Assistive Technology: The Dot Watch

The Dot Watch is the world’s first fully braille smartwatch to assist people with visual impairments. This assistive technology developed by Dot Inc. aims “to make the visually impaired get the necessary information more easily, conveniently, and quickly”. The watch features include notifying the user about who’s calling, relaying text messages to the watch face in …

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Role of a Design Director: in conversation with Lisa Ortiz

Lisa is the Director of Product and Design at the Council on Foreign Relations, which is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. She has a collective design experience of over 20 years with 15 years leading teams and working for a diverse array of organizations. I was glad to interview her and …

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Evaluation Story: Barnard Digital Collections Website

Barnard Digital Collections offers students and researchers with a vast collection of digital archival material. It gives users free access to nearly 85,000 academic sources, including but not limited to newspapers, scrapbooks, photographs etc. No major design changes have been made to the website since its inception. The goal of this study was to test …

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Design Critique: Splitwise (Android App)

Splitwise, a really popular application which was launched in 2011, helps people by making it easier to split bills and other expenses. It stores the user data on the cloud giving them the flexibility to access it anytime, anywhere. Splitwise provides a really aesthetic and clean UI to help people manage their expenses by giving …

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