User Experience

Lyft hires Katie Dill as VP of Design

Lyft has hired Katie Dill as its new Vice President of Design, overseeing design in a broad sense across the company, covering user experience, product and more. Dill joins from Airbnb, where she was

WalkMe raises $75M at a ‘$935M’ valuation for its on-screen guidance tech

More funding is rolling in for Israeli startups. Today, WalkMe — company that has built a cloud-based platform for businesses to make web and mobile interfaces and experiences easier to navigat

Twitter tests rounded buttons and thumbnails…because that’s the problem?

Twitter is testing a new interface for its mobile applications on iOS and Android, which involves rounded profile images, buttons and other features. It's unclear what advantage going "round" would br

Salesforce acquires Sequence to build out its UX design services

Salesforce has made another acquisition that underscores how the CRM and cloud software giant is looking to sell more services to its customers that complement the software they are already buying.

Look out for Ultrahaptics haptic feedback in new cars this year

Since Ultrahaptics was founded in 2013, the company has showed off a string of better and better technical demos. Which has been fun, but obviously where the rubber really hits the road (pun most emph

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 talk

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 befor

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 Ninte

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

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 h

Windows 8 Is “A Cognitive Burden”

It's hard to blame Microsoft for making bold decisions with its upcoming desktop operating system. But the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/09/metro-ms-windows8/">renamed</a> Windows 8-sty

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 l

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 o