UX Tools We Like: dscout

UX Tools We Like: dscout

While there are research tools available that we’ve used for years, we are always on the lookout for helpful additions to our repertoire. One of our newest tools is dscout, an online research tool that participants can take with them and use in moments that we could otherwise miss.

Design Jam: Reinventing the UX Wheel

Design Jam: Reinventing the UX Wheel

When we want to look back at the past, we have pictures, newspapers, and accounts to remember. But while we can do all this and more online, we are missing a historical account of the internet itself. Emily Moser compares one of the oldest standing websites with its current-day counterpart, and how design standards have changed over the years.

The Devil’s in the Error Message

The Devil’s in the Error Message

Error messages can be the angels or the devils on our shoulders: they can catch our mistakes and help us on our merry way, or plunge us deeper into confusion and frustration. Kathi Kaiser describes how an error message that cried wolf put a damper on an otherwise sunny travel experience.

My User Experience of Driving an Electric Car Summed Up in Two Words: Range Anxiety

My User Experience of Driving an Electric Car Summed Up in Two Words: Range Anxiety

My commute is seven miles round trip across Evanston and back again, and I decided that my subcompact getting 30 mpg wasn’t cutting it anymore. Why not get an electric car and avoid gas altogether? So I bought a Nissan Leaf, and I love it! Of course, I can’t help but analyze the user experience of my new car… and here’s what I’ve noticed:

Even though the range of ~90 miles is likely more than I’ll drive in an average week, I still suffer from range anxiety....

Our Favorite Experiences of 2014

Our Favorite Experiences of 2014

2014 was an exciting year for us here at Centralis! We take a look back at some of our big achievements of the past year.