Time and behaviour context for smart interface design (IX)

September 1, 2017

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So earlier so I was suggesting that interfaces need to be smarter and better at predicting what I want when,  and morphing themselves accordingly. I suggest that time of day is a simple way to consider how this might work. If you look at the graph below you can see that Facebook has peaks at […]

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UX evolution as the user’s skills and needs improve over time.

September 1, 2017

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I’ve been thinking about the use of AI in apps and web sites. Currently there is a lot of effort going into the data science aspects, using AI to make sense, at a human scale, of the huge volumes of data. Separately there is a strong movement towards conversational interfaces where the AI is processing […]

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App discovery and installations are falling – is this a return to the golden month of old ?

September 1, 2017

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So there has been a string of reports over the last few months on the decline in the number of new apps being installed by users.  Most of these stories are based on American data,  but I am sure that this is a trend that is happening all over. Back in the day before we […]

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The loss of socialisation in the family

April 23, 2017

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Data showing how TV is moving from group to individual.

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Push notification fatigue – comScore data

February 15, 2017

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I find this interesting Yes is the short answer,  and it is entirely in line with other similar declines is use. We advertising in the late 1990’s had very good click through rates,  and now they are infitessimal. SMS and MMS advertising had huge response rates when first used,  guess what,  that’s right, they are […]

Mobile Web usage – and what comsore say

February 15, 2017

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ComScore have produced their 2016 US Mobile App report,  and it is full of very good data and graphs on all things mobile. However I would challenge their implied assertion that mobile users are not very interested in mobile web. I think a large proportion of the decline is that the mobile web sites are […]

Instant Apps and discovery

January 30, 2017

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Stories are going around about the fact that instant apps are finally starting to see the light of day.  But what are they and why should you care ? Firstly you should care because it should make a lot of actions we do on our devices much smoother and better.  For example you want to […]