How do you stand out when everyone and their mother has a chatbot? Say hello to Ruth, your Nestlé Toll House Cookie Coach! She can help rescue burnt cookies, but that's not a problem in my house, where they disappear before they can get burnt!
I found it extremely distracting to have her staring at me (full screen) while trying to formulate my question, so I just gave up.
I'd take a text only interface anytime, I can't see the benefit of having such a large avatar staring me down. What about you?
IKEA just released their catalog in audio format. Wait, WHAT?
It’s the same IKEA catalog you know and love, now as a handy, and hands-free, audio book. IKEA touts it as a way to save on paper, be contactless, convenient, and filled with style inspiration and vivid product descriptions for your listening pleasure.
While I love IKEA, I couldn't really picture OUMBÄRLIG, KNARREVIK, BERGPALM, and KUNGSFORS.
What's that saying again? "A picture is worth a thousand words..." Paper or digital catalog FTW!
How might we improve street safety at dangerous intersections?
"Stop Signs, Speed Bumps..." may be an easy go-to. What if you also designed those intersections?
Read about how a city turned over 400 sq ft. each to 4 local artists to use as a canvas.
Design constraint: they were restricted to using traffic striping paint, which is available only in six colors. The transformation went beyond aesthetics, and along with stop signs, reduced overall vehicle speeds by 45%, shortened pedestrian crossing distances by half and reduced noise levels by 10 to 12 decibels, according to survey data from the city.