“Reinventing the wheel” is a common trend in the UX field, as is it within the majority of creative disciplines. Keen designers want to leave their mark; to prove their creativity and talent through fresh concepts. Fair play to them.
Users love control. Even in an automated world, our user wants to control the machine. To know that it is under their bidding, and to know it is serving their needs. Yet, in an age of ever more intuitive interfaces,
World of Warcraft will be 10 years old this year. Having dominated the gaming landscape this past decade, and with a new expansion due later this year, it is difficult to see any sign of major decline on the landscape.
In a sense, success in online or software product management comes down to one word: innovation. Discovering and implementing ideas is what drives success. The very word “innovation” is on the rise; as a recent comparison by Scott Burkun shows,
65% of consumers prefer social logins to forms. The statistics are hard to disagree with. Logging in has always been the bane of the browser (the human browser that is). Trying to access a piece of content, only to be
Those of us in the UX industry have never had it so good. It’s an industry buzzword. Companies are opening new UX departments left-right and centre. Supply is struggling to meet demand – it’s great. Great to be riding the
These past weeks have seen the Beta release of Cortana. The sidekick heroine of the Halo series represents Microsoft’s foray into the ever more sophisticated digital assistant field. Cortana, like Apple’s Siri, is intended to support Windows users through a
A month ago, Facebook revealed another redesign. Just as we’d gotten used to their last iteration, in came a fresh new look. Though fresh is perhaps the wrong choice of term. The news feed redesign initially took many aback, holding
Choice is a strange thing. The decisions we make shape everything we do, everything we are. We deem choice a luxury. Liberating people with added choice was the running theme of the last century. Giving women the choice to vote.
The development of SEO and Google’s algorithms is interconnected and interdependent. Every change Google makes to its searching algorithm affects search results in some way. Everything Google has done since 2011 is focused on secure search, protecting their data and