Google just one-upped everyone else by adding supremely useful 360 degrees street views to maps. Driving all those Google cars around San Francisco is finally paying off. This changes the game. Wonderful. Test-drive it here. (via TechCrunch)
To innovate well is to search for meaning behind the innovation first. This requires investing time into discovering what users need and think of unique ways to serve them and better solve their problems.
Emotions are widely misunderstood in UX design and often manipulation is used to predict user behavior. However, a much better approach to UX design is storyscaping, which aims at empowering users, rather than controlling them.
Read the full article to learn more about liminal space and how to apply this thinking to your design.