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Every year Mary Meeker releases a report on internet trends which is considered one of the best resources for planners and strategists out there. This year was no exception. Some major insights include the continued rise of mobile across the globe, but even in the US more time is spent on mobile than ever before, but the ad spend isn’t relative. The options for mobile advertising is pretty limited right now, so this will be an interesting development in the next year where each app tries to own their revenue streams instead of relying on existing ad streams.
From the comments section in the article What It Was Like to Deliver a Presentation to Steve Jobs: “We had to make sure we presented our findings in a framework that represented the nature of human acceptance and connection and not features and benefits.” This is the difference between a great idea and a fun […]
There is a survey making the rounds which basically says very few people are interested in home automation and far fewer already have it. Two points on this. First, people are horrible at imagining the future. If you ask them about some piece of technology, many are not going to understand the potential impact. Look […]
I love when information is designed so that even the background color denotes a valuable variable, but sometimes it is executed poorly. Take this set of clocks from Mac OS Yosemite. The idea is that white-background clocks represent daylight and black-background clocks represent night time. But I’m not in Sydney so when I look at […]
Welcome Tours are the new splash screens. They could be useful, but that seems to be the exception rather than the rule. They are not necessary, you can let people know that there are new features without forcing them to view your pop-up, in fact, Clash of Clans just gives you an icon with a badge alert in the app itself. Here is how Skype has decided to introduce a major overall of their desktop app.
There are a lot of factors that determine the readability of text, including screen resolution and the eyesight of the user. This article touches on quite a bit, so if you are interested in readability, go dig in.
Clever design element here that few implement. Instead of just using sliders that have values, make the background hint at what the results will be. What can you do in the space given? How much information can you provide? What do users want to know? Why are they moving the sliders in the first place? Asking these types of questions will get you innovation.
With the increase in iPhones 6 screen sizes there is a renewed focus on the human factors and ergonomics involved in using larger devices with one hand.
Very few can come close to the reviews the DisplayMate does for the displays on phones and computers. If you are interested at all how the most recent iPhones 6 stack up, check out “iPhone 6 Display Technology Shoot-Out iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with the iPhone 5”.