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The Future of UI / UX Design

The role, influence, and impact of design thinking in product development has garnered tremendous respect and attention over the last two decades. During this time, the function of the designer on the product team has transformed from that of being the team’s “artist” to that of being the team’s product strategist and narrator – giving birth to a new archetype that blends the strategic and the creative (the Narrative Designer!), and forever altering the way companies must think about software development.
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Worry Free LabsEmpathy in Product Design: What You Do (or Don’t) Know About Your Users Matters More than You May Think
What’s Coming With iOS 11? According to Rumors, A Lot
Worry Free LabsWhat’s Coming With iOS 11? According to Rumors, A Lot

What’s Coming With iOS 11? According to Rumors, A Lot

Rumors about the latest iteration of the iPhone (the iPhone 8) – slated to hit the market in September – are heating up, and with them, more speculation about the device’s new and improved features. While speculation about the size of the device and whether it will feature a glass case have dominated much of the discussion, interest in the projected new operating system is also growing.
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iPhone App Development Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make
Worry Free LabsiPhone App Development Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

iPhone App Development Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

Regardless of the type of app — business, consumer, utility or enterprise — iPhone apps still dominate the market, and we are not seeing that trend slow down, at least in the U.S. With the introduction of new development tools and platforms, it’s easier than before to develop new and exciting apps. Unfortunately, just having better development tools does not equate to creating apps that are user-friendly, intuitive, or even all that useful.
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Empathy in Product Design: What You Do (or Don’t) Know About Your Users Matters More than You May Think
Worry Free LabsEmpathy in Product Design: What You Do (or Don’t) Know About Your Users Matters More than You May Think

Empathy in Product Design: What You Do (or Don’t) Know About Your Users Matters More than You May Think

I recently had lunch at a local fast-casual restaurant and noticed the establishment had changed its drink dispensing machine. In the past, they’d used the Coca-Cola Freestyle drink machine, with its modern, sleek design, touchscreen interface, and hundred-plus flavor combinations. Today however, the restaurant was back to a traditional drink dispenser, with standard offerings out of separate spouts. What would compel a business to revert to, what some may call, old technology?  Especially with all of the accolades Coca-Cola seems to get from its custom dispenser.
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