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  • Insights on Switching, Centering, and Gestures for Touchscreens :: UXmatters

    Insights on Switching, Centering, and Gestures for Touchscreens :: UXmatters

    By Steven Hoober Published: September 2, 2014 “Touch devices are still fairly new. We’re still developing patterns for interactions and are just now beginning to understand how users understand and employ their touchscreen devices.” While I’ve discovered many things in the last few years about how users work with touchscreen devices, the one thing I’m […]

  • Riding the Juggernaut That Left Print Behind – NYTimes.com

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    David Carr of the New York Times describes his struggle to keep up with reading printed publications in the era of instant news and information: Even if you aren’t one of those people worried about media consolidation — there are many in that number — the big bolt of lightning last week that pierced a summer […]

  • Email Design Reference and Resources

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    by Phillip Simon, @quicmdirector Did you know that the email service MailChimp provides free tutorials and resources for creating HTML email messages? While some of the tutorials are about MailChimp’s custom tagging, many of them are good, general descriptions of techniques and best practices. They even include email templates (Blueprints) on GitHub and describe what to do to get the templates to work in systems other […]

  • Coping with Shifts in Interactive Media Technology

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    Interactive Media Masters Program Director Phillip Simon analyzes how adaptable, inquisitive students can survive and stay engaged in the constantly shifting technology landscape, even a decade from now. This article is adapted from a conversation with an ICM prospective student who asked where technology will be in ten years and how will the program adapt. In 10 years, […]

  • Simplified User Experience Design Patterns eBook from Oracle

    I strongly recommend anyone interested in UX (User Experience) design to look at this free publication Oracle has put together. It demonstrates how design and UX can be standardized across an enterprise wide Web application. Phill Simon (@quicmdirector) Karen Scipi (@karenscipi) writes: The Oracle Applications User Experience team is delighted to announce that our Simplified User Experience Design Patterns for the Oracle Applications Cloud Service eBook is available for […]

  • Who Watches The Watchmen?

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    By John R. Mariano It should be just as illegal for Google to download private data as it is for the U.S. government to seize data without a warrant. The laws that would protect my privacy are also laws that did not anticipate how technology houses private data. If my two-year-old iPhone is already a […]

  • Buying Popularity

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    Why Buying Social Media Lists is a Science, Not an Art By Ann Marie Gagliardi As a marketing professional, I’m constantly looking for ways to promote my company’s products, services, and expertise.  I admit to buying lists that often include physical addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and job titles, because it can be very difficult […]

  • Blended Classrooms a Must for Learning UI and UX Design

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    By Charmaine A. Banach Learning User Interface and User Experience design in a blended classroom is more effective than in a traditional course because the combination encourages discovery and interaction on multiple levels. A blended classroom is just that – a course set in dual environments, both online and offline. Some of the benefits of […]