Author Andrew Smyk

 

Over the past several years, I have been observing how my kids (and their friends) have been using and adapting technology into their lives. One of the key differences in a child’s experience with technology is their age and access to the different types of digital technologies available. “People two, three or four years apart… continue reading

Contextual UX is the use of context-aware technologies that allow us to design and build experiences that are personalized to meet unique needs of the individual user based on specific situation or context of use. Before we start, let’s look at two of the primary concepts that define the user experience from a human-computer interaction… continue reading

Designing interfaces and apps for kids is not just a matter of simplification or making the buttons bigger – it requires us to consider interaction models and user experience from the child’s perspective. Children are curious, inquisitive and love to explore. They will touch and interact with everything on screen, searching to… continue reading

Mobile has changed the way we interact with content. As UX practitioners, we need to rethink the design paradigm for the web. Simply translating desktop designs to mobile screens is not an option. Small touch screens on smartphones, tablets, and e-readers change the way users input and interact with content. Established desktop behaviors (i.e. mouse… continue reading

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