Martin Stoner

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9 Rules for Creating Killer Product Videos

<i>This post first appeared on Vimeo.</i><p>Whether you’re selling a product or service, the ubiquitous product video can be the make-or-break moment for your potential customers. A truly great product video both informs and inspires viewers to give you their attention (and their wallets).<p>At Vimeo, we’ve …

Audi will let you rent its cars for up to $1,300 a day

The app-based rental platform is simple. Members can reserve an Audi from the company's huge fleet of sedans, coupes, convertibles and SUVs, and have it delivered to their driveway or curbside in San Francisco.<p>Some interesting things about the service:<p>Audi appears to be targeting a potentially …

4 new things we learned about Windows 10 from Microsoft Build 2015

As expected, Windows 10 got some face time at Microsoft's Build 2015 event in San Francisco, and Joe Belfiore took the stage to go over several of its newest features.<p>Belfiore brought attention early to how Windows 10 is bringing back the Aero Glass theme from Windows 7, showing that good ideas …

Windows 10

First Look At Uber’s Co-Founder’s Shopping Concierge “Operator”

Operator wants to “unlock the 90% of commerce that’s not on the Internet”, CEO Robin Chan tells me. After two years in stealth, Chan was finally willing to give TechCrunch a peek at his startup, which he sees as the convergence of the biggest themes in tech: mobile, messaging, and the on-demand …

Five mistakes we all make with product feedback

It rarely makes sense to take feedback from all users and it never makes sense to get it all at once.<p>At the outset of a new project, or especially if …

Product Management

A Month Spent Prototyping with Quartz + Origami.

An in-depth evaluation of where, when and if this could be included in our UX/UI design workflow.<p>It seems like every week there’s a new tool …

What 1 Billion Miles Of Driver Data Tells Us About How We Drive

Insurance companies are using data to try to shape driver behavior and reduce accidents–here’s what they’ve found so far.<p>While cruising down the highway may feel to a driver like a solitary activity, vehicles are more connected than ever. Hundreds of millions of drivers worldwide use services like …

This website will make you nostalgic with a musical timeline of your life

There’s nothing better than a little nostalgic music, right? Retrojam, a free website, generates a nice visual timeline of popular music from your childhood from just your birth date.<p>Once you put in the date of your birthday, the website lays out a timeline with playlists from different eras of …

IxD Checklist

Form a better understanding of interaction through using the IxD Checklist by Amit Jakhu and Aaron Legaspi from Myplanet.

8 Ways to Delight and Reward Your Email Subscribers

In this example, Williams-Sonoma knows that its subscribers signed up to receive weekly discounts and new product announcements. These emails are a great resource for the right subscriber, but they tend to be light promotions only applicable to online purchases delivered on a regular basis.<p>Now that …

Jawbone CEO: Wearable makers need “a level of personal taste that our industry hasn’t been used to”

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Jawbone has been a nimble hardware company over the last few years, moving from Bluetooth headsets to wireless speakers to …

New Gold Rush: why banks are racing to be the first card in your Apple Pay

Beyond the home screen, beyond the lock screen, the battle for the pre-screen<p>Over the weekend I was hit with a deluge of advertising from banks and credit card companies encouraging me to get ready for the wonder that is Apple Pay. It seemed odd to me that big-name financial institutions would be …

15 Best Browser Extensions for Social Media Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>There are a few actions I perform over and over again as I work through my social media marketing plan. Do you know the feeling? You click on the same few buttons or type in the same URL.<p>And then, one day, someone shows you a browser extension that …

Are You Making These 5 Common User Onboarding Mistakes?

<i>Samuel Hulick is a long time UX consultant with an intense focus on user onboarding. This article originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Getting people to sign up for your software is tough. It requires a lot of time, energy, and money, yet many companies are losing most of those hard-won users …

Metaio Debuts Augmented Reality Plug-in for Adobe InDesign

Augmented Reality (AR) has become increasingly mainstream, so more than ever it’s critical that designers can easily create and deploy AR designs without a whole lot of fuss.<p>Metaio’s new AR Creator Plug-in for Adobe InDesign lets designers build and deploy AR experiences from within Adobe’s …

How to Optimize Customer Support on Mobile

Our lives revolve around our mobile devices. As bold as that statement may seem, it’s wholly accurate. Our smartphones and tablets provide the connection point between every aspect of our lives — from arranging transportation to staying in touch with friends and family, and keeping on top of …

Die Besserbürger

Ich kenne die Handynummer eines Transportunternehmers, der eigentlich nur Kunst transportiert, aber, wenn man ihn bittet, auch mal eine im Internet …

How To Anonymously Tell Your Co-Worker He Smells

You've been in a situation like this before: Someone you work with has stinky breath. You know it, your coworkers know it. Only problem is, he doesn't know it. Everyone would be better off if someone told him about it (including Mr. Egg Salad Sandwich himself, who would no longer be the talk of the …

9 Principles Google Created for its ‘Material Design’ UI Refresh

When Google unveiled its ‘L Developer Preview‘ for Android yesterday, it did so alongside a new “visual language” called Material Design. The vibrant aesthetic will be rolled out across all of Google’s platforms, including Chrome OS and the Web, creating a unified look that binds all of its …

Ideo Releases A New Photoshop For Interaction Design

The design agency offers an improved version of Origami, the open-source UX prototyping tool Facebook released earlier this year.<p>A few months ago, Facebook released a bit of open-source code called Origami, which lets designers create and test user interfaces without any coding.<p>Now, Ideo has …

Context Design: How to Seize the 'Magic Moment'

<i>Ami Ben David is the co-founder of EverythingMe. A seasoned veteran with experience as a founder, an executive and a VC, Ami is in charge of EverythingMe’s marketing and strategy.</i><p>Following my first piece contextual mobile product design, I want to talk about designing mobile products in an …

Behind Google Maps’ Intuitive New Design

How do you redesign the world’s most popular mapping service with the devices of the future in mind? You throw everything out and start from scratch.<p>First launched in 2005, Google Maps has helped hundreds of millions of people plot billions of trips worldwide. It’s one of the most indispensable …

15 Mobile App Prototyping Tools to Create Prototype in a Day

Posted by Tomas Laurinavicius on July 13, 2016 - Get free updates of new posts<p>I have been writing about why you should start in mobile business, how …

Prototyping

Designing for Mobile, Part 2: Interaction Design

My first mobile phone, a Nokia 5110 (purchased in 1998!), offered very few features: I could call, text or play Snake. What’s more, these …

UI Design

The Art of Guerrilla Usability Testing

<i>This article was originally published on July 2, 2013. It was revised on July 25, 2017 to include updated recommendations.</i><p>Guerrilla usability testing …

UI Principles for Great Interaction Design

<b>Interaction design</b> is a very common term today, but many designers and developers still don’t know what exactly it means. Today we are going over …

How Facebook Fixed The Biggest Design Flaw In Graph Search

When Facebook rolled out its search feature, it seemed to hold great promise. The hitch: No one could actually find it.<p>Facebook’s graph search, which as of today is active for all U.S. English users, does a lot of amazing things. It can show users “friends of friends who work at Google,” or …

20 Beautiful Mobile User Interface For Your Inspiration

Designers of mobile interfaces are becoming more prominent in today’s faced-paced web space. While <b>mobile-optimized sites</b> may lighten the burden on a …

A Journey Through Modern Design Trends

Over recent years, graphic design has seen quite a rapid change in popular trends.For the most part, current debates are focused on two styles and …

The 3 Future Waves In Design, And How To Ride Them

Today’s designers have to be more than surface decorators, writes Mark Rolston. They need to become systems designers.<p>As a product designer and a part of frog for nearly 20 years, I have seen our industry change quite a bit. But what I’ve experienced is nothing compared with the changing landscape …