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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.

    What American Taxi is doing wrong… (and maybe you too)

    Lots of companies make the mistake of believing that just creating an online version of your services is enough to minimize costs, increase ROI and expand your market share. What they forget is that bad implemented solutions (or weakly integrated channels) can hurt the customer experience more than the lack of service in the first place.

    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 […]

    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 […]

    Will Obama provide a better environment for User Experience (UX) to thrive?

    Just one day after the election, in a discussion group for UX practitioners and Information architects, I saw a post asking people’s take on the U.S. election with respect to UX & Usability.  Specifically, it was asking if either McCain or Obama would provide a better environment for UX to thrive… Well, my first reaction was to […]