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New data shows losing 80% of mobile users is normal, and why the best apps do better

<b>Exclusive data on retention curves for mobile apps</b><br>In a recent essay covering the Next Feature Fallacy, I explained why shipping “just one more …

Apps

The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices

In 2004, psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote <i>The</i> <i>Paradox of Choice,</i> a compelling manifestothat outlined the paralysis and dissatisfaction one feels when presented with too many choices. A decade later, Aaron Shapiro, the CEO of the global digital design agency Huge, has evolved Schwartz’s observations …

UX Design

Evernote boss talks zombie emails, Apple Watch and sci-fi collaboration

Plus Phil Libin’s next problem to solve: ‘Most products are still not cognitively ergonomic: they’re not made with an understanding of how the brain works’<p>“I’ve got a new theory, which is that the reason zombie movies and TV shows are popular right now is that zombies are not that much of a stretch …

Productivity

Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform

David drums his fingers on his desk as he scans the e-mail on his computer screen. At the same time, he’s talking on the phone to an executive halfway around the world. His knee bounces up and down like a jackhammer. He intermittently bites his lip and reaches for his constant companion, the coffee …

Intuit’s CEO on Building a Design-Driven Company

Timothy Archibald<p>When Scott Cook cofounded Intuit, in 1983, many other companies were already offering software to help people track their finances. In fact, at least 46 similar products launched before Quicken, the product Cook created, which is why we sometimes joke about how instead of having …