Tag : UX

Written on Apr, 26, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Three: The Product is a Symbol Over the course of this series, we’ve discussed a few initial business challenges and design strategies to get up and running with your Real-time business transformation. As your business moves along the maturity curve and commits itself to new business models and the connected products that support them, several new inherent challenges emerge. In …

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Written on Mar, 15, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

By now, most of us have heard the business promise of the Internet of Things (IoT): Connecting products to the cloud and enabling them to communicate to each other and to their manufacturers will provide a wealth of data that can transform the way companies engage with their customers. Let’s boil that down to its essence: Leveraging the information provided …

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Written on Oct, 19, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

Every business today is going through a digital transformation as a result of disruptive forces in the market; from born-in-the-cloud competitors to the increasing demands of customers, partners and employees to engage through modern digital experiences. They are evolving from relying only on historical data to learning to use both historical and real-time data to drive innovation, business strategy and …

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Written on Oct, 20, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

You may have heard recently about LinkedIn being ordered in court to pay $13m in damages as a result of its bad user experience which forces, or tricks, its newly signed users to spamming their contacts without their knowledge. The figure comes from 10 dollars in damages charged to every user. If this had been proved to cause mental anguish, …

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Written on Aug, 17, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Intranets have evolved beyond the need for document repositories we saw in the 2000s. The Intranet has become what it always conspired to be – a true work tool employees can use to be more effective and drive greater results for an enterprise. But most attempts at portals, whether it’s used as a source of communication, or a brand resource …

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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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