Interfaces and Usability

Winning the Information War with Mobile

Guest Post by Hemant Ramachandra We’ve all heard the saying that information is power and that’s never been truer. Today’s consumers are now often armed with more information than the sales teams that serve them. As a result, the sales force is often at a disadvantage—needing to scramble to make sure they remain relevant to […] MORE

May 10, 2013

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The Value of Visualization

Recently I was discussing a history project with my son.  He was writing a paper about the inconsistencies in access to clean water in all parts of the world and their causes.  In researching the history of urban water access, he came across the story of the outbreak of cholera in the mid-1800’s in London […] MORE

April 24, 2012

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Will the Mobile User Interface Overtake the Desktop?

In the October 2011 Wired, Steven Levy writes about how the scroll bar has disappeared in Apple’s latest desktop operating system, code-named Lion.  Instead of using a mouse to point and drag to move the page up and down, Lion changes the metaphor into a two-fingered multi-touch movement, similar to the move used on your […] MORE

October 05, 2011

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3 Things CIOs Need to Know About HTML5

Guest post by Henry Hwangbo If you don’t read any further, these are the 3 things you need to know about HTML5: HTML5 simplifies web development, expedites delivery, and improves the customer experience across multiple platforms and channels - there is little to no downside HTML5 is not the future - it’s here right now […] MORE

February 23, 2011

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iPad’s Killer App for the Enterprise

I have been using the iPad daily for about 6 weeks and love it.  It is a great media computer for video ( and netflix are fantastic), newspapers and books (my Kindle books have new life with the superb graphics).  The browsing experience is great and of course the games are plentiful (Scrabble and Jumbline […] MORE

May 27, 2010

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Can Haptics Touch the Enterprise?

I had the chance to drive the 2010 Lexus HS 250 hybrid while my car was in the shop. While it’s good to see more hybrids hitting the road, the more interesting thing to me was the new navigation system and the controller that drives it. Aside from several mediocre dial-oriented efforts from BMW, Audi […] MORE

January 07, 2010

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The Apple Enterprise Business Case: Happier Users

As a consultant, I have the benefit of seeing the trends of many companies as well as the behaviors of my own firm.  One is the explosion of iPhones, as both sanctioned and unsanctioned enterprise devices.  Another is the buzz surrounding Apple desktops and laptops in the enterprise computing scene, to the point where some […] MORE

May 21, 2009

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