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UX: Don’t Be Too Rigid

I read a great article the other day with the analogy that getting UX right is like walking a tight rope.  I agree wholeheartedly. In my opinion, bad user experience starts when a programmer has decided how the user should do something, but the user wants to use the program a different way.  Good user experience allows for flexibility.  The point is –don’t be too rigid.  Just like walking that tightrope, if you keep it too rigid, there isn’t any wiggle room.  One thing I’ve found is that people need wiggle room.

  • 27 May 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1858
Apple Debuts New MacBook Pro, iMac, and the First Apple Watch OS Update

​This week, Apple released a revamped version of its 15in MacBook Pro along with a new iMac and the first Apple Watch OS update.

  • 20 May 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1306
User Experience That Customers Run From

Last week we started a series of articles about bad user experience: here; this week we are going to continue our tour into the land of unfortunate user experiences.  This week I want you to picture finding a great new app.  Picture downloading that app.  Picture launching that app on your phone for the first time. Now picture... what?  You don't know what to do next.  You've never used this app before and there is no first time running help that pops up to help guide you along the way.  You're not interested in taking the time to sit down and figure the whole thing out.  Now it's gone to the back burner and eventually, when you need more memory on your phone, you'll delete it and move on.

  • 13 May 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1764
User Experience Annoyances

When a user experience is a good one -it's seamless.  You don't even realize how smooth your experience has been unless you look back and really think on it.  A bad user experience on the other hand ... Well, let's just stay those stick with you.  They can get your blood boiling or give you a horrible taste in your mouth towards a certain company, app, business, etc. that just won't go away.  I've decided to develop a series of articles about bad user experience, because when you've had enough you've had enough.  App developers, pay attention to this one, I promise you that a bad user experience will go a long way into ruining things for everyone.  Let's fix this before it goes too far.

  • 6 May 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1904
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Another Historic SpaceX Launch

We’ve been following SpaceX fairly closely over the past few months and we just brought you the details of their April 14th launch: here.  This was the most recent launch where they attempted to retrieve the rocket’s first stage by having it land on a floating platform.  On Monday April 27th, at 7:03 P.M. ET SpaceX completed another historic launch where they launched the country Turkmenistan’s first ever commercial satellite.
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User Experience Annoyances

When a user experience is a good one -it's seamless.  You don't even realize how smooth your experience has been unless you look back and really think on it.  A bad user experience on the other hand ... Well, let's just stay those stick with you.  They can get your blood boiling or give you a horrible taste in your mouth towards a certain company, app, business, etc. that just won't go away.  I've decided to develop a series of articles about bad user experience, because when you've had enough you've had enough.  App developers, pay attention to this one, I promise you that a bad user experience will go a long way into ruining things for everyone.  Let's fix this before it goes too far.
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User Experience That Customers Run From

Last week we started a series of articles about bad user experience: here; this week we are going to continue our tour into the land of unfortunate user experiences.  This week I want you to picture finding a great new app.  Picture downloading that app.  Picture launching that app on your phone for the first time. Now picture... what?  You don't know what to do next.  You've never used this app before and there is no first time running help that pops up to help guide you along the way.  You're not interested in taking the time to sit down and figure the whole thing out.  Now it's gone to the back burner and eventually, when you need more memory on your phone, you'll delete it and move on.
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Apple Debuts New MacBook Pro, iMac, and the First Apple Watch OS Update

​This week, Apple released a revamped version of its 15in MacBook Pro along with a new iMac and the first Apple Watch OS update.
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UX: Don’t Be Too Rigid

I read a great article the other day with the analogy that getting UX right is like walking a tight rope.  I agree wholeheartedly. In my opinion, bad user experience starts when a programmer has decided how the user should do something, but the user wants to use the program a different way.  Good user experience allows for flexibility.  The point is –don’t be too rigid.  Just like walking that tightrope, if you keep it too rigid, there isn’t any wiggle room.  One thing I’ve found is that people need wiggle room.
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UX: Engaging with a Consultant

We've been talking the last few weeks about user experience annoyances, turn offs, and bad practices that will drive customers away from using your product, program, website, etc.  The key here is that when you are dealing with any project that involves UX -it can benefit your project immensely to have an outside consultant.  Most people think that reaching out to a consultant is a last ditch effort, when that's not the case at all.
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