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The Challenge in Designing Mobile Apps: Part 2

In my previous post, which was titled The Challenge in Designing Mobile Apps: Part 1, one of the challenges I presented had to do with how the app should be narrowly focused and do just a few things very well.  In addition, the app should be simple and intuitive to use, and should not require any sort of users manual to be read before the user is able use it.  I talked about how the scenarios and environments in...

The Challenge in Designing Mobile Apps: Part 1

I’ve been designing and programming mobile device software for about 7 years and each piece of software that I work on usually involves something new and interesting.  I find mobile device software to be some of the most challenging software to design well, which is one reason I enjoy working with it so much.  There are many factors to consider in the design of mobile device software, that if not thought out...

Breaking Apart Augmented Reality

Lately I’ve been running across the term “Augmented Reality”.  It’s been popping up in the news, on the web, in various blog posts, and in white papers.  I even saw it on a billboard as I was driving to the office.  What the heck does this term, Augmented Reality (AR), mean? Well, I’m here to tell you.  Let’s break it apart. First, AR, as I describe it in this post,...
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