User Experience

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3D printers go mainstream: UX may be the key

January 29, 2015

I was excited to see Hoover partner with MakerBot, to allow people to 3D print their own vacuum cleaner accessories. It’s another brand that’s embracing maker culture; the mix of technology and DIY that’s starting to move from a group of enthusiasts to a mainstream audience. But if you’re …

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Giving the smartwatch a head start on success

November 3, 2014

Aside from the hype, will wearables gain mass market acceptance and become the next blockbuster technology category? Here are some specific ways the smartwatch can get a head start. 1. It is always by your side You don’t need to take it out of your pocket or even hold it in your hand; it …

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5 Steps That Will Make Smart TV Apps Smarter

September 22, 2014

As a mind-boggling array of new devices provide a constant supply of information and social connection, consumers are demanding that their TVs keep pace. At this year’s CES and SXSW, smart TVs were at the forefront of the discussion about the evolving role of television. At their core, smart …

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Is the time right for the smartwatch?

September 16, 2014

With the headline news at IFA 2014 that Apple will be joining the likes of Samsung, Huawei and Sony in launching a smartwatch, our new global study* offers a unique insight into consumers’ views on wearable technology in China, Germany, South Korea, the UK and the US. What expectations do …

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