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Last week, I was at Nimhans, Bangalore talking on Prototyping SMS & Voice services to the audience of Mobile Developer Summit 2010. Here are the slides + photos from the event.
Really interesting talk and a wonderful illustratiion by cognitivemedia.
This is just tooooo good!!!!! Very creative!
Adobe is conducting 9 online seminars at times that are convenient for people in India.
- June 7th : 16:30 – 17:30
Erase the Designer to Developer gap: Adding interactions to your design with Serge Jespers
- June 7th : 20:30 – 21:30
Connecting your design to PHP services with Mihai Corlan
- June 8th : 16:30 – 17:30
Connecting a web application to a J2EE backend using Flash Builder 4 with Michael Chaize
- June 8th : 20:30 – 21:30
Working with Flash CS5 components in your Flash Builder 4 project with Mike Jones
- June 9th : 16:30 – 17:30
Going multi-user with P2P in Flash Player 10.1 with Tom Krcha
- June 9th : 20:30 – 21:30
Developing multi-user applications with LiveCycle services with Tom Krcha
- June 10th : 16:30 – 17:30
Bringing web Applications to the desktop with AIR 2.0 with Piotr Walczyscyn
- Jun 10th : 20:30 – 21:30
Code once and run on multiple mobile devices with Mark Doherty
Build an app in a week is intended to teach you about the Adobe® Flash® Platform, including Adobe® Flex®, Adobe® Flash® Builder™, Adobe® AIR®, Adobe® Flash® Player, and how it integrates with Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 technologies. This weeklong event features free, live webinars presented by Adobe technology experts. See live demos and have your questions answered by the experts during interactive Q&A sessions.
- Web designers
- Web developers
- Application developers
- Rich Internet Application developers
- Interactive design specialists
What you will learn
By attending this e-seminar series you will be able to create your own Rich Internet Application at the end of the week, using all the power of Flash Platform, in combination with the device and technology of your choice.
What Do You Need to Participate?
Online live webinars are scheduled events simulcast over the web via Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro. You’ll need a computer with a browser, Adobe Flash player and Internet connection. Voice-Over IP will broadcast over your computer. Access details will be provided once you register.
You can find more detail on the registration site here: http://www.adobe.co.uk/appinaweek
So… Here are my slides from my talk on Usability & Prototyping at WebApps2010 organized by SiliconIndia in Bangalore on 15th May.
The talk went well and the audience were pretty responsive and involving. I managed to finish my talk within the time limit. Nice experience on the whole.
Wow… This is taking User Experience to the next level!!!
Found this in the goodbye mail of a colleague leaving Yahoo! I liked the philosophy!
Once when guru was travelling with his disciple, by the end of the day they arrived at a village, where they were treated with nice food, place to sleep, and overall hospitality. in the morning when they left the village, after coming out, the guru held his hands up to the sky and said – may they never live in one place for too long. may they wander the whole earth.
The next evening they reached another village where they were treated badly, like beggars and thieves and no one gave them any food to eat or shelter to sleep. as they left the village, guru again asked god to – may they always live happily in this village forever.
The disciples had somewhat accepted the last wish, but this one was too much, and one asked the reason for wishing prosperity to the second village.
Guru said – like a true sannyasi, good people should not stay too long in one place. how else will goodness spread in the world?
Good news for all of you who can’t focus on work without the headphones on the ears!
*Note to my wife: Ahaaaaa!!!!! What do you say now???? So, headphones and loud music doesn’t necessarily damage hearing!!
Despite all the Walkmen, boomboxes, 8-tracks, iPods and Bluetooth headsets that have delivered raucous noise to the ears of Baby Boomers, hearing loss appears to be declining among adults.
This counterintuitive finding from the first study of long-term changes in hearing loss is that for every five years a man or woman was born later in the 20th century, their chance of having hearing impairment dropped 13 percent and 6 percent, respectively.
A key suggestion of the report is that other, positive changes in the last 50 years — reduced noise levels at work and better overall health — are more important than the rise of headphones and other entertainingly noisy new products.
“Because many people think that the world is getting noisier and noisier, they think that the prevalence of hearing impairment might increase,” said Weihai Zhan, a population health scientist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. “But the prevalence of hearing impairment is decreasing across the generation.”
The new work draws on a long-term study of health outcomes for the people of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, a small town in between Milwaukee and Madison. More than 2,000 people underwent three health screenings at five-year intervals.
The study also underscores that hearing loss clearly is not wholly determined by genetic factors or simple aging, but rather stems from
several “environmental, lifestyle or other modifiable factors,” the authors wrote in their new paper in the American Journal of Epidemiology January issue.
Read More @ Wired.