Sean Flaherty

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Maintaining Quality at a Break-neck Pace

How we design, develop and architect digital products is changing at a break-neck pace. Every week we are hearing about new breakthroughs in tools, …

Architecture

Designing for the Experience Age

on /<p>Over the last few months there’s been a new phrase hot on the lips of the design scene, ‘The Experience Age’. But in case you’ve missed out, …

Design

Crafting a Great UX with User Feedback

on August 23, 2016 /<p>The secret to success with any business lies in a positive user experience; your target audience simply won’t interact with your …

Performance testing

Why we switched our philosophy from Ops to Infrastructure

There is Ops, Infrastructure, Performance, DevOps etc. The terms and titles go on and they vary based on a variety of industries, companies, and …

SSH

How A Geologist Designed The Perfect App For The Window Seat

What dinosaur digs, glaciers, or extinct volcanoes are you flying over?<p>I was on a flight from Chicago to Phoenix, peering out the window as the sun rose over the snow-dusted alien topography of the southwest, when I saw it, what could only be describes as a volcano-like formation rising out of the …

University of Minnesota

The Secret UX Issues That Will Make (Or Break) Self-Driving Cars

In an unassuming research lab, Volkswagen is solving problems that Tesla and Google haven't come close to cracking.<p>We were rolling eastward across the San Mateo Bridge in an Audi A7 at a dutiful 55 miles per hour, and I was riding shotgun accompanied by two of the car's engineers. With a sticker …

Silicon Valley

6 things that take your UX from above average to world class

It's the UX designer's job to make the best experience possible—including all the parts of the experience that nobody thinks to design.The post 6 …

Design

Smartphone use eating into IoT’s $3 trillion future

Though the market for the Internet of Things (IoT) is projected to reach a staggering $3 trillion globally by 2025, that forecast has dimmed partly due to broader smartphone capability.<p>Fortune mentioned an IoT report by Machina Research that lowered its forecast for part of the IoT …

Internet of Things

BMW will launch iNext autonomous car in China, too

BMW has every intention of launching iNext, its first autonomous car, concurrently in China, Europe, and the United States, barring any regulatory resistance.<p>Speaking at an artificial intelligence and robotics conference in Shenzhen, Maximilian Doemling, the senior manager of the autonomous group, …

Asia

Breaking Out Of The Box: Design Inspiration (August 2016)

<b>We use ad-blockers as well, you know.</b> We gotta keep those servers running though. Did you know that we publish useful books and run friendly …

Design

Creativity Under The Microscope: Running A UI Design Critique

<b>We use ad-blockers as well, you know.</b> We gotta keep those servers running though. Did you know that we publish useful books and run friendly …

Design

How the Evoq CMS Aligns with the Key Principles of ITX

Visionary Entrepreneur who builds simple, useful, technology products. Has founded and developed several businesses including one recognized as an …

Content Management

Pokémon GO is a Minimal Viable Product

Over the last few weeks we have witnessed Pokémon GO shatter app store records, dominate social media and drive stock market valuations. The game now …

Product Management

Contextual Web trumps responsive design for mobile-first experiences: Forrester Research

Responsive Web design, a darling of marketers, falls short on delivering artful mobile experiences, putting pressure on marketers to start thinking …

Forrester Research

Watch a tiny space rocket work

"The challenge is obtaining images of a material in the presence of such a strong electric field, which is why we turned to John Cumings at the …

Space

Camera-based technology tracks people in car interiors

When it comes to parking assistance or detecting pedestrians, modern cars can analyze their environment with high precision. But so far, what's going …

Science

MIT scientists are researching health in cities by sending robots into sewers — Quartz

Beneath the streets of Boston, two robots named Mario and Luigi inspect the flow of human waste, collecting data on city residents.<p>The robots are part of the new MIT Underworlds project, which mines urban sewage for information about human health and behavior—a previously untapped resource that …

Health

How To Use Color To Prove Your Point, From A Data Viz Expert

The importance of color theory is a well-explored topic in art and design. But what about when it comes to information design?<p>When working with large amounts of data, precision is key. The same is true of the art of data visualization: size, shape, shade, hue—the tiniest details of a visualization …

Information Architecture

Can Artificial Intelligence Be Creative?

Before you read this post, I want you to do something for me. Take 10 seconds and think of 5 fields that best exhibit “creativity” as you think of it.<p>…

Intelligence

The Superbook - The smartphone-powered Android laptop

How computers are learning to be creative

We're on the edge of a new frontier in art and creativity — and it's not human. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, principal scientist at Google, works with deep …

Artificial Intelligence

What can we learn from shortcuts? | Tom Hulme

How do you build a product people really want? Allow consumers to be a part of the process. "Empathy for what your customers want is probably the …

Design

Wireframes - The Beginner's Guide

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Beginner's Guide To UX<p>Our Beginner’s Guide series is designed to help those who are just starting to learn …

The UI That Could Help Make E-Sports A $100 Billion Industry

Activision Blizzard wants to make e-sports mainstream. How? By focusing less on the video game and more on the players.<p>With 2.2 billion fans worldwide and $124 billion in revenue, professional sports is big business. But ask Mike Sepso, senior vice president of Activision Blizzard Media Networks, …

NASA Concerned That Juno Spacecraft Might Crash Into Europa

"We could possibly contaminate an entire alien ecosystem," says NASA lead program scientist.<p>Now that the Juno spacecraft is in orbit around Jupiter, NASA’s science team will spend a few months performing final tests before beginning its unprecedented close-up investigation of the biggest planet in …

NASA

A real-life robocop patrolling Silicon Valley allegedly ran over a child in a mall

Step aside, Paul Blart. There's a new mall cop in town.<p>Standing five feet and weighing in at 300 pounds, the K5 security robot wanders the grounds of corporate campuses, malls, and data centers in the Silicon Valley Area and gathers information from sensors and cameras. GPS technology allows it to …

User Experience Design

Design Better Forms<p>Common mistakes designers make and how to fix them<p>Whether it is a signup flow, a multi-view stepper, or a monotonous data entry …

Design

Futuristic prosthetic officially headed to market soon (Tomorrow Daily 388 show notes)

LUKE (named after Luke Skywalker) is an advanced, modular prosthetic arm with over 10,000 hours of testing, and it'll finally be available later this …

Bio-cyborg made of rat heart and gold swims obstacle course

<b>Trends</b>Viral<p>Based on the physical properties of underwater batoid species, the artificial animal has a rubber body and uses muscle cells taken from a …

Life Sciences

‘Roger Juno, welcome to Jupiter.’ Probe begins exploring the brutal environment of our biggest neighbour

At six minutes to midnight on the fourth of July (Eastern Standard Time), the collected cast and crew at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in …