Tag: interface


08

Dec 2016

Helping to improve train driver training

CCD has been supporting RDS International in the development of a new Driver Support Tool for train drivers. The product is a tablet-based system that can help with understanding and training on the route ahead addressing short diversions, shunts and unexpected stops. CCD worked with RDS on the design of the user-interface to ensure that the system would be usable for drivers in the context of...

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Driver Support Tool interface design

15

May 2015

Helping passengers by understanding their needs

Often the best ideas are the simple ones. For anyone catching a bus in London during the rush hour has probably experienced a mad crush on the lower level only to find that the top level is almost empty.  For some, they like the convenience of sitting or standing close to the door.  But for others, there the lack of visibility of what space is...

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Helping passengers by understanding their needs

30

May 2014

Self-service can work!

In the latest blog in our series relating to self service we look at a library kiosk. One of the libraries we use has a self service kiosk called smartserve 400 (http://www.bibliotheca.com/1/index.php/our-products/self-service-kiosks/smartserve400) It’s a revelation! The on screen instructions are easy to read and follow and include clear and helpful graphics to illustrate them The space where you wave or swipe your books to borrow...

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Self-service can work!

02

Jan 2013

Are the older generation getting tech-savvy?

Thought provoking article on the BBC website on the tech needs of older people: www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20529991 It stems from work done at the Cambridge Design Centre, part of Cambridge University, looking at products and how older people use them.  It’s clearly an important topic with the demographic shift to an aging population. The video really highlights the problems designers have in seeing the world through the...

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29

Sep 2012

What comes after touch?

Nice blog post on some thinking of what is next for interfaces – www.buzzfeed.com/tommywilhelm/what-comes-after-the-touchscreen Gesture tracking, 3D mapping of gestures and movement, etc – the view seems to be that is where we are heading. But what are we trying to do?  What tasks are we trying to conduct with these interfaces? What are the applications doing?  Presumably we are not writing documents or other similar...

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What comes after touch?

27

Sep 2012

Conferences are coming…

Just a bit of news that CCD staff are presenting at four conferences in the next few months First of all, Adam Parkes is presenting on our SAMMIE work at a seminar at IMechE titled “Human factors in 3D – humans in engineering design“.  If you want to go, get your skates on as it is next week (2nd October). Then David Watts will be...

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06

Jul 2012

Minority Report at 10

Very few films have had such an influence on ideas and thinking around interaction design as Minority Report has.  In almost every discussion about the next steps in interfaces someone references the gestural interaction shown in the film along with many of the other technologies used in it. There have been several articles published in the news and on blogs recently as this is the 10th anniversary...

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Minority Report at 10

03

Mar 2012

Interaction design awards…and the Spotify Box

The winners of the 2012 Interaction Design Awards have been announced – http://awards.ixda.org/interactionawards2012 We really like the Out of the Box winner (http://awards.ixda.org/entry/2012/out-box).  Its become all to easy to assume that the modern smartphones are all so intuitive that we don’t need help to use them.  Maybe they are for the younger generation (my kids have no problems at all!) but for older users the change...

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Interaction design awards…and the Spotify Box

31

Jan 2012

The end of menus?

Ever since the graphical interface evolved we have used drop down menus as a principal means to organisation and find commands we want to use.  But last week the developers of the Ubuntu OS announced that they are making the move away from menus to a “heads up” interface where typed commands or voice are used. Rather than hunting through menus, users can type the...

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The end of menus?

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