Very sad to hear of the passing of Hillman Curtis. His passion and work was truly inspirational.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oolone is described as a ‘visual search engine’ which displays search results as images of the websites rather than blue links above blocks of text, as Googlers may be more familiar with.”

Definitely an interesting concept for an interface. As a search engine tho, it consistently displays the wikipedia page in first search results.

via TNW: Oolone: A visual search engine designed by a London neuroscientist

A 2008 article from www.gearfuse.com depicts a prototype search device developed by Google.

“The future of Internet searching has a strong future, especially as long as companies like the world-dominating Google keep making the most of mobility and advanced search algorithms. The Internet Search: Mobile Version incorporates a touchscreen, built-in camera, WiFi, Google Map and Search, and image recognition to produce a search platform like nothing we’ve never seen.”

“If you’re wondering what a word means of what building you are standing near, just whip out the mobile searcher and touch the translucent display as you would any touchscreen. The device then conducts a search of the area you clicked on using its image recognition and camera to find search matches for your criteria.”

What?? no app store

Thanks to Siobhan O’Flynn for the find.

Type design enters into usability conversations…

full article on boingboing.net

With more & more courses being offered free online, it seems that tuition is becoming a cost associated with gaining access to a network.

“For Wall Street Occupiers or other decriers of the “social injustice” of college tuition, here’s a curveball bound to scramble your worldview: a totally free college education regardless of your academic performance or background.  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) will announce on Monday that they intend to launch an online learning initiative called M.I.T.x,which will offer the online teaching of M.I.T. courses free of charge to anyone in the world.”

See full article on Forbes.com