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Announced INOVATELL remote computer control tool

Nov 03 2015
Idea Code Team

On September 10th 2015, the international INOVATELL conference in Vilnius, hosted by the Valakupiai Rehabilitation Center and its European partners CRPG, URI-Soča and Idea Code in Lithuania, successfully presented the results of two years of cooperation. The conference aimed at launching the software for remote control of computer and e-learning content for people with severe motor disabilities and attracted more than 50 delegates from around the country.

Universal design: are cultural and individual differences really so important in design?

Ever heard a phrase “Something that is not moving is hard to perceive”? Thought of animated banners? No, these are highlights from an article on universal human principles in design by Paul Hekkert (one of the authors of the must-read Product Experience book).

User Experience Over Time: Part 1

What makes a product good or beautiful? How does user experience change over time? These are some of the most often asked questions by UX researchers trying to measure user experience.

To answer these questions authors of User experience over time article carry out a research on how people form evaluative judgements during their first encounters with a product and then after 4 weeks of using it. They claim that the way we experience and evaluate products changes over time.

Infographics: EuroBasket 2011 Schedule

No secret, that we are a basketball nation. So we are very excited and proud, about EuroBasket 2011 taking place in Lithuania. This infographics with EuroBasket 2011 group structure and game schedules is our contribution to the even preparations. Any corrections or improvement suggestions are very welcome.

Infographics: EuroBasket Lithuania 2011 shedule

Infographics: Gas prices

Do you sometimes get a feeling that you are overpaying for gas? Or possibly all the time? In Lithuania, which is a country of our home office, we get this feeling a lot. So the following infographics was inspired by a routine visit to a gas station sometime around New Year. After a brief brainstorming, our team spent half a day for web/database search and number crunching and another half a day for graphic design. Following is our result. When we looked at the numbers, we thought “No wonder this infographics originated in Lithuania”…

Infographics: gasoline affordable per month for average gross salary in each country

Line of Adaptivity in HCI and HRI: user experience similarities and differences

Do you think human-computer interaction (HCI) is a complex topic? Then how about human-robot interaction (HRI)? Computer is just a machine, or at least looks like one and acts like one. However robot does not look just like any machine – anthropoid robots are designed to resemble humans and mimic their behavior. For example a research group at Carnegie Mellon University is designing robotic products and services to be adaptable to people’s changing behavior over repeated interactions. But how would people react once faced with a need to interact with such creatures?

This original article is dealing with enriched Service Blueprint (SB). SB is a tool for service design which we will cover in the nearest future, however this time we focus on implications of repeated service encounters. Our initial idea was to simply present you the model, but then it appeared that the same model has many parallels to human-computer interaction as well. So the case descriptions under each model sections outline some ideas about parallels and differences between HCI and HRI.

Seoul UX report – glimpse into the public transportation

Context

This report was prepared as part of the World Usability Day activities with the purpose of contributing best practice examples to the international sustainable design community. It is layed out in a format of a passenger’s story – a person who is taking bus from a busy Sinchon area in North of Han river in Seoul to go to the City Hall (intersection of two subway lines) and returns to Sinchon via subway.

Seoul Public Transportation Usability Research Day

In support of the World Usability Day 2009, we dedicate November 12 to researching ease and convenience of using Seoul public transportation. This event is carried out with the purpose of contributing useful examples of sustainable design in public transportation to the international community.

Tokyo Public Transportation Usability Research Day

In support of the World Usability Day 2009, we dedicate November 11 to researching ease and convenience of using Tokyo public transportation, thus calling our event Tokyo Public Transportation Usability Research Day. This event is carried out with the purpose of contributing useful examples of sustainable design in public transportation to the international community.

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