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Digital Outcasts at SXSW Interactive

March 2nd, 2013 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Digital Outcasts at SXSW Interactive

If you’re one of approximately 25,000 interactive professionals who annually descend upon Austin for SXSW, this year I’ll be joining you. The session takes place on Tuesday, March 12 at 3:30 PM and is located at the Austin Convention Center. My presentation will explore “bootstrapping” topics related to the book, as well as a few […]

Accessibility Leads to Innovation

January 20th, 2013 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Accessibility Leads to Innovation

AT&T’s first Chief Accessibility Officer, Christopher Rice, has publicly endorsed the company’s link between accessibility and innovation.

The End of “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up”

December 14th, 2012 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on The End of “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up”

A call-to-action for nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and senior residences to explore alternatives to the “panic button” in the form of passive environments.

Digital Outcasts Book Now In Production

December 11th, 2012 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Digital Outcasts Book Now In Production

The manuscript for Digital Outcasts has been delivered. As of today, I can’t tell you whether it’s any good. I think it probably is, but I’m too close to be the most objective judge of quality. What I can tell you is that the book is now in production and will soon be available for […]

Plain Talk Conference at Center for Health Literacy

July 4th, 2012 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Plain Talk Conference at Center for Health Literacy

In collaboration with the American Public Health Association and the Center for Health Literacy, I’ll be speaking at the third annual Plain Talk in Complex Times health communication conference. It runs September 6 and 7, 2012 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel near Washington DC. This conference is ideal for public health professionals, educators, […]

The Future of Remote Patient Monitoring

June 5th, 2012 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on The Future of Remote Patient Monitoring

For all the wonderful technology that’s out there, much of it is inaccessible from the standpoint of cost, availability or awareness. How do we best utilize mobile apps and personal devices to improve health outcomes for the homebound patient?

Mind-Controlled Video Games

May 30th, 2012 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Mind-Controlled Video Games

Timothy Hay of the Wall Street Journal yesterday released a great piece on the emerging prevalence of mind-controlled video games.

No Evidence of Food Deserts: A Rebuttal

April 20th, 2012 by Kel Smith | 4 comments

Two studies emerged this past week questioning the pairing of “food deserts” with the rate of obesity among urban populations. I wrote a rebuttal.

Using the iPad to Teach Music to Learning Disabled Students

February 22nd, 2012 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Using the iPad to Teach Music to Learning Disabled Students

A teacher in the suburbs of Chicago teaches traditional piano lessons by incorporating the iPad as a way to broaden disabled students’ learning opportunities.

Building Innovation Teams

December 17th, 2011 by Kel Smith | 1 comment

Why Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees present an interesting case study for hiring and developing innovation teams.