Thoughts, learnings & opinions

Amazon’s Alexa is promising new memory ability and conversation skills that will intensify your relationship with her. So much so, she can become the second in command mum. Since its Mother’s Day, and she deserves some TLC, let’s see how Alexa can give your Mum a helping hand.

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What if I told more people are getting laid using Progressive Web Apps (PWA) over regular apps? Well I am. Right now, there are more people using Tinder via its Progressive Web App (PWA) rather than its native app (apps as you know them).

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LinkedIn is proving itself the new (and more focussed) Facebook. Minus the fake news, plus a dash of memes, and infused with a very different mission: to foster a community of business growth/relationships.

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In the rouse of the Cambridge Analytica scandal that plagues Facebook, your News Feeds probably looks pretty normal. However, for developers and businesses, Facebook resembles a black hole. As for trump…

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There is no denying that chatbots and voice-enabled interfaces are growing in popularity. The rise of this new tech can be narrowed down to many different reasons such as dramatically reducing business costs and increasing productivity both in business and for the general public. One thing that hasn’t become common conversation is the possibilities of voice and conversations being the most accessible interface for people living with a disability. Now is the time to start.

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Here’s an experiment: Take out your phone and unlock It to see your homepage. Now check out your apps and count them all. Note how many you actually use day to day…

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The Voice Experience

By Giulia Mirabile

It’s no secret that voice interaction is challenging the meaning of user experience (UX). ‘The voice’ is emerging as an alternative or even complete replacement to traditional visual interfaces.

So let’s dive in.

 

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Naturally, humans are apprehensive when it comes to the subject of change. We fear the unknown and are generally reluctant to take risks.

This is how we as a species, have been wired and programmed. It’s been our little red warning light since our existence and it has served us well.

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“Oh look, another chatbot blog post. What am I doing wrong now?”

Well lately, I have been waying up the pros and cons of chatbots (or simpler conversational forms/interfaces) from a user experience (UX) perspective. With this post, I thought I would narrow it down to one important area that has been a focus on a few projects.

“How can I improve the completion rate of a form on a website” (or, in other words – “how do I satisfy the users goals as well as achieving the businesses goals?”)

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Business automation has become key in order to free up time to focus on the jobs that require more valuable attention.

Scheduling meetings, delivering reports, communicating with staff, taking notes and anything else that is an administrative task– a bot can do this for you.

You could say you already have a PA that you pay $55,000 a year that does all that already for you. Sure.

I could say this article isn’t for you. But let’s take a dive into how bots create savings for you. Read Full Article →