As designers move into the realm of tablets, gesture-based controls lack consistency across platforms. Thomas Davies discusses his recent gesture study, and argues that standards are in order. Part one of two.
Psychological manipulation and business have been married concepts for millennia. Kristina Bjoran takes a peek at how this has evolved on the Web, and what questions designers might want to ask themselves.
Monetizing social media is an elusive but desirable target for retailers both large and small. According to Forrester Research's annual retail study with Shop.org, 72% of retailers plan to increase social marketing spending in 2011, and the ever-popular Facebook is unsurprisingly central to their strategy.