Articles tagged with: mental models

Preparing Users for a Future of Wearables (Part 1) Preparing Users for a Future of Wearables (Part 1)

Wearable technologies — such as Google Glass — present not only a direct user experience challenge, but also a social experience challenge. How are individuals wearing these new technologies perceived? How do they perceive themselves? In part 1 of this 2—part series, Associate Professor Nick Bowman explores social implications of wearable technology, and in part 2, shares results of a study conducted by his communication technology team.

Hermeneutics for Designers Hermeneutics for Designers

Hermeneutics is a clever framework for understanding the big picture by way of the details. Whether the big picture is a UX project or something as simple as reading a book, Sjors Timmer offers a process to uncover valuable - and sometimes surprising - insights.

The Uncanny Valley is Uncanny The Uncanny Valley is Uncanny

As we build a world where our technologies talk to us, how "realistic" do we want them to be? This week, author Nicholas Bowman addresses this concern and the very real problems that occur when our devices become a little too human.