Australian software development firm Readify is moving to acquire local user experience design company Folk, plugging a chunk of its AU$7 million capital-raising effort into the partner agency.
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Google can design pure Android all it wants but the reality is that managing a consistent user experience is a lot like herding cats given hardware partners all have their own overlays.
BlackBerry said BBM for Windows retains the native user experience and modern design of the Windows UI.
IBM will add a series of design and data consulting labs around the world and invest $100 million in its Interactive Experience practice.
During a conversation with Workday's Chief Technology Officer, Stan Swete, we spoke about simplifying enterprise applications for the cloud.
Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts brings customer experience, fashion, design and tech cred to Apple's already powerful retail business.
It's day five and the usual experience with the new Federal healthcare exchange is one of failure. At least the government has admitted to defects in the design and implementation of the system.
IBM is taking its decades of mainframe design experience and offering new PureSystems to address the needs of virtualized environments, cloud computing and hybrid environments.
Most 3rd party Office apps tend to copy the design we are used to and offer some flashier colors and layouts. Quip is a new cross-platform experience that focuses on sharing and simplifying the experience.
HTC is trying to change the discussion on cameras from megapixels to the full experience. They offer a new ultrapixel camera design with some slick software innovations that set the HTC One apart from everyone.
Watching Microsoft's Program Manager for the Windows User Experience, Jensen Harris, tell the story of Windows 8's UI design has a little of that disaster movie feel.
E2 evolves to focus on mobile, data, analytics, cloud services and user experience and design
MindTouch wants to speed up its social help desk through an integration with Salesforce's Service Cloud.
I only dislike the latest version of the GNOME Linux desktop, Linus Torvalds, Linux's primary inventor, hates it.
The thing that leaves people scratching their heads is the mantra, Design for mobile first! "What does that mean, exactly?," they ask. "Is it about user interface design?" The industry answer is that it's about user experience design, but that's not quite right. Design for mobile first! is really about business design.
Companies tend to put design as low priority when developing software due to time, resource constraints, but this is "irresponsible" and might result in negative user experience, watchers warn.
Since last week's announcements around WOA, Microsoft's implementation of Windows on the ARM platform, there's been a lot of focus on the consumer, and how the design decisions affect them and their experience. But how do those decisions work for the enterprise – and could the enterprise, Microsoft's core audience, be the reason for them?
The Omnia W is attractively priced, and the screen is large enough to deliver a reasonable web browsing (if you can live without Flash) and mobile email experience. Build quality is solid, but the design is unremarkable.
The lack of enforced interface design prevents Android from providing a good user experience.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini discusses Intel’s notebook venture as the “most satisfying and complete computer experience” ever with a sleeker and lighter design and a long battery life at mainstream prices. The first Ultrabooks have already started shipping from select partners and more will be on the way by the holiday season this year.
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