In 1993, during a trip to New York City, I was lucky enough to try a Virtual Reality Game (see photo below)… Although the video game of this vintage system was a bit disappointing, I felt a futuristic experience that really left an indelible mark on my subconscious since over the years I have once again […]Read More A philosophical look into Virtual Reality.
Inspired by the work of sociologist Richard Sennet, I’ll try to explain my approach to craftsmanship in contemporary use of digital tools, organizing work cyberspace, and thinking about inmaterial relationships with computer networks… In 1986 for my 10th birthday my parents gave me a Spectrum 48k computer and I spent hours and hours in my bedroom […]Read More Craftsmanship in web & UX design…
In 2015 researchers in Stanford University showed that Trail Running can literally change your brain for good. The study found that participants who exercised in nature not only reported a decrease in rumination (that relentless cycle of negative thoughts and anxiousness that increases the risk of depression), but fMRI scans also indicated a decrease in neural […]Read More Hohkep: running and training in nature.
In the 1940s the austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter presented the concept of “Creative Destruction”, a way to explain the emergence of innovation through entrepreneurship. According to Schumpeter the hidden forces in the marketplace through the creativity of the entrepreneurs develop new consumers, products, and production methods which finally favor economic growth. Some years later in 1962 Everett […]Read More Creative destruction for all!
The field of User Experience Design (UXD) is a conceptual discipline focused on the interaction between human users, technology, and their contextual environments. The most imperative attribute that a UX designer can exude is the art of understanding people in general, and users in particular. Sounds relatively simple, right? Except that, it’s not. Every user […]Read More 14 useful UX design facts.
Modern advertising originated with the techniques introduced with tobacco promotion in the 1920s, most significantly with the campaigns of Edward Bernays who was Sigmund Freud‘s nephew. Advertising is a marketing communication that employs an openly sponsored, non-personal message to promote or sell a product, service or idea which is communicated through various mass media (newspapers, […]Read More Neuroscience backed advertising.
Although some people see AI as a simply tool that artists can use to augment and enhance their pieces, some other as me consider algorithms as a partner during the creative process. Artisans may have thought that there was no avenue for machines to take over their ethereal reins since something soulless and emotionless do […]Read More Artificial Intelligence: a revolution in the art world.
Interaction design -often abbreviated as IxD- is the practice of designing interactive digital products, environments, systems, and services in order to facilitate interactions between users and their artifacts. First of all let’s make a little distinction between some terms that may seem similar at first glance: UX, UI, IA and IxD… User Experience Design (UX) is […]Read More Interacting with artifacts through design.
Human communication is unique for its extensive use of abstract language and development of our civilization has been closely linked with progress in telecommunication. Communication (from Latin communicare, meaning “to share”) is the act of conveying meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs, symbols, and semiotic rules. Therefore the way that we humans […]Read More Evolution of human communication.
Intelligent Artifacts may be found in literature since Greek mythology but only after World War II, when modern computers became available, it has become possible to create programs that perform difficult intellectual tasks. Artificial Intelligence is over half a century old and for a very long time it was dominated by rule-based systems, a field […]Read More Artificial Intelligence Tribalism.