Humans: The Missing Link In Online Security


Implementing online security is ultimately a human undertaking. The tools have to be sufficient enough to protect you and your clients, but efficient enough not to get in the way of providing the best user experience possible. While technology will get you part of the way, the inevitable corner-cutting by users will ultimately expose the notion that technology cannot … [Read more...]

Wearable Innovation Management


The rise of wearables and personal data tracking is proving to be more than just a tool for health. It’s all part of that buzz phrase ‘The Internet of Things.’ With Apple’s entry into the wearable game, the app development for this market will really take off. Regardless if you’re a fanboy or not, developers will have to address how wearables will interact with parent … [Read more...]

Gesture Conjecture: Real Space UI


The role of gesturing has been evolving and adapting on the mobile spectrum for a decade. As most would understand it, a gesture is a command input by touch onto a touch enabled screen or mouse pad. The term arguably entered the mainstream with Apple’s trackpad and input commands. With 12 standard gesture commands on desktop and 8 for mobile, gestures solve unique … [Read more...]

Designing A User Experience For Wearable Devices


Wearable devices are the hottest thing since the iPhone. They have been the buzzword in the tech industry the whole year. Now that we are only a few months away from Apple releasing their Apple Watch and finally getting a whole picture of the entire list of products and their features, we can talk about how we can design a user experience for this type of devices. … [Read more...]

Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) Software – An Introduction


In terms of technological development, we may still be at least a couple of decades away from having truly autonomous, intelligent artificial intelligence systems communicating with us in a genuinely “human-like” way. But, in many ways, we’re progressing steadily towards this future scenario at a surprisingly fast pace thanks to the continuing development of what is … [Read more...]

Touchscreen Desktops: Yay or Nay?


Touchscreen desktops are a surprisingly controversial subject. While the high tech community, like Microsoft, adopted a ‘yes we should because we could’ reasoning, many users strongly disagree. This has somewhat contributed to the sweeping dissatisfaction with Windows 8. Transitioning to touchscreen desktops is going to be a difficult process. (Lead image source: Intel … [Read more...]

SkyPhrase: Natural Language Processing For Google Analytics


It’s really important to understand who is visiting your web site or blog - who referred your visitors, which cities are they accessing it from, which pages they visited the most, which search keywords led to visitors who buy the most stuff, etc. All of these questions help you know your visitors better and through this you can further modify your website in order to help … [Read more...]

A Confusing User Interface And Poor Usability Are Killing Ford’s Quality Ratings


Believe it or not, new electronic systems with poorly designed software are to blame for a substantial decline in Ford Motor Company's quality ratings. According to J.D. Power & Associates, Ford's reputation for quality has been declined rapidly in the last 2 years. Survey data collected by JD Power has dropped Ford from 5th overall in quality 2010 down to 27th by … [Read more...]