


Service Efficienista

I've been buying my coffee at Starbucks for 15 years. I think that outs me as a fan of the company. Yesterday I strolled into Starbucks at Astor Place and was greeted by a member of the staff wearing a "Janet Jackson Mic". He asked for my order. I was bothered by the experience, because instead of looking at the face of the person greeting me, I stared at his microphone and wondered who he was talking to when he dispatched my caffein craving. I couldn't see his collegue at the receiving end. Instead of talking to me, his attention was with somebody "out there". Headphones indicate privacy, because we usually listen to something like music or a phone conversation. 

The experience became technical and distancing, rather then personal. Since I associate Starbucks with hours of hanging out over a cup of coffee (and maybe a refill..). I wonder if other customers felt rushed as well. And what happens if you don't know which coffee drink you're in the mood for today? 

A few years ago I helped creating the technical service scenario at the Prada Epicenter Store on Prince and Broadway in New York. My Job was building the user interface for the store's "staff device", a hand held computer that could do everything from reading RFID tags to pulling up stock information and customer history. In my opinion it was a gigantic flop, because nobody researched the experience of what it would actually feel like to use the device in a customer/sales rep relationship. I walked into the store many times over the years and talked to the people working there about the staff device. I watched them and not once did I see an employee using one. 

We have to be very careful when adding technology to a sales scenario. The experience can be off-putting - at least to the customer.




Wireless Power Transfer at MIT

Yesterday technologyreview.com published an article about wireless power transfer. MIT researchers were able to transfer electricity wirelessly to make a lightbulb light up. 

I would love to lead a cable free existence! No more bulky charger cables to bring along on vacation and to the office? I'm sold!

In the article Professor Peter Fisher, one of the researchers, said: "As long as the laptop is in a room equipped with a source of wireless power, it would charge automatically without having to be plugged in. In fact, it would not even need a battery to operate inside such a room."


Much To Do About Microsoft Surface

Microsoft's introduction of surface computing has caused a ruckus on the IxDa, which is the discussion board of the Interaction Design Association. There was a huge backlash on the product and I commented negatively as well. I was disappointed that already at the introduction of the product Microsoft had partnered with chain hotels and casinos to introduce the product to the public in the near future. It just shifted the focus from innovation toward selling the product. Many of the shown applications are lame like showing augmented information about the wine you are drinking right on the surface of the table...


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