IdentityMine Blog

Please enjoy this guest post by Laurent Bugnion.   I am very excited to talk about Xamarin, cross-platform development and MVVM Light at VS Live in Las Vegas this year. At IdentityMine, we are very proud and happy to be a Xamarin Premier Partner and to work with this great platform to create awesome experiences… Read more »

As a way of accelerating our development testing with Windows IoT on the Intel Galileo board, we decided to use the Grove Starter Kit shield and family of sensors. We used Grove because: The Grove shield and sensors have 4 pin connectors that allow us to plug the sensors in rather than managing sensors through… Read more »

Here at IdentityMine, we recently acquired the Intel Galileo board to play with. Galileo is an awesome board (USB and network ports, microSD slot, 256MB RAM) commonly used for building Arduino-based IoT projects. Galileo also runs in Windows, which allows for development from Visual Studio and compatibility with the Windows API’s. This is a simple… Read more »

So you’ve already created your value stream map with the purpose of capturing the customer journey as well as defining which specific activities add value. This is a very important step, as a negative or bad experience at any point in the stream can result in customer dissatisfaction, loss of revenue, undermining of your value… Read more »

A guest post by Marcus Ghaly When computing moved from inputting punch-cards to using keyboards in the 60’s and 70’s, a revolution in computing took place.  Governments, businesses, universities, and research institutes began doing large scale computation, statistical analysis, and built the early networks like the ARPA Net, which would eventually become the Internet and… Read more »

Speech Recognition is one of the most important new features and technologies that needs to be considered when focusing on user-centered design. Voice/speech recognition is now mainstream and ranges from frustrating experiences (tried navigating a credit card “customer service” phone tree lately?) to incredibly helpful (have you tried the Kinect’s voice recognition yet?) Well-designed user… Read more »

When performing interaction design, it is vitally important for designers to be aware of key elements within their interfaces and designs that influence emotions in users. Interaction design, often shortened to IxD, is the practice of designing interactive digital products, environments, systems, and services.  It is heavily focused on satisfying the needs and desires of… Read more »

Is this year ‘the year of mobile’? Every year, for the last five years, you’ll find that the answer is the same: YES. According to Smashing Magazine, some of the considerations that apply to mobile web are similar to designing desktop websites — with some additional mobile-only considerations that go hand-in-hand with small screens, device… Read more »