Archive for the ‘ Design ’ Category

The Visual Web

Rise of Beautiful Apps

“A noticeable trend this year is beautiful apps or websites. It’s all part of a larger trend that I’m calling The Visual Web, meaning that images and video are becoming an increasingly important part of what we consume online. Pinterest is the best example of that larger trend.

It’s an increasingly Visual Web and great design is a key part of getting attention nowadays.

Being beautiful is just part of the equation, of course. Johnny Depp may be an incredibly handsome man, but it was his intelligence, quirkiness and charm that made him a superstar. So the likes of Art.sy and 500px will need to do a lot more than just look pretty. They need network effects, which means there must be a compelling reason for people to come back and use these services every day.

Being beautiful isn’t that reason, although it doesn’t harm their prospects for success.”

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10 Beautiful Apps & Websites To Drool Over and more HTML5 site here

Amazing Adaptive/Fluid Design Example

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The case for the end of the Apps:

Facebook App Center takes on Apple and Google with HTML5 and web apps

“Facebook has revealed that its HTML5 site has twice as many users (120 million visits a month) as its iOS and Android apps combined. It’s App Center will be a HTML5 app store.”

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Customer Engagement Agencies

The Evolution Of CEA – Forrester Research

As the demand for customer intelligence CI from business stakeholders grows and more organizations increase their CI maturity, organizations’ marketing agency needs have also changed.

The Emerging Customer Engagement Agency Landscape

A few traditional marketing services providers have recognized this need and are investing in services ranging from strategy development to creative execution to media buying. In this report, we explore the evolution of this model and provide a look ahead at the new customer engagement agencies.

UX – Experiences & Engagements count

Why User Experience Is Critical To Customer Relationships | Fast Company

Rather than examine the role new technologies and platforms can play in improving customer relationships and experiences, many businesses invest in “attendance” strategies where a brand is present in both trendy and established channels, but not defining meaningful experiences or outcomes. Simply stated, businesses are underestimating the significance of customer experiences.

User ExperienceAs smart and connected technology matures beyond a luxury into everyday commodities, consumer expectations only inflate. As a result, functionality, connectedness, and experiences emerge as the lures for attention.

User experience (UX) is now becoming a critical point in customer engagement in order to compete for attention now and in the future. For without thoughtful UX, consumers meander without direction, reward, or utility. And their attention, and ultimately loyalty, follows.

Businesses are designing for the sake of designing, without regard for how someone feels, thinks, or acts as a result.

UX is an art and science. Why risk it when you can design for it? The primary function of UX is the development of an architecture that creates a delightful, emotional, and sensory experience. Often, creative strategies are driven by a clever idea and not necessarily an idea supported by an engaging design or experience.

Now, the medium is not only the message, the medium is the experience. The medium becomes an enabler to the journey and the end as devised. 

 

Hand per Device (HpD)‘ – an alternative approach to optimizing web content delivery & interaction for multiple platforms

A Day Made of Glass 2

Same Day. Expanded Corning Vision.

Modern Gadgets Retro-Style

Modern gadgets re-imagined in retro posters | eServed.net

Retro Gadgets

Map Of Online Communities

Mapping Size and Engagement in 2010

Best Web & Social Media Infographics

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