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The power of prototypes and how to utilize them.
- Creating rough, hand-drawn sketches of UIs to put in front of users for testing.
- When to Use: When you want to validate basic design ideas and understand rough interactions before going forward at a higher fidelity.
- Presentation: Paper cutouts
- Creating a presentation that quickly runs through an interaction at high fidelity.
- When to use: When you want to wow your client. When it’s more about the polish than the actual experience. If you need to sell an idea.
- Presentation: Keynote
- Creating a set of static wireframe slides and discussing slide interactions.
- When to use: When working with developers and project managers to demonstrate a linear flow through an experience quickly and efficiently.
- Presentation: PDF
- Creating a clickable wireframe prototype that can be put in front of users.
- When to use: When conducting user testing or demonstrating interactions to clients at a higher fidelity.
- Presentation: inVision
Photo evidence of Artificial Intelligence on Mars. Just don’t let them replicate themselves. They might do more than find themselves.
A robot drives around Mars looking for signs of ancient life while another goes overhead and photos the tracks. A seemingly impossible achievement, realized.
Kepler-186f - Shall we stay or shall we go?
We asked two who may have a choice. Here is their plan.
"Today baba told us about this planet, Earth’s cousin. It is so far away they have to use calculations to see it. I think a robot should go there. I think he should go now because who knows how long it will take to get there. I think the robot can get there like in Star Wars they ride a ship with an extra engine to the planet and then they detach from that and fly a smaller ship down to the surface. At the surface the robot will get out and look around to see if the planet is acceptable for life. I think they should go because someday we won’t be able to live here anymore and we will have to go to another planet. Right now we don’t have a planet to go to so we might as well find a planet and get over it. I think if we could live on this planet humans should go when we need to.”
But there was dissent:
"On Kepler i think there is big oceans with small fish in it. Maybe there will be a huge pink bunny. You can’t see Kepler because its too far away. I don’t think humans should leave Earth and go to Kepler because that would just be mean to the Earth.”
What say you?
This beats a day at work or school. So much to learn from sailing for young rebels.
Obsessive checklists vs tribal knowledge sharing in teams. What is your team medicine of choice?
Spithill decided it was time to stop obeying the computers and start thinking like sailors.
Walter Mischel's marshmallow experiment on will power at age 4 successfully predicts your future potential. Inspiring to think of ways to train the minds of future Jedis, snowboarders, sailors and programmers. It is not simply by using more than 10% of your brain. Or continue to be lessoned by them in trying.
Chloe Kim is only 13 and winning medals and hearts with her giggles. Too young for Sochi. How proud will daddy Kim be to take her back home to Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018?
Respect for Miyazaki from Homer