Sean Flaherty

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What is Storyframing?

Storyframing is a method of designing a digital service or product around <b>distinct user behaviour</b>, helping to ensure <b>user adoption and repeat use</b> are …

The Broken Windows Customer Experience

There's an apartment building along my regular running route. It’s a large brick building with a pretty plain appearance. There's a sign above the …

Customer Experience

Want an Apple Watch? For some Aetna customers, it’ll soon be covered

Apple “thrilled” to partner with Aetna and turn devices into medical hubs.<p>On Tuesday, health insurance giant Aetna announced that it’s starting a new …

Health

Intercom on Onboarding

<i>Des Traynor</i><p>@destraynor<p>Des is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Intercom. His role covers many areas including product strategy, content …

A Usable Guide to Cognitive Dimensions

Usability is is an assessment of how easy user interfaces are to use. It’s about asking the question: “How easily can users understand and use my …

UX Design

You Too Can Become a Machine Learning Rock Star! No PhD Necessary.

A company called Bonsai joins a movement to democratize machine learning. Get ready to build your own neural net.<p>But Hammond saw a flaw in this …

How We Build Products At Drift

In the world of product management, we oscillate between two ends of a spectrum. Both, not ideal.<p>On one end, we have the “<i>Quick ship</i>” releases, which …

Chatbots: Your Ultimate Prototyping Tool

<i>How chatbots can teach us to learn what people need when designing products and services</i><p><i>By</i> <i>David Boardman</i> <i>and</i> <i>Sera Koo</i><p>Conversational UI is getting a lot …

(RE)Search then… Design

<b>"The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better designs we will have.”</b> <b><br>- Steve Jobs</b><p>We all know that, when building a house, a …

Snapchat Releases First Hardware Product: Spectacles

IN AN UNMARKED BUILDING on a quiet side street just off the beach in Venice, California, 26-year-old Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel stands in a small conference room. He’s draped a towel over a mysterious object sitting on a table. He is eager to the point of jitters.<p>“You wanna see it?” he asks, …

Snapchat

Two more classic psychology studies just failed the reproducibility test

The scientific method in action.<p>For years now, researchers have been warning about a reproducibility crisis in science - the realisation that a lot …

Psychology

The Personal Submarine - The Gadget Show

JET CAPSULE 2015

Futuristic UFO-shaped yacht has its own garden and a stunning underwater viewing deck

This Rainbow-Hued Fabric Collects Energy As You Move

Half static, half solar, this textile could make plugging your wearables in a thing of the past.<p>Google and Levi's Project Jacquard is already imagining a future of wearables built right into our clothing. But when all our clothes are smart, how will they be powered? And just as importantly, how …

Energy

This Experimental Home Tilts Like A See-Saw As You Walk Around Inside

It sounds like something out of a funhouse, but this modernist retreat is actually a study in how architecture affects relationships.<p>Recently, the performance artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley designed and built a long, lean glass house in a bucolic field at the OMI International Arts Center …

Design

Tesla Unveils Autopilot Software Update

How close are we to the robotic human heart?

We live in a society where human health is increasingly enhanced by artificial augmentation and implantation including hip replacements and hearing aids. French company Carmat have been working for 15 years on the artificial heart, a device that completely replaces the human heart in people with …

Medicine

How great onboarding leads to great UX

Did you know that the term “onboarding” comes from the HR department and refers to new hires acquiring necessary skills and knowledge in order to …

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Conversational Interface Is the New Face of Your App

Tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Baidu know that people aren’t filling their devices with apps anymore. Just 35 percent of smartphone users …

Web Design

Ten Myths about Machine Learning

Machine learning used to take place behind the scenes: Amazon mined your clicks and purchases for recommendations, Google mined your searches for ad …

VIPs: Very Important Personas

The word “persona” is Latin. Literally translated, it means "mask". For designers, personas are easiest described then, by asking ourselves "can I …

World’s Longest Lightning Bolt Traveled Almost 200 Miles

The world's longest lightning bolt stretched for 199.5 miles<p>Scientists say the world’s longest lightning bolt traveled 199.5 miles and also confirmed the existence of a lightning flash that lasted for over 7 seconds.<p>The record-breaking bolt was recorded stretching almost the entire length of …

Lightning

KeyMe locks down $15M to unlock the future of key duplication

The last time you had a key cut, you probably experienced a retro service, which included speaking to a real human (ugh!). KeyMe puts the kibosh on the old-fashioned key copying user experience with a series of new kiosks and just landed a $15 million Series C round to fund aggressive …

UX Design

Privacy and Personalization Can Coexist Through Good Design

Consumers are a demanding crowd. They increasingly insist on personalized online services, but they loathe giving up their privacy to get it. Digital …

Web Design

A world first: robotic eye surgery | Information Age

As robotics technology becomes more advanced, and accepted, its applications for the health sector will expand beyond the hospital<p>Artificial …

European Union pledges free Wi-Fi for all citizens by 2020

Following the annual State of the Union Address this week, the European Commission has announced plans to bring free Wi-Fi in public spaces by 2020.<p>“We propose today to equip every European village and every city with free wireless internet access around the main centres of public life by 2020,” …

Europe

Face-Off Design: UX/UI Patterns And Branding

During the last few years, we have been witnessing a tremendous shift in the ways brands interact with their customers. The top-down communication …

Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown

While studying for his PhD in physics, Uri Alon thought he was a failure because all his research paths led to dead ends. But, with the help of …

Physics