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Microsoft's new Windows 10 Universal App Platform: A 'superset of WinRT'

Microsoft officials went public with some new details about its strategy for enabling developers to write once and run on any version of Windows …

Microsoft Windows

Multitasking on Mobile Devices

Summary: Multitasking involves being able to rapidly switch between different apps and to combine multiple sources of information. Small mobile …

Mobile Devices

Gesture Conjecture: Real Space UI

The role of gesturing has been evolving and adapting on the mobile spectrum for a decade. As most would understand it, a gesture is a command input …

UI Design

Why The Card UI Is The Next Big Interaction Paradigm

Back in 2008 one of Mary Meekers more bold predictions in her famous yearly report was that the mobile web usage would surpass desktop by 2014. She …

UI Design

Quantity Queries for CSS

Don’t you just hate documentaries that don’t deliver? They have enticing names like In Search of the Giant Squid, and tease you with shots of murky …


Mystical guidelines for creating great user experiences

The Jewish Torah teaches that the Creator created our world through ten utterances–for example, “let there be light.”

The Jewish mystical tradition …

UX Design

The Step Before Writing

Twice in my career I have worked as a web editor. Both times I felt constant pressure from within the organization to simply publish content …


From Design Thinking to Design Doing: An excerpt from Well Designed outlines a powerful design process

It’s hard to imagine a world without the simplicity of the iPad. But just a few short years ago, the clocks on our VCRs blinked the unset time, …

Visual Thinking

Harnessing Flexbox For Today's Web Apps


Although the syntax might be initially confounding, flexbox1 lives up to its name. It creates intelligent boxes that are stretchable, …

The 20 best wireframing tools | Wireframes

Wireframing tools make the process of creating an app or website fundamentally easier, by visually stripping the product down and allowing all …


Five truly insane UX/interface trends

Martin Anderson, The Stack

Monday 2 March, 2015

Wired is getting away with a major website redesign today in a way that The Guardian can only …


How to Delve Further Into User Insights

Think of it as the front end of the front end, this fusion of methods for solving problems for real people and creating a better experience for them. …

UX Design

How designers can find stories hidden in data

Read more about How designers can find stories hidden in data at CreativeBloq.comGenerate New York, this April's conference for web designers, is all …

Web Design

Let Users Drive Cross-Platform Design

March 2, 2015The word of the day driving cross-platform design seems to be consistency. Responsive design has enabled designers and builders all …


The Evolving Mobile App User

Mobile apps are ubiquitous. With more than 1.4 million apps in Apple's App Store alone, there's an app for nearly everything. Apps drove the majority …

Deep Linking

3 Phases of Mobile Strategy: Explore, Evangelize and Exploit

At Lopez Research I’m constantly interviewing IT and marketing leaders to learn how they are using mobile, big data and analytics to transform their businesses. Mike Donaldson, the Supervisor of Enterprise Applications, Tools and Mobility from Phillips 66, shared several interesting insights with …

Wearable Tech

The One Thing That Can Transform An Idea Into A Phenomenon

Do you enjoy picking groceries up in your electric car? When you get to the store, do you prefer to pay with bitcoins? Do you have solar panels on your house? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you’re in the distinct minority. So much so, that a lot of people probably think you’re …


Apple Invents New Streaming Content App

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application that titled "Scrollable In-Line Camera for Capturing and Sharing Content." …


Silver extends Swift development to Android and .NET

Eight months after Apple debuted Swift, a new third-party implementation is extending the programming language beyond iOS onto Android and .NET.

As …


Can We Please Stop Fighting The Native vs. Web App Wars?

James Long, a developer at Mozilla (and proponent of the web), insists that the mobile Web will never compete with native app development. Ever. While Long is intentionally provocative with his prophecies, he may also be correct.

At the same time, it's increasingly clear that this debate does not …

Mobile Web

Design Principles: Dominance, Focal Points And Hierarchy

Has a client ever asked you to make the logo bigger1? Maybe they asked that just after you completed their request to make a heading bigger. The new …


5 key elements for a long-term patient engagement strategy

The financial case supporting the benefits of patient engagement continues to grow. In 2013, Fairview Health System, a large healthcare delivery …


How to Generate Customer Insights Without Another Survey!

While surveys are useful at collecting information on customers and how they feel about certain interactions, products or services there are other …


How In-House Creative Teams Can Improve Performance with Data

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A brief history of user experience

Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first …

UX Design

Google will begin ranking mobile-friendly sites higher starting April 21

Big changes to Google’s search algorithms are coming: beginning April 21, the company will increase the ranking of sites that are mobile-friendly and surface app results much higher.

The company says that the change will have a “significant impact” on all mobile searches in all languages worldwide, …


3 top ways to build a website prototype

Read more about 3 top ways to build a website prototype at CreativeBloq.comWebsite mockup by Ian Pilon: www.behance.net/ianpilon Asking: 'What’s the …


10 UX Design Trends You Shouldn’t Overlook in 2015

In today’s fast-changing world of user experience design, predicting the future is no longer the art of gazing into a crystal ball. Instead, keeping …