Want to have a little fun with a demo of augmented reality? Then you might want to search around for a US dollar bill and try out the 1600 app. In the final months of the Obama administration, the White House released an app called “1600”. By pointing your camera at an US $1Continue Reading
If you’ve survived the gift-giving frenzy of the recent holiday season, then perhaps you gave or received a connected device. Whether it was a smartwatch, an activity tracker, a home appliance, or some other bit of technology, you may be part of the growing user base for consumer IoT devices. These products are intended forRead more
After 40 panic-inducing minutes on Saturday, January 13th, when residents of Hawaii believed that missiles were on the way, the message that the alert was a false alarm was finally broadcasted and life returned to its normal pace. In the moments that followed, government officials were quick to blame “human error” for the false alarm. Read more
To celebrate the new year we’ve rounded up our top 10 most read blogs of 2017: The Art of Asking Questions: The quality of the information relies entirely on the quality of the questions we ask. This article explains the fundamentals of using open and closed questions to elicit quality information necessary in UXRead more
Interaction design is the phase almost all UX professionals enjoy the most, as this is where they finally get to create that experience that will blow users away – Something that will make people say; ‘Wow that works so well, why didn’t they think of this before ?’. Imagine the sense of satisfaction when yourRead more
I recently completed a project where I had to prototype with a high level of interaction on OmniGraffle. While going through this process, I learned a few tricks which I thought I could share. Plan your Project This point may seem a bit obvious, but it is the most important. Before starting on your wireframesRead more
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