Friday, May 15, 2015

This Week in EID - Episode 54

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.