Articles by Tema Frank

Tema Frank is a member of the editorial team for User Experience Magazine.

(English) What’s News: Mommy, Can I Play with Your iPhone?

photo of the Woogie

(English) 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. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Automating Baggage Handling

RampMate automated baggage handling device

(English) Using feedback from ground handling staff, RampMate was created, increasing efficiency and airport baggage tracking capabilities while decreasing handler injury rates. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: No More Goofy Glasses

(English) Three-dimensional (3-D) movies may soon become more mainstream thanks to technologies that are making 3-D viewing more user-friendly. [Leia mais]

(English) Superphone to the Rescue!

Phone screens

(English) Cell phones with kid finders and one button emergency calls. Music on a memory stick. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Blio Software: E-reader = Easy to Read?

(English) 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. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: New Computer Technologies to Be Rolled Out

(English) Flexible, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology is about to revolutionize the world of portable computing, making mobile phones lighter and more durable. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Simplifying Web Design and Management

(English) Platformic is making breakthroughs in web management usability, thanks to its ability to develop CSS without needing a programmer or web design software. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Hey Good Lookin’

(English) 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. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Thoughts as Art

Desculpe-nos, mas este texto esta apenas disponível em English. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Helping Seniors Helps Everybody

(English) 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. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Can We Talk? Conversing with Your Car

(English) 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. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Lassoing the Web

(English) 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. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: I Think, Therefore I Can

Desculpe-nos, mas este texto esta apenas disponível em English. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Demonstrating Usability of Medical Records

(English) Medical Records Institute launched EMRCompare, a website that compares electronic medical records programs on usability, costs and functionalities. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: A Bevy of Good Ideas

(English) Mass collaboration in the development process can lead to simple to produce, inexpensive, and user-friendly devices [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Function Fatigue and Feature Frustration

(English) Manufacturers are starting to realize that usability, rather than more features, can be a successful way to differentiate their products. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Wii Usability Woos Non-Gamers

(English) Nintendo broke a usability barrier with its Wii gaming system by creating an interface that could be easily learned by users less experienced with gaming. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Up, Up and Away

(English) Airbus’s new A380 super-jumbo employees volunteered to do “ethnographic” usability testing; the first in-air test with a full-size passenger load on board. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Make it Easy

(English) The Arthritis Foundation’s Ease of Use Commendation program seeks to identify products that are easy to use by people with arthritis. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Speck-tacular Computers

(English) A group of computer science, electronic engineering, and physics professors is developing a system of tiny programmable semiconductor specks that can work together to sense, compute, and network wirelessly. [Leia mais]