Banter From a Facebook Beta Testee, Continued

In a recent post (“Banter From a Facebook Beta Testee”), I described an unfortunate situation in which Facebook asked if I would kindly pay a dollar to send a message to someone they said wasn’t my “friend.”  Naturally, I didn’t….  Then—as in, a few hours ago—I read that Facebook has charged people around $5 – […]

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GIF: If the White House Says It’s So….

The Official White House Tumblr mentions that GIF is pronounced with a hard “g” whitehouse.tumblr.com/post/489386285… I knew I voted for the right person! — Matt Haughey (@mathowie) April 26, 2013 See our previous post on the wonders of the GIF

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The Research Methodology of ‘Family Feud’

As many of my Catalyte coworkers know, I love game shows—particularly Family Feud in our current-day Steve Harvey era. (Maybe “love” is too strong of a word. Maybe I should say “ironic love.”)  Semantics aside, one thing I really do like about the show is that it essentially presents research (you know, facts) in an […]

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Your Dog’s “Cognitive Style”

This site (Dognition) can provide a profile of your dog’s “cognitive style”–his decision-making process. It is interesting how they turned a research project into a revenue generating website, and how the data they get from the site is used to continue their research.

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New TouchTunes Jukebox

You might remember when Catalyst was really sad to see its office jukeboxes depart after TouchTunes completed usability testing with us at our labs. But, what an honor to see such an improved product, as Michele documents here:   I was visiting my sister this weekend up at UCONN, and there was a new TouchTunes […]

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New ‘Yahoo!’ Weather App

Yahoo! released a new weather app yesterday. They pull images from their Flickr “Project Weather” community, and the visuals look beautiful. Has anyone downloaded it to try it out yet?  

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‘Game of Thrones’ Website: “Where have all the wildlings gone?”

Finally—a way to figure out which house Brienne Tarth is from …

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Key Points From Recent Tablet Research Studies

UX Movement released an article based on a Poynter study that provides extensive detail about the current state of tablet usage, as well as lots of insights from recent tablet research studies. Some key points include: People want to swipe horizontally People prefer landscape orientation Organize content in rows. People prefer carousel style layout of news stories because […]

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James Melzer’s Responsive Breakpoint Matrix

James Melzer presented this breakpoint matrix design at the IA Summit. It’s very similar to what Chris, Christian and Chloe have devised for a current project. I like his addition of the banners/arrows/whatever-you-want-to-call-them at the bottom of the diagram. They summarize how the key elements are changing in a very succinct way. However, I do […]

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Lean UX NYC 2013, In Parting

Well, Lean UX NYC 2013 is over. But, the spirit lives on (in a lean way). Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming Lean UX Speaker Salons, which will take place right here at the Catalyst office. In the meantime, enjoy the slide decks (that make not as much sense out of context) from Ray and […]

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