User Experience: Giving People What They Want

A few years ago, user interface designers realized they would be a lot better off if they changed the name of their field from UI (user interface) to UX (user experience). The name change worked on a couple levels. Mostly, it communicated that everything that happens on the website, or off of it, is part […]

The Continuing Spread of Free Wifi

The ongoing expansion of the Internet to every corner of the globe can be seen in high-end projects such as Google’s Project Loon, that is using high altitude balloons to broadcast Internet cheaply to places it doesn’t currently reach. Though currently experimental, this has the potential to greatly expand the number of people online. Meanwhile, […]

Happy 4th of July from Mobility Labs!

As a veteran-owned business, Mobility-Labs is especially happy to wish all our clients and friends a happy 4th of July! Here’s to all who served and fought to make freedom possible, and to those who still sit on the front lines, enduring hardship and hostility because they feel this country is still worth their sacrifice. […]

Google Reader Shuts Down

Today marks the end of Google Reader, a product that inspired a great deal of affection among its users. The Internet is so over-flowing with “stuff-you-need-to-read” that it’s hard to manage all that opportunity. Google Reader was a way of filtering, tracking, and presenting the most important stuff. Journalists, writers, researchers, and communications people of […]

The Civic Difference: Hacking for Social Progress

We attended two hackathons over the past two weekends. In each case, Mobility was part of a larger team dedicated to solving a specific problem in a very short timeline. We found the hackathons to be very different, however. The first weekend was the National Day of Civic Hacking, and was held here at the […]

How to digitally prepare for disaster

Hurricane Sandy demonstrated how even companies that depend on their websites for revenue can go down during natural disasters. Major websites that went down included The Huffington Post, Gawker, Jezebel, and Gizmodo. If large websites managed by skilled IT staff can’t stay up during natural disasters, are small businesses doomed? I say no.

How we build great websites

Building great websites does not happen overnight or after a single meeting…that doesn’t mean we don’t try to make it seem that way. Successful projects happen because we align purpose, audience, content, and narrative with the resources available. These items should be discovered early and refined through the entire project.