As a UX designer, I have been told umpteen times by clients or stakeholders to add some ‘Wow! factors’ in the design. There is nothing wrong in this request. But if you ask them to define this ‘Wow! factors,’ probably you will get some fumbling or vague answers. Or, they will mention the name of a recent eye candy app followed by the question, “Why don’t you design our app like that?”
If you identify with my situation, let us try to decode the ‘Wow! Factors’ and publish the results for the greater good of all app designers!
Wow [wou] (noun):
Excitement, interest, great pleasure, or the like
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Yahoo! News Digest mobile app is a gem. The experience is awesome. The news digest gets published twice a day at 08:00 AM and 06:00 PM. Simply consume the news as a healthy nine/ten/eleven nibbles. “Did you know?” at the end of each digest is always a good read. The subtle dots animations and parallax transitions are awesome.
But today, probably around 06:30 PM IST, with a heavy heart, I uninstalled this wonderful app.
Why, you ask?
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LightTails group announced a contest based on the theme Reflection for the last of week of November. I wanted to create an image that was more than my reflection on a mirror.
My neighbor was celebrating again and it was giving me ideas!
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The above photo was posted by Sudhir Shivaram in his Facebook page. (imgae link) My interest was immediately piqued. I understand the pain of looking through the eyepiece at such low angle (think macro photos). So I wanted to know what wildlife pro photogs thought about an articulating screen.
The following conversation took place based on my question.
Continue reading Articulating Screen – Is it useful in a DSLR?
It was my first time attending a time bound photography spot event. It makes you feel the pressure when big things are at stake. In this case, the prizes at offer were phenomenal.
There were two themes given during the day in two session. First one was “Tranquility”. I had two images to choose from for the submission.
Second theme was “Chaos”.
Continue reading I participated in Canon Photmarathon 2014 and didn’t win
Sujan, a school teacher, is the most decorated photographer we had the privilege to feature in this blog. He is fascinated by the energy of human soul, environmental issues, daily life, landscape and social issues. He is on a constant pursuit to improve his photography with every click.
Continue reading Sujan Sarkar – Keep your camera ON; always
Sudheer Uralath is an inspiration for street photographers. His camera silently invades the street to reveal the otherwise unnoticed candid moments that gets over in a split second. We reached out to this talented photog to talk about the above displayed work.
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I came across the above picture on Science Dump which made me think – Will this really work on people?
To know the answer I put the question to the wonderful people of – Put Me In Touch – a Facebook group for asking anything and everything.
Continue reading Interaction Design – Toilet Sign – A Study
Auto FP High Speed Sync is a feature that is good to have in a Flash. So I went around looking for flashes that support this feature from an economical impact view.
Continue reading Cheapest Flash with High Speed Sync – A Study