Assumptions are sneaky, what you need are facts.The ZURB Quips Newsletter is a compilation of the most interesting data, findings and analysis on web design trends. Whether you’re looking up data to support a claim or researching the latest trends, you’ll find fascinating factoids that will give you a glimpse of the industry as a whole.
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Welcome to our first Design with Data newsletter! This monthly digest will outline fascinating factoids from the world of product design and web technology. If there’s a resource / link you’d like to see, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration in next month’s digest.
This Month's Top Ten
“If you’re at the 10 million mark, this should be a helpful read for you. If you’re not anywhere near there, you should still read on, because it may be closer than you think.”
“We talked with some of our favorite tech designers and came up with a list of five key trends. Yes, all of them could fall under the broad heading of ‘simplicity,’ but making a site less busy does, after all, help highlight what’s important.”
“With more than a billion smartphones in consumers’ pockets, it’s more important than ever for brands to adapt their strategy to mobile trends. To help us, Jackie Roy selected 10 mobile trends from Forrester’s 2013 Mobile Trends for Marketers report which all brands should embrace.”
“In Europe, Google’s Android mobile OS now has a 70 percent market share, while primary rival iOS trails with 17.3 percent. Kantar’s figures relate to Europe’s five biggest markets, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain; and Android’s 70 percent share is 9 percent higher than the same period in 2012.”
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“With a lack of data and a tendency to mistake coincidence for pattern, I was afraid I was in big trouble. I was trying to force patterns, rather than letting the data surface insights.”
“If you are considering adopting an enterprise web analytics tool, this report will help you decide whether or not you need to. The report has been completely updated since its August 2012 publication to include the latest industry statistics, developing market trends, and new vendor profiles and product updates.”
“The truth is that snap judgments are a fact of life. And they have huge implications in the digital world. Did you know that it takes no more than 50 milliseconds (that’s 0.05 seconds) for users to form an opinion about your website? .05 seconds – that’s all a user needs to determine whether they like your site or not, whether they’ll stay or leave.”
“Just-released research shows that citizens do have mixed feelings about the program; More than half — or 56 percent — said they felt there was not sufficient court supervision of what data is collected but 50 percent approved of the program overall compared to 44 percent who disapproved. Six percent don’t know or, presumably, don’t care.”
“The amazing story of this chart is not that apps are running at above 30 million download per day, but that the figure is growing. Growth like this is hard to get one’s mind around. Not only are downloads increasing, but the rate of increase is increasing.”