About ilina

Areas of Expertise

Web Design, User Experience , Interface design

I'm passionate about

Design, Photography, Innovation, Aesthetics, Technology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Internet, Websites, Web Apps, Life Balance, Progress

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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ilina simeonova
Posted almost 6 years ago
J.J. Abrams: The mystery box
Loved the talk, the concept of the mystery box was very inspiring. Actually reminded me of how when I was little, I always used to wonder what's in the shiny gift boxes under the Xmas trees in the malls. I knew they must be empty, but I liked to imagine there could be anything there, and the feeling of all the possibilities was true magic.
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ilina simeonova
Posted over 7 years ago
Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice
Intriguing perspective and plenty of food for thought. I haven't read Mr.Schwartz's book; in this video he identifies an interesting problem without talking much about a solution... besides suggesting that we should limit our amount of choice in order to be happier. And that I disagree with. I don't think it's about retracting back to the past of limited choice, but about learning to handle the current amount of choice better. Society evolves and with new opportunities come new problems to solve, new skills to build, new ways to expand ourselves... I think Mr.Schwartz's ideas and observations are impressive and I would love to hear him talk about how we can make better decisions and feel happier about the decisions we do end up making.
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ilina simeonova
Posted over 7 years ago
Anand Agarawala: Rethink the desktop with BumpTop
I had the same thoughts as Barry Smith and Allan Hutton... Very gee-whiz, but I think this 3D simulating experience would be more of a burden than an improvement to the current desktop interfaces. I do think that eventually when computers evolve with multi-touch-sensitive screens like the iPhone, some elements of this interface would be useful. I actually think that 3D-simulating interfaces will improve a lot the HCI in the future.. However, when it comes to organizing and sorting information, a more 2D-ish interface might very well be superior, as I think it has the ability to condense and simplify information, and make it easier to manage / handle.
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ilina simeonova
Posted over 7 years ago
Kenichi Ebina: My magic moves
This video is really bad quality indeed :-( But Kenichi is one of the most incredible dancers and most creative choreographers I have ever seen - definitely my favorite performer in his genre. If you ever have the chance to watch him live you'll be blown away, just like I was... highly recommended!!