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Alex Faaborg
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Sharing what’s up our sleeve: Android coming to wearables

Today we’re excited to extend Android to wearables. And we’re starting with the most familiar wearable—watches. We’re already working with several consumer electronics manufacturers, including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brands like the Fossil Group to bring you watches powered by Android Wear later this year. If you’re a developer, check out developer.android.com/wear to download a Developer Preview so you can tailor your existing app notifications for watches powered by Android Wear. Look out for more developer resources and APIs coming soon.

Check out our blog post to learn more: http://goo.gl/82RHsF
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See pressed wrong button anyway thud site and others like it have saved my life literally; I want to thank you I first started to teach myself in may hi
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My 2013 Google I/O design talk is now up on YouTube.
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Great job.
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The show is now up on YouTube.  I'm also answering questions over on this post:
 
#AndroidDesign   #ADiA  

Android Design in Action: Notifications + Design Process with Alex Faaborg is now available on YouTube! Check out the full show below.

Additionally, our guest host +Alex Faaborg has agreed to answer a few questions so if you have a question relevant to this week's show, post it in the comments here.
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Are you answering any questions no matter how stupid I'm teaching myself an have been an at 60 that's not always easy to do you know the saying you can't teach an old dog new tricks 
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Google Now: Popular Science's Innovation of the Year 2012

We're honored by this award and humbled to be in the company of such incredible inventions over the last 25 years like the fluorescent lamp, Mosaic web browser, Large Hadron Collider, and Mars Curiosity (http://goo.gl/iI3ci).

http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/article/2012-11/google-now

Huge congrats to the Google Now team!
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That seems a little premature.. it's a great idea, but so far just gives me incorrect "Time back home" (and off by a random number minutes, not a multiple of an hour) and the current temperature.  I assumed more cards would come out within a few weeks of release, but still nothing..
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Great article on the Verge today about Google Now 
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Phillip, that's a pretty reasonable assumption to make given that the monetisation strategy for app developers on devices like Glass isn't clear yet. However, there's obviously a lot of mileage for Google in obtaining users' lifestyle and interaction data though!

One other cool thing you can do with Glass is to help assess the usability, emotion and cognitive load of tasks and experiences. Hopefully Alex will put out another cool talk on cognitive design at I/O this year, and the way that technology and appropriate metrics can help to informatively drive UX improvements might be an interesting topic :D
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I'll be speaking at I/O again this year: Cognitive Science and Design, all new content for 2013.

If you missed last year's I/O session you can check it out here: Google I/O 2012 - Advanced Design for Engineers

and if you just can't get enough of my design talks, here's another:
Designing Firefox - Alex Faaborg
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I watched this the other day and wanted to let you know how interesting and insightful this one.

Thanks a lot.
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I'll be making a guest appearance on the Android Design in Action show tomorrow:
 
Join +Nick Butcher, +Adam Koch and +Roman Nurik as they discuss various elements of Android Design. This week, +Alex Faaborg from the Android UX team at Google stops by to talk about the when and the why of notifications and walks through a design process case study for Google Now.

NOTE: This week's episode is pre-recorded.
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Love this ad. No nonsense, communicates the value prop well. 
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We need more user experience designers in local government. Voters in Santa Clara, vote for Dave Cortright!
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why is Dave Cortright missing his own thread as a software-related professional in the bay area?
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