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Here you’ll find our latest news, company updates, and events as well as some reviews of the latest trends and technology.

Ben Logan
28 October 2011

Predicted in 2006 to make a 2012 debut, cutting-edge nano technology applied to user interfaces has made a slightly earlier appearance, with Nokia showing off their new prototype at an event recently in London. Dubbed a ‘Kinetic’ display, their device has a flexible body constructed by lining elastomer (essentially bendy plastic) with carbon nanotubes. The tubes are pliant enough to allow the device to bend, based on the electrical resistance generated from motion. This relatively simple principle allows for revolutionary new steps in user interface design.  While the technology has been in use for some time, the cost of carbon…

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Ben Logan
26 October 2011

Pioneering e-Learning software Lectora has been given a completely redesigned user interface that will offer easier navigation and streamlined functionality. The software, which is produced by Trivantis Corporation, is regarded by many as the most powerful authoring tool in the e-Learning market. This latest release includes the Flash content creation tool, Flypaper, which allows both programmers and non-programmers to create and share media rich content. Speaking on the subject of the new development, Peter Bray, Chief Marketing Officer at Trivantis Corporation, commented: “Backed by over a decade of experience in the creation of powerful e-Learning software, we remain dedicated to…

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Ben Logan
25 October 2011

Nokia’s new eye-catching Windows Phone, the Lumia 800 has finally been launched after much anticipation. The device boasts an impressive 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display, Carl Zeiss optics and 1.4Ghz processor. In addition, the phone’s design has taken its starting point from the popular Nokia N9 and comes with the power and usability of Windows Phone 7.5, which Nokia have put their own spin on with a series of customised apps. This is the first Nokia that runs the Windows Phone operating system instead of Nokia’s own Symbian or MeeGo software. It offers enhanced multichannel usability as it can…

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Ben Logan
21 October 2011

Matt Walsh, the Executive Experience Director at advertising agency Crispin Porter and Bogusky, has spoken of the need for brands to capitalise on the narrative links between touch points to prompt action and interest from consumers. Speaking at the Guardian’s Changing Advertising Summit recently, Walsh said: “You need more than emotion. It’s an important part of a creative strategy, but as consumers access brands across a variety of touch points, marketers need to ask themselves how this frequency impacts ad creativity from an experience design standpoint.” He stressed the importance of brands staying fixed on their customers solutions and warned…

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Ben Logan
19 October 2011

Despite having the leading market share in the smartphone sector, the Google executives behind Android have their eyes fixed on new targets. Matias Duarte, Head of Android’s User Experience team, has recently spoken about Google’s user base research, which is aimed at getting a better understanding of how people use their smartphones and how the company has can improve on their product even further. The study has shown that many users find the Android operating system to be overly complex and unintuitive, often leading to frustration for those who know what their technology can do but don’t know how to…

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Ben Logan
17 October 2011

As one of the world’s most recognisable and successful online shopping portals, Amazon’s website has become a familiar experience for most of us, yet many have said it was beginning to show its age. This has been remedied with the launch of a new site that is both familiar and comfortable whilst boasting a selection of tweaks and enhancements for an enhanced user experience. The revamp has been launched on their US site and is due to be rolled out to other regions shortly. The new navigation system is much less cluttered than the previous effort, boasting light colours and…

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