Category Archives: Review

Post-mortem: Spiritedd drive sharing service

One of our online services “Spiritedd” allowed driving enthusiasts to post their favourite drives online and share these with others. This service was later discontinued – read the full post for discussion on why it didn’t fly.

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Notes: Microsoft’s Craig Mundie on NUIs, Avatar Kinect, Surface 2 and telepresence

Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft Corporation, recently gave an interesting talk titled “More Like Us: Computing Transformed” where he discussed natural user interfaces, Avatar Kinect, Surface 2 and telepresence. Read the full post for brief notes and thoughts.

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Great ramp-up experience on the new Flickr photo page

Flickr have redesigned their photo page and their interactive tour of the new layout and features is exemplary. Read the full post for observations on how Flickr provide a great ramp-up user experience.

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Test your information architecture using C-Inspector

It is important that users can easily find the information they are looking for on your website – otherwise they’ll leave. It’s a good idea to test your new information architecture with real users before building the site.

Read the full post on how to run effective IA testing using a new tool called C-Inspector and how it compares to Optimal Workshop’s Treejack.

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Size matters: Searching residential real estate by floor area

How do you measure value when buying real estate? One important measure among a number of other factors is usable floor area.

We took a look at how size and floor area are represented on online real estate services around the world, and found that floor area is surprisingly underrepresented. Read the full post for more.

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  • Volkside products

    • Naview helps you create easier navigations through prototyping and testing
    • Wirify is a bookmarklet that lets you turn any web page into a wireframe in one click
    • Tweetpond is an underwater-themed ambient visualisation of Twitter
    • More …