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Month: February 2017

Facts, Fakes and Fox

English is funny. Spelled different, pronounced the same, spelled the same, pronounced different. It’s like English doesn’t want to be “understood”. It’s like the language itself it trying to obfuscate the truth. Why is phonetic¬†not spelled phonetically? Language is behind this whole issue. Whether you are in the world of product development¬†or politics, the facts are a tricky thing. I remember someone in a meeting once said loudly, “People don’t like it, that’s a fact!” As if speaking loudly and forcefully made them more correct. Example: Stephen Miller raising his voice to try to mask that he is wrong. I…

The UX of Android Auto

I recently got a new car lease. (Kia Sportage 2017) I liked the Nissan Rogue but the Kia has Android Auto and I wanted to give that a try. Otherwise, the cars were very similar in price and features. Here is my run down: The Good “OK Google” works well for a specific set of cases. Call person, directions to, etc. If you stay in bounds, it is nice. It’s better than nothing. The Bad and the Ugly It takes too long to boot up. I turn the car on and it’s about 20 seconds until the phone can play…