This might not be anything for some but for me who doesn’t have access to a TV but needs to view Premier League match scores and Formula 1 race results right away, I totally appreciate Google’s search results summary right on top of the page. Talk about great user experience.
For web designers, that area “above the fold” is really important. It catches your audience’s attention and could make or break their appreciation for your site’s awesome content and usage of your brilliant features. For search engines, it is vital that the first page should show the most relevant content to the search expression and it looks like in this case that top area is also very important for real-time sports results.
Arsenal won 2-0 vs. Liverpool today with the new boys Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla making the goals. With this top summary, I even learned that Manchester United has a game the same day vs. Southampton and I’d like to check that out to see how ex-Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie will do. (I bet Man U’s getting their money’s worth.)
Meanwhile, Jenson Button did great in the F1 Belgian Grand Prix pushing him to #6 in the Drivers standings. I also read in the news posted that there was an unfortunate crash involving Hamilton, Alonso and Grosjean. Ouch. Sorry Hamilton.
The interwebz has so much great stuff. I found this site – Endgame Interactive: Facebook Episode an online episode of show Endgame the integrates with Facebook to create an RPG / “choose your own adventure” game. In this story, your friend was kidnapped and you need to find him/her in Arkady Balagan’s Huxley Hotel. You as a player will interact with the shows’ characters and go around looking for clues.
I just finished the episode. So cool. This is really a unique promotional material! I didn’t know the show and now I want to watch it. The brilliant minds behind this EMMY-winning material is The Secret Location.
I don’t want to spoil it for you but I took some screenshots while playing. It chose my friend Ika as the one I shall look for and save.
There is a thin line between UI (User Inteface) and UX (User Experience) design, a description that appears like a blurry vision for some. Check out this lighthearted video on the meaning and impact of UI and UX Design using the chicken and egg analogy.
I am loving the Google Nexus 7 Ads! The humanity in them is enchanting, they give you that warm fuzzy feeling and convince you that it is a device worth integrating in your life.(Goodness, I want one.)
Nexus 7: Curious
Nexus 7: Camping