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As we start on our next project to redesign Vialogues, we are constantly looking for new ideas and technology that can be incorporated into it. Google just announced a new project where their computer vision algorithm is now able to search and recognize specific objects within a video! How are they doing this? Very simple answer is through computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. 
Joann and I (in our little UX group of two) regularly employ several User Experience research methods to inform the design process. Nielsen Norman Group released their version of the different UX methods they use. These are broadly categorized into: Discover: The discovery stage is when you try to illuminate what you don’t know and better understand what people need. It’s especially important to do discovery activities before making a new product or feature, so you can find out whether it makes sense to do the project at all. Explore: Exploration methods are for understa...
You can lead a horse to water (but you can't make it drink the water!). Similarly, it is easy to create new learning technologies, but it is hard to make someone use it and learn from it. Google Design published an article on how they are trying to make learning easier by designing the product right and with the user in mind. How? 'Primer' is a new(ish) mobile app that helps people learn digital marketing concepts in five minutes or less.