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User experience design firm Adaptive Path released its own dedicated iPad app on Monday, and guess what: It provides a terrific user experience. Great content also helps, as the app contains more than a hundred talks from user experience experts from a wide variety of backgrounds.

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User experience design firm Adaptive Path released its own dedicated iPad app on Monday, and guess what: It provides a terrific user experience. Great content also helps, as the app contains more than a hundred talks from user experience experts from a wide variety of backgrounds.

The app is a video library of speakers featured at Adaptive Path’s four-year history of conferences, and includes videos from their two main events, UX Week and MX: Managing Experience. Topics range from the history of UX design to discussions of what exactly makes up the fun factor of games, as well as topics with broad scientific appeal, like one about human-robot interaction from one of the UX designers behind the Roomba robot vacuum.

 

Even if you’re not in the business of designing or creating apps, or even anything related to UX, the Adaptive Path app is worth a look. First, it’s free; second, it has an incredible amount of entertaining, informative content that you can watch on your device or share with others via email via an in-app button; and third, it looks great and works well, both virtues that will be up for discussion at our own Mobilize even in September, where Adaptive Path’s Peter Merholz was a featured speaker last year.

The Adaptive Path app also goes well with the TED Talks iPad app if you want to assign some required viewing to new hires just getting started in tech, or if you’re looking for a great way to build your own conference that you can attend from the comfort of your couch.

  1. First impression:
    * An app that’s basically about selecting and viewing videos needs to work in landscape mode. As it stands now, you have to use the app in portrait mode, then switch to landscape mode to watch the video.
    * The first time I tried to view a video, the app crashed. It worked the second time; I have no idea why it crashed.

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