The Visual Language of Designing for Touch

hero-touchscreenUnderstand the medium

In the print world, paper choice is critical to understanding what kinds of design can be supported. For example, try putting an embossed foil stamp on vellum. On desktops, designers know they have a pristine canvas (the monitor) to work on. Such a canvas is also guaranteed to be used in well-lit conditions. But monitors support colors differently, which means subtle details can become lost. Tablets bring their own hurdles. Continue reading

eCommerce Essential: Discounting to Profit

Can lowering your prices raise your balance sheet?

While it might seem counterintuitive, discounting to profit is an essential tool in today’s global ecommerce environment. This technique can coax tight-fisted consumers (and their dollars) through your virtual doors, straight to checkout. It’s a strategy employed by big retailers, and you can do it too — even without a team of MBAs.
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Bricks to clicks: Turn showrooming into purchasing

Best Buy’s acting CEO Mike Mikan made waves in the retail community when he announced bold plans to eliminate “showrooming” in his stores. Showrooming may keep big box retailers awake at night, but it doesn’t have to ruin your sleep. In fact, some inexpensive technology and a change in your customer service approach could help you ride the trend to bigger sales and enhanced customer loyalty.
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