The EU AI Whitepaper…rekindling European innovation?

This is Europe’s opportunity to level-up in the global tech race. Walking down the Uffizi street (Piazzale degli Uffizi) in Florence would make any European scientist or engineer proud of her/his heritage. This street is full of statues from the likes of Da Vinci to Michelangelo and Galileo, one next to the other. It symbolises one … Continue reading The EU AI Whitepaper…rekindling European innovation?

Heuristic Evaluation in the age of AI-driven Tech

A quick and cheap way of getting usability evaluation done efficiently without ignoring AI. TL/DR: Nielsen’s heuristic evaluation has served us well for the past decades to evaluate interfaces. This blog revisits this technique and presents insights into its relevance in the AI age. Someone suggests: “Let’s evaluate your user interface (UI)!” 😁 And you say/think: … Continue reading Heuristic Evaluation in the age of AI-driven Tech

The 5 key steps that led to the start Women Techmakers initiatives in Malta’s Google Developer Group

Rereading this title reminds me how far this seemed when I was selected to start the first GDG in Malta back in 2015. (Unfortunately) the tech industry struggles to attract female talent and starting initiatives that challenge the status quo is never straight forward. This article is not a defacto set of rules…it is just … Continue reading The 5 key steps that led to the start Women Techmakers initiatives in Malta’s Google Developer Group

Getting started in AI: 2018

This article was originally published on UX Planet. Although artificial intelligence has been around since the 1950s yet it is definitely not late to get started…no matter if you are a developer or an enterprise manager. Actually, given the (major) developments in the past few years, you couldn’t be in a better time to get … Continue reading Getting started in AI: 2018

Call for Chapters

Rediscovering Heritage Through Technology — Springer Book Our latest book to be published by Springer (2018) is an international collection of innovative research case-studies that are rethinking the way we look at heritage. It will also be published on the occasion of Valletta’s title as European Capital of Culture. Editors: Dylan Seychell and Alexiei Dingli Introduction Art has … Continue reading Call for Chapters

The 5 key UX steps behind the award winning startup Intact

Every idea can be a great idea. It all depends on how you nurture it and patiently you explore its holistic user experience design. Yes, it takes time. Another comment I often receive as well is that initial design artefacts look babyish and can be seen as a waste of time. Besides the fact that … Continue reading The 5 key UX steps behind the award winning startup Intact

VR in Heritage: A UX-driven Approach

We all had that one time, at least, where we wished we could fly to explore somewhere like never before.  How is this thought even triggered? When we experience a space, we conceptually plot an exploratory path around the space.  Certain cues ignite sparks in our brains that trigger emotions such as curiosity and inquisition. … Continue reading VR in Heritage: A UX-driven Approach

First Dates and UX Design

Experiences are all differently the same.  While each experience is unique in itself, there attributes that make every experience the same. Let’s start by first thinking about food and love…well, what else could you possibly need?  More particularly, let’s think about a first date.  It goes something like this:  You make a reservation at a … Continue reading First Dates and UX Design