User Experience

  • Bad UX kills Crunch Network

    Bad UX kills

    It clogs systems, causes accidents, wastes energy and makes people unhappy. It’s more than a bad experience on a website — in cities, bad user experience (UX) design can actually kill. We’re talking about signage, public spaces, civic and emergency communications and other forms of urban design that influence our daily routines and, in some cases, are there expressly for… Read More

  • Mozilla relaunches Firefox Test Pilot to experiment with new features like side tabs

    Mozilla relaunches Firefox Test Pilot to experiment with new features like side tabs

    Mozilla is bringing back its Test Pilot program for Firefox. The idea behind Test Pilot is to allow users — and Mozilla’s engineers — to test experimental browser features long before they arrive in the browser. A first version of Test Pilot first launched all the way back in 2009, but its focus was on studying how users interacted with their browser and not on testing… Read More

  • Designing Next-Gen Virtual Reality Gaming Experiences Crunch Network

    Designing Next-Gen Virtual Reality Gaming Experiences

    It wasn’t until I conquered my first dungeon in The Legend of Zelda at my friend’s house that I decided to throw a convincing tantrum at my parents about why I also desperately needed my own Nintendo Entertainment System. Fast forward a few years and the global gaming market is expected to rake in $86.1 billion in revenue in 2016. Driving this projection is the expected quick… Read More

  • Swipe To Patent: Design Patents In The Age Of User Interfaces Crunch Network

    Swipe To Patent: Design Patents In The Age Of User Interfaces

    User experience and user-interface design is an emerging field in the technology industry, even more so in the legal world of patents. (Sometimes this field is known by the shorthand UX/UI.) It might surprise you to know that the fastest growing segment of design patent filings is in the UX/UI space. Read More

  • WalkMe Raises Another $25M For Its Platform To Get Around Websites And Software More Easily

    WalkMe Raises Another $25M For Its Platform To Get Around Websites And Software More Easily

    Confusing or complicated website and software design can cost companies a lot in lost traffic and business, but for one startup, it’s a problem that is proving to be lucrative. WalkMe, which has developed a platform that integrates with existing software and sites to help guide people through using them — used by companies like eBay, Salesforce and Expedia — has raised… Read More

  • Windows 8 Is “A Cognitive Burden”

    Windows 8 Is “A Cognitive Burden”

    It’s hard to blame Microsoft for making bold decisions with its upcoming desktop operating system. But the renamed Windows 8-style UI (or Modern UI) instead of Metro might be too great a departure from known and trusted interactions found in the previous versions of Windows. According to Raluca Budiu, User Experience Specialist with Nielsen Norman Group, who gave an interview to… Read More

  • User Experience And The Poison On The Tip Of The Arrow

    User Experience And The Poison On The Tip Of The Arrow

    I used Path twice. None of the people that I know are using Path. I even checked with an early adopter of social media recently and one of Path’s earliest users. She told me that she doesn’t see a lot of people using it. Generally, this is not a good indication. Maybe there are millions of secret Path users (or users in another geography that I don’t know about) but it seems… Read More

  • User Experience Vision For Startups

    User Experience Vision For Startups

    Welcome to 1889. The field of photography was just changed forever. Up until recently, the process of taking and developing photos was expensive and cumbersome. As a result photography was available only to professional photographers or rich people. Then, a guy named George Eastman comes up with a new way to take photos. He develops a special flexible, unbreakable, rolled film that allows… Read More