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Tips & How To’s

How to Improve Mobile App Engagement Through Design

By | May 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

User experiences are crucial to the success of an application. Design something too simple, and you’ll lose out to other groups that can offer more features. Design something too complicated, and most users will delete the app after their first few attempts to use…

Marketing

10 Ways to Generate More Sales From Your Landing Page

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When customers land on your page, you’re obviously hoping for conversions. However, if the site is too confusing or doesn’t explain what you do, it’s easy for customers to leave. After 15 years as president of a full-service digital marketing agency, the number one…

Dev & Design

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Have a Design-Centered Mindset

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Creativity is essential no matter what industry your business is in. As the CEO and founder of an interactive content marketing platform that provides a beautiful and powerful digital design studio to users, I feel that I can safely state that most people don’t really…

Interviews

Austin

Startups: Disrupt Yourself To Disrupt The Industry – Interview With Brian Solis

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm

While startups may think that Silicon Valley is the only place they should build a business and find funding, they’re wrong. Startup hotspots such as Los Angeles, New York, Denver, Phoenix, Austin, and more, are bubbling up all over the country and the money…

Dev & Design

The 5 Biggest User Interface Trends to Look for in 2017

By | Dec 20, 2016 at 11:20 am

We already know marketers in 2017 will be dealing with a focus-shift from sheer numbers to strong engagement in a variety of ways. They’ll be relying on influencers, developing retention strategies, and evolving their mobile interactions beyond simple apps. But another common startup job will be…

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Gear & Gadgets

Security Camera Blink Expands Reach to Echo, Adds Battery Power

By | Oct 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Earlier in the year we came across a home DIY security company, Blink, that was changing the way consumers were able to keep an eye on their property. We also dug into the Boston, MA-based company’s system, putting it to the test and giving…

technology

Here’s Which User Interface You Should Bet On

By | Sep 27, 2016 at 1:30 pm

User interfaces, or UI, refer to the various methods that humans use to interact with technology. You might swipe with a finger, you might clap to turn on a light, or you might tell Alexa what’s up—each different UI feels unique. As a result,…

Tips & How To’s

When It Comes to Websites, It’s Allow About the User

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Startups are always looking for different routes to success. But without a website, you might as well throw in the towel now. A website is one of the most useful marketing tools, allowing customers and prospects to interact with a brand in the click of a…

Startups & Apps

5 Prototyping Tools for Web and Mobile Apps

By | Mar 25, 2016 at 1:25 pm

What bridges your bright idea and the actual product is prototyping. Not a single great product was created from the first attempt. What may sound great in words may also look quite terrible on paper (or in design), especially when it comes to information…

Ecommerce

Expanding Your Market with WordPress Mobile Themes

By | Jul 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm

It seems as if the entire world has gone mobile so it’s time to tap into the power of mobile themes and digital marketplaces. With a handy little plugin, WordPress pages can be viewed on the tiniest of screens and business can be carried…

Dev & Design

5 Principles of Interaction Design

By | May 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

The world is getting augmented at a fast and stunning rate. Digital displays, sensors, and touch screens are blooming all over the place from laundry machines to buses and taxi cabs. We interact with the digital world and interaction design is closely associated with…

Dev & Design

Pay This UX Designer to Get Drunk and Evaluate Your Site’s UX

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

When it comes to optimizing the user experience on your website, one of the core tenets of UX is to design as if the user is drunk. At least, so explains UX designer and full stack developer Richard Littauer on his website The User…

Dev & Design

Dallas

No More Boxes – Designing UI/UX in Real- Life

By | Mar 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Spending hours and hours creating boxes, circles, and rectangles all to show exactly how an app will look and feel is frustrating and confusing. But those days are over. The team behind Velocis has released UI Magnets. UI Magnets are an innovative way of capturing your app design…

Business

San Francisco

Sports Feed Launches v5.0 for iOS and Android

By | Dec 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Would you agree if I said that today’s sports apps are broken? The team at Sports Feed definitely would, which is why they today launched version 5.0 of their iOS and Android app to dispel the clunky nature of the one-size-fits-all options currently available….

Business

How Your Company’s Survival Could Depend on Your UX Designer

By | Nov 24, 2014 at 9:09 pm

By their very nature, startups are lean – short on the resources, it is not at all uncommon, for example, that any one person at a startup take on several different roles and perform varying tasks. And, while there are certainly shortcomings to having people…

Apple

Will the Apple Watch Live Up to the Hype?

By | Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Where were you during Apple’s latest keynote? If you had been wearing an Apple Watch, you would have known exactly where you were on September 9th. You also would have been able to monitor the change in your heart rate with each new Apple announcement,…

Celebrate Startup Tour

From TweetPhoto to SlimSurveys: How Running One Company Laid the Foundation for Another

By | Jul 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

In life, some of us have initiative, and some of us have Initiative. If the distinction isn’t clear: presuppose that a capitalized letter on a common noun denotes “[noun] to a greater extent” or even just “[noun] squared.” For the cofounders of SlimSurveys, this Initiative…