Posts Tagged ‘user experience’
by Jon on September 24th, 2013 - Comments (0)
Involution Studios is driven by a mission to create better lives and a better world. We’re part of a global movement to shift the health care system to one made up highly-specialized clinicians that work closely with self-monitoring, self-empowered patients and their families — aided by the continuous data driven by non-invasive personal diagnostics. Getting there will require equal parts smart technology, healthcare reform, and everyday common sense.
It all starts with awareness. That’s where Involution’s new Health Axioms come in. We believe living the Health Axioms is better for our pocketbooks, smarter for our lives, and allows us to directly impact our health. Health Axioms put you in touch with habits to improve your health, life, and well-being. Our sometimes surprising, always practical axioms nudge you toward the healthiest life possible. This deck of cards will transform the way you think about yourself and what it means to be healthy.
There are 32 cards in our deck. On the front of each card is a beautiful illustration reminding you of a specific axiom that can move you in the direction of better health. On the back of each card, we give you essential insights, tips, and help in manifesting that axiom in your life.
We ask for your help! We want to print and distribute 3,000 copies of our Health Axioms. And you can make a small pledge for a big impact on our Indiegogo campaign. It’s just $15 for one set of cards. Give them to your work team, your social group, your family, your friends, your doctor, and your nurse. More than the gorgeous art and valuable life insights, you are helping us to amplify the clarion call to show the world a better vision for health. Doing good and getting something lovely for a modest price: What’s not to like?
What People Are Saying
“People are thirsty for health advice. They read, search online, and wonder: Am I doing OK? Am I doing the right things for my health? What if, when someone asks the universe (read: the internet), for health advice, they got back a quick tip, backed by evidence?”
- Susannah Fox, Digital Health Strategist
About Involution’s Health Design Practice
For almost 10 years, Involution has been building software for health companies of every shape and size, from household names like AstraZeneca and Walgreens, to research leaders like the Personal Genome Project and Partners HealthCare. We also work with the most exciting and progressive health startups. We’ve made digital healthcare our top focus.
by Jon on September 12th, 2013 - Comments (0)
Involution Principal, Jon Follett, editor of the upcoming book “Designing for Emerging Technologies” recently spoke with Jenn Webb, O’Reilly Radar’s online managing editor and Mary Treseler, editorial strategist, on the O’Reilly Radar Podcast. In the podcast, the group discussed the challenges of understanding the disruptive power of emerging technologies — such as genomics, robotics, synthetic biology, and connected environments.
Over the next thirty years, there is little that humans can dream that we won’t be able to do — from hacking our DNA, to embedding computers in our bodies, to printing replacement organs. Because of this, we face a future where what it means to be human will be inexorably changed: Today, technology has already raced ahead of mankind’s ability to deal with it emotionally, morally, and socially.
To truly enable people to take advantage of these new technologies it is critical that multiple disciplines evolve and work together in cross-pollinated teams of scientists, engineers, and designers. It will be important to have people interested in not just the “how” of the engineering of technology, but also the “why” of implementation.
It’s abundantly clear that the future of experience design is to envision humanity’s relationship to technology and each other. Now more than ever, we need experience designers to help define the parameters of and sculpt the interactions between man and technology — not only in creating interfaces that make these technologies understandable to users, but also in making policy at higher levels.
To hear this discussion on the O’Reilly Radar podcast, listen to the audio below.
by Danielle on May 29th, 2013
“Have you ever been punched in the face?” That’s what Scott Sullivan, User Experience Designer at Involution, wants to know. In his Fast Co. feature article, Designers: Learn To Code! Here’s How to Start, Scott assures young designers learning to code isn’t that bad. “The fear of getting punched in the face holds you back from […]
by Jon on April 29th, 2013
For Immediate Release
BOSTON, MA – April 29, 2013 – Bytes and Atoms, a micro conference exploring the Internet of Things and the interaction between the physical and digital, today announced the speakers for its inaugural program.
Organized by software and emerging technologies design firm Involution Studios and agile development consulting firm Pivotal Labs, and sponsored by O’Reilly […]
by Jon on February 25th, 2013
Involution’s hGraph, an open source health metrics visualization, was recently featured in Wired Magazine online, highlighted in the article, “How Restyling the Mundane Medical Record Could Improve Health Care.” The Wired spot discusses hGraph’s strong social component: By tracking the data for entire families hGraph illustrates how some conditions, like obesity and heart disease, can be affected by collective […]
by Jon on February 22nd, 2013
Dominic Flask, Editor of The Designer’s Review of Books, recently reviewed Involution’s Design Axioms deck, created by Juhan Sonin, along with Luke Wroblewski, Andrei Herasimchuk, and Dirk Knemeyer. The deck features striking graphics, detailing sixteen foundational principles that outline the essential rules of interface design.
by erik on July 26th, 2012
COLUMBUS, OH (U.S.)—July 26th, 2012—Involution Studios, a software design consultancy based in Boston, MA, announced the opening of a second studio location in Columbus, OH.
“We are so excited about the new Columbus studio,” said Dirk Knemeyer, a founder and current chairman of Involution Studios. “From our first project in Palo Alto, California to our studio in Silicon Valley, then […]
by Jon on June 28th, 2012
Involution client Segterra is doing its part to prepare US athletes for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London. Segterra’s innovative software product, Inside Tracker, is being used by champion track cyclist Sarah Hammer and triathletes Jarrod Shoemaker and Sarah Haskins to learn about nutritional deficiencies and excesses via bloodwork analytics and optimize and boost performance based […]
by Jon on June 18th, 2012
Today, Microsoft fired a significant salvo in the war for a Unified User Experience, with the debut of its Surface tablet. Taking a page from the Apple playbook, Microsoft is creating both the hardware and software for the Surface, a strategy it once executed successfully, with the Xbox 360 gaming console; and twice not so successfully, with the Zune […]
by Jon on March 7th, 2012
Today Apple revealed the third generation iPad with its Retina screen, bringing the most powerful mobile visual display to market with a whopping 326 ppi in its 9.7 inch space. Print resolutions typically range from 300 – 1800 dpi, which means that Apple has effectively brought mobile computing into that same realm, a significant step to say the least. […]
by Jon on February 22nd, 2012
Here’s what we’re reading online, this week at Involution, on design, tech, and the digital life, in our links round up.
The Internet of Things Will Rise in Boston
With the advent of the mobile revolution, we’re now living connected lives, where our day-to-day activities are closely tied to the digital products and services that we carry with us everywhere […]
Involution Principal to conduct applied UX methods workshop and expert session at HIMSS12, healthcare and technology conference
by Jon on February 15th, 2012
For Immediate Release
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (U.S.) – February 15, 2012 – Involution Studios Creative Director Juhan Sonin will conduct an applied UX methods workshop and expert session at the HIMSS12, healthcare and technology conference next week. The hands-on, interactive workshop will focus on real-world scenarios in measuring the effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction of the user experience with Electronic […]
by Jon on January 26th, 2012
Is the age of ubiquitous computing is upon us? We may not be living yet in William Gibson’s plugged-in future, but there’s no doubt that we’re absolutely dependent on the digital realm. From tablets to smart phones to laptops to car navigation systems, we always seem to be connected. The digital life is everywhere we go, and software is […]
by Jon on July 14th, 2011
At Involution, when we design software, we draw upon a process akin to industrial design, where—after we engage in an initial product architecture to understand the feature grouping, flow, and functionality—the next step is often sketching.
If you haven’t done it before, sketching concepts for a software user experience may seem like a daunting task located in foreign territory: […]