Innovation Welcome to the age of the “quantified self,” the catchy term for using technology to track and analyze nearly everything someone does with the goal of self-improvement. The tools: smartphones,
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Microsoft had a pretty bad week. The software giant announced disastrous earnings, which prompted its stock to tank more than 11 percent the next day. One reason for the bad quarter was the $900 million
Sure, there are plenty of smartphones to choose from nowadays, but for some people it's more important to have a device that's very easy to use rather than, say, one that looks great and performs extraordinarily.
Among them: "the ten-pin," "the cross," and "the rainbow" If you look at the number buttons on a phone -- smart, cell, landline, what have you -- those number buttons will feature, almost inevitably, uniform
Matias Duarte, head of design at Android, is holding a Nexus 7 tablet, and he’s clearly proud of it. With its custom, high resolution screen—one that was selected not just for its pixel density but also
Let’s face it; while moderating a usability test or research study even the most experienced UX researcher can get sloppy and make mistakes. Sharing our mistakes and what we’ve learned from them is one
User experience design involves many skill sets and methods but companies don’t always have staff with the right expertise or placed in dedicated user experience roles. This puts product designs at risk,
Can game mechanics help us to make applications and websites more fun and engaging? My presentation at the UX Camp Europe 2010 on May 29 and 30 in Berlin attempted a sobering look at what user experience
This file contains templates for creating a provisional persona and hypothesis statement. For more information about how they are used, see the materials from the "Hands-on Lean UX for Digital Designers"
Android apps have come a long way. In the early days of the Android Market, many criticized the look and feel of the average Android app, especially when it came to design. Things have changed for the