Explaining the Benefits of Attending the UX Immersion Mobile Conference to your Boss

Convincing your boss to spend $1,800-$3,000 to send you to the UX Immersion Mobile Conference is no easy task. Your boss wants to understand how it benefits the organization, team and you. In part 1 of of our 2 part series, you’ll learn how to explain the benefits of attending the UX Immersion Mobile Conference to your boss. Part 2 – Laying Out the Costs to Your Boss for You to Attend the UX Immersion Mobile Conference details the costs associated with the conference. Understand what your boss wants Before you present anything, find out what information your boss needs to say, “yes, you must go to this conference.” Often at the top of the list is cost and benefits to the company. Dive deeper – ask what they mean by benefiting the company. Is your boss asking to see: How you’ll solve a specific pain point within your organization? How the material you learn will help finish up a current project? How this new information is shared with the rest of the team? How your new-found mobile UX knowledge saves the company from hiring someone to do a specific task or skill? Will you bring in a new skill set that the company is lacking? How are you adding to the basic UX knowledge of the team? Addressing Your Design Needs Only you know which workshops will address your most pressing design needs. The UX Immersion workshop descriptions lay out what you’ll learn during the day, the practical take-aways you’ll get, and how to implement the new processes and techniques you’ll learn. Explore the workshops that fit your...

It’s Time to Ditch Your Wallet for Mobile Payments

Credit and debit cards have significantly cut back on the amount of cash people carry with them at a given time. But what if you could reduce the number of cards you carry to just one — or even eliminate your wallet entirely? In the latest video of our Mobile Minute series, Client Insights Manager Samantha Cruz discusses mobile payment technology, and the effects it will have on retailers and consumers alike. See also: With Educational Apps on the Rise, Textbooks Are History If you think mobile payments are just a trend, think again. "Whether it's designer-made, or made of pleather, Pew research sees wallets being obsolete by 2020," says Cruz. Read more...More about Mobile, Developers, Technology, Nfc, and Google...

Designing Touch-Friendly Interfaces

Josh Clark returns to the UIE Virtual Seminar program with his March 13 presentation, Designing Touch-Friendly Interfaces.  If you want to convert your mouse-focused desktop sites into touch-friendly designs, then be sure to save your spot in Josh’s seminar. You’ll want to attend this seminar if you: Want to learn proper layout for primary controls, regardless of device Are designing for fingers—and especially thumbs—on multiple screen sizes Haven’t designed touch interfaces or need to evolve your existing ones Believe it or not, our webinars can sell out, and both of Josh’s previous presentations did exactly that.  So, act quickly and register for Designing Touch-Friendly Interfaces.        ...

MWC 2014: The Future Is Cheaper, Wearable and Invisibly Secure

BARCELONA, Spain — Weathered veterans of the Mobile World Congress will tell you that this year's event suffered from too many pre-announced devices (thus undercutting the on-site news value), or that not enough of the big names in mobile (read: Apple, Google, etc.) were on hand to go head-to-head against the other major players. But for those new to the event, the Barcelona mobile industry conflab was nevertheless an exciting look, in great detail, at the many ways in which mobile has already surpassed any other form of computing in importance for consumers and tech companies alike. Here's what we learned from the latest MWC by following some of the major trend lines that shaped this year's event. Read more...More about Mobile, Security, Firefox, Samsung, and...