Slashdot.org has passed along news that the University of Electro-communications has created an artificial, Internet-enabled tongue. You manipulate a control with your tongue, and a paired control somewhere else mimics your tongue's movements inside someone else's mouth.
There's also discussion of Ubuntu's new user interface, which seems to have suffered from the rush to put out the latest version of the linux-based operating system. One user claims "Ubuntu is doing a great job throwing away years of UI experience." Ouch.
How does someone who spends most
of his day in meetings and has ridiculously short deadlines satisfy one
of the most demanding clients on earth? How does he deal with technology
constraints, and work with subject matter that heats up and then cools
down? NYTimes.com Multimedia Editor Andrew DeVigal gives us a rare look
at how the interactive department of New York Times works, and shares
the basic questions he must ask -and answer- before anything goes
Let's brunch together! Since Jeff Parks and I will be in Baltimore the weekend of 22-24 April for Rush (the band, Friday night) and the game (O's v. Yanks, Saturday night), we thought, "hey, let's get together & brunch on Saturday with some UXers in the area!"
Thus was UX Brunch Baltimore (#UXBrunchBalto on the Twitterz) born.
So, who's in? Who can arrange a place for us around 11:00 a.m.? Probably 15 folks? In walking distance perhaps from Aliceanna Street (between Fells Point & the Harbor)? Or a cab ride?
What a great conference! Fabulous lineup, great volunteers, and hospitable city.
This event proves the power of IxDA local groups as well as the benefit of partnering with other orgs. Oh, and also that not all design is done in NYC or Cupertino. ;)