Using facial recognition for payment instore? A video showing innovation in payment from China

Alipay in China has developed facial recognition technology that allows people to pay instore without the need for cards or other devices. The user simply scan their face at the kiosk and enter their mobile number. The developers say they have an accuracy rate of 99.8%. China, at the forefront of mobile and payment technology… Continue reading Using facial recognition for payment instore? A video showing innovation in payment from China

Lighting re-imagined

Some time ago I wrote about smoke alarms being re-imagined, now its the time of the lightbulb. Personal, wireless lighting www.meethue.com/en-GB

Inspiration – week 52

Cheggs – textbook rental If you’ve ever studied, then you’ll know how expensive it can be to rent/buy the necessary textbook to complete your course. With the popularity of kindles and iPads, there could be a better, cheaper way of allowing students to rent out the books they require for that semester. It just makes… Continue reading Inspiration – week 52

Inspiration – week 51

In 5 years In five years, the classroom of the future will learn about each student over the course of their education, helping students master the skills critical to meeting their goals. A system fueled by sophisticated analytics over the cloud will help teachers predict students who are most at risk, their roadblocks, and then… Continue reading Inspiration – week 51

My dream job

It might sound funny, or at least it did to me when I thought of it, but my dream job is… to redesign Oracle. Its not sexy, or cool, but its a bloody pain in the ass to use, and as a UX designer, all I want to do is make things easy to use,… Continue reading My dream job