What should the luxury industry do with new technologies? With new possibilities come new challenges… How can the luxury industry get ready for these new challenges? How can an industry based on centuries of history and crafts adapt to new technologies, and to what extent? This was the theme of the second edition of the Crea Luxury Day in Geneva last Wednesday.
What are the most important qualities for a UX professional? Our profession is still a work in progress, and rich with plenty diverse profiles. Getting to know more and more other UX specialists, I was curious about the qualities and skills they may think are the most important for our job. I have conducted a survey research over the last few months to try and find an answer to this question, and gather UX professionals opinion on which qualities they think are important to work on this position. Main qualities in the top 5 include communication, empathy and curiosity…
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Crea Geneva and Inseec were organizing a big conference day on luxury this 15th September, and I had the chance of being one of the guests. Among the speakers was Jean-Noël Kapferer, a famous French professor and researcher on media and luxury. His books were part of my preparation for exams, and I was feeling lucky to meet him in person. The event was held at the Fédération des Entreprises Romandes in Geneva. Entering the conference room, guests were offered a nice Caran d’Ache pen in a custom box, giving it already a luxury twist (many thanks to the organizers for that!)
Axure allows you to create and use variables in a pretty advanced way. I recently used the Math.random() function a lot, and thought it could be useful (at least for me) to write the good random formulas somewhere, for later reference. It is probably very easy for programmers, but this is not my case, and I don’t want to lose time trying to figure out which is the right way of writing the formulas each time. So here it is!
Why do we need a random on Axure?
I have bee working on a lot of projects requiring data visualization lately. The simplest way to illustrate wireframes with data is to copy and paste. But then you have the same data and graphs repeated all over the pages, and at some point you lose the relevancy. Another solution is to manually change each occurrence, at least a bit to give the right feeling and not lose attention on repetition. Even if repeaters are a great tool for this, you still need to input the data manually at some point. As having the exact data is not what matters at this stage, I now use random as often as possible. It creates differences which give the right rythm to the page, without even having to bother about entering the data. This way I have only one master, set to randomly change on page load, and only one place to make updates if needed.
Axure 8 has recently been released as a Beta version for first testings. Reading the release note, a few improvements caught my eye, like the rotate action, the possibility to draw your own shapes, apply interactions on groups and set boundaries when moving widgets around. I have been working a lot on dashboards and data visualization lately, and I decided to try the new Axure 8 in the objective of creating an animated dashboard composed of data visualization widgets that I could re-use in later wireframing projects.