One of my favorite benefits of the increase of technology has been advancements in learning. Throughout my childhood, I constantly had my nose in a book. This was the case until I began my undergraduate degree, where I found certain content to be lengthy and difficult to fully understand. During this time, I was introduced to SparkNotes, a company who's original focus was to … [Read more...] about SparkNotes Guide to Social Media
According to a study conducted by Microsoft Corporation, people are more easily distracted and less able to concentrate due to an increasingly digitalized lifestyle. Whether it's switching between multiple screens, multiple applications, or multiple audio inputs (podcasts, music, etc.), the average human attention span has significantly decreased from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 … [Read more...] about How Can Social Media Make Us Feel Better?
Embarrassingly (and scarily enough), I don't just consider my mobile device a best friend; I consider it a secretary, personal shopper, keeper of all of my secrets, and tracker of all of my health data. My AppleWatch supplements my mobile device's Health profile by providing additional biometric data that I don't even think about (heart rate, calories burned, sleeping habits, … [Read more...] about Data, Ethics, and Wearables, OH MY!
Working in talent acquisition, I am well-acquainted with reasons for not selecting a candidate. Among others, reasons for displacing candidates often include "has the right educational background, doesn't have the required experience" or sometimes "has the right experience, doesn't have the required education." It's a tricky Venn Diagram for applicants, unfortunately. Knowing … [Read more...] about Are Agile and UX the Oil and Vinegar of the IT World?
"My boss doesn't think that mobile applications have a future. He just thinks if mobile websites were designed better, apps would be gone for good." My former roommate's 2015 comment has stuck with me over the past few years, particularly any time I go to a website on my mobile device, download a mobile application, or receive an alert that my mobile apps need to be updated. … [Read more...] about Mobile Applications: Delightful or Displeasing?