Interpreting automatic door motions

Improbable recently drew attention to the latest research into the (possibly negative) implications of holding a door open for others. But what if the door which is open for you is automatic? As a 2009 article in the International Journal of Design put it: “Automatic doors exemplify the challenges of designing emotionally welcoming interactive systems…“ […]

Announcing: a courtesy for intelligence agencies the world over

We are pleased to introduce @IG_NSA — a Twitter feed supplying background info and secrets of the Ig Nobel Prizes. @IG_NSA is intended as a courtesy for intelligence agencies the world over. It is meant to express the good wishes of the Boston/Cambridge area technology/science/medical community. AND COMING SOON… We will also soon announce [watch this space and/or follow the Twitter […]

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