A July 1945 issue of The Atlantic article can be traced as the source for most of the technologies driving the world’s current economic growth. The author, Dr. Bush, predicted personal computers, touch screens, hypertext, metadata, the world wide web, speech recognition and Wikipedia. How did this article have such a profound influence?
There is never a single experience that satisfies every user. And trying to be all things to all people generally leads to being nothing very great for anyone. But how do you know what to sacrifice?
You’re sitting down with your team, ready to kick-off a new UX project. Whether it’s a web redesign, an intranet application or a mobile app, that’s an exciting moment. The immediate impulse is to do the requisite research, understand your users, and invent something new. But should you invent something new?
VR has had an adoption problem despite billions of dollars spent on development. On September 26th, 2018 Facebook announced the Oculus Quest, a $399 self-contained VR headset delivering six-degrees-of-freedom motion tracking and graphics rivaling (but not quite reaching) the tethered PC quality of its flagship, Rift. Unquestionably, this is the most compelling mass market iteration of the experience to date.
Why has so much human-centered design lost its humanity? Maybe it was when we all stopped saying “user experience” in favor of less humanized “UX.” Or, maybe it’s that large web and application design projects are too often starved for time and/or budget. Follow these five rules when evaluating your UX decisions.
As much as users don’t like reading or agreeing to a TOS, it’s unlikely they will go away anytime soon. Check out our tips on how to write one that doesn’t suck.
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3 counterintuitive tips for a successful digital transformation. Digital transformation seems to be the catchphrase of the year. More and more, we receive requests from potential new clients asking for assistance with just that. But as it was with SEO in 2010, or apps in 2012, many of those requesters treat the idea of a digital transformation as something of a one-off effort. A box to be checked. Mostly a digital property purchased or redesigned. …
The right idea with unintended implications The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect recently. Even if you don’t directly do business in Europe, undoubtedly, many of the services you rely upon to do work and communicate with potential customers do, and as such, it will certainly impact how any marketer manages opt-ins and permissions domestically. Though more interesting to me than the impact on marketing practices, per se, is how …