Showing posts from August, 2012

Increased standards and statutory e-commerce regulations in Europe and Germany

The 'Button Solution' came into force on August the 1st - just a few days ago.

Germany has become the first country to enact a new EU law that is intended protecting online consumers against frauds and unexpected costs (undesired subscriptions, extra charges, delivery costs, etc.)
One big visible change will be the required, mandatory and accurately defined labeling ...

'Kaufen' = 'Buy''Zahlungspflichtig bestellen' = 'order with an obligation to pay''Zahlungspflichtigen Vertrag abschlie├čen' = conclude a contract liable to pay

Other kinds of button labeling, like ...

'Weiter' = 'Next''Bestellung abgeben' = 'confirm an order' / 'place an order''jetzt bestellen' = 'Order now''Anmelden' = 'Registration'  (often used in case of subscriptions in Germany but also all over the world) 
will be not permitted in Germany up from the 1st of August 2012.

This strange 'Button La…

Vision of an AR future

I'd like to draw your attention to this short movie: 'Sight,' It's a vision of an AR (augmented reality) future - gorgeous, awesome and stunning - but also disconcerting, ludicrous and alarming Sight takes the promise of augmented reality down a decidedly dystopian path. Produced by a group of Israeli students.
There are so many various new approachs how we might or will interact with information and our enviroment in the future - Various devices, application and services will come up in the next few weeks, months and years.

If we have a look at one aspect of the ubiquitous technologies, the wearable-computing market - at things like Google’s Project Glass, Zephyr Technology and the Hug Shirt - they will be always on, always available, accessible and always present. And there are and will be much more omnipresent things in the future. They will influence and change the way how we live and progress of the social development.

Each new interface or medium is…