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Internet-Connected TV Penetration Reaches 74%

The television is becoming part of the Internet of Things in a big way.<p>The smartphone already evolved into the hub or central control point for most …

Internet of Things

Habituation And The Risk To Customer Experience

I watched a really interesting TED talk by Tony Fadell, originator of the iPod, the other day. In it he was talking about a process called habituation and how it helps us learn i.e. when we learn new things we quickly hard-wire them into habits as it allows us to free up space in our minds to focus …

UX Design

10 Principles For Design In The Age Of AI

Yves Béhar shares a new kind of design manifesto.<p>We’re on the cusp of a new era of design. Beyond the two-dimensional focus on graphics and the three-dimensional focus on products, we’re now in an era where designers are increasingly focusing on time and space, guided by technological advances in …

Domino's wants to deliver pizza by reindeer

Hungry customers in northern Japan may get their pies with a side of living reindeer.<p>Domino's is never one to shy away from a weird pizza delivery marketing stunt.<p>The restaurant chain's Japanese arm isn't pushing drones, though. It's thinking about strapping delivery containers onto trained …

Reindeer

Practical Content Strategy in Action

Content strategy? It sounds like a good idea… but how many of us are on the same page about what it actually looks like in practice? The final piece …

UX Design

Link About It: Apple's Frankenstein Holiday Commercial

While we're a little Grinch-y here at CH HQ, we were sucked right into Apple's holiday 2016 commercial. Starring Brad Garrett, the spot is a heartwarming tale of an iPhone-toting Frankenstein—and will tug on your heartstrings. Not overly branded, it's a little dark and obscure, but the message of …

Google Artificial Intelligence Whiz Describes Our Sci-Fi Future

The next time you enter a query into Google’s search engine or consult the company’s map service for directions to a movie theater, remember that a …

iMessage is being emojified, and has better support for your naughtiest messages

Messages on iOS is changing a bit. Apple is adding rich linking for Websites and audio, and the camera launcher supports Photos and a live view of what you’re up to.<p>Emojis are also bigger; that’s huge (pun intended).<p>Maybe something that is cool are emoji predictions. Instead of just assuming what …

Apps

Designing the UX of a UX Conference

Organizing a conference about User Experience can be a bit more challenging than the usual. An audience with considerable experience on interface and …

Information Architecture

Man sets Guinness World Record by spending 25 straight hours in virtual reality

Proving not all heroes wear capes, Derek Westerman swapped reality for virtual reality as he donned a HTC Vive and painted in VR for 25 hours.<p>“While many people, especially gamers, have spent a lot of time in Virtual Reality, it seemed important to set an official Guinness record with our current …

Virtual Reality

And The Most Popular Picture In Instagram History Is...

There’s a new most-liked Instagram photo in the world.<p>The photo is a blurry snap posted by Justin Bieber. Captioned “Feels,” it shows the Canadian …

The Beginner’s Guide to Google’s Material Design

Advertise here with BSA<br>You may be the type who struggles to keep up with web speak, confused by phrases like “UX (user experience) design” – or the …

UI Design

Charge Your Phone With a House Plant? This Pot Promises a Green Solution

Plants are really good at converting sunlight into energy. While we wait for human-designed solar cells to catch up, one European startup is …

Houseplants

Futuristic Fixies - The 3BEE Bicycle is a 3D-Printed Sci-Fi Design (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The future of the bike is here and it comes in the form of the 3BEE Bicycle. With a super sleek frame that is unlike anything …

Prototypes

Tastemates helps you find people who like what you like

If you’ve ever forged a connection with someone because you had the same favorite movie or TV show or book, a new startup called Tastemates has built a social network around that experience.<p>Or as CEO Jon Vlassopulos put it, “We’re trying to codify serendipity” — those surprising moments of, “Oh my …

To Predict the Trajectory of the Internet of Things, Look to the Software Industry

With over 50 billion connected devices expected by 2020, the Internet of things (IoT) is poised to have a major impact. What’s not clear, however, is how the IoT’s complex ecosystem — a loose network of interacting products and services, pictured below will evolve and proliferate and which …

Inside Pandora’s Plan To Reinvent Itself—And Beat Back Apple And Spotify

In 2016, personalized Internet radio alone won’t cut it. Here’s how Pandora hopes to maneuver its way to profitability.<p>For somebody who just got off of a red-eye flight across the country at six this morning, Tim Westergren seems strangely energized. Perhaps it’s adrenaline. But it would be hard to …

How to Create Product Pages that Produce the Results You Want - Copyblogger

Do me a favor, dear content marketer. Type this phrase into Google: “You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One).”<p>I’ll wait.<p>Okay, did you do it? What …

Content Marketing

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson alarm app gets your candy ass out of bed

Can you smell what The Rock is cooking for your mornings? That's the smell of getting your butt out of bed with no snooze to save you.<p>Former wrestler and current acting superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson gets up at 4 a.m. every day, works out and conquers the world. He doesn't smack the snooze …

Apps

Are Chatbots Really The Future Of Web Design?

Here’s what working designers think of the conversational interface trend.<p>Adrian Zumbrunnen was terrified of what conversational interfaces meant for him as a UX designer. “The conversational interface is scary,” he says. “Will I still have a place in this industry when pushing pixels around is no …

Legendary Designer Seymour Chwast On Failure, Egos, And The Value Of Self-Promotion

Chwast, who founded the studio Push Pin with Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel, has a new book on Kickstarter.<p>One of the most influential graphic designers and illustrators of the 20th century, Seymour Chwast founded the collaborative studio Push Pin in 1954 with Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel. …

Father and His Tiny Astronaut Son Explore Earth Together in Adorable Photo Project

We tell kids that the sky’s the limit when it comes to exploring the world’s possibilities, but we tend to forget to embrace that wisdom in our own lives, as we get bogged down in the day-to-day responsibilities of adulthood. Photographer Aaron Sheldon has revived a starry-eyed, childlike curiosity …

Oracle Combines Marketing Apps, Data Services

<i>This story was updated April 27 to add information about Oracle’s BlueKai and Datalogix acquisitions.</i><p>Over the past four years, Oracle has spent at …

The Psychology of Time and the Paradox of How Impulsivity and Self-Control Mediate Our Capacity for Presence

“Consciousness is tied to corporeality and temporality: I experience myself as existing with a body over time.”<p><i>“Reality is never and nowhere more accessible than in the immediate moment of one’s own life,”</i> Kafka once told a teenage friend. <i>“It’s only there that it can be won or lost.”</i> The great …

Haven't Heard of Proactive Net? It Will Revolutionize Customer Experience.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As you’re scrolling around the web today, trying to take care of important chores as quickly as possible, imagine a scenario where the internet has a sixth sense about what you are trying to do. I don’t mean in a nefarious, intrusive way, …

What UX Designers Need to Know about Conversion Rate Optimization

Conversion is most often defined through sales, but it can also apply to clicks, sign-ups, repeat visitors, or any other metric that meets your …

UX Design

Car screens are getting force touch tech

Large touchscreen infotainment systems have become an important feature in modern cars, but they can also be a huge distraction for drivers. Synaptics thinks it would help if you could "feel" the screen, so it teamed with auto accessory supplier Valeo to create a new type of automotive display. It …

The Current and Future State of Wearables: Trends, Attitudes and Total Domination

Today, wearable devices are a technology that is experiencing an awkward infancy. With the disappointing reviews and tepid sales of major products …