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Apple buys PrimeSense for about $350 million, suggesting the technology giant is interested in putting motion-sensing capabilities into future products
Wow. An amazing world is opening up and this will be at the center of it. So exciting!
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Paste Magazine Why iOS 7 Is A Masterpiece of Design Cult of Mac About a year ago, I slammed Apple's embrace of skeuomorphic design as inconsistent, cheesy, ugly and, worst of all, out of sync with Apple's very strong hardware design sensibility.
I haven't seen iOS7 in the raw yet and my first response watching the keynote was one of huge visual disappointment but this is a good overview of the design. The technology is exciting though and so I'm still looking forward to the release!
UC Berkeley receives $20 million for design innovation center Daily Californian The UC Berkeley College of Engineering announced on Thursday a $20 million gift from the Paul and Stacy Jacobs Foundation to launch a new institute that will focus on...
Great to see this support for the discipline of design coupled with the strengthening of a great California state institution.
The smartphone is ushering in the age of the home robot and Keller Rinaudo is key in making it happen. A visionary with a social conscious, he has figured out how to create useful robots at a price point almost anyone can afford and using technology that is already in our possession.
It will be a new challenge for UX designers too: How do you design a personality into your interactions. So far good UX is focused all on the user; the technology is an enabler and is meant to disappear. How would you maintain simplicity when you are also making the device a primary user?
Rob Woodbridge, Untether.tv is building a library of fantastic interviews with people from the technology space and focused more on mobile.
Watch the full interview at http://untether.tv/2013/episode-456-how-the-smartphone-is-ushering-in-the-age-of-the-home-robot-with-romotive-co-founder-keller-rinaudo/
Highlight: The History of Typography - Animated… https://www.rebelmouse.com/GeorgiaGibbsDesign on @RebelMouse
A paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography. 291 Paper Letters. 2,454 Photographs. 140 hours of work. Created by Ben Barrett-Forrest ©...
This video is pact full of information and also shows the power of great storytelling
The iOS Design Cheat Sheet is a great resource for iOS designers and developers. Quickly find all important data about Apple devices when it comes to App development.
Updated with the latest information it is exapctly as promised: athe perfect iOS Design cheat sheet.
See more at imediaconnection.com / Don't bank your marketing bucks on the new devices just yet. Here's why connected TV isn't ...youtube.com
He perfectly states the delima and the reason that second screen apps are gathering steam so quickly. At the heart of the "problem" it is all about the user experience and not the technology.
An open source blogging platform which makes writing pleasurable and publishing simple. (Beaut design, open source & non-profit.
This just funded and from the reviews of this Kickstarter project the a lot of the love came from the great user experience it promises.
Editor's Note: David Lieb is co-founder and CEO of Bump, creators of the popular app that lets people share contact information, photos, and other content by bumping their phones together. Bump has been downloaded more than 130 million times.
Simple is not better if the cognitive cost is too complex. The top value comes from keeping the users brain leap minimal too. Intuitive in use but also intuitive in "this makes it so simple to do "X". Also great insights into building or building on a successful product.
DigitalGov University’s Schedule of Classes, Annual Conference, and webinars.
The U.S. government has a very active user experience branch and there is a huge library to pull information from and some interesting courses.
An easy to follow design course for hackers who do amazing things, curated by real design professionals.
Brought to us by the folks who work and play at zerply.com is Hack Design. It is just getting started so if you sign in now you can be at the front of the class. Looks like it is going to be fun for all!
MySpace is undergoing a wholesale change to the editorial thinking of the site. As MySpace exec's explained to me, they went looking under the hood and found a untapped goldmine of member generated tastes, picks and passions.
In revamping MySpace the data drove the story and UX was put in place to support it.
"...get out of the deliverables business," and return our focus to customer delight" This statement was enough to make me have to buy the book.
An enterprising carpenter and a creative puppeteer teamed up on a do-it-yourself project to build a mechanical hand for a little boy. They created an inexpensive prosthetic and published their designs on the Internet.
3D printing is one of the most exciting technological leaps I know of in recent years. While lots of amazing things are being done with this technology, the design of prosthetics is one area experiencing changes and growth at lightening speed.
With wearable tech like Google Glass, human behavior is now a design problem GigaOM Properly designed, a wrist- or head-mounted device could provide the kind of behavior-changing feedback that the “Your Speed” box does resulting in saved lives.
There are so many issues that have to be dealt with in the near term: privacy issues should be at the center of the design discussion for many new apps and technologies but, instead, the topic is tabled and that discussion is removed from the process.
The third wave of e-commerce is all about bringing emotional purchases online. Non-commodity products. More thoughtful purchase decisions. I like to call this Emotional Commerce. This is categories like furniture, home accessories, home textiles, fashion, art, and jewelry. These are categories where people care about having something special in their lives.
Design and designing core value into the user's experience will play a lead role in the next phase of commerce.
Typography is not only an all-important aspect of design, it is also an art form in and of itself. Choosing the right font, the perfect spacing and even the correct shape of text can be an important factor as to whether a project fails or succeeds.
For many designers Adobe Illustrator is "the" tool. With every tool we use we have deep knowledge about certain functions and really scanty knowledge on others. If the type tool in Adobe Illustrator falls in the latter camp for you this artcle, published in 2011, is a great quick overview of what's under the hood.
A free and useful template for web designers creating responsive websites.
This was published in 2012 but still so useful. I downloaded mine!
Creating a success for anyone using your product for the first time will go a long way in creating brand loyalty and return customers. How could they not when, by creating a great experience, you have already told them how much you care about them.
When we first wrote about Polar, an addictive app that invites you to make and take “this or that”-style quizzes, we called it “an object lesson in mobile design done very, very right.” Luke Wroblewski, the mobile-first...
Simple. That is the rule here and should be the mantra for all: keep it simple.
Some interesting new ideas about engaging users. Throws a lot of industry best practice on its head.
We chat with Idan Cohen from Etsy about what customer-centric design.
Brief interview about the history of Boxee and it's path forward as it strives to transform the TV experience into a hybrid of traditional broadcast and the internet.
Best quote: " Avner, our CEO, has a very strong and clear vision, which is to create a simple and beautiful experience that allows you to access your favorite content, whenever you want it and on every device."
Typography is a key element of any graphic design.
Any computer contains hundreds of pre-installed fonts to choose from and there are dozens of websites with thousands of free fonts, just some minimal knowledge and aesthetic taste.
This infographic intend to explain the basics of typography and disseminate the “best” ones that always work without too much complications.
Take short walk through this fascinating world...
The lines in any face tell an interesting story and choosing the right type will help you to tell your own.
This is typography 101. These are some of the typography basics I teach my students. There are many other good articles pertaining to all types of design from architecture, furniture and of course graphic design.
Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.What is the sum of 5 plus 5?”“What two numbers add up to 10?
This thoughtful and thought provoking article by Tina Seelig is a gem. Re-framing the "why" can explode the "how" into infinite possibilities.
A guide to understanding digital & physical product design for startups
This is not new but if you have managed to miss it in the past t is a very nicely done online presentation.
Apple is reportedly working with a company called Gemalto on a new type of SIM card that would let iPhone software switch which carrier each phone is associated with, rather than relying on different SIM cards from multiple carriers.
If they have to compete for this market share it could go a long way to push back on the data plan prices and changes we've been seeing there.