Articles by Tema Frank
Tema Frank is a member of the editorial team for User Experience Magazine.
What’s News: Mommy, Can I Play with Your iPhone?
The Woogie, a stuffed animal into which you can insert your iPhone, helps childproof your phone, however parents must monitor the content their children view. [Read More]
What’s News: Automating Baggage Handling
Using feedback from ground handling staff, RampMate was created, increasing efficiency and airport baggage tracking capabilities while decreasing handler injury rates. [Read More]
What’s News: No More Goofy Glasses
Three-dimensional (3-D) movies may soon become more mainstream thanks to technologies that are making 3-D viewing more user-friendly. [Read More]
Superphone to the Rescue!
Cell phones with kid finders and one button emergency calls. Music on a memory stick. [Read More]
What’s News: Blio Software: E-reader = Easy to Read?
Blio, designed to make e-books accessible to the visually impaired, allows users to read, or have read to them, e-books on regular computers or handheld devices. [Read More]
What’s News: New Computer Technologies to Be Rolled Out
Flexible, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology is about to revolutionize the world of portable computing, making mobile phones lighter and more durable. [Read More]
What’s News: Simplifying Web Design and Management
Platformic is making breakthroughs in web management usability, thanks to its ability to develop CSS without needing a programmer or web design software. [Read More]
What’s News: Hey Good Lookin’
The marketing campaign for TriSpecs™ is focused on user experience as the key selling feature, however the website itself is not a great model of usability. [Read More]
What’s News: Thoughts as Art
The latest iteration of a colorful web-based computer program illustrates the “thought process” of a computer faced with making a move in a chess game. The Thinking Machine 4 (http://www.turbulence.org/spotlight/thinking/method.html) lets you see how it analyzes each possible move before it decides how to respond to yours. Using threads of green for your moves and […] [Read More]
What’s News: Helping Seniors Helps Everybody
With the aging of the baby boomers, product developers are realizing that there’s money to be made by making products more user-friendly to older people. [Read More]
What’s News: Can We Talk? Conversing with Your Car
Cursing the driver who swerved in front of you is one thing, but cursing at your own car is quite another. It may become increasingly common as cars take on an ever-expanding role of keeping those in the driver’s seat driving safely. [Read More]
What’s News: Lassoing the Web
A product called Twine, currently in beta testing, aims to help users keep track of online information and make them available for easy retrieval and sharing. [Read More]
What’s News: I Think, Therefore I Can
We’ve known for a long time that brain function involves sending electrical impulses, but it is only in recent years that researchers are finding effective ways to harness that energy without having to implant electrodes into the brain. One of the most exciting developments is a wired cap that lets people who cannot control any […] [Read More]
What’s News: Demonstrating Usability of Medical Records
Medical Records Institute launched EMRCompare, a website that compares electronic medical records programs on usability, costs and functionalities. [Read More]