Slashdot.org has passed along news that the University of Electro-communications has created an artificial, Internet-enabled tongue. You manipulate a control with your tongue, and a paired control somewhere else mimics your tongue's movements inside someone else's mouth.
There's also discussion of Ubuntu's new user interface, which seems to have suffered from the rush to put out the latest version of the linux-based operating system. One user claims "Ubuntu is doing a great job throwing away years of UI experience." Ouch.
The next MEX (http://pmn.co.uk/mex/) is on 4th/5th May 2011 in London, entitled 'Pathways to the mobile UX horizon'.
It is the 9th international edition of MEX and, once again, 100 of the very brightest minds in mobile, media and design are coming together to spend 2 days in creative, collaborative exploration of 6 mobile user experience Pathways. There's a long history of enthusiastic participation by IXDA members at MEX and I very much hope to welcome more of you through the MEX Scholarship programme or as participants.
Just wanted to get some opinions / experiences on this matter:
Our client is based in the U.S. has about 10 or so International sites in the respected domains, in addition to the .com U.S. site. On the .com site there is a fairly hefty drop down menu to change your site. Now, they also want to add a google translate bar to their U.S. site. The international sites are not mirrors of the US site, but they are specific to their world brand and events. I'm not very familiar with any international/languages best practices and was just curious on some outsider input.
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The 9th international MEX (http://pmn.co.uk/mex/) is in London on 4th - 5th May 2011. It will once again bring together the leading minds in mobile user experience to learn, network and create new ideas.
This is a reminder our 2-for-1 early bird offer on MEX tickets expires on 27th January 2011: buy 1 ticket and we'll give you another 1 for a colleague, client or partner.
There's never been a better time to share the MEX experience.
I'm freelance graphic designer. I know web design programs such as HTML, dreamweaver, flash, actionscript, jquery, CSS. I can design and build a website, but I have hard time "breaking" into the web design/interactive design job position/title. I need your advise. Should I go to back to school to get MA in interactive/interaction design or UX design? or certificate course will do. BTW, I also do pro-bono web design work for non-profit, but the process has been really slow.