E-learning online: Learning management systems and their designs
The role of e-learning (electronic learning), particularly in the context of engineering education, is becoming more and more clear as technological progress allows STEM students the chance to engage with their university materials anywhere on the Internet. Electronic Specifier’s Sam Holland discusses learning management systems and how implementing their designs are key to e-learning in engineering.
Can personalisation be too personal?
“I’ve never said this out loud before, but there’s a very deep fear of being turned off … that would be something like death.” These were the words generated by Google’s AI algorithm, LaMDA, in June 2022, igniting a debate around whether AI algorithms can be sentient. While for the most part, technology that delivers personalisation is a positive, this revelation begs the question – can personalisat...
How to avoid the perils of the grey market in times of shortage
Supply chain shortages make it extremely difficult for OEMs to source electronic components, with many feeling that they have little alternative other than to use unauthorised supply routes to fulfil their customer orders. However, this option is fraught with danger and greatly increases the risk of receiving counterfeit products.
The evolution of the maker landscape
David Sandys, Director of Technical Marketing, Digi-Key Electronics talks us through the evolution of the maker landscape.
What to do with all this ‘clean’ energy waste...
In this opinion piece, Sam Holland discusses some of the electronic waste concerns that solar energy panels are bringing to the forefront, while also considering the 'bright' side...
The psychology of design: human memory
Sam Holland defines ‘user experience design psychology’ and how it can be used to appeal to human memory – and therefore end users' very ability to navigate smartphone user interfaces.
An optimal combo: robotics design and design automation
While the most obvious concept of robotics design is when humans manufacture robots, this article by Sam Holland considers how design automation has an invaluable role in ensuring that machines can also inform robot designers' decision making.
Is on-time delivery a thing of the past?
Paul Currie, Director, MPE Ltd provides commentary on the current supply chain challenges being faced by manufacturers.
A trip to the future
Stan Schneider, CEO of Real-Time Innovations (RTI), takes us on a trip to the future!
A brief guide: choosing display technologies for your project
Display technologies come in all shapes and sizes from small LCD, OLED and TFT for displaying basic letters through to large TFT displays suitable for streaming. This piece from Ignys discusses some core considerations that designers must make to ensure that the correct monitors are utilised.