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 Blended Interactions Studio at RIT

Blended Interactions is a user experience (UX) design studio at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY. We specialize in applied research and development for the design of innovative technologies that merge digital and physical spaces via mobile services. Our student researchers, designers and developers are funding by New York Council on the Arts, RIT and VisitRochester. web site: http://blendedinteractions.comContinue reading “Introducing the Blended Interactions Studio at RIT”

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”

Rochester Tech Startups Presentation: Wizard of Oz Prototyping

Wizard of Oz Prototyping – Evaluating user feedback from products that do not exist Presenter: Brian O’Keefe When: 16 January 2013 Where: Student Innovation Hall, RIT Time: 6:30-7:30 Rochester Tech Startups Rochester Tech Startups Rochester, NY 2,085 Members A group for founders, hackers, investors or anyone in Rochester who is interested in internet and technologyContinue reading “Rochester Tech Startups Presentation: Wizard of Oz Prototyping”

Usability Testing for the Mobile Tourism Ecosystem Project

On Friday the 4/13/2012 from 12pm till 3pm we will be conducting our first Mobile Experiences for Tourism  usability test in the Global Village at RIT. We are testing our GPS User Interface with prospective RIT freshmen and their families. Please come out and experience our mobile tourism service for yourself. Look for our welcomeContinue reading “Usability Testing for the Mobile Tourism Ecosystem Project”

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”

Digital tourism and user experience design becoming a research focus at RIT

In the fall of 2011, I created a new course through the MS HCI program at Rochester Institute of Technology called Mobile Experiences for Tourism (MET). This course was developed with participation from the Eastern National Parks, Eastman Kodak Company and Edinburgh Napier University in the UK. Our course successfully designed solutions for several tourismContinue reading “Digital tourism and user experience design becoming a research focus at RIT”

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”

Two of the Last Rolls of Kodachrome…

For two years I have been working on special user experience projects at Eastman Kodak Company. Although Kodak is going through a tumultuous period there is still a place where innovation happens – some have called this place “The Cupboard under the Stairs, 4 Privet Drive”. I work on the Advanced Technologies Generation Team and weContinue reading “Two of the Last Rolls of Kodachrome…”