Which form design is better, top label or left label? It depends on what you want to achieve. For an enterprise payroll application speed, ease of use and the ability to localize the user-interface later won out.
This past week I finished up an class from IDEO and Acumen called Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design. I took the class with, what were at the time, three strangers. The class was to take about six weeks and would allow us to go through the IDEO design process end-to-end, and if we finished on-time we would receive a certificate.
One of my predictions for mobile in the next six to eighteen months is heavy cross-over in brand and mobile experiences where integration in mobile apps drives customer engagement.
Since April (2014), I have been creating interactive Customer Stories or Customer Journeys for Salesforce Marketing Cloud (formerly ExactTarget). These Customer Stories have pushed me, and now my team, to dive deep into using iBooks Author, along with Keynote, Photoshop and Illustrator, Google spreadsheets and lots and lots of sketching and experimenting