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Responsive Websites for Entrepreneurs

There are lots of tools and platforms these days making it easier than ever for small businesses to create a cross-platform digital presence. However, the abundance of tools can be overwhelming for a non-expert, and most out-of-the-box solutions are disappointing. … Continue reading

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On the IKEA “in-store” experience

The IKEA business model has its good and bad points. Their modular furniture design saves on packaging material and shipping costs, and results in lower cost to the consumer. Overall the quality of their products for the price is very good. These points could certainly be examined in greater detail, but instead I want to talk about the IKEA “in-store” experience. If you’ve never been to an IKEA store, I wouldn’t recommend it. Continue reading

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Propellerhead makes a proper entry to the Apps market with Figure

Propellerhead Software, the company behind the legendary music production software Reason, entered the mobile App market earlier in 2012 by releasing Re-Birth for iPhone and iPad. I wrote a brief critique of that product, with which I was very disappointed. … Continue reading

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Music, Art, and Innovations in UI/UX Design

Electronic music and digital art have often come together to produce innovations in UI/UX design. Lately I’ve come across some really good examples of this.

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How NOT to succeed with Mobile/Tablet Apps

Are you planning to take a successful software (or web) application and make it available on the iPhone and/or iPad? Well, here’s one sure way to fail: do almost nothing to change your application, just make it smaller! This is … Continue reading

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On the Meaning and Importance of “User Experience”

“So, what do you do?” This is a question everyone both asks and receives in social situations. If you work in a very specialized field, such as User Experience Design, that can lead to an interesting conversation.

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