User Experience Archive

CRT Technology Survey for 2013-2014

Every year, CRT produces a survey that provides a snapshot of technology usage for our membership. The audience for this survey our primarily our members, but also our associations, MLSs & vendors interested in REALTORS® and their use of...
June 24, 2014

Headroom.js and Fixed Navigation

Last year on realtor.org, we had a request to implement a fixed navigation scheme. After gathering all of our requirements, we wrote some custom javascript to detect scroll position and engage a few dynamic elements at certain scroll points....
March 31, 2014

Re-ConnectEd – Using a Digital Gatekeeper to Limit Distractions

A few weeks back, we posted an article about how to be more productive and less distracted. One of the items the article mentioned was finding someone to be a gatekeeper for you. This can definitely be a challenge...
March 6, 2014

Via TechCrunch: One Ring to Rule Them All: Control Your Smart Devices By Raising a Finger

TechCrunch just posted this pretty fascinating project on Kickstarter. What if you could control your smart devices by raising a finger? One finger with a device called Ring. Ring is a wearable that allows you to use gestures to...
February 28, 2014

What Will Be the Next Design Playground?

In a 2007 TED talk, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos noted “Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.” I love this quote, as it really nails the essence of innovation. And I love where my mind...
February 27, 2014

iOS7 Is About to Get a Little Less Flat

If you’re an iOS7 user, you’ve noticed something very different from the previous look and feel of iOS: gone are the icons and apps that looked like their “real-world” counterparts. The Notes app no longer looks like a pad...
January 21, 2014