Examples of excellent interaction design NOT on the web

11 Oct 2007 - 3:27pm
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Billie Mandel
2005

OK - slight diversion, since it's not design for the web, but I had to
share this. Was just catching up with a friend with whom I've worked in
the past, and she shared the most exciting project her team has finished
lately:

http://www.smartdeck.com/

How cool is *that*?

-Billie

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billie.mandel at openwave.com

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11 Oct 2007 - 3:41pm
White, Jeff
2007

That's really awesome, thanks for sharing. The thing that gets me amped
about this particular subject matter is its' one of the most clear examples
of how UX & IxD have a real impact on peoples lives. You know, the whole
being alive or not thing. :-)

On 10/11/07, Billie Mandel <Billie.Mandel at openwave.com> wrote:
>
>
> OK - slight diversion, since it's not design for the web, but I had to
> share this. Was just catching up with a friend with whom I've worked in
> the past, and she shared the most exciting project her team has finished
> lately:
>
> http://www.smartdeck.com/
>
> How cool is *that*?
>
> -Billie
>
>
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> Billie Mandel | Manager, User Experience Design & Research | OPENWAVE |
> billie.mandel at openwave.com
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11 Oct 2007 - 4:26pm
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

A friend of mine is an amateur pilot, here's what he had to say about Smart Deck

"Yeah, I've seen it before.
But, as with all things aviation related, it's the insurance companies
and the lawyers that really control technology.

You see, the Smart Deck is NOT FAA certified, and would cost about 5
times as much as it does now to process and manage the certification
paperwork

So, as usual, new technologies that might actually help prevent people
from flying into the side of mountains while flying through thick fog
can only be used "unofficially" by VFR pilots, and only for
non-commercial flights. "

He agrees that it's better than all other flight computer options..
but in the end people can't even use it properly.

On 10/11/07, Billie Mandel <Billie.Mandel at openwave.com> wrote:
>
> OK - slight diversion, since it's not design for the web, but I had to
> share this. Was just catching up with a friend with whom I've worked in
> the past, and she shared the most exciting project her team has finished
> lately:
>
> http://www.smartdeck.com/
>
> How cool is *that*?
>
> -Billie
>
>
> * * * * * * *
> Billie Mandel | Manager, User Experience Design & Research | OPENWAVE |
> billie.mandel at openwave.com
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11 Oct 2007 - 4:55pm
Billie Mandel
2005

Actually, my friend Sherie, the designer, did say that L3 has already
been through several levels of FAA certification, and Smart Deck will be
fully certified in January.

This version of the thing was designed for small, fast (expensive)
planes - (it currently flies on a Cirrus SR22). They'd have to do
different user research and designs for larger, commercial planes - just
like any system design has to change for scale, scope and core persona
changes.

Though I do suppose that some industries change more slowly than others - which is probably a good thing.

- Billie

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