That’s why Einstein’s watch is exactly one minute behind mine.

Macadamian Blog

Managers Who Use LSD Get Innovative Results

From Sigmund Freud to Jimi Hendrix to Stephen King, some of the greatest minds have resorted to extreme measures to unleash their creativity and push the limits of innovation. Read more

Hands-on The Internet of Things at IoT613

IoT613 is a two-day conference in Ottawa dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) and provides a unique collaboration between the user experience (UX) and design communities. This was IoT613’s inaugural conference in response to the growing IoT trend in the Ottawa/Gatineau region as in most of the world at large. Read more

IoT: Life In A Connected World

Everything discussed is based on technology that is already available today and that is just not yet accessible for everyone. As the technology enabling the connected world moves forward with increasing speed, so too will its adoption. Get ready! Read more

Considering UX in the Whole Ecosystem – Lessons In UX Maturity: Part 4

From a product perspective, not only are the results indicative of the design maturity, but the types of opportunities for improvement are also strong indicators of where an organization is. Read more

Bringing UX to a Legacy Product Revitalization – Lessons In UX Maturity: Part 3

In particular, the leadership and culture recognized their inexperience in UX practices and were willing to be led in an effective way to bring in UX expertise. Read more

Consequences of an Underutilized UX Team – Lessons in UX Maturity: Part 2

How well the leaders and company as a whole appreciate the value and necessity of UX design from a business perspective is fundamental for the success of UX at a company. Read more

6 Indicators of an Organizations UX Maturity Level – Lessons In UX Maturity: Part 1

Like any function or practice, not all organizations have adopted or embraced UX design to the same degree or at comparable levels of maturity. Read more

The Internet of Things: Cordova Plugin for Electric Imp’s BlinkUp

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a new and exciting trend where everyday objects are being connected to the internet. Read more

Windows 10: Are You Ready?

Microsoft is changing the game with Windows 10 and making it much more compelling for product developers to integrate naturally with Windows. Here are four things to keep on your radar. Read more

Issuing A Software Development RFP

Think Twice Before Issuing a Software Development RFP – If you Want a Great User Experience Read more

What’s the State of User Experience (UX) in the Enterprise?

The days of sitting down and learning how to use a product are over, especially if those enterprise buyers are to remain competitive in their respective markets. Read more

Microsoft and the New Way: Reflections from Microsoft Build 2015

Microsoft is breaking away from the past, confronting the hard reality and making the difficult decisions. This is not a complacent Microsoft that was showing its’ stuff today, it’s about to get very interesting…again! Read more

A Guide to Working with HL7: Considerations and Recommendations

In developing healthcare software, there is a high chance that you will run into an integration challenge sooner or later and will need to understand HL7 messages. Read more

It’s a Wrap: Mobile World Congress

Companies that will be successful are those that are able to improve products faster because they understand, through data collection, what their customers are doing with the product. Read more

Building your own IoT product: Design. It’s not just a 2D screen.

Let’s call this holistic approach: designing for the context of daily use. Read more

Trendy: From Napkin Sketch to Fandom Ready

From a simple “what if,” Trendy evolved from a Twitter analytics prototype into a fully-designed, functioning consumer app available on the Windows Store. Read more

Building your own IoT Product: Bad radio! (Wi-Fi, Wireless / LTE, BLE, NFC) – Oh, my!

Picking the right radio solution can make or break your product (or seriously cripple customer adoption). You have to build or select components that make sense for your context of use and build solutions around the trade-offs of each radio option. Read more

Building your own IoT Product: Is your IT team ready?

Follow these three steps, and you've begun your IoT journey. Never forget that technology is just a portion of the overall experience that a customer and/or user will have with the IoT device you are creating. Read more

CES 2015 Digital Health Summit

With more than 160,000 attendees, the equivalent of 28 football fields of exhibitor space, and an impressive contingent of healthcare experts, the experience was an exciting informational overload. Read more

Hacking for Health

Participating teams were tasked with developing solutions that demonstrated the use of sensors, data collection, and the interconnectedness of hardware and software. Read more

Why Wearables Won’t Make You Fit

What do wearables, e-learning solutions, and financial planning sites all have in common? Read more

It’s 9:00 am. Do you know where your corporate assets are?

Revolutionizing the world of asset tracking. Read more

World Usability Day 2014: Engage Now!

What are you doing to engage users in the right way – to foster a deeper connection with your application? Read more

The Product Innovation Challenge

Product management teams are constantly looking for new ways to innovate ahead of the competition - from new features to stunning design and implementing modern technology. But does modernizing a legacy solution result in innovation and growth? Read more

Software Revitalization

Macadamian shares insights on software revitalization. Read more

What do the Pepsi Challenge and UI Design have in common?

Looking to develop a UI Design that's modern, creative, wow? Think again. More than ever, a product’s user experience defines market success. The only problem is - users usually don't care about that stuff. Read more

Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 News

Macadamian's Healthcare Interaction Designer, Francis Beaudet, recently attended the Healthcare Analytics Summit in Salt Lake City. Here are some key takeaways from the conference. Read more

The Art of the Possible: Inspiring Innovation via the Maker Movement

In the spirit of the Maker Movement, Macadamian partnered with local hardware design firm, Design 1st. Read more

How to Select the Best UX Design Firm – and Avoid the Wrong Ones

Here are five ways to get around the traditional process and find the best UX Design firm that will bring your products user experience to new heights. Read more

Three Mobile Projects to Inspire

Check out these three video case studies of some of our latest projects.  We are very proud to have brought value to these customers – and we had a lot of fun, too… Read more

Inspired EHRs: Designing for Clinicians

Macadamian Healthcare Advisory Panel Member, Jeff Belden, releases "Inspired EHRs: Designing for Clinicians" e-book Read more

The Affordable Care Act: How to Effectively Share Patient Data

The basic principle behind the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to enable all health-care providers to act in concert as an effective care team. Read more

Beyond the Screen: An introspective look at the future of product design

A series on the future of design and rebooting the user experience. Read more

Reactive Experiences Meet the Enterprise

The Internet of Things, Connected Sensors, and the Enterprise Read more

Understanding Patient Engagement

Guest blogger, Elizabeth Bacon, shares her thoughts on Understanding Patient Engagement. Read more

CEO Insights: The impact of a connected world

Lessons learned from Mobile World Congress & SXSW 2014 Read more

Cinematic Experience On-the-Go with Nutty Player

Macadamian has made video experience simpler than ever with Nutty Player! Read more

Four Questions to Help Better Understand Experience Maps

Experience or customer journey maps have really become popular over the past couple of years. Why? Read more

Macadamian’s Secret Sauce

What makes Macadamian a great place to work? Read more

Designing for Big Data

From Terabytes to Insights Read more

Modernizing Enterprise Applications

Why Are Enterprise Apps So Hard to Use? Read more

Mobile Application Design: Field Service Apps [Podcast]

Field service apps can bring better service, higher margins and potentially more revenue. Read more

Mobile Application Design: NuVo Technologies [Video]

Here's a video of one of our recent projects. Read more

Mobile Application Design: Turn Mobile Ads into High-Value Experiences

In the third installment of our four-part series, you’ll learn how to create an effective mobile advertising business model that doesn’t upset your users and generates more revenue. Read more

Fred’s Insights in Mobile Enterprise – “The Device Does Not Matter”

Fred has a piece published in Mobile Enterprise on what software development has to be in today's economy. Read more

Eight Things You Need To Know About Windows 8.1

Here's what I learned from attending Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston this year Read more

[Four-Part Series] How Awesome UX Boosts Revenue in 4 Mobile Business Models: Data

In the second installment, we share UX tips that will help you collect the right amount of the most valuable data to generate more revenue for your organization. Read more

Macadamian a Top Place to Work for Young People

We’re proud to be recognized as a Top Employer for Young People for a second straight year. Learn more about our work culture and why we love working at Macadamian! Read more

[Podcast + Bonus Content] How Patient Journey Maps Improve Healthcare Apps

Find out how patient journey maps help perfect healthcare apps by listening to our latest complimentary audio podcast and reviewing the journey map provided. Read more

Freemium App Business Model: UX Best Practices

What do doughnuts have to do with increasing mobile app income? Find out now by learning about the user experience best practices that boost revenue in today’s most popular mobile business model: Freemium. Read more

Macadamian at the 2013 Accountable Care and HIT Strategies Summit

I’m excited to hear what other companies and individuals are doing to help align all components of health and not just the hospital-care to home-care model. Read more

Mobile Healthcare Technology: 9 Questions to Ask Before Going HTML5

Mobile devices are ascending in prominence and gaining more users by the day, and developers are under even more pressure to pick the right hardware platform, software architecture, and development framework... Read more

[Quote] Something No Physician Has Ever Said

"...I'm really excited about all the configuration options in my dictation software..." Read more

[Podcast Series] The UX Power Tools Behind Compelling Software: Part 4

Speed time to market, Get stakeholder buy-in for the big picture, Scope and stand out in new markets. Read more

Microsoft Builds Business Around High Value Experiences

User Experience Fuels Microsoft Business Strategy, Creates New Opportunities for Software Vendors Read more

MacGym: App Works Out Body and Mind

Macadamian Software developers have created a new app called MacGym to make it easier for Macadamian employees to add a little exercise into their workday. Read more

[Podcast Series] The UX Power Tools Behind Compelling Software: Part 3

You don’t understand me! Imagine people shouting these words as they uninstall a poorly designed software application that you created. Read more

Azure, Windows 8.1 Buzzworthy at Microsoft’s 2013 Worldwide Partner Conference

I'm here at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 in Houston to see what's in store for the coming fiscal year. Read more

WebRTC Ottawa Meet-Ups

Are you as interested in WebRTC as we are? Read more

How Interruption Storyboards Improve Electronic Health Records

This is the second installment in our audio podcast mini series titled, EHRs: Secrets of Successful Usability. Read more

[Podcast Series] The UX Power Tools Behind Compelling Software: Experience Maps

[Podcast Series] The UX Power Tools Behind Compelling Software: Part 2 Read more

How to Market Apps in App Stores

How do you make things stand out? Read more

[PHOTO] WebRTC: Transforming Enterprise Communication

We're using WebRTC. Read more

[Podcast Series] The UX Power Tools Behind Compelling Software: Task-Based Personas

How Task-Based Personas Can Help You Create Incredible User Experiences Read more

[CEO Insight] WebRTC: Why You Should Care

For the past several months the Macadamian team has been busy travelling around the world to stay on top of all the coolest new technologies. Here's how we're following WebRTC. Read more

Name that App

Can you still identify the apps? Read more

[VIDEO] Electronic Healthcare Records – Vitera Intergy Solution

Vitera Intergy is an iPad based electronic health record application that enables physicians to spend more time on patient care and less on paperwork. Read more

MacHack: 24 Hours, 8 Apps, 1 Intense Competition

We created some amazing applications after 24 hours of nonstop coding. Read more

Macadamian’s Second Annual MacHack

No boring training days here... Read more

Electronic Health Records: Secrets of Successful Usability

How Great EHR User Experience Benefits Patients & Physicians Read more

EHR Usability for Meaningful Use

Electronic Health Records have to comply with Meaningful Use Stage2 usability. What's involved? How much work? Read more

[VIDEO] Macadamian’s Work Culture and Values

Macadamian Values; Be intentional, learning, passion, celebrate, trust, and be nutty. Read more

WebRTC: Top 5 Unified Communications Systems Integration Challenges

WebRTC is looking to be a game changer in terms of its impact on voice and data communications. Read more

The Rainbows & Unicorns of Mobile Design & Development

3 Challenges You Must Overcome to Optimize Mobile Apps Across Platforms Read more

The Amazing Software Scorecard

What's stopping you from getting amazing software out the door? Read more

The UXcellence Continuum

Are you Unenlightened or Celestial? Great UX design can give your company a competitive advantage. Read more

Developers are from Vulcan – Designers are from Wonderland – An audio podcast

SIGN UP to listen to a new exclusive edition of Macadamian's 'UnSalted' audio podcast Read more

3 Recurring Themes from UXCamp Ottawa III

Looking back at the 3 major themes discussed at UXCamp Ottawa Read more

Part 4: The Competitive Advantage of Using User Experience

Looking at companies in the awakening stage of implementing user experience Read more

Part 3: The Competitive Advantage of Using User Experience

Discussing a company in the awakening stage Read more

Part 2: The Competitive Advantage of Using User Experience

Stage one is about the unenlightened Read more

Part 1: The Competitive Advantage of Using User Experience

Introducing the five steps to using user experience to design Read more

4 HTML 5 Frameworks you Need to Know About

There are 4 excellent HTML5 frameworks that can simplify the process of using HTML5 and reduce cross-platform and cross-browser issues. Read more

Do Your Homework Before Porting an iOS app to Android

With the rise of Android’s popularity, product managers with an existing iPhone or iPad product are under pressure to port it to Android. Read more

7 Key Android Development Concepts

Although the Android platform is open and customizable, Android users have become accustomed to constructs developed by Google for Android devices. Read more

Feature Prioritization Using the Four Quadrant Matrix

A guest post by By Brian Lawley, CEO & Founder, 280 Group. Read more

What Are Patient Demographics?

The definition of patient demographics starts to get polluted with items such as patient and emergency contact information and patient medical record data. There is a very good reason for this concept drift. Read more

Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps – When to Build a Native App

Sometimes, a native application is the best choice for your mobile app. Read more

Detecting Mobile Browser Properties with CSS3 Media Queries

How to use a new feature of CSS3 to detect device properties and better tailor your mobile web apps to specific devices. Read more

Developing Successful Healthcare Software: An Introduction

An introduction to our practical guide on Healthcare software design and architecture. Read more

Sample CCR and CCD XML files

You bought the official CCD standards document, you have a grasp on what the different is between a ClinicalDocument, a StructuredBody and a CCD Component, and now it's time to put it into practice in an XML file. Read more

Android – Theming the Unthemable

How to them the background of the Android options menu items Read more