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Google's Switch on Network Neutrality and Other News You Need to Know

Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.<p>Today, we're …

Making TVs smart: why most smart TVs still feel pretty dumb

<i>Making TVs smart is a three-part series that looks at why smart TVs have failed to take off — and what needs to happen for these devices to realize</i> …

The 30 Top Web Design Blogs You Should Be Following

It turns out that it is really hard to find quality sources to trust. I was especially interested in the topics of web design, WordPress, UI, UX, …

Web Design

Five User Experience Lessons from Seth Rogen

The late, great co-founder of NFL Films, Steve Sabol, said “Tell me a fact and I’ll remember it. Tell me a truth, and I’ll believe you. Tell me a …

Web Design

MeasuringU: Rating the Severity of Usability Problems

If only one out of 1000 users encounters a problem with a website, then it’s a minor problem.<p>If that sentence bothered you, it should.<p>It could be …

Can CMOs Master The Customer Experience For Hispanic Shoppers?

As more and more marketers are discovering, it’s impossible to think about any digital or e-commerce strategy without acknowledging the critical importance of the overall Hispanic population on today’s electronic marketplace. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 17 percent of the U.S. …

CIOs say mobilising enterprise apps is not that easy

Mobilizing apps for employees to use on their iPhones and Android devices sure sounds like a fun idea. Employees would actually be thankful for …

In 5 years, 85% of large companies will have API programs

In a survey report released today by Layer 7, enterprise-grade respondents were adamant about establishing API programs for developers.<p>In fact, more than 43 percent of those respondents said their organization already has an API program. A further 27 percent told Layer 7 that a program is scheduled …

Android Is The New Windows

A flexible, customizable operating system that’s farmed out to third-party hardware makers and dominates market share but not profits? You’re not the only one experiencing déjà vu. The parallels of Android and Windows are striking. But can that which is unique about Android save it from the fate …

Android fragmentation surges, but is that a bad thing?

The fragmentation of the Android market is both a strength and a weakness for users and developers, according to a new report by Open Signal.<p>On the one hand, it can be difficult to find and make apps that function across the entire Android ecosystem, while on the other hand there are literally …

Microsoft launches Windows 8.1 preview for enterprises

Just a month after launching the Windows 8.1 preview for consumers, Microsoft has released the preview of Windows 8.1 Enterprise edition with lots of goodies for businesses.<p>While business adoption hasn’t been huge for Windows 8 thus far (enterprises are big on Windows 7), the software still offers …

Review: iOS 7 Gives Us Insight Into the Future of Mobility

As team lead in user experience for SAP’s Mobile Design Center, I recently spent time familiarizing myself with Apple’s latest release of iOS 7 in …

Responsive web design: hype or hope? (infographic)

Anyone who has ever built apps for mobile devices or websites for mobile and desktop devices wonders: Can I possibly build this once for everyone, or do I have to build multiple versions for multiple audiences?<p>That is, of course, the promise of responsive web design — one design to rule them all, …

5 Things to Remember When Conducting UX Research with Children

There is a myriad of literature about conducting research with children—in both academic and industrial settings—that illustrates different research …

Trends in Enterprise Mobile App Development [Infographic]

As we tackled in the ins and outs of the mobile digital experience, this month, something was made terribly clear -- it's already here. Consumers are …

Apps

Forrester: Clear Strategies, Objectives Needed to Deliver Superior Mobile Experiences

A report from Forrester Research showed too few businesses employ analytics solutions to measure mobile experiences and identified a shortage of …

Engaging Audiences With Customer Experience Apps

A few years back, Nike’s Digital Sport division’s first release was Nike+, a running customer experience app co-developed with Apple.<p>The app works …

Customer Experience

Our 5 Favorite UX Articles (July 2013)

on December 16, 2016 /<p>It’s the end of the month, again. And again, we can rely on our fellow UX folks for providing us with great content. UX is a …

UX Design

Apple leaks new iPhone: iOS 7 beta 4 reveals new biometric fingerprint sensor coming

We’ve been hearing about a biometric fingerprint sensor in a coming iPhone for some time. Maybe Apple felt the secrecy just wasn’t worth keeping up.<p>In the latest version of iOS 7, released today, Apple included code for a Biometric Kit user interface that would enable scanning of a fingerprint on …

Building a successful mobile developer program

The rapidly changing landscape of technologies, operating systems, handsets and application stores can create an overwhelming business situation for …

Innovation

Continuous Customer Feedback Programs, Part 2: Conducting a Great Session

When providing a design solution for a client, ask them to describe their own process or workflow for a scenario before revealing your design ideas. …

Mark Boulton on creating grids for responsive design

Mark Boulton, designer, publisher and founder of Mark Boulton Design has spoken about the way responsive design is changing the way that we use …

Web Design

A Common Misconception About Designing With Data

8 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …