Thoughts//

Experience Map

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"Customers are increasingly choosing products and services based on the quality of the experiences they have with them". 

This new handy guide from adaptive path helps understand why and how experience mapping works - which is one of favorite parts in the UX process. 

Assumption…

iPad is only for gaming in Sweden (or at least only for kids). 

But the most powerful tool on the web is still words.

worth thinking about: words by Justin Jackson 

This

and this…

Painful. 

Simply put

Responsive cereal: how users consume the same content on different platforms. 

 

In the process

For a while now I’ve been frustrated at the fact that I don’t have enough control of my credit cards. I’m aware that several websites have access to my credit card information, mostly saved under my profile to make my next purchase easier, but the question is twofold: exactly how many websites have my information saved? And should I be worried about unauthorized spending?

I worry about subscriptions with automatic renewals and monthly/annually payments (i.e. Netflix, Hulu, Flavors.me, Godaddy). Rather than being surprised on my bank statement, I would love to see an application that easily could tell me where, why and how my money is being used online.

So last week I started to sketch out an idea that could give me the control I want. Without thinking about any restrictions or how this could actually be implemented in real life, I established three requirements that the application needed to do:

Provide a holistic overview over where my credit cards are being saved. 

Provide an option to deactivate my credit cards from their websites.

Get push notifications as soon my card is being saved or used online.

So far, I’ve sketched out the experience and started creating digital wires, the whole process and project can be viewed in portfolio soon. 

 

Little things

Little things like this makes me enjoy reading medium even more: sharing and comments made easy. 

Morning read - Atomic Design

Similarly, interfaces are made up of smaller components. This means we can break entire interfaces down into fundamental building blocks and work up from there. That’s the basic gist of atomic design”.

Read in full here


Personal Data

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I’m a big data collector. Especially personal data: I take a photo a day with the everyday app, I count every step with the moves app, I check-in everywhere I go because I love knowing where I’ve been and places to go.

So when Foursquare launched their “time machine” visualization with Samsung Galaxy yesterday, I had to try it out. I’ve been using Foursquare for the past three years and this is the first data app that is actually good. The video itself is more fun than the infographic; it tells you a overview over the places you’ve been in the world, while the inforgraphic shows numbers of specific places and categories. 

Make your own here or watch mine

Days

3 days until my flight to San Francisco

7 days until my final review 

12 days until last day of classes

18 days until my graduation day

35 days until I’m allowed to start working again 

For the first time I can see the end of AAU. I’m ready to graduate. I’m ready to work. Ready to start my life.