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Our latest observations in user experience research.

Is the Android truly an open platform?

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From the start, Google’s Android operating system was touted as being ‘open.’ Standing in stark contrast to iOS, that mobile sanctuary behind Apple’s walled garden, Android held the promise of freedom, choice for the user, and a device that is totally open to the whims of the device owner. Well, the reality of Android’s open […]

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Twitter raises the bar

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Built from their own API, the new Twitter.com raises the bar for Twitter clients, including their own. Not yet released for wide-spread usage, the new Twitter caused quite a stir recently as their PR event unveiled a ground-up redesign of the popular site. The new design is slowly being rolled out to users and while […]

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I have a (note taking) dream

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As a User Experience Researcher, I am tasked with observing participants as they interact with various stimuli such as websites, mobile devices, paper prototypes, etc. As I observe their actions, I also probe to find out all that I can regarding their thoughts, frustrations, and comprehension. The way I keep track of all that I […]

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Conversation with a website

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I’ve come across this video which pokes fun at ‘difficult’ websites. It’s funny… and it’s true. Take away for the day: make sure that your user can perform core tasks from the landing page. Favorite quote: I can’t go back. That’s not how it works – I need to show you all your options or […]

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Apple opens up to developers

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Recently, Apple made a few significant announcements regarding apps and the App Store. http://developer.apple.com/appstore/guidelines.html 1. Developers can now use development tools other than Apple’s 2. Apple released the guidelines by which they review apps These are significant because up to this point, developers had to use Apple’s development environment to create iOS apps. For developers, […]

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The flexibility of an Android compared to an iPhone

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Recently, I switched over from an Apple iPhone to a Motorola Droid. I think the iPhone is an amazing device and it does an excellent job of keeping my life in order. However, the release of the new Droid 2 beckoned and I made the switch. Now that I’ve been using the Droid as my […]

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