As a User Experience Architect, I was fortunate to attend the recent People Skills for UX webinar locally sponsored in part by Hanson and hosted by Rosenfeld Media and Environments for Humans. The webinar featured specialists on topics related to improving interpersonal relationships, with user experience leaders then tying those topics into the realm of digital design. One thing that became clear through all of these presentations was how crucial people skills are to advocating for UX.
Have you been wondering what the latest Android trends are? We’re back for the second quarter of 2015 with our quarterly statistics as we have continued to develop new apps and test the latest devices.
Here I am again. You would think after writing a post on developing a custom app for the Apple Watch in May that I would have at least six months before our blog editors sent out the dogs for another article. Alas, in June I found myself at Apple’s Word Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), where Apple unveils their developer news for the year, so I’m back already with an update.
To complement the information Apple shares with developers, we track the usage of all of the iOS apps we develop in house. It’s been another three months of tracking as we’ve entered 2015, so it’s time to share our Q1 (February through April) stats for Hanson-developed iOS apps.
You already know that the Apple Watch is Apple’s entry into the blossoming smartwatch and wearable category. It works like this: the computer-on-your-wrist has a symbiotic relationship with your iPhone. Health data read from the watch sensors flows to your phone’s activity tracker. Incoming notifications for apps on your phone are routed to your watch, where a click glance removes the need to pull the phone from your pocket.
How do you create custom watch apps that enhance existing iPhone apps? Let’s walk through the process.
With a new year comes another round of seeing how many Android devices are in use. We’re back for the first quarter of 2015 with our quarterly statistics as we continue to develop new apps and test the latest devices.
If you’ve been following our ongoing career lessons series, you know that at Hanson we like to take a few minutes from time to time to reflect on what we’re learning and look for opportunities to grow. Today, we’re talking to Director of User Experience Architecture Leslie Mohn.
As you may have heard, Hanson was recently named to The Blade’s Top Workplaces (for the second year in a row). Because this award is based on employee surveys, we wanted to hear what being named a top workplace means to our fellow Hansonites. (Spoiler alert: a lot of us feel lucky to be part of this team!)
It’s been another three months of developing apps in house and tracking their usage to complement the information Apple shares with developers, so it’s time to share our report of Q4 2014 (November through January) stats for Hanson-developed iOS apps.
We’re always eager to learn something new here at Hanson, which is why one of our core values is “stay curious.” Because of this mantra, we’ve held an ongoing series talking to fellow Hansonites about the words of wisdom they might today give to their past selves. Today we’re talking to Senior Account Manager Connie Calmes.