In this week Bram delivered a batch of wireframes for one of the IPC projects, always triggering some decisions. Jorn did research on some of the technical parts. Hansl finished the first mock-up for the social music player of Tim.
This week I worked on a couple vision documents in preparation of a few pitches that we run. And I managed to keep my own deadline for the paper on Big Data in preparation of our knowledge session next week. In stead of working from home I choose to change scenery and took the invitation to occupy a desk at our friends of Hubbub; pleasant as always.
Good to see we reached the target for our session in attendees. We can always cater a few extra, so if you still want to attend, check out our program.
As always there was enough to read this week. Let’s see if we can connect some stuff.
- The Financial Times announced the success of their digital sales.
- The Olympics trigger new tools for tracking enthusiasm, via cheers and stars. Sensing intentions is hot this week with the introduction of Twitter Politcal Index, and also the new Cashtag for stocks. An overview of political trackers do you wonder if these insights will influence the results of the elections.
- TomTom made a nice visualization of traffic congestion. Another way to visualize is the beautiful project This is Now, using real-time geo-located Instagram pictures.
- Tracking your own life – and approving it – that is what Saga promises. In this interview with Esther Dyson this could be very relevant in healthcare.
- Some good thoughts on the changing valuation of data with the big data. Track first, use later.
- An old project of Dutch artists Lernert & Sander – I Love Alaska – got attention via a TV-show. It is worth mentioning though because it sharply shows how our digital trails can create our personality, but at the same time questions the interpretation of the personality. Something to keep in mind reading this kind of stories on connecting to your users.
- Tom Armitage showed a very interesting project with Ghostcar, where he creates a time shifting presence via Foursquare.
- Google did a big step in connecting the real world with a new software framework.
- A good article of David Armano on social business. Part of series.
- BERG made sweet new take on presenting the headlines looking to you.
- Is AR becoming feasible and usable?
- On mobile. The perception of data security is different from reality. And there is GPS hacking too. On the other hand, the winner will be the one to solve this.
- Some analysis on the Apple TV. Is it getting a serious product now?
- Sometime you can not imagine that a category of apps is still to improve. Partly Cloudy is a weather app designed as infographic. Beautiful.
- And Tweetbot updated it’s alpha Mac-client with sticky columns. My favorite Twitter client now.