Ryan Carney

Ryan Carney

Ryan.Carney@GfK.com

My blog posts

The emerging and evolving UX of virtual reality

March 31, 2016

Virtual reality (VR) has had its ups and downs over the last few decades, but all signs point to 2016 as a watershed year for VR entering the mainstream of consumer technologies, as we highlighted in this year’s Tech Trends 2016. Facebook’s purchase of Oculus will finally bear fruit this year …

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Who controls the smart home? Part 1: The Problem

September 18, 2015

The phrase “smart home” often conjures up mental images of the Jetsons or EPCOT Center where every device easily, seamlessly, and flawlessly talks to every other device in the home. The home owner is then able to sit back and admire how all of their little gadgets complete tasks, share data, …

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Product evolution? Or changing just to change?

August 23, 2013

As a UX researcher, I tend to evaluate all of my technology interactions. This kicked into high gear recently during a hotel stay. While the check-in process was straightforward; the elevator made me pause to think. Likely every elevator you’ve ever encountered has two buttons in the lobby …

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