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What Would a Truly 3D Operating System Look Like?

As three-dimensional creatures, humans need space to think. Many parts of our brains contribute spatial information to a constantly evolving mental …

Virtual Reality

Google Unleashes Container Engine For Docker Workloads

The Google Compute Cloud has gained a service for launching Docker containers and managing their lifecycles.

7 Worst Cloud Compliance Nightmares

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Google Releases Guide on How to Migrate from AngularJS 1.x to 2.x

With the release date of AngularJS 2 getting nearer and nearer, Google released a set of recommendations on how to slowly upgrade applications

E-Commerce Is Coming to Car Dashboards -- and So Are Thieves

Hackers can already take control of a car. And as vehicles become rolling shopping malls, cybercriminals will have an opportunity to snatch your …

Dunkin' Donuts

How Ammunition And Apple's Ex-CEO Plan To Disrupt The "Design Center" Of The Smartphone World

John Sculley and Apple's former lead designer reveal two sub-$200 Android smartphones that prove great design can come cheap.

Both John Sculley and Ammunition Group's Robert Brunner left Apple before the iPhone era. Sculley, the former CEO of Apple from 1983 to 1993, is perhaps best known as the man …

John Sculley

A Few Fits about the Flawed UX of Fitbit Flex

In the age of wearable technology, Fitbit has taken center stage and in many ways stolen the show in the health and fitness category.

I finally …

Wearable Tech

How We Designed And Built Our First Apple Watch App


One sunny morning in the summer of 2014, I was sitting in a café having just finished an hour-long call with my remote team. Scheduling …

Apple Watch

UX And Culture: Bridging The Gap In Six Strides

UX Designers — know this: culture affects an individual’s perception of usability. As obvious as it may seem, many UX Designers fall victim to the …

UX Design

6 Web design mistakes (and how to correct them)

It happens to everyone at some point: You look back on a website design and realize that you made a mistake. And we’re not talking about a misplaced comma. You see a full-scale can’t-believe-you-did-that kind of design faux paus. While you can’t go back in time, you can make corrections so your …

Web Design

Comparing Between- and Within-Subjects Studies

Jeff Sauro • August 25, 2015

When you're planning a study to compare multiple interfaces, one of the first choices to consider is whether to use a …

Information Architecture

Partners by Design: Why UX Design Benefits from Ongoing Customer Collaboration

“In our digital, mobile world, at nearly every moment, user experience (UX) matters. Google calls these micro-moments….”

Do any of these experiences …

Evangelism Marketing

Multimodal Perception: When Multitasking Works

Word on the street is that multitasking is impossible. The negative press may have started with HCI pioneer Clifford Nass, who published studies …

Cognitive Science

You’re Managing Your Customer Journeys All Wrong

Guest author Pini Yakuel is the founder and CEO of Optimove, a provider of automated retention marketing services for customer-centric businesses.

Marketers have a veritable arsenal of tools to help them understand and manage their customer relationships. One that has become de rigueur these days is …


Majority of developers have never built mobile apps, survey reveals

Survey of 3,000 IT professionals finds those that do build mobile apps only do about one a year; UX and process constraints are issues.

Mobile Apps

An Easier.cc Way of Sharing Artboards in Sketch

By Daniel Schwarz / Aug 26, 2015 / Sketch App

What keeps Sketch App’s user interface so breezy is the fact that it’s not hideously over-run with …

Keyboard Shortcuts

How We Designed the New Salesforce at Scale

Lightning Experience is Salesforce’s most beautiful product. But being beautiful isn’t enough. We’re an enterprise company that recognizes the world …


How to design award-winning websites

A list of things to keep in mind when designing great, engaging digital experiences

As a FWA (Favourite Website Awards) jury member, I get to see a …

Web Design

3 Good Ideas In The Long Overdue Redesign Of Salesforce

Depending on your line of business, you may have never even used or heard of Salesforce. But it’s actually one of the biggest enterprise apps in the world—only recently surpassed by Office 365 for the top slot—used to coordinate CRM or "Customer Relationship Management" for businesses ranging from …


C# is the most used programming language at work

C# is making its way past Java as the most popular programming language in the workplace, according to SD Times readers.

While Java sits on top of the …


What’s Holding You Back from Doing UX Design Remotely?

By Marg LaingPublished: August 24, 2015“What UX-specific challenges exist with remote work?”“I like the idea of working remotely, but I’m worried …

UX Design

Is Technical Writing Part of UX?

Send your questions to Ask UXmatters and get answers from some of the top professionals in UX.

In this edition of Ask UXmatters, our panel of UX experts …

Technical Writing

Why Node.js beats Java and .Net for Web, mobile, and IoT apps

A couple of years ago, the development team at AnyPresence was tasked with implementing a back-end server API generator for a large customer that …


CodeChat 036 - Colin Megill Brings Up Strong Reasons to Use React.js

If you are in the web dev community, you already know there's a major buzz around React.js. Is it all hype? Can it navigate the vast sea of change in …

Web Framework

Writing AngularJS with Migration in Mind

Earlier this year I attended ng-conf 2015, the second annual conference for all things AngularJS, in Salt Lake City. One theme prevalent throughout …


Google Glass and Augmented Sociality: Preparing Users for a Future of Wearables

In Tim Burton’s rendition of Batman (1989), a demented and delirious Joker (Jack Nicholson) grabs a pair of horn-rimmed spectacles to try and elicit …

Emerging Technology

Responsive Upscaling: Large-Screen E-Commerce Design

The responsive design revolution is truly upon us (if it hasn’t already happened!), and even though e-commerce websites haven’t picked up responsive


Thinking Responsively: A Framework for Future Learning

Before the arrival of smartphones and tablets, many of us took a position of blissful ignorance. Believing we could tame the web’s inherent …

Web Design

IoT mapped: The emerging landscape of smart things


No one really knows how many “things” there are deployed today that have IoT characteristics. IDC’s 2013 estimate was about 9.1 billion, growing to about 28 billion by 2020 and over 50 billion by 2025. You can get pretty much any other number you want, but all the estimates are very large. So …

Internet of Things