Keynote address at CHat Shanghai Conference, September 2016. (Thank you, Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, for giving us HTML! Can you imagine a Wikipedia bot that cannot answer a specific question like “What is the capital of Brazil? Needless to say, messenger platforms cannot agree on a single standard. They give you a couple of predefined options to choose form, by tapping on a button. And they have to do it not once, but nearly a dozen times: for Facebook, Slack, Kik, Telegram, Skype, We Chat, Whats App, Google Allo, and who knows what else. And you cannot even answer their questions in your own words. Continuing our mission of democratizing access to UX content through various channels, in 2016 we launched ux.today (one link per day about User Experience), ux.email (weekly newsletters with the best of UX) and (interviews with UX Designers through conversational UI).2016 was also a year of curated collections: design publications to follow, designers to watch, chatbots, UX books, virtual reality, and documentaries every designer should watch.
In an era where meeting basic usability requirements is a given, and competing products are reaching feature parity fairly quickly, what really differentiates digital products is how relevant and delightful the experience can be.With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission.As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge his mother, who was killed in one of Hyperion’s brutal raids.In the meantime, here’s our take on looking at the past, understanding the present, and anticipating what the future holds for UX. Now that the basics are covered, where do we want to focus our efforts?You don’t need to reinvent the wheel when designing a door handle."Instead they were drawn by the chance to chat with a life-like Japanese android." Geminoid reportedly interacted with members of the audience as they rapid-fired questions at her.