Here is the weekly recap of EID.
Monday shared what I think is the start of a great innovation, but one that needs to take a deeper dive into the user experience, human factors, and safety. Since we cover all of these topics, it was a rich subject for an article. And we got lots of discussion all over the web: on the EID site, on Twitter, on Linked In.
Tuesday was perfect timing for the Apple Watch article. The very next day, I found a use case that made a lot of sense. E-Trade launched an Apple Watch app for rumor-based traders. For them, the few seconds could be all it takes to get in on the beginning of a rumor when the price is good and the middle/end when they could lose their shirts. The few seconds to check your phone for the Twitter notification could make it too late. I don’t recommend this kind of investing, but it you do, you many as well do it well.
Wednesday I didn’t have a chance to cross post the article on forensic linguistics, so we lost a lot of the usual commentary from the readership. One of the challenges I guess we have of trying to be a daily publication with a team of two. So if you didn’t see this one, I would really appreciate your feedback here. Can we use a person’s emails and text messages to narrow down a unique signature reliable enough to be used as evidence in court?
Then finally we shared a thought provoking idea from a Dutch design firm that is fundamentally rethinking the sitting/standing debate by creative spaces where you can lean in a dozen different ways depending on what you are doing. Lying back to read, you can use shape of a lounge chair. Leaning forward to examine a document or object, you can use a shape that supports this kind of posture. The challenge is that there are no chairs to move around or adjust. But it is a conceptual design, so that can be added in a later iteration.
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts on any of these.