App Design & Usability

Single use, disposable apps: why are they still a thing?

Apps are proliferating at an amazing rate: according to this Statista graph there were around two million apps registered on Google Play in February 2016 and around 1.5 million apps on Apple Store.
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Voice search "embarrassment": at least 20% refuse to use voice search in public

Voice search is a trending topic, often resurrected by the news released by the 'Frightful five': Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft. Each of these has designs to create the voice interface of the future: Google Ok, Siri, Cortana, Facebook M or Amazon Echo.
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Can architecture trends inform web or app design trends?

Ok, so you look at the picture above and don’t get it: what is the connection? The composite picture is inspired by a recent Washington Post article by Katherine Arcement entitled 'The hottest trend in Web design is making intentionally ugly, difficult sites'.
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Musings on research in gaming, flow theory and how to make a better app

It helps sometimes to look at what you are doing from a different perspective. Although we enjoyed Nick Yee’s post 'Game Genre Map: The Cognitive Threshold in qStrategy Games' in January, it had to simmer on the backburner for a while till we figured out not only why we liked it, but also some tentative ideas on how is it relevant for apps. Because it obviously is.
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