Author name: Diana Sapanaro

StoreFronts: A Case Study

StoreFronts is a scrapbook-like app, where users are encouraged to take photos of restaurants’ and bars’ storefronts to visually discover, capture, and organize the shared dining out experience. Research To begin the design process, research was conducted to evaluate the value proposition of StoreFronts. Research took the form of two interviews and a competitive review …

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Designing for Happiness: An Interview with Pamela Pavliscak

I spoke with Pamela Pavliscak, UX researcher, data scientist, and founder at Change Sciences. I was interested in how Pamela’s background in Information Science influences her work today. Pamela also spoke about Positive Design, the challenges she faced and still faces with Change Sciences, the future of the field, and what she reads to stay …

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The IoT, Beacons, and Creating a Seamless Information Experience

With the “Internet of Things” (IoT) on the rise, we can now tangibly conceptualize our information spaces like never before: digital and physical lines have become blurred. The IoT makes this a plausible reality by having constant internet interconnectivity embedded in everyday objects. According to the Oxford Dictionaries, the IoT is defined as: “The interconnection …

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Social Listening and UX: Enhancing the Customer Experience

  In his 2013 Medium article, Kevin Ashton wrote, “Social media is not a bullhorn for broadcast but a coffee shop for conversation.” He goes on to outline how he has used social listening to better inform the design of different products to create a beautiful user experience: “User-generated reviews are the best possible way …

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