Niamh Parsley



Designing for Behavioral Modes

Hundreds of the best interaction and service designers from around the world gathered in New York City for the IxDA’s annual conference, Interaction 17. The conference theme, “Design in Context: Make It Here, Make it Anywhere,” served as the perfect backdrop to Fjord New York’s workshop on behavioral modes, a new way of thinking about people and behavior…

Listen up: Designing for voice

While speech-to-text recognition has largely improved, voice-controlled services still lack in the sophistication that people expect when communicating through a nuanced medium like speech. Even if this level of sophistication is attained, and the services understand and respond exactly as we expect them to, the challenge of intimacy remains…

How a Simple Browser Add-On is Changing the Way Visually Impaired People Use the Web

I was interviewed for Good’s online publication about my Master’s thesis project: a crowd-sourced image description tool that could change the experience of browsing the web for the blind and visually impaired. 

Apps we want: Futuristic foods, hacking lunch and visualizing the Internet

Another publication that featured my Master’s thesis, Fusion describes the project and it’s appeal.