Sean Flaherty

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This 500-pound drone that can carry you around is ready for test flights

The dream of Americans flying inside a drone just moved one step closer.<p>Ehang 184, the eponymous giant, 500-pound drone first introduced at CES 2016 …

Drones

Voice and facial recognition could help AI surpass humans in emotional intelligence

I’ve spent a number of years studying artificial intelligence, and, until recently, I believed emotional intelligence would remain one of the core advantages left to humans after AI takes over most tasks requiring memorization and logic.<p>The more I have looked into this area, however, the more …

Emotional Intelligence

Mercedes uses art deco inspiration for electric car concept

Luxury vehicles from the 1930s were nearly aircraft carrier-long. It was the art deco era dominated by seemingly never ending clean lines. So it's no surprise that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is over six meters long (about 20 feet) and has a single line that runs the length of the …

Transportation

Rochester > The Event > The Event

DISH IT OUT - Saturday, November 4, 2017<p>A one of a kind culinary experience. NCMEC/NY is bringing together Rochester’s finest <b>chefs</b>, and exciting …

Why design agencies should embrace sprints

I’ve spent many years on both sides of the agency divide — first as a co-founder of an agency (that just turned 16 years old!) and now as a client …

Where Have The Users Gone?

Photo by Twenty20.Step 1: Build an app. Step 2: Get users hooked to it. Step 3: Profit. It sounds simple and, given our umbilical ties to cell …

World of Warcraft

Customers 2020

The Future of B-to-B Customer Experience<p>We live in the age of the customer. Customers know more, and expect more. Fast forward seven short years from …

Game-Changer

<i>This is the tenth of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response.</i> …

Innovation

Innovation vs. Invention vs. Creativity

There is so much talk about innovation these days, it’s hard to sometimes distinguish the signal from the noise. In fact, the word innovation …

Innovation

In search of the minimum viable audience

Of course everyone wants to reach the maximum audience. To be seen by millions, to maximize return on investment, to have a huge impact.And so we …

Marketing

Adventures in conversational interface: designing for the Amazon Echo

A writer without words, a singer without melodies, a painter without images: imagine if you had to do your job without the tools you normally use.<p>I’m …

What To Do If Your Product Isn’t Growing

How ‘Critical User Journeys’ can help a product take off<p>As a founder, product lead at Pinterest and PM for a couple products at Google, as well as a …

Product Management

Design Thinking Trump (s) Big Data. Kardashian.

Design Thinking

Creating Personas – One Pot Projects

A guide, not a template<p>The first thing a good UX Designer <i>should</i> tell you about creating a persona is that if you just blindly follow a template, you …

Usability

J. Crew vs. Domino's: Competition in the Digital Age

Technology has shifted the balance of power from brands to the individual consumer. No longer is a consumer confined to selections on display in …

The Importance of Cognitive Bias in Experience Design

<b>Design can benefit immensely from cognitive bias.</b>Specifically, design can benefit from thinking of cognitive biases as keys to efficiency and …

Behavior

Cognitive bias cheat sheet

Information overload, lack of meaning, the need to act fast, and how to know what needs to be remembered for later.<p>Great, how am I supposed to …

Behavior

The Evolution of Design with Culture Thinking

Why we should think about culture before we designIt used to be Hollywood that drives culture but now, it’s Silicon Valley.It seems to me that rarely …

Design Thinking

6 storytelling principles to improve your UX

Crafting a good experience is like telling a good storyStories are core to various activities, tools and methods applied in UX.Stories are how we …

Storytelling

Affordance in user interface design

The properties of an object which allow it’s function.Affordances of concrete drainage pipesBrief historyOne of the top cited American psychologist …

UX Design

Product managers for the digital world

The role of the product manager is expanding due to the growing importance of data in decision making, an increased customer and design focus, and …

Product Management

Storyframes before wireframes: starting designs in the text editor

Browsing through a well-crafted interface is like reading a great story (or flipping through a great comic book). As designers, why are we not …

UX Design

The CEO guide to customer experience

Companies that create exceptional customer experiences can set themselves apart from their competitors.<p><b>What do my customers want?</b> The savviest …

Customer Experience

Jobs to Be Done...Continuously

<b>A Brief History:</b><p>The Jobs To Be Done framework’s star is on the rise. Clayton Christensen, venerated HBS professor, seems to have coined the term as …

How To Use White Space In Web Design – Muzli -Design Inspiration

It is a designers role to create compelling layouts users like to use. White space is a concept that will help you to make beautiful, easy to read …

Consistency: MORE than what you think

Let’s examine a subject that has more to it than meets the eye. Applying a deeper appreciation of consistency to your designs will yield precious …

UX Design

Product People, Mind the Gap!

An elementary school teacher of mine once assigned us an exercise that seemed simple on the surface, but turned out to be surprisingly complex.<p><i>It</i> …

The 12 Things Traveling Teaches You

<i>“We are driven into wild rage by our luxurious lives, so that whatever does not answer our whims, arouses our anger.” –Seneca</i><p>You’re hot and …

What do Uber, Volkswagen and Zenefits have in common? They all used hidden code to break the law.

“No ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him …

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