The guys at Studio Neat, creators of the Glif (tripod holder for iPhone), Cosmonaut (wide-grip tablet stylus) and Frameographer (stop-motion app for iPhone) share their insight in a book about Design Entrepreneurship. (Book, Trailer) Sounds like a great read.
Starbucks picks Square for payments
Great news for mobile payment startup Square. As reported by AllThingsDigital Starbucks picks Square for payment and invests in the company. Success of an excellent and elegant end-to-end mobile payment solution.
What’s your design approach ?
Playful, designful or crowdsourcing ? Ok, here is some background to the question. It was triggered by a number of conversations I had during the last weeks. It all started with an interesting presentation at the “Unternehmer Live” series at the Strascheg…
Consumers want simplicity
Great article on Forbes online on why consumers favor simplicity over engagement, e.g. social networks. A lot of interesting links included showing how simplifying the decision making can improve purchases.
Follow-up on Predictions: Mobile Payments
Collecting a few bits and pieces around mobile payments over the last weeks as follow-up on the 2012 Predictions. Google Wallet It just seems that Google wallet is taking some personal (via AllThingsDigital) – Head of Consumer Payments resigning –…
Mobile Monday Munich: Mobile Security and the Smartphone
The interesting presentations and discussions of yesterday’s Mobile Monday in Munich on “Mobile Striptease: Your Mobile under Attack: Privacy & Security” definitely need a follow-up. Yesterday already started with some interesting insights into mobile security with the report in the…
Follow-up on Predictions: Starbucks claims to be global leader in mobile payments
According to this report Starbucks claims to be leader in global mobile payment transactions, with 26 mio mobile transactions since the launch of the program in January 2011. So as said here, there is probably more to come in 2012.
How to … do customer service in the age of social media
Considering the recent hick-up (see here or here) in McDonald’s attempt to create a social media campaign the new report “Future of Customer Service: The Rise of The Social Customer” might come handy.
1 Thought (was 10 Predictions) for 2012
This originally started as 10 predictations for 2012, but while thinking about and refining it, these turned into one thought / prediction with several proof points. The Rise of the User Experience – Design Thinking 2012 will be the year…
The purgatory of Microsoft presentations
The way the bad presentation in this commercial is made even worse with animation and sound is so typical of Microsoft. And I think they try to sell this as a benefit. It’s almost 2012! Is there still anyone out…