All the stuff we make – whether it’s a machine, or a piece of software, or something as simple as this chunk of text – doesn’t exist in isolation. Every piece of output is a symbiont, waiting for its host; one half of a partnership. There’s the thing itself, to be comprehended and consumed, and then there’s the consumer. A thing that hinders that relationship instead of facilitating it isn’t really a valid thing at all.

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If big data is going to see its potential in the enterprise, we as builders of technology need to ensure that business users can eventually get to a spot where they can focus on asking the right questions and analysis—not manually manipulating the data so that it can be analyzed. Humans have a tremendous capacity to detect patterns and insights in data and can be aided by machine intelligence.

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Methods to Achieve User Delight | inspireUX

Be Smart Anticipate my needs and be one step ahead of me. It’s unexpectedly nice when a product knows what I’m trying to do before even I do. Use technology wisely to do things automatically and intelligently. Don’t make me do a lot of manual work to get things done....

Update to UXPin Wishlist

On January 6th I wrote a wishlist for some improvements I would like to see implemented into UXPin. That same day the CEO of UXPin Marcin Treder replied to my twitter post promising to make good on the list. Well. Three short days later UXPin made good on their...
Wishlist for UXpin Improvements

Wishlist for UXpin Improvements

UXPin is a wireframing tool that is run in a browser (cloud based). I use this tool daily for my UX work. I spend a great deal of time in this browser app and for the most part it is very useful in mocking up wireframes and applying interactions which help the team...