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The future of telecom

UpTop CEO John Sloat recently checked in with Kim Baker, Area Vice President-Global Accounts, CenturyLink Business Solutions Group, for his thoughts about the future of telecom. The future of telecommunications: What do you see in your crystal ball? I see further consolidation of players (providers) in the market over time, with the dominant players having […]

Diptic is one of Jimmy Kimmel’s favorite apps!

In an interview with USA Today, late night comic Jimmy Kimmel listed our Diptic app as one of his favorite/go-to apps: Can’t ask for a better endorsement than that!  Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, is known for his savvy use of technology, and he talked to USA Today about the secrets for a great viral […]

Diptic PDQ: The Reviews Are In

Released last Wednesday to coincide with the launch of iOS 7, Diptic PDQ is a new streamlined mobile application for photo enthusiasts who want to create collages on the fly…and make them pretty darned quick.

Time for a change: Look Beyond the Status Quo With Modern UX Design

When we want to kick back and do some serious navel-gazing about design, we often wander over to Fast Company’s Co.Design site for inspiration and entertainment. That’s where we recently found this excellent little gem, parked amid headlines such as “How ‘The Simpsons’ Fixed Apple’s iPhone Keyboard” and “Watch A Girl Age into an Old Woman Before Your […]

Ticketmaster: Making the Case for a UX Transformation

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has never done business with Ticketmaster, and even harder-pressed to find diehard fans. From a PR perspective, it’s definitely not easy being Ticketmaster. The giant ticket broker has been a lightning rod in the entertainment world, generating waves of negative feedback over the years regarding its fees […]

Website tips from the peanut gallery

There are several important aspects to consider when setting the strategy of your online experience. Regardless if your strategy is a mobile first one (which I recommend) or not, there are several things you should consider. Imagery The User Experience Textual content Imagery 1. Make sure the people in your website imagery reflect your ideal […]

Effective User-Friendly Touch-First Web Design

Simplify Remember that touch controls are about direct manipulation Make sure your touch targets are BIG Do not rely on Hovering Give feedback and guidance where possible Simplify Strip out excess design elements and distracting content. Make content the primary focus. Make the calls to action distinctive and touch-able. Remember that touch controls are about […]