Archive for the 'Experience Visions' topic

UIEtips: What Makes an Experience Seem Innovative?

In this week’s UIEtips, I explain what makes an experience innovative. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Everyone assumed the old way of long lines was how you did it. They built their stores with dedicated space to accommodate the lines during busy periods, such as after the holidays. Apple’s new approach meant their architects […]

Building a Vision from a Journey Map

The task of coming up with a long-term vision of your design can be a daunting one. It’s a lot of responsibility to try to imagine what an ideal experience can be, then render a possible design that makes that easier. However, there’s a way to break down the problem into bite-sized bits that make […]

The Value of Apple’s Knowledge Navigator: Gruber Has It Partially Right

John Gruber has it partially right: When companies release these futuristic videos (like Microsoft and RIM), they are doing it for PR. And I agree with Gruber that if those companies don’t have a current experience that matches the awesomeness of the videos, then they are sending mixed messages. However, where I think Mr. Gruber […]

UIEtips: On UX Leadership

The field of user experience has grown incredibly over the past decade. It is really quite refreshing to see the number of companies who are starting to view user experience as an essential part of their business strategy. Design skills are in high demand. It is a great time to be a UX professional. But […]

iPad + Siri = Knowledge Navigator

[Update: MSNBC picked up on this story and reminded me that I wrote an article deconstructing the Knowledge Navigator a while back.] Back in 1987, Apple (under the direction of John Sculley, not Steve Jobs), released a video of what Apple products could be like in the future. Called the Knowledge Navigator, it showed a […]

UI16 Spotlight: Kicking Off Projects Right with Kevin Hoffman

[We're butt-deep in preparations for the User Interface 16 Conference. For my part, I get to work closely with the amazing speakers we've assembled, helping them construct their full-day workshops. Here's the second part of my series introducing each of the UI16 experts.] So much of a project’s success is determined at its start. If […]

Day 1: Seattle Web App Masters Tour

Well, we’ve just wrapped up the first day of the UIE Web App Masters Tour stop in Seattle. What a day! Blogger Pam Rodriguez has done a tremendous job summarizing the first day’s sessions. You can read them here: My talk: Mobilism & UX: Inside the Eye of the Perfect Storm Bill Scott’s talk: Designing […]

Building a Five Year Vision

Jon writes: I am looking for suggestions of sites that offer good educated guesses about websites / web interactions in the future. We’re working on our five-year plan at our university. Keep up the great work – your presentations are always informative, feature great web talent, and I always walk away feeling like I’ve learned […]

Visual Design Essentials for Non-Designers

The skills you need to discover and fix many common visual design problems don’t require an art degree. The term “web design” implies knowledge and understanding of visuals, creative, even artistic ability. But not everyone practicing web design comes from this background, and the process of improving your site’s design can be daunting. Thankfully, Dan […]

The Art of Asking the Question

The topic of our next UIE Virtual Seminar is so important, and no one talks about it. On Thursday, January 28, Steve Portigal will deliver his talk: Deep Dive Interviewing Secrets: Making Sure You Don’t Leave Key Information Behind. (Oh, and by the way, our last event sold out, so you’ll want to Register your […]