Design.

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
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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Ben Logan
12 October 2011

The hotly anticipated release of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet is finally nearly upon us, with a November 15th release in the US officially announced and at a $199 price tag. It has not yet been confirmed however when the device will make its appearance on shelves in the UK or at what cost. Amazon’s new 7 inch tablet includes a 1 GHz dual core processor, 8 GB of internal storage and an onboard 512Mbs of RAM.  As well as allowing users to directly purchase books, magazines and movies as with its predecessor, the Kindle Fire will also allow users…

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Ben Logan
9 October 2011

Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) will boast an entirely button-free design, leading to a seamless user experience that is currently hotly anticipated by Android fans and critics alike. The new system is doing away with a single menu button, which is being replaced by a context sensitive Action Bar that will reduce the number of screen taps required to initiate important user interactions. This Action Bar is adaptive and will present relevant options to suit the current scenario, thus doing away with the need to scroll lengthy lists full of menu options. The adoption of a purely onscreen button driven…

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