New Cosmetics Concept - Bad Smell !?!
I was inspired by an American woman in Los Angeles, so eager to shop and buy X-Box to her children, that while hoarding Thanks Giving “Owner is crazy” sale period, decided to spray other customers, and prevent them form reaching to her precious box. I hoped the X prefix was enough to tell her she should stay away from this particular kind of box, but I guess she wanted her kid’s...
Personalized Books Invention and the iPhone/iPad
Exactly 4 years ago, I wanted to create a personalized book for my kids, that will have a tailored story with their pictures instead of stock ones, as an insert in few key places. I was inspired by personalized books that had the person name as a title, and wanted to take this further. This is also why I remember it was 4 years ago, I had a newborn then, a thing that tends to constantly remind...
User Experience Guideline - Justice, X-Ray and...
In technology, and especially consumer electronics: user experience, with variants on user interface, usability, Man-Machine-Interface, and many other names - is kind of a dark art, or perhaps a secret sauce (diversion: doesn’t the sauce implies the steak itself is rubbish?also, what intelligence agency trains the sauce agents? Those are few of my own questions). Amongst many of the best...
Talk is Pitch (or Cheap? Whatever)
This is an ideas, innovation, and invention blog - isn’t it the right time to invent something? Often one wants to alter the pace of audio media, without distorting the pitch. Common use cases, are that you have some recorded material you want to listen to, on your PC, or on your iPod or smartphone, or other devices and either: The narrator is too slow for you - you can speed it up, and...
Routine Phone Call - Part II
<Continues Part I> +++ Me: “You are probably right on that account. Mind if I ask, if you have any issues with relationships with animals?” - Her: “Erm, that is not an issue for me. I really do not need to know about it. It’s your own business, Mr. Fridman” +++ Me: “And what do you think about immigration in UK, racism or child abuse?...
Routine Phone Call - Part I
<14:00, Baby and Wife are Sleeping, I’m Working, Phone Ringing> Part I - Her: “Hello, I’m <Heavy Indian Accent> ‘Sara’, calling from ‘Certain Lie’ (Credit to Satire TV Program) limited, following up your purchase from last year <Never Heard of Them>, you have just won 250 GBP coupon <If you buy goods worth 2,500,000 GBP that is>....
Missing Attachment? A new protocol for Google+
Unlike Facebook, Google+ allows you to edit posts. So when you share something and forget a link, the traditional E-Mail sequence (1) E-Mail without attachment (2) “You forgot the attachment!” (3) Sorry + Attach, can be modernized / socialized and keep the correspondence clean : Post without the link Get abused for that in the comments Edit your post to add the attachment ...
YAA - Yet Another App
So many apps, so little time. What can I do? Another App of course. Everyone has an application, and I must stand to my software architect heritage and have one. The idea is to have an App which is basically you… A form of aggregated CV. It will have pictures, links, contacts, bio, patents, hobbies, whatever - packaged as an app. What’s the usage? Nothing. Fun. Time wasting....
Tree Climbing and Teflon Society
My daughter recently graduated her “Jump & Dance” sessions. It is a lovely way to support youngsters in their natural journey to explore their bodies, capabilities, movement, and rhythm. As during the session, parents are outside (to strengthen independence), I had the time to think why “Jumping” needs to be taught at all. Brainstorming with another parent, we have...
Acumen - The Business Part (ner)
As Sir Alan’s Apprentice for 2011 is approaching its climax, and this time with a twist: choosing a business partner rather than an employee, I thought about some business training inspired from this particular show, and indeed from the standard UK, and US show predecessors. Instead of a TV show (off): the idea is a real short practical business course, I will name Acumen (Advanced CoUrse...
Innovate or Die, Hard
Companies are constantly reminded to Innovate or Die, hard - whether its because of the rapid pace of technology shifts, global competition, disruptive thinking, or what have you. I decided to take this personally. Every day, I am looking for a refreshing new thought; every week, an invention of something: otherwise it should be spelled weak; every year, a new skill or reaching new levels of the...