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Mobile Wallet Is Here

Everything Everywhere (T-Mobile), is planning to introduce a wallet into our mobile phone SIMs.

 

Unlike the Oyster Card’ (pre-stored value for Travel in Greater London, UK), or Octopus (pre-stored value for Travel and small purchases in Hong Kong, China), this lets us purchase *everything* we want … *everywhere* we like. Now I get the change of…

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on June 29, 2011 at 6:50am — 1 Comment

UX and Productivity

Improvements in technology and business process improvements is often considered important in maintaining living standards.



Despite enormous upheavals to contend with, technology and business process improvements might have saved the world’s biggest economy from disaster. However, what could this mean for the future? Moreover, the intricate relationship with population growth cannot be ignored.…

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on June 24, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments

Are banks benefiting from poor usability?

The average overdraft charge of $35 on an average overdraft of $36 amounts to an annualised interest rate of more than 5,000%! Is this part of the banking sector's revenue business model?

How much of it could be avoided with user experience improvements?

Retail Banking is one of the oldest professions, probably the second oldest(!), so has understandably changed enormously. Most of these changes have been cosmetic though, with complicated services to attract…

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on June 9, 2011 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Hand Paintings ...

... that illustrate a ubiquitous product in different settings…

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on April 14, 2011 at 12:19pm — No Comments

2016: The User Interface Revolution Underway

"Consumer and business users alike will experience remarkable forward steps in the evolution of UI design."  Peter Eckert

 

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on March 1, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments

UX for sale

I'm not talking first class vs coach, but taking an electronic product and making the price dependent on the quality of your user experience.

There was a fantastic article in the Business Section of yesterday's International Herald Tribute (p15, Jenna Wortham), which…

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on February 3, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

To all our members in the 'white bit'

Stay warm!

Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on February 3, 2011 at 7:16am — 1 Comment

Bloomberg Businessweek - Meet the Microworkers

Bloomberg Businessweek - Meet the Microworkers

When Julia Lee first heard of Tongal, she thought it was a scam. Tongal pays people—anyone with a good idea, really—to create online videos for companies such as Mattel.

 

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on February 1, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Yahoo says my error is client side

Is this the same Yahoo! that also says the mail service is now even faster, safer, and easier to use.

 

"A client side error?!" Come on Yahoo! not all users have got 15 years of IT and UI experience under their belt.

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on January 31, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Is Facebook Turning Into a Scammer's Paradise?

Facebook is being overrun by scam surveys, fake applications and bum links, according a new report by an Internet security firm. And it's getting worse by the day as scammers figure out clever new ways to trick unsuspecting users.

 

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on January 28, 2011 at 2:41pm — No Comments

The Facebook Setting You Should Change as Quickly as Possible



Facebook finally provided a way to keep any random jerk in the café from hijacking your account. But you have to go out of your way to enable this protection, and you might have to wait. Still: Jump on this.

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on January 28, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A revolutionary website ..

... for the travel industry.

hipmunk

 

The use of information visualisation makes flight searching on other sites look old-fashioned (at best) and unacceptable (at worst); reminding me of the first time I used the current…

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on January 6, 2011 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Healthier Airline Food Options

Working across borders on behalf of the global brands we represent at HFI, it can be hard to look after yourself.





In the supermarket it's easy - do what the Doc says and always READ THE LABEL. The user experience of food…

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on December 6, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

'tactile' touchscreens are about to get good

A display that uses technical tricks to convince users they are actually touching the ridges, bumps and textures of a displayed image, is nearly here.



At HFI, we do indepth user research on this all the time. As well as the quality of the company-specific IP for the touchscreen or keyboard, the results are often device-specific too. Perhaps, now that touch screen keyboards are growing in user acceptance,… Continue

Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on December 3, 2010 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

Race is on in browser wars as users’ habits shift

Working with so many early adopters and demanding customers on behalf of the global brands we represent at HFI, it's easy to forget the continuing 'popularity' of Internet Explorer.

The latest version (IE9, beta) is actually quite nice in many ways. Stay with me :-) I'm not going to break into a rant about Microsoft products. I'm actually fairly ambivalent about what… Continue

Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on December 3, 2010 at 10:06am — No Comments

The Top 5 Current Facebook Scams To Watch Out For

You've probably heard of some of these, but just like flossing and cleaning your teeth before bed when you're really tired … it's easy to 'forget'. A simple lapse in concentration or placing trust in the recommendation of a friend could compromise your account, and any websites that share your Facebook login information. I’m not…

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on November 26, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Microsoft still failing to get that emotional 'buzz' at their product launches





…. in comparison to Apple





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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on November 5, 2010 at 9:47am — 3 Comments

if someone's told you recently that they'll never text again ... read this!

There is a rogue Facebook application that has tricked hundreds of thousands of users into giving it access to their profiles, and spreading a message saying they were "never texting again".…



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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on October 22, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Error Messages: Help Users to Understand What Went Wrong

This post written by Ben Barden is part of the ReadWriteHack channel, which is a resource and guide for developers.…






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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on September 27, 2010 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Improving the user experience of learning sign language

From video games to mobile phone apps, making sign language easier to learn.…


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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on September 27, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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