October 12, 2018

3 Rules Apple Has Forgotten About Design

Justin Daab Innovation

In the Apple heyday, Steve Jobs’ superpower seemed to be looking at an existing or emerging technology, empathizing with users, and seemingly effortlessly stripping the relationship between them down to its bare essentials. Looking at those moments of interaction that had the greatest impact on user experience, he would mercilessly execute against those. It’s a superpower that many claim Apple has lost since his departure. Thankfully, we can all learn from their mistakes.

On CRO, Privacy, and Formal Wear

Magnani Podcast

Justin and Justin invite a very special, well-dressed guest, Andy Crestodina of Orbit Media, to chat about conversion rate optimization (CRO), the idea and ethics of conveying scarcity in UX design, and the chances for Solid, the new Web ID standard by Tim Berners Lee, and whether it could form the foundation of a new privacy standard online. We also offer Andy an opportunity to shamelessly plug his new book, “Content Chemistry.”

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.