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4 Strategies for Creating a Great Mobile User Experience

May 6th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

At Google I/O 2014, Google launched its most aggressive mobile strategy to date with the introduction of Android 5.0 (or Lollipop) and their new “material design” language. This new user interface emphasized a “paper and ink” feel along with new animations and a different layout. It was a clear shot across the bow to that […]

“Must Have’s” for Enterprise Mobile App Development

March 31st, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

The demand for enterprise mobile application services continues to grow. However, most companies are vastly under-prepared for successful enterprise mobile app development. Designing, developing and maintaining a truly robust enterprise mobile app requires specific skills that are not often found in-house. Here’s a short list of three “must-haves!” (For more info, take a quick look mPortal’s mobile […]

Four Questions About Wearable Apps

March 3rd, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

As the world eagerly anticipates the arrival of the Apple Watch, app development for wearable devices is becoming part of the mobile conversation. We’ve moved beyond apps overtaking the mobile web to apps overtaking our wrists, which brings up a whole set of questions developers should be asking. Is developing apps for wearable devices worth […]

5 Ways to Tell Someone Their Sister is Ugly: A Graphic Designer’s Guide

November 20th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a designer and/or you need to know how to break it to your friend that his or her sister is perhaps not a model. (Read More)

The Power of a Good User Experience – Part Two

February 18th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

“Less is more.” – Mies van der Rohe Last week I wrote about how good mobile design can go a long way toward enhancing the user experience.  I promised I would offer you a concrete, real-world example of how this is being done – and now it’s time to deliver. First, let me reiterate something […]

The Power of a Good User Experience – Part One

February 11th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

                  “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci As mobile designers, we’re saddled with a burden – it’s difficult to meld creativity and usability.  More so than that, it’s exceedingly tough to combine usability with something that is eye-catching and, quite simply, both fun and […]

mobile design, art, user interfacemPortal Designer’s Take on Stefan Sagmeister’s The Happy Show

July 12th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

As a designer that has spent the last couple of years head-down on designing connected experiences for cable and media companies, it’s not often that I get to take a break to see design exhibits that can spark some creative ideas I can app…