When mobile or tablet design is executed well, the device feels like the extension of our bodies. Because interfaces respond even before we consciously give them a command. Often, the interface “dissolves in behavior” and we feel empowered, as though the device we hold in our hand is the equivalent of Iron Man’s suit of cybernetic armor, or Batman’s utility belt. I call this empowering experience a “Magic Moment”.
Why do some million-dollar apps fail, while simple apps like Instagram make billions? The answer is “Magic Moments”. And on May 16th, the author of best-selling book “Designing Search: UX Strategies for eCommerce Success” will show you how to create “Magic Moments” in your own Mobile and Tablet apps.
NOTE: Not for beginners. The Expert Strategy(TM) Series is aimed at mastery of advanced design principles.
… until you read this article. I had a QR code on my business card for years, and studied how to engage people after the initial QR Code scan, and how to drive tangible value. Here I will reveal everything I learned about using QR Codes for personal and social connection, including using special formats like MECARD, and the secrets of linking to Twitter, LinkedIn, blog posts and custom landing pages.
In my experience, mobile usability tests, as they are popularly conducted, are a waste of time and resources and in vast majority of cases fail to lead to creation a better mobile product. Instead, I conduct RITE (Rapid Iterative Testing and Evaluation) studies: the only methodology that I’ve actually experienced in the real life yielding more delightful, usable and successful mobile products in less time.
Cross-Channel Search: Design Approaches for Mobile and Tablet
The rise of smartphones and tablets is an unprecedented opportunity for all kinds of search to escape traditional limits and become the single best way to access information. In context. Real-time. Come hear practical tips for designing search with tap-ahead, geo-location, still image and video input, voice and unprecedented personalization… While juggling crushing constraints: limited screen real estate, fat fingers, spotty connections, multi-tasking and shortened attention span. From the author of “Designing Search: UX Strategies for eCommerce Success” (Wiley, 2011).
Sites like YouTube and Facebook are already projecting mobile use to surpass desktop use as early as *this year*. What’s your mobile and tablet strategy? Allow me to humbly present the wisdom I got from the experience of walking the last 365 miles. Barefoot. In the snow. Uphill both ways.
“Designing from Zero” – how to analyze UI challenges that are often the hidden cause of zero-results pages as a catalyst for creating powerful, original design solutions that create customer delight and business revenue.
I wrote the definitive book on the subject: “Designing Search: UX Strategies for eCommerce Success”. In this workshop, I help you understand and create a cross-channel digital search strategy and show you how to improve the search experience through practical, intuitive interface design patterns that create 10X or more in ROI.
People often ask me if there are companies “out there” that truly embrace UX. In my experience, not one company I ever worked at was truly customer-centric. While some companies might say they are in their mission statement and even hire lots of designers/UX people, companies are only truly committed to one single thing: making …
In this article I propose the concept of Experience Partners as a whole new way of thinking about our customers as partners in holistic product experiences. Experience Partners reflects an emerging paradigm shift from a focus on product features to instead conceptualizing holistic product experiences, and embodies our best understanding of how to design products that create delight and become integral, harmonious parts of people’s lives.