LG G2 Product Introduction Video

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Ever since its launch on August 7th, the LG G2 has embarked on a mission to wow us all. We have already written about the cool features of the LG G2. And while we are waiting for this month's official debut on the major carriers, LG have stepped it up a notch by launching the LG G2 Product Introduction Video. The LG G2 Product Introduction Video LG have launched their LG … [Read more...]

The Art of Balancing User Experience and Security

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How much thought do users really give when they key in their username and password while making an online transaction or accessing online banking? Not much, I’m afraid. They trust the website and believe that the application they’re using is doing the right thing. But the World Wide Web is facing a growing concern of security breaches and phishing attacks, and that could put … [Read more...]

LG G2 Smartphone Review

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After so much anticipation the LG G2 has been launched on the 7th August in New York. Now that the phone has been revealed, the official site is showing much more than when we had written last time. The slogan “Learning From You” still dominates the official site - a clear indication that this was not just some pre-launch slogan but rather the official motto of the LG … [Read more...]

The LG G2 Official Launch – 7th August 2013

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And we now have a launch date! After much anticipation and sneak peaks such as the stylish 'QuickWindow case', the much-anticipated LG G2 will be unveiled on Wednesday 7th August at 11am (EST) in New York. And the best thing is that you too can enjoy the unveiling since the event will be streamed live. The LG G2 - The launch date teaser video The days preceding the … [Read more...]

New Five Euro Banknote – Balancing Security With Usability

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Very often we associate usability with websites or applications. Unfortunately, this is a very limited view. Usability encompasses anything that we interact with, such as household appliances, electronics, gadgets, tools and all the things which reside around us. And what is one of the things that we use on a daily basis? … yep, money! This train of thought went through my … [Read more...]

Republic Wireless’ $19 Per Month Unlimited Everything Plan

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Analysing Mobile phone usage statistics over the last couple of years indicates a predictable upward trend. As at May 2013, 91% of American adults have a cell phone. Naturally, one would expect that the economies of scale take into effect and the cost of mobile plan tariffs goes down. But unfortunately, despite the fact that the mobile phone has become a device that we cannot … [Read more...]

Requirements Gathering: A Step By Step Approach For A Better User Experience (Part 2)

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Requirements are statements about an intended system that specify what it should do and how to do it. In Part 1 of this article we have seen the difference between the two types of system requirements - functional and non-functional requirements. The article then proposed a 3-step approach which you can use in order to conduct requirements gathering with good user experience in … [Read more...]

Requirements Gathering: A Step By Step Approach For A Better User Experience (Part 1)

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A great user experience is all about enabling users achieve their objective when using your artifact - be it a website, a software system or anything that you create. Now take a step back. Trying to understand how to make it easy for users to achieve their goals would be pointless if you don't place it within the context of what you know about your users. The more you … [Read more...]

Dark Tourism: Website User Experience Analysis

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According to a study by Jakob Nielsen, users will look at your site for 10 to 20 seconds before deciding whether they should proceed on reading more or leaving. Needless to say, those few seconds can make or break you. We have already written about why website usability is important for a company and how to shift your business structure to provide a better user experience. In … [Read more...]

User Experience LinkedIn Groups For UX Enthusiasts

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At one point or another, we’ve all been overwhelmed by the numerous amounts of resources circulating throughout LinkedIn. Recommended news for you based on your interests, hundreds upon hundreds of discussions (some of which are annoyingly ‘fluff’ material), non-stop updates shared by your connections – identifying your interests to sift material seems like a waste and all can … [Read more...]

Top 5 E-Commerce Trends For 2013

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In this growing age of globalization, online businesses are trying hard to please customers and generate profits. This article discusses what I consider to be the five key trends of e-commerce for 2013 and suggests ways in which you can benefit from them. … [Read more...]

6 User Experience Statistics You Should Pay Attention To

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Numbers, feedback, trends and other statistics coming from several areas which lie within and outside an organisation are factored so deeply in User Experience (UX) that they make their gathering, evaluation and the setting of action points an intricate science in and of itself. Indeed, the depth that is involved in the field of User Experience and its growing prevalence that … [Read more...]

Usability Testing Of UK Cinema Websites – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this article, we have seen the usability problems encountered by users when they try to book cinema tickets for kids on a Saturday morning. The websites that were tested were all UK cinema websites: CineWorld, Empire Cinemas and Odeon Cinemas. This article shows two other tasks that were performed by users during the same usability testing session, namely the … [Read more...]

Usability Testing Of UK Cinema Websites – Part 1

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During a recent spot of unavoidable eavesdropping in a slow-moving queue, I overheard two ladies expressing great frustration at their less-than-positive experiences on cinema websites. This reminded me of usability testing on UK Cinema websites that we had carried out in late 2011. Back at the office, I dug up the video clips of user testing that we had recorded back then. … [Read more...]

Open Universities Australia TAFE Advert – Personas In Advertising

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Earlier this week I came across a YouTube advert for Open Universities Australia (OUA). The OUA basically consists of seven Australian Universities who have teamed to offer online tertiary education. The advert in question which is for the Technical And Further Education (TAFE) struck me for two reasons - the obvious one is its originality and humor. The second one is the way … [Read more...]

Measuring the Success of Your Bring Your Own Device Program

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In an earlier article, we had discussed how the practice of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) can be good for mobile usability. In fact, BYOD programs are increasing in popularity as their benefits become more apparent. Forrester Consulting (Forester Research Inc.) recently reported the top three benefits companies receive when instituting a BYOD program: increased employee … [Read more...]