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5 Key User Experience Design Principles

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It’s not uncommon for people to forget about the importance and value of a good user experience.  Why?  Well, to be honest, processing it is second nature to most of us and we usually do that subconsciously.  Find an app on your phone, a piece of software, a website or even a kitchen gadget that… Read more »

The Fabled Design Method – Part 2

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In our last post we talked in some detail about user experience design (UXD or UED), the Design Method and how the method differs from the process.  In this post we’ll spend a little time talking about that often elusive creative process and getting those creative juices flowing to get a great result. How to… Read more »

What is the Mythical UX Designer

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So what exactly is a UX Designer? It’s one of those roles that are often cloaked in mystery in the software and application development world to those who don’t eat and breathe programming code for a living.  Their job is to design an experience starting from the interface, graphics, physical interaction, etc. and incorporate that… Read more »

The Fabled Design Method

| Tags: Devin Jordan, Uncategorized

What is user experience design and how does it work? You’re probably familiar with the phrase “reinventing the wheel”. Well, user experience design is a little bit like that. At a high level, user experience design (UXD or UED) is a broad term that covers all aspects of a user’s experience with your system. This… Read more »

Microsoft Unveils NUads – Kinect Technology is on the Rise

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Gesture-based technology is starting to pop up in many facets of our everyday life; retail, enterprise, automotive, etc. Microsoft’s NUads will begin to air on Xbox Live this fall, utilizing the incredibly popular Kinect motion sensor. “NUads transform standard 30-second TV spots into engaging and actionable experiences using the power of voice and gesture controls… Read more »

Microsoft Reported to Buy Yammer?

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Microsoft has been the highlight of many tech news reports in the past weeks. With reports of new Windows 8 tablets being unveiled this coming Monday (June 18th) along with the invite-only Windows Phone Developer Summit, the Redmond-based tech giant seems to be making big moves. A report in the Wall Street Journal stated that… Read more »

Windows 8 Preview – Take the Jump

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To Metro or not to Metro that is the question. As we edge our way closer to the release of the official Windows 8, many of us must decide whether or not to make the jump to the much anticipated Microsoft OS. It is touted as the best of both worlds, in that it provides… Read more »

DARON YONDEM NAMED AS A NOKIA DEVELOPER CHAMPION

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One of our two resident Microsoft MVPs has been recognized as a Nokia Developer Champion. Congratulations to Daron! Daron Yondem has been named a member of Nokia Developer Champion, a recognition and reward program for top mobile developers worldwide. Every six months, Nokia Developer, world’s largest dedicated mobile application developer community, invites outstanding members of the developer.nokia.com community… Read more »