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Facebook Page Engagement Has Dropped 50%, According to New Data

Facebook

Blippar is using AR to help customers find their way indoors

Remember the scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruz walks through the mall and thousands of holographic ads pop up around him? That reality may not be as far off as we thought.<p>Blippar, the augmented reality startup that launched back in 2011, is today announcing the launch of a new product that …

Augmented Reality

Hacking usability with psychological principles

JotForm's UX researcher shares how her team used psychological principles and design laws to reinvent online forms.The post Hacking usability with …

UX Design

Why Facebook’s Thinning Profit Margins Are a Secret Asset

Mark Zuckerberg & company surprised investors on two fronts last month, pushing Facebook shares down 20 percent and wiping out about $130 billion in …

Profit

Surprise, no one buys things via Alexa

Some numbers published in a report from The Information reveal that very few owners of Alexa-powered devices use them for shopping. Of about 50 million Alexa users, only about 100,000 reportedly bought something via voice interface more than once. It’s not exactly surprising, but it may still harm …

Smart Homes

Online Advertising: Everything You Need to Know in 2018

<i>44 percent</i>. That was the click-through-rate of the first ever banner ad, purchased by AT&T on HotWired.com in 1994 Nowadays, this ad would be …

Social Media

Sorting – Visualisation, sortification and sonification of an algorithm

Created by Ren Yuan, Sorting is an algorithm visualization and sonification created using Processing.

Algorithms

Will The Web Designer Be Replaced by Artificial Intelligence?

Innovations change designers’ lives and our understanding of design as a whole. Serious changes became apparent after the introduction of Macintosh. …

Artificial Intelligence

WTF is dark pattern design?

If you’re a UX designer you won’t need this article to tell you about dark pattern design. But perhaps you chose to tap here out of a desire to reaffirm what you already know — to feel good about your professional expertise.<p>Or was it that your conscience pricked you? Go on, you can be honest… or, …

Why Twitter Says Losing Millions of Users Will Benefit Advertisers

Twitter lost one million monthly active users in the second quarter -- and says it expects to lose millions more. Find out why the company says …

Social Media

Facebook and Instagram now show how many minutes you use them

It’s passive zombie-feed scrolling, not active communication with friends, that hurts our health, according to studies Facebook has been pointing to for the last seven months. Yet it’s treating all our social networking the same with today’s launch of its digital well-being screen-time management …

Social Media

User Experience Psychology And Performance: SmashingConf Videos

User Experience Psychology And Performance: SmashingConf VideosUser Experience Psychology And Performance: SmashingConf VideosThe Smashing Editorial …

UX Design

YouTube Analytics: The 15 Metrics That Actually Matter

Some marketers might have an unhealthy obsession with metrics -- they track too many of them. Maybe we think we can prove any marketing campaign is …

This could be the last year you'll want to buy headphones — a new audio technology is coming in 2019 that could make them obsolete

• <b>A startup called Noveto has come up with technology to deliver sound right to your ears without your wearing any device at all.</b>• <b><br>The technology uses</b> …

More Than Pixels: Selling Design Discovery

More Than Pixels: Selling Design DiscoveryMore Than Pixels: Selling Design DiscoveryKyle Cassidy 2018-05-17T14:10:03+02:00 …

Hiring good designers instead of good actors

In a personal interview, a lot depends on our assessment of the candidate. The first impression matters and even though we hate to agree, we all know …

Opinion: Ad agencies face a talent crisis worse than they realize

<i>Allison Kent-Smith is the founder of the digital technology and education company smith & beta</i><p>Talent. It’s really all you have at your agency. The …

Google’s Instant Articles competitor is about to take over mobile search

The web is fragmenting again<p>Google's "Accelerated Mobile Pages," more commonly known as AMP, are meant to be a reboot of the mobile web. Designed to fix mobile webpages that suck because they're too slow, they have been available in a specialized carousel at the top of search results since …

Is your website layout doing more damage than you think?

<i>Building a website can be nerve-wracking.</i>Underneath all the design decisions that you have to make, is something even more important: your website’s …

Web Design

How much does it matter if your software quality sucks?

I ran across a fascinating piece by Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures this week, provocatively titled: “Why Startup Technical Diligence Is A Waste Of Time.” You should go read it, but its central thesis is simple: “in today’s world of SaaS tools, APIs, and cloud infrastructure … technical resources are …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule

Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.<p>In the article "Malcolm Gladwell Got Us Wrong," the researchers behind the 10,000-Hour Rule set the record straight: Different fields require different amounts of deliberate practice in order for someone to become …

Self-improvement

Cine Gear: Virtual Reality Stitching Can Cost $10,000 Per Finished Minute

"We're trying to figure out what works and what doesn't work [in VR]," said International Cinematographers Guild's Michael Chambliss.<p>Today's virtual …

Making websites is hard. Managing the people that make websites is hard too.

Being an ‘interactive producer’ isn’t easy. Here’s some tips on how to be a great one.<p>Maybe you think websites are created by magical computer elves. …

Hardnekkige ideeën over denken, verzinnen en maken

<i>Adformatie vroeg me om een essay te schrijven voor het Adfoboek 2016. Het is een stuk geworden over vastgeroeste ideeën over strategie, creatie en</i> …

Full video: Watch Mary Meeker present her annual internet trends slide deck

The full video.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker presented her famous state-of-the-internet slide deck today at the <b>Code Conference</b>. In more than 200 slides, she outlined the latest trends in mobile, commerce, transportation and advertising. Watch Meeker present and comment here …

Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think

By now everyone has heard of Google’s RankBrain, the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest from Mountain View, Calif. What many of you might not realize, however, is just how fast the SEO industry is changing because of it. In this …

Artificial Intelligence

The hottest trend in Web design is making intentionally ugly, difficult sites

There’s an interesting trend in Web design these days: Making websites that look, well … <i>bad</i>.<p>Look at Hacker News. Pinboard. The Drudge Report. Adult Swim. Bloomberg Businessweek features. All of these sites — some years old, some built recently — and hundreds more like them, eschew the templated, …

Facebook's director of product design on why websites may be a dying business

It feels like we were facing the end of print only years ago, but the time may be ripe to begin lamenting the end of the website.<p>After the dominance …

Apps

Who hacked Facebook?

Late last week, a hacker named Orange Tsai wrote about how he hacked into Facebook under the aegis of its bug bounty program. A bug bounty is when a company pays hackers for vulnerabilities they find, providing the company with real-world threat testing outside the scope of its security team.<p>But …