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Ben Logan
14 November 2011

The debut of Samsung’s Galaxy Note has been causing a few waves in the mobile device industry since its recent arrival. Placed somewhere between a tablet and a phone, with a 5.2” Amoled display screen and an advanced pen-input technology, the Note lets users multi-task, create and enjoy rich media content on the go. Gregory Lee, President and CEO of Samsung Asia,  commented on the device: “The Galaxy Note is a revolutionary product to open a new category in the mobile industry and I am very proud of this accomplishment.” He explained: “Samsung Galaxy Note will redefine and enhance mobile…

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Ben Logan
10 November 2011

Summary Each member of a team plays a role in building a website or web app that is accessible ranging from the project manager, designer, developer, tester and Information Architect (IA). This article looks at a few key aspects of accessibility that if anticipated at IA stage go a long way to ensuring usable websites for people with access needs and safeguarding against costly fixes post launch. Before you start Before you start working on the IA you need to be sure what the parameters are for the build. The brief or requirements handed down by the project manager, or…

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Ben Logan
9 November 2011

The rise of Reddit to market prominence has worked in direct contrast to the decrease in Digg interest (their main competitor in the social voting realm). Now, with Reddit’s launch of a new range of recent updates, their user experience seems certain to bring the site’s status into the premier league. With the installation of an add-on for all supported browsers, the Reddit page has been given a custom dashboard and a selection of fresh features. The new Accounts option allows for easy switching between multiple users on the same PC, and a comment navigator allows users to easily find…

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Ben Logan
7 November 2011

Tablet PCs’ easy method of interaction is central to their attraction for children. Tablet PC experiences designed for children should promote: user control (including levels of difficulty and repetition), a wide variety of experiences and regular touch-interactions. Children love tablet PCs A recent study found that amongst 6 – 12 year old children, tablet PCs are the ‘most wanted’ electronic gift in the US.1 Another study showed that 3.6 million tablet PCs have been sold in the UK since they became available in April 2010.2 While these figures do not directly indicate the adoption of tablet PCs by children, it does…

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Ben Logan
7 November 2011

Startup company ZeroDesktop Inc. have launched their new cloud content management user interfaces, with the goal of allowing users to unify all of their digital content into one secure repository. ZeroPC2.0 aims to consolidate web content, external storage services, social sites and friends content regardless of where it is stored, thus doing away with the need for multiple logins and browser windows. Its universal search engine allows users to enter a keyword or other search terms such as tags and place names. It will also search through files, folders, documents and social content from sites such as Facebook, Google Docs…

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Ben Logan
4 November 2011

SAP has been talking gamification at the recent Enterprise 2.0 conference in Santa Clara – they aim to change the way that users engage with their software. The term gamification, defined as “the integration of game mechanics and game-thinking in non-game environments to boost engagement, loyalty and fun”, has been creeping into marketing speak a great deal this year. In a recent interview, Mario Herger, Senior Innovation Strategist for SAP Labs, admitted that their software is not “known for having compelling UI designs”. He spoke of the company’s plans to change this, saying “you work with it to do stuff…

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