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Agile Product Management User Experience

Alpha.gov.uk: UK Government goes Agile

It was interesting to find out more the other day about alpha.gov.uk a new site by the UK Government. At first I was confused; “wasn’t there already a central online hub for the UK Government’s services in the form of Directgov?” Directgov was only established a few years ago and enables users to search and complete […]

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Cloud Mobile Music User Experience

7digital improves its Android app and takes on mighty iTunes

7digital is stepping up to compete with iTunes by updating its Android app to include an in-app music download store along with acting as the default Android phone music player. The past couple of weeks I’ve been learning a lot about innovative music businesses venturing into new partnerships and trying to make the most of […]

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Mobile Startups User Experience

Simply Tap: how the Mobile Money Network aims to make mobile shopping easier

Mobile Money Network sounds like a great name to me. I had started envisioning a new rap group and crazy videos but then found out that it has everything to do with payment transactions conducted through mobile phones. The Mobile Money Network (MMN) is a new UK retail alliance, created by Monetise, Best Buy Europe […]

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Book Reviews User Experience

Book review: “Undercover User Experience Design”

When a colleague first told me about “guerilla user experience design”, I immediately started visualising people wearing balaclavas working on websites whilst hiding in shady corners. I then read a book titled Undercover user experience design written by Cennydd Bowles and James Box. Lots of organisations still seem reluctant to embrace user-centric design, citing time and budget […]