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4 Tips for Pairing a Great User Experience with Your IoT Device

At the turn of the decade, the Internet of Things was still a largely conceptual and primordial entity. Nonetheless, experts in the tech sector were generally in consensus that the IoT would become a global force in the very near future. Today, there are now an astounding 22.9 billion connected devices integrated into the network […]

Emerging Tech Underscores the Importance of UX Testing

Even UX is subject to the primary tenet of evolution—survival of the fittest. After years of experimentation in web design, industry standards and best practices have been firmly established and accepted by a majority of developers and designers. Even mobile, which is a relatively new interface by comparison, leaned on a set of OS-reinforced design […]

Design and Distraction—Key Takeaways from Tristan Harris’ TED Talk

Based on the results of a recent survey created by financial management company Think Money, we’re going to need to add a new page to our 12-month calendar to make up for all the productivity lost due to distractions in the workplace. Respondents to the survey indicated that they become distracted for 759 hours every […]

Connected Car UX: ReachNow Ignites Thoughts on the Future of Car-sharing

Seattle’s fastest-growing new meetup, IoT Hub, hosted its fourth event with Steve Banfield, CEO of ReachNow, BMW’s new car-sharing service. ReachNow is headquartered in Seattle and already has hundreds of vehicles deployed around the city. Prior to ReachNow, Steve led another connected car company, INRIX, into the smart parking market with the acquisition of ParkMe. While […]
The newly released iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

4 Key Takeaways on the iPhone 7 Launch for Business Leaders

In many ways product launches from Apple, like the iPhone 7, can be seen as the zeitgeist that propels the user experience today. On one hand, the company can be seen as an innovator, introducing design changes and new features that affect how every one of us interacts with (or comes to expect to interact […]

IoT Marketing Strategy: Designing Success for your SMB

It’s noon. You’re famished. You head outside to find some lunch, but you can’t make up your mind about where to eat. All of a sudden your phone vibrates. It’s an alert from the sandwich shop to your right. You haven’t been there since you called in an order for a pastrami sandwich last month. […]

Data Center vs. the Cloud: Should I Move My Business?

Data centers contain all of a company’s proprietary data and are an essential part of any organization’s network. Traditionally, data centers are located on-site and managed by in-house IT departments. Yet, the emergence of cloud-based offerings has business leaders asking, “should I move my business to the cloud?” Many organizations seem to think they should. […]

How to Avoid the ‘Technology for Technology’s Sake’ Trap

In many ways it seems that we are in the early stages of an era of innovation that could realistically equal, or even surpass, the Industrial Revolution that transformed business and life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Working in the technology consulting business, it’s easy to see that we have entered into […]

Thoughts on the Apple Watch

Having used the Watch for the past few weeks and being able to test our own Apple Watch applications has been a great opportunity to experience this new platform. There have been positive insights and some quirks, but overall I can see it shaping up to be a great platform for consumers. Relying on its […]

GeekWire Mention: Apple Watch Apps, BusMe & PowPopFX

The much-anticipated Apple Watch launch has finally arrived. Media outlets have been especially abuzz with news of impending apps for the past few weeks, and UpTop is proud to be included in the mix. GeekWire covered UpTop’s BusMe and PowPopFX apps in their latest round up. Read more to find out who else is Apple Watch-ready! […]