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Ine Vassøy
21 February 2017

Over the last few months, I’ve had the pleasure to talk about service design at General Assembly. These talks have now ‘snowballed’ into a longer workshop session, coming soon! 23rd of March I’ll be facilitating a ‘hands-on’ workshop with the agenda to dig into what service design is and what we do. If you’re keen to read more about the event or to sign up, go to General Assembly’s site. If you’re keen to have a look slides from my previous talks, you’re welcome to do that too 🙂 An introduction to Service Design from Spotless

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Ine Vassøy
30 January 2017

Last week I did a talk at General Assembly for the amazing UX class on Service Design. I was excited to be invited back, and speaking of there is yet more to come… We’re also delighted to share that this new relationship with General Assembly is just the beginning as we’re hosting a longer workshop on the topic Service Design in just a few months. The workshop will pop up on General Assembly’s site, so stay tuned to make sure you get a spot! If you can’t wait for that to happen, why don’t you have a peek at the slides from this week’s…

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Ben Logan
11 June 2013

Jakob Nielsen, who has a Ph.D. in human-computer interaction and was a former top level engineer with Sun Microsystems, has branded the revamped Apple iOS “a terrible usability mistake”. The usability guru with nearly 80 US patents to his name isn’t fond of the new “flatter” design and is not alone – other UI experts have also expressed their concerns for what could be “a step back in usability”. The new interface makes use of a Windows 8 style design (we all know how well that worked out…) with colours, textures and typography used to draw attention to its features…

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Ben Logan
29 April 2013

Now that Google Glass headsets have begun to filter out to the public as part of a beta-testing scheme, engineers have been peeping at the programming code to see what wonders Google has planned for us. Amongst the discoveries were a number of hidden references to ways that users would be able to interact with wearable computers without having to say a word. For example, a nod could turn the glasses on or off and a well timed wink could take a photo. Researchers at Samsung’s Emerging Technology Lab could be rendering such advances obsolete though, by developing tablets that…

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Ben Logan
8 April 2013

BlackBerry’s new 10 OS smartphone has been tested to see what it offers customers in terms of its user experience. Overall, the consensus is that while the mobile’s interface is a refreshing change from the screens of icons common to most of Blackberry’s competitors and the hardware will not disappoint, it does not give prospective new customers that something ‘fresh’ they can’t get elsewhere. It must be said that the gesture-based UX of BB10 on the Z10 model is intuitive, conveniently simple and fluid after you spend some time with it – users will find it easy to swipe in…

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Ben Logan
27 March 2013

I was interviewed briefly by recruitment agency Vitamin T (part of Aquent), on UX and we were asked key questions around: Why UX is a fantastic investment of a company’s money and time How you can get into UX How the concept of UX is maturing Check out this short video lasting 2 minutes and 20 seconds to hear my responses to the questions Vitamin T put forward. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpfRTwa7J8o

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