Blended Interactions Workshop

On Thursday, October 3rd from 1:30pm to 5pm, the Blended Interactions Studio in concert with the GCCIS IST department will be hosting the Blended Interactions Workshop. Researchers from Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Interaction Design, Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design and RIT’s MS Human Computer Interaction program will showcase their latest evaluated interaction designContinue reading “Blended Interactions Workshop”

Introducing the Mobile Tourism Project to Gov. Cuomo

On Friday, May 8th Governor Cuomo held New York’s first New York State Tourism Summit: NYS Tourism Means Business in Albany, NY. The summit included the state’s top tourism and political leaders to monopolize on opportunities to grow, support and build New York’s economies via tourism. I had the pleasure of meeting Governor Cuomo andContinue reading “Introducing the Mobile Tourism Project to Gov. Cuomo”

Researchers conduct augmented reality study at Genesee Country Village & Museum

A special thanks to our collaborators at Genesee Country Village & Museum. Last week our interaction designers and ethnographers had a special tour with the Director of Interpretation and Curation. Our personalized tours took our researchers to key places in the nineteenth century village for the best vantage points for augmented reality and highlighted key locationsContinue reading “Researchers conduct augmented reality study at Genesee Country Village & Museum”

Impact from the Mobile Experiences for Tourism Showcase RIT 11.15.2012

A huge congratulations to all the masters students last Thursday night Mobile Experiences for Tourism (MET) Showcase! The CEOs from Genesee Village Country Museum and VisitRochester had nothing but praise. Ontario county tourism representatives were too, massively impressed! VisitRochester said that we are on the cusp of a great opportunity to champion mobile tourism inContinue reading “Impact from the Mobile Experiences for Tourism Showcase RIT 11.15.2012”

Google Maps 8-bit for NES and Bug Fixing

This video is yet another example that makes Google  Epic. Not only does it honor one of the greatest computer systems invented – the Nintendo Entertainment System, it also demonstrates just how easy bug fixes were in the 80’s and 90’s.  If only HTML 5 bug fixing in Windows Explorer was as easy. As anContinue reading “Google Maps 8-bit for NES and Bug Fixing”

Winners of the Experience IXD Competition at RIT 2.29.2012

Congratulations to all MS students of the Usability Engineering class for a great night of innovative interaction design. AWARD WINNERS: Best Wizard of OZ: Exercise to Socialize: Encouraging Peer Relations in the Fitness Center Best Use Case Scenario: Teaching Children Energy Conservation Using a Plush Toy Best Wireframe UI/Prototype: Enhancing Neighborhood Events through Mobile AugmentationContinue reading “Winners of the Experience IXD Competition at RIT 2.29.2012”

Experience IXD :: RIT Innovation Center :: 2.29.12 :: 4-7pm EST

I am happy to announce Experience IXD at the Rochester Institute of Technology Innovation Center on 2.29.12 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm EST. All are welcome. This judged event will show case MS HCI student interaction design strategies for new & novel products, systems and services. The panel of judges are from Eastman Kodak, the Saunders BusinessContinue reading “Experience IXD :: RIT Innovation Center :: 2.29.12 :: 4-7pm EST”

A Google Moment

I couldn’t help relate to this Google + commercial being a new dad myself. The system and service Picsa enables has changed the photoware landscape. After working for Kodak for two years, as an employee and vendor I realized, my son will never know Kodak. Google and Facebook are filling the photo void Kodak leftContinue reading “A Google Moment”

What do a baby boy, WordPress, debugging HTML5 and Explorer have in common?

On Superbowl Sunday my wife and I gave birth to Declan Dennis O’Keefe. We are all beside ourselves with joy. See photo. For nearly two months I have been teaching myself HTML5 and CSS3. I picked it up quickly and began creating a really nice web site for my company aDesignedPath for usabilitySolutions, LLC. TheContinue reading “What do a baby boy, WordPress, debugging HTML5 and Explorer have in common?”