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May 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Cloud UX Webcast QA

We got some great questions from viewers of our webcast, "Cloud UX: The Next Generation in Institutionalization" that I'd like to share here:

Is Cloud UX like faceted search facility on an organized & indexed repository?

This would be a partial solution. The problem is that the search against a set of… Continue

Added by Eric Schaffer on May 28, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Designing for the web 2.0: from wireframe to prototype

A wireframe is a rather ambiguous notion in web design. When preparing the design of an IT project, several concepts comes to mind like wireframe, design, sketches, prototypes. But at a time of exploding devices and new technologies like the web 2.0, it’s important to define all these notions and put them back into their current perspective.



With a handful of new devices and technologies launching everymonth, wireframes, design and… Continue

Added by Etienne on May 27, 2010 at 5:31am — No Comments

Getting Strategic with your career

If house prices had fallen by 36% compared with 10 years ago, it would be a national crisis. But that is exactly what has happened the pay for web developers in London.







According to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), after some rapid growth at the end of the 1990s, a Java contractor’s hourly rate was £60 ($90) an hour 10 years ago. However, today that has dropped to between £40 ($60) and £45 ($68) per… Continue

Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on May 25, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

The Psychologist’s View of UX Design

Susan Weinschenk, HFI's Chief of UX Strategy, Americas, has a great article in UX Magazine:



The Psychologist’s View of UX Design



You may have heard this story about an elephant:

A king brings six men into a dark building. They cannot see anything. The king says to them, "I have bought this animal from the wild lands to the East. It is called an elephant."…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on May 20, 2010 at 9:31am — No Comments

Selling a future app with a simple wireframe

Along with the growing market of mobile devices such as Apple´s iPhone or the iPad, web and mobile applications are booming. In such a competitive environment, a well-planned app is most definitely key to success.



From business plan, to user experience and even client prospection, it became important to prepare everything before you even start coding. A wireframe or a prototype can be the right answer to a successful project.…



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Added by Etienne on May 19, 2010 at 5:46am — No Comments

Importance of color calibration for e-commerce

Hi All,


Today, I was surfing for some good example of eComerce sites and found many very good examples, every one has done a very good job on presentation, navigation, different functionality for product gallery etc. etc. but only missing element I found and its a most important called "Color Calibration" for product photography, at-lest that part of eComerce site should look consistence and smiler to every one and have feeling of actual product, and if we can think of…
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Added by Sharad on May 17, 2010 at 1:05am — No Comments

Providing a new user experience for millions of small enterprises

Massive user experience potential exists long-term with huge numbers of users that aren't even 'experiencing' technology at the moment.




The so-called 'bottom of the pyramid' traders seldom use technology in their day-to-day lives, and this is why solving their needs holds so much opportunity for the User Experience industry. Whilst their business tools might currently be no more than a…
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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on May 12, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The Golden Thread

I met with yet another bank this week, this one in Singapore. They were smart and aggressive. They understood that their future success will be based on the quality of their digital customer experience. After all, they just can't differentiate by taking more customers out on the golf course. The technology is the new face of the bank. But then I described the golden thread and the fact that in most organizations it is broken. That again resulted in sideways glances and laughter. It's a punch… Continue

Added by Eric Schaffer on May 11, 2010 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Could Facebook be a fad? Doubt it!

Facebook’s user base is growing at its fastest rate ever.




Even though I regularly overhear heated discussions about how individuals "hate…
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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on May 11, 2010 at 9:35am — No Comments

When to wireframe & when not to

Now-a-days, it has become almost compulsory to present a wireframe to your client. But at its early age, a wireframe was given to clients to put things in perspective, not just because you had to. Here we’ll look at what you should consider before starting a wireframe.



The relevance of a wireframe



Whether they’re grey boxes sketched quickly or… Continue

Added by Etienne on May 11, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Industry Periodical: ‘Telecom Industry Trends for the Next Decade’

Mobile broadband through cloud computing and home networking business bring new market opportunities. Mobile operators will increase the creation of new revenue streams beyond voice communication.

According to a Huawei magazine article entitled ‘Telecom Industry Trends in the Next Decade’, the number of mobile broadband subscribers will increase tenfold, reaching three billion in the next five years.

The…

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on May 10, 2010 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Report: Advertising revenues will depend on user experience



A new report by Outsell Inc. said that user experience will redefine the monitising of publishing.

Put another way, the way the printed word is presented helps the publisher print money as well.

It is felt that newspapers and other content providers will have to tread carefully as they determine how the latest…

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on May 7, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments

On wireframe, prototype and E-democracy

Using wireframe or prototypes to create E-government applications would help engaging more citizens in the business of politics.



According to UN´s last E-Government survey 2010, governments all over the world have made significant efforts to increase citizen participation and access to political affairs through the internet.



The… Continue

Added by Etienne on May 5, 2010 at 7:56am — No Comments

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