Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Making Tasty UIs

Want lip-licking UIs? It’s all in the ingredients. Here is FluidUI’s 3 layer recipe for mouth watering UIs with rich design & usability: Discovery Layer: 2 cups of Product and Competitor Research & Review 1 cup of User Research Fold the doe into Personas & User Scenarios Cut into a Site Map & Flow Design […]

Pet Your Web Design In 7 Strokes

Designing for Persuasion, Emotion, and Trust (PET) is going beyond the usability’s Can Do factor to designing incentives for Will Do and Still Do. These three Do factors of PET can be defined as: Can Do (can users easily navigate and find info) Will Do (will users act on the info and press buttons) Still […]

2013 Tech Trends & Plans

2013 TRENDS In scanning the Forbes Magazine, Washington Post and Rolling Stone I saw these commonalities and stand-outs: Mobile Device Battles: In 2013, mobile devices will surpass PCs as the most common Web access tools. By 2015, over 80% of handsets in mature markets will be smart phones. 20% of those will be Windows phones. By […]

Sprint’s Site Goes Green

Last Spring I was given a delightful little puzzle by a Sprint User Experience (UX) Manager. He challenged me to apply the PET Principal (Persuasion, Emotion and Trust) to the footer of Sprint.com. A new look to the footer that would speak to prospects and customers, as well as add color to a sleek looking gray […]

Being Different or Being Better

I met with an ecommerce company who wanted a UI that was different from their competition. So strongly they felt, that they did not assess their competitors’ design, architecture or task flows. Thus, they had a clumsy UI and complicated tasks compared to their competitor. Customers do appreciate uniqueness, though they appreciate a company who […]

Fixing Failing Apps and Sites

Let’s look at why your apps and sites may fail and how we can fix them. We’ll start with the informative article ‘Why Software Fails’ by IEEE, a technology association. Then we’ll look at the intriguing video based on the article, ‘The ROI of User Experience’. This ‘quick sketch’ video, by Human Factors International, shows […]

IT & Powder Puffs

Do you want to think outside of your company’s box? How about revolutionizing how customers perceive your products and services? Then hire consultants who think differently. If you are a technical company who wants to tailor your products to your users, hire non-technical consultants who see your products as your users do. Hire someone with […]

Tech Poems

The Net Loosely woven Though continuous A pattern of voids More gaps to fall through Than structure to uphold The Web Strands connecting Stringing from place to place We delight in its structure Delicately Interwoven Steadfast mechanism Not something we can hold, nor touch Only something to be caught in. The Next Big Thing It’s […]