UT alumni 2014

Giving back to TU/e

I had a great time presenting about UX research to the Dutch Technical Universities alumni group. It was a fantastic opportunity to give back and to enjoy a nice borrel time with fellow TU’ers.


How to take selfies with Glass

Selfies + Glass= Glelfies!

Follow these simple instructions to create them:

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ipad oob

iPad OOB

The out-of-box experience of the iPad 2 did not pass the mom test.

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Ode to the Bidet

I wrote this when I got back from Madrid, when I was living in The Netherlands.  My love for bidet has gone unchanged, so I figured I could re-post here.  Although, after being to Japan, I should definitively add to this post sometime soon.

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Playing with the new Glass

The new glass comes with new stylish frames. I’m a big believer on Glass becoming ubiquitous in the near future, and I’m very curious to learn how it will play with cars. This might not be my best look yet, but I have hope.


Eye Track My World

I’ve spent a lot of time lately to explore Eye Tracking and EEG (Emotiv) tools for research.  I’ve been training my team in how to use these Neuro-Visual tools to make our research more comprehensive.  Exciting times!

Fake Usability

“It seems to me that you have been brainwashed with this usability stuff”  That was the response of a TU/e professor in a meeting scheduled to explore possibilities to conduct usability studies in the visual analytics domain.  Really?  it seems so, then!  a BA, MSc and a doctorate  in the topic might have successfully brainwashed me in the subject.  This is not the first comment of the sort I get, and for that reason, I did not feel offended, or sad, or… actually, I didn’t feel much since I think I am immune.  Studying Human Factors is a given that having to lobby for a voice in any design matter is part of the job description. Read more