Below, is the fourth product in my 100 Products, 100 User Journey’s project. Meet Amazon Personal Shopper, a personal shopping service provided to Amazon customers. While the concept of a personal shopper is not a new one, Amazon Personal Shopper (APS) solves a problem for the customer in the short term and provides a key transition for… Read More Product No. 4: Amazon Personal Shopper
I recently discovered Lightblue Explorer as a cool and easy way to test LCD displays. LightBlue Explorer is a free application available in the iOS store that allows you to connect your devices using Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (aka Bluetooth Smart/Bluetooth Light). It provides support for read, write, and notify as well as a read on… Read More Using Lightblue Explorer
Content Warning: This post contains a lot of gushing about how much I love Maker Faire. The Bay Area Maker Faire has got to be the coolest Maker Faire in the continental United States. This past weekend in San Mateo revealed an incredible turnout of makers from every possible corner of the maker-verse. Now that… Read More Bay Area Maker Faire ’16 and Why Making Is So Darn Important
Over the weekend I splurged at Michael’s and bought some upgrades to my old black hat. I’ve been testing different designs including the one below. Next step is to find some wire cutters and apply the glue gun!
Late Christmas gift arrived in the mail and I’m about to have a lot of maker fun. What wearable should I build first? Hmm…
Product No. 2 in 100 Products, 100 User Journeys In the second installment of my product development project 100 Products, 100 User Journeys, I’ve chosen to focus on a pain point that the more forgetful of us can empathize with. 2015 was a great year for me from a personal standpoint. However, it wasn’t a great year… Read More Product No. 2: Tether, a Wearable Ring Accessory
December 2016 Update: Looks like someone has started working on this idea! Peachy Labs out of Cornel Tech is building a computer vision system that can “fully describe food in an image, including ingredients, dish name, nutritional data, cuisine and flavor profile.” — This past weekend I had the opportunity to run through a mental exercise… Read More 100 Products, 100 User Journeys