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Ben Logan
20 March 2013

A major overhaul to the user experience of Air Malta’s website, including integration with social media platforms, is at the heart the flight company’s new online platform. In a statement released to co-inside with the unveiling of the transformed site, the airline commented: “The site takes advantage of the latest cloud technology and is built for scalability and resilience. It is a further milestone in the airline’s efforts to restructure operations and to build a platform for an improved customer experience. Air Malta undertook a review of the online purchase process with a view to make it simpler, faster and…

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Ben Logan
13 March 2013

Microsoft has so far done an impressive job of turning off loyal fans of Windows with the launch of Windows 8, and as a result there have been a number of shell applications made available by third parties to cushion the blow of the radically redesigned interface. RetroUI 3.1.1 is the latest entry into the arena, offering a Start menu replacement that may be attractive to those alienated by Windows 8’s visually busy version. It also comes with a feature called Enforce, which allows users to run modern apps inside of a window, which is something that users of Windows…

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Ben Logan
27 February 2013

Already a popular app on tablets, Adobe is now making their Photoshop Touch app available on mobile phones, with a near identical feature set. Familiar Photoshop elements such as layers, filters, selection tools and all the usual adjustments are included, and the user is able to edit high-resolution images up to 12 megapixels with three layers. Images can be edited in either landscape or portrait mode and saved as jpeg, PNG, PSD and PSDX file types, along with the now obligatory ability to immediately share via Facebook, Twitter or Email. From a user experience perspective, those already familiar with Photoshop…

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Ben Logan
5 September 2012

The Baymard Institute have been taking a look at the Top 100 grossing e-commerce sites and have today released their results, containing over three thousand examples of the best and worst practises on the web today. The report contains almost a thousand screenshots, with annotation and insights into how many of the world’s most successful sites have confronted the e-comm checkout design challenge. Some of the results will come as a surprise, for example 44% of sites that grossed more than $1 billion scored lower than their less successful competitors, and about half of the sites tested were found to…

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Ben Logan
26 April 2012

With the market for vehicle manufacturers becoming ever more competitive, brands are understandably looking to gain an advantage in any way they can.  One of the most obvious ways in which brands can try to attract customers is through reducing prices – although this is a short-term strategy which can impact on profits.  Many manufacturers feel that a better solution is to find sources of added value which can attract customers to their brand. Increasing numbers of vehicle manufacturers are coming to believe that a source of potential advantage can be found in improving the user interfaces provided within their…

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Ben Logan
15 March 2012

Wind River has just won an award for their User Experience kit that enables the rapid creation of automated test scripts for Android devices. The award was earned at the Embedded World 2012 event in Germany and was chosen by an independent jury of experts in the categories of Hardware and Tools. Amit Ronen, Vice President and General Manager of Device Test at Wind River, commented: “As Android devices continue to flood the market, the industry is recognising that poorly tested applications can result in significant costs if the user experience is unsatisfactory. In order to deliver a quality device…

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