My last foray into online publishing was in 2009 when ij released ‘Sound Barriers – Researching Voice in the User Interface for Mobile Apps and Devices’. Reading back over the reams of research we did with >500 consumers and >20 industry experts then, and thinking about Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana now; I’m comforted to know that we got some things right: voice really is an important part of multi-modal mobile user interfaces today. The ‘Sound Barriers’ research also delivered hours of client conversation and discovery, and demonstrated to me how much more you learn when you share what you know.
Since then I have spent most of my time working in the world of digital identity and personal data. One of the things that I love about the domain is that there are always lots of new things to discover and learn, and it has inspired me to once again start sharing my discoveries (and those of the ij team) with a broader community.
The new ij blog will be a place to share and learn but with the added benefit of providing you with the tools and techniques necessary to unlock knowledge and translate it into tangible business opportunities. I’m hoping it will lead to better tools and great conversations.
Over time our blog will include a wider range of articles and ideas from our growing ij team of freelance consultants and contractors, if there’s something you’d particularly like to see covered – please let me know.