ChaiOne Insights: design

Why Every (Interaction) Designer Should Be A Writer

7 minutes read

Many people assume design is a type of art. Those people are wrong. Yet, the assumption is understandable when the products of our work tend to be largely visual. Communicating an idea visually is pretty abstract and requires practice in order to think in that way. It is the reason young designers are required to express their ideas with sketches. Most people are surprised then to open my design sketchbook and see more words than pictures.

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Why Assumptions Kill Your Product

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We see companies and startups spring up everyday proclaiming they have the newest and best solution for our daily needs. But do we really need it? Does this solve a pre-existing problem or create a new one?

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What Oil and Gas Has Taught Us About UX and Mobile Solutions

7 minutes read

ChaiOne has done a bunch of work in the oil and gas industry. Our efforts stretch across customer service centers in Mexico, distributions facilities along the Gulf Coast, offshore oil rigs in the Pacific Ocean, and to frozen land rigs in northern Canada. Below is a short list of considerations for those that want to make mobile technology with great user experiences for oil and gas field workers. This is split across two parts: Part 1 is about the human considerations and Part 2 is about...

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Designing Data Visualizations

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This post is part of a series on visualizing data.
More and more, data is becoming a part of our everyday lives. Buzzwords, like “big data” and “data visualization”, are gaining traction, and they will likely only grow in importance as we begin to gather more data on a daily basis.

The data that users are producing can be extremely useful and valuable if made to be more digestible. Commonly found with this kind of growth, static numbers or a simple rundown of statistics can fail to embody...

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Technology and the Generation Gap

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Technology continues to revolutionize the way that work is done. For instance, digital data entry on a tablet allows users to skip paper forms, reduces errors in recorded information and provides real-time access to new data for the whole team. Sensors and connected devices allow remote monitoring, even on mobile devices, informing users about needed maintenance or repair. For a business to reap benefits that technology can deliver, high user adoption is critical.

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The Future of 3D Printing in Oil and Gas

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We’ve seen so many new things that didn’t exist 50 years ago that exist today like wearable technology. Do you remember when geeks were raving over calculator watches? The calculator watch didn’t exist until about the mid 1970s and weren’t mass-produced until the early 1980s. It became a fashion accessory that Sting even wore on the cover of The Police’s single, Wrapped Around Your Finger. Besides watches, mobile technology has been booming with an adoption rate that is growing 8 times faster...

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Why the font should you care? | Typography Mobile Apps

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Does your mobile app use Helvetica, Helvetica Neue, Arial, or some other font? You’re probably wondering why this matters. Even though people often consider typography to be an afterthought in mobile apps, it actually plays a huge role when designing an app. Furthermore, typography is an important part of the user experience. Being able to read the content clearly impacts how people view your app and if they’ll want to use it again. Different typography is chosen for mobile apps based on its...

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