POP: Your Mobile App for Prototyping on Paper

I’ve tested a ton of different prototyping tools to create wireframes and layout user interface elements… but I always gravitated back to paper. Perhaps if I purchased a sketch pad, I could have some luck… I’m just not a mouse guy when it comes to drawing (yet). Enter POP, a mobile or tablet application that allows the user to combine photos of your paper prototypes with hotspots for interactivity. It’s pretty ingenious! Start by drawing

Pingdom: Performance, Monitoring, and Management

We’ve been fans of Pingdom for quite some time. It’s a dead-simple tool to monitor your sites, web applications and APIs to ensure that they’re up and running. We monitor Martech Zone, DK New Media and CircuPress with the service. While working with one client, we implemented it at, we made a specific API call that responded with a difficult query so that we could monitor response times of the application from across the globe.

UserZoom: Cost-Effective Usability and Customer Research

UserZoom provides a cloud-based, all-in-one online user research software platform for companies to cost-effectively test usability, measure the voice of the customer and deliver great customer experiences. UserZoom provides research capabilities for the desktop, including remote usability testing, card sorting, tree testing, screenshot click testing, screenshot timeout testing, online surveys, VOC (Intercept Surveys), VOC (Feedback Tab) as well as mobile usability testing and mobile app VOIC (Intercept). The research results in usability data, survey responses,

Slides: Interaction Design, User Interface Design, User Experience Design

I was checking out a really cool open source project tonight called slides where you can stitch HTML and CSS pages together in a slideshow experience that works cross platform. They work on mobile and tablet devices (even supporting touch screens and full screen). And the slides are stored online but can be displayed offline too! They also sync with Dropbox and can be shared as I’m doing below! This is a nice, concise slide

Email Marketing or Facebook Marketing?

Derek McClain asked on Facebook: If you are a business that does online marketing, would you rather have someone’s email address or have that same person as a Facebook Fan aka Person that “Likes” your page? Think about this one before you answer. It’s a great question. I’m not a fan of “or” with online marketing. I believe a multi-channel marketing approach increases overall response throughout your marketing. Facebook seems like a social media marketing