With Facebook moving messaging to a separate app, unbundling has really hit the big time. What is app unbundling? Should you be adopting it as a strategy for your app/product? Piece of cake to pull off or hideous nightmare? We are joined by Alissa Briggs, Senior UX Manager at Intuit, to talk our way through the unbundling trend. Read More
Are you in it for the money or in it for the UX? James and Per reflect on Facebook’s $19bn purchase of Whatsapp, the history and future of messaging and personal correspondence as well as how the start-up ideology you adopt can affect your approach to UX.(Listening time: 38 minutes)
— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) March 7, 2014
- Wassup 2008
- Mark Zuckerberg announces the Whatsapp deal
- Famous tech acquisitions, cost per user
- The “missing” Bokado article: Whatsapp’s focus on UX
Many people and families share login details and profiles for various digital services. Why are so many of these services failing from a UX perspective in such common user scenarios? Netflix, Spotify, Facebook, even the iPad itself all suffer from these problems.
In Episode 35 James and Per dive into the topic, discuss some examples and try to come up with some answers.(Listening time: 32 minutes)
- Netflix (on Wikipedia)
- Spotify to introduce family subscriptions
- Personal accounts are personal
- Netflixs shows off user profiles
- Share your password and go to jail
- Magine (steaming TV service)
- Digital life at 40 (James’s nostalgic blog post)
- Min första dator (Per’s nostalgic blog post, in Swedish)
This month’s episode of UXPodcast with James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom talks about when offline meets online – stories and examples highlighting how attempts at connecting the two often fail as well as suggestions as to how to improve your chances of succeeding.
In part one James and Per talk you through a number of recent campaigns where the offline element fails in its attempt to get you online.