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 $1Read more
A few months ago, a colleague of mine told me Uber was going to start a delivery service: UberEats. We were excited. As soon as the app became available in Ottawa, we placed our first order for our Akendi Friday Lunch. We browsed the clean, simple webpage with fantastic pictures of various restaurants in theRead more
The first time in your career that you notice things have changed since you started is a pretty exciting milestone. In a young industry like UX, this doesn’t take long. The biggest changes I have noticed have been in the mobile space. Specifically, I can remember a time when designing mobile experiences meant only designingRead more
The smart phone is an octopus in a box. It is a calculator, web browser, instant messaging device, social hub, spirit level, star map, sat nav and more in a handy single mobile package. In addition, you can also still make phone calls with it. All this functionality comes without the user manuals that we would normally expectRead more
Last year 1.76 billion apps were downloaded between December 25 and December 31st. This is an increase of 65% from the week prior. One can only imagine what the numbers will be this year. But what is everyone downloading? Since it is that time of year again, I feel it appropriate to present you withRead more
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