Tag : UX

Written on Apr, 14, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] There have been lots of changes with Windows of the past few years. A while back, Microsoft radically changed the way Windows worked with Windows 8. The goal was to start to converge the different operating systems into a single core. Windows 10 is the culmination of that convergence which started out as “Three Screens and a …

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Written on Sep, 30, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Recently, BlueMetal was selected as a finalist for a best UX – product award at MITX, an esteemed network of technology marketers. This was for a large scale data visualization wallboard produced for the energy monitoring company EnerNOC. What’s really impressive about this experience is we went from this: to this: in under 8 weeks.  Most of our clients and colleagues …

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Written on Jul, 11, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

In our final post on this three part series, we will look at how to choose a mobile strategy wisely to deliver on your unique brand as quickly as possible. If we take a look at Windows 8, iOS6 an Android, they have unique user interfaces, brands, and gestures. This means that for one OS, your design is easy to …

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Written on Jun, 21, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

In our second post, we will discuss, with a concrete example, how one brand can maintain its values when applying to a digital experience that may not be within their purview. A good example is a travel brand. Let’s take the website hipmunk.com Hipmunk states that it is ‘The fastest, easiest way to plan travel’ and its user experience certainly …

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Written on Apr, 08, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] I am recently attended Microsoft’s Developer’s Conference, Build 2014.  When I have attended conferences in the past, I have usually blogged about all the great announcements throughout the conference.  As I sit here, at the beginning of Day 3, I have not written about a single announcement.  I decided to change up how I report on the …

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Written on Apr, 07, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

In a recent blog posting, Jennifer Bresnick quoted Microsoft’s Peter Han’s thoughts on what mobile EHR users look for in a tablet – it’s an interesting read. At BlueMetal, we build lots of tablet applications on lots of platforms (including Windows 8, iOS, and Android), and are especially interested in helping healthcare providers improve patient care via careful application of …

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Written on Apr, 07, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

In the first of our three part series, we will be talking about Brand, understanding how it works, and how to secure its consistency for the future. So you and a friend are in a heated debate about whether Apple is better than Microsoft or if Google is the frontrunner that will beat them all in a race to take …

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Written on Jul, 26, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

This month, at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, BlueMetal Architects was named “U.S. Windows Accelerate MAAP Execution Excellence Partner of the Year for 2013.” The Microsoft Application Acceleration Program (MAAP) supports Microsoft’s customers who are interested in building custom line-of-business or business-to-consumer Windows 8 applications.  The program provides funding assistance to help customers be among the first to develop Windows 8 …

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Written on Jun, 14, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

We’re excited to announce the release of our very own BlueMetal Windows 8 app to the Windows Store – http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/bluemetal-architects/0330818b-ea4b-4a4e-8426-333e28b208dc Learn about our people, practices, and locations, and read our job postings, blogs, tweets, and events. For the fans of native Win8 functionality, we’ve incorporated the app bar, semantic zoom, the search charm, and the share charm at appropriate places …

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Written on May, 13, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

Last week, Tech Data announced the release of their access TD app to the Windows 8 Store. The app provides product and order information to their solution providers via a cleanly designed user interface, with the goal of helping them close deals faster.  Tech Data teamed with BlueMetal to design and develop the app.  “This was a great project,” Szymon …

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