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    Understanding your Baby (Err… I mean, USER!)

    Babies represent the quintessential user experience challenge: understanding and satisfying the needs of someone with whom you have no common language, no shared experience or perspective.

    Keeping up with the times (and your users)

    Everything changes all the time; it’s just the nature of our modern world.  The real problem is not how fast things change but how out-of-control we usually feel for not knowing where all these changes will eventually lead. We are all afraid of missing the boat for the next big thing. Social Media, Netbooks, multi-touch […]

    The Wisdom of the Crowd

    Every once in a while a site comes up with a new UI (User Interface) concept or idea that forever shifts the paradigm of the market and redefines people’s expectations on information architecture and element positioning. In other words: sometimes an unexpected new design element may change the way you see things enough to make […]

    Don’t Try to Guess Customer Behavior (or… Customer Experience, Gunslinger Style)

    It’s interesting how you can find Customer Experience wisdom in the strangest places. The message I got for this post came in fact from a novel I was reading yesterday (The Dark Tower III, by Stephen King). In it, two of the main characters were discussing odd human reactions to certain situations when making decisions.  […]

    Give Your Ideas Directly to Obama

    Everyone has been talking about how Obama’s campaign used the power of Social Networks and the Internet.  There’s also been a lot of buzz around how the same concepts and innovations could be used to improve the effectiveness of his presidency and turn it into a truly participative democracy. The expectations around what the Transition […]

    Good Experience is the Best Strategy in an Economic Crisis

    In the midst of the economic crisis, while most banks are trying to keep attracting customers by offering higher interest savings and money market accounts, one bank (PNC) is thriving by focusing on delivering a unique online customer experience, specifically designed to target the generation Y (people aged 18 to 34, according to PNC demographics). […]

    Your Customers’ Brains are Changing!

    It’s official!  The new generation’s brains REALLY ARE wired to better handle the speed of the digital life (Read the Research). Problems generated by this change aside (and despite how amazed we can be sometimes with these kids’ feats – see video below), the fact is that people’s way of thinking have adapted to instantly process […]