September 28, 2018

Did Facebook Finally Fix the VR Problem?

Justin Daab
Customer Experience Design

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.

September 21, 2018

Hunting Disruption

Justin Daab
Innovation

Disruptive market entrants simply examined the structure of the industry or market and saw some tell-tale signs that anyone can see, if they know where to look. We’ve outlined 5 signs any disruption hunter should look for when deciding upon which industry to set his or her sights.

September 14, 2018

A Run-In With The Law

Magnani
Podcast

Following-up from the First Amendment conversation from Episode 9, Justin and Justin invite a very special guest, Chicago attorney, Lenny Gail of Massey & Gail, LLP, to provide a more nuanced and educated perspective on the issues of free speech. We discuss Alex Jones, Elon Musk’s 420 moments, and whether our Commander in Chief bears any legal responsibility for his attacks on public companies. And finally, we wonder if the government will step in to regulate Facebook before they destroy our democracy or Adam Smith’s invisible hand in the shape of generation Z, will simply kill it with indifference.

The 5 Most Overlooked Rules for UX Design

Justin Daab
Customer Experience Design

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.

August 9, 2018

Rainbows, Unicorns and A.I.

Magnani
Podcast

Justin and Justin discuss Lollapalooza goers’ illicit use of GPS, the latest Android Pie update, the decline of Movie Pass, growth hacking, and whether our A.I. overlords will deliver us to personal freedom or ultimately turn us into batteries.