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NHS to crowdsource the next wave of healthcare apps
The UK’s Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has launched a competition inviting developers, doctors and patients to submit ideas for health apps that could help patients make informed decisions about their care.
Full Story: Wired
Here’s something to get you excited about this year’s Festival—a handful of talented Seattle artists gearing up for Bumbershoot by covering Mainstage headliners Daryl Hall & John Oates under the shadow of the Space Needle! For a lot of local artists, performing at their hometown festival truly is a dream come true. Check out Shelby Earl, Kris Orlowski, Allen Stone, Ethan Anderson from Massy Ferguson, Matt and Mikey Gervais from Curtains For You and Head Like a Kite’s Dave Einmo with guest vocalist Asya from Smoosh. Who doesn’t love beautiful melodies, huge grins, hand claps and foot stomps?
This stompy, happy song has got me grinning tonight.
Inventors Propose “Liquid Keyboard” Upgrade for the iPad
Christian Sax and Hannes Lau at the University of Technology in Sydney showed off a “Liquid Keyboard” at the Tech23 conference Tuesday in Sydney. As the video explains, normal touchscreen keyboards only let you use one or two fingers at a time. That makes typing slower than it would be on a traditional keyboard, where you can use all your fingers.
Sax and Lau propose a solution: Keys that adapt to the user’s typing style. Wherever you put your fingers, the keyboard follows them, and the other keys are “where you expect them to be.” It’s an interesting idea, but in the demo, the Liquid Keyboard appears to take up a lot of screen real estate.
Full Story: Mashable
Napkin Labs Turns IDEO’s Innovation Process Into Web Apps For AllAn off-the-shelf crowdsourcing platform will let companies create “challenges” to gather insight, and guide users with a series of design-focused exercises
Full Story: FastCompany
I’m going to be posting updates and chatting with you on the Reuters Hurricane Irene Live Blog overnight. Come stop by and tell me how you’re managing the storm.