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Communicat Ion

Don Norman's old essay "Design as Communicat Ion" has a section called "Communication and ConText: DeSign as Story Telling". If the designer explains the reasoning behind the model, the user will find the task of uncovering the conceptual model much easier. In other words, what we need to provide to people is reasons, not just methods... A model is a story that puts the operation of the system into context: it weaves together all of the essential components, providing a framework, a context, and reasons for understanding. Without this story, without this conceptualization, the operation of something becomes a set of memorized actions, but without reason or purpose except "this is how it is done."

z2005-05-26- Design As Communication
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Things I Like To Eat Ordered By Weight Watchers Points
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Things I Love
History Of The21st Century In100 Objects
New Evolution Diet
Learning Object
Caulfield on the ReMix tactic

JonLi ponders an AudIo/EarBud Inter Face.

I came to this realization 17 years after my chairlift conversation. When Chikai Ohazama, formerly an EIR at Google Ventures and co-founder of KeyHole, told me about a $13 (EGRD) Blue Tooth EarBud he tested (and actually liked)... I incorporated it into my daily life as much as possible. In the mornings: listening to NPR, cycling to music, driving to meetings using Google Map directions, and “reading” articles using a hack shared by M G Siegler ("the real key is to enable ‘Speak Screen’ which allows you to quickly trigger the contents of any screen to be read to you simply by swiping two fingers down on an iOS screen"). At night: commuting home from work, talking to family, cooking to a podcast, falling asleep to music as my girlfriend lay in bed with no idea that I had a computer in my ear.

An in-ear smart device can be more intimate than a phone or smartwatch (Always On You). The device lends itself to a new relationship — not too different than the operating system Samantha in the movie “Her” — to information and the people or bots delivering the information. Over time, I found myself to be more “in my head” while wearing the device, thinking or having discussions with myself (or a bot) even when nothing was playing.

As Chikai and I mused about our $13 experiments, we settled on the hypothesis that only the major hardware and software companies, like Apple and Google, can fully integrate an in-ear technology with our phones, homes, and cars. The user experience is otherwise too fragmented or niche (e.g. Doppler’s Here device). I even have a wish list: iPhone 7 with Bluetooth EarPods; SiRi becomes an open platform for developers (like Amazon’s Alexa); IMessage becomes an open platform for developers (like Slack, Messenger, Telegram).

I Commented.

He doesn't talk about Voice Control. I think there's less app support for this.

I bought the same EarBud to play with.

A challenge with it reading to me is that I like to High Light.

I'm using Insta Paper's Speak feature with Long Reads where I don't expect to need High Lighting.

I'd love an Rss Aggregator that could start reading to me, then let me Skip and/or Save.

z2016-04-23- Li Earbud Interface
Voice Control
Voice Recognition
Speech Recognition
Auto Mobile
Google Glass

JonUdell on FramIng hackable Multi Media as a Transparent Society tool. Customer Service calls are a variant of this scenario. How many times have you heard this? "Your call may be recorded in order to assure quality customer service." Lately I'm starting to repeat the line back to them and then start recording (AudIo) on my end too. If you can pinpoint what an agent said on a previous call, you can alter the balance of power. Now you really need that Voice Recognition software to make a Tran Script so your local Search Engine can find it...

z2004-10-14- Udell Audio Personal Power Transcript
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