Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix →
Finding iOS Simulator →
A neat way to fire up iOS simulator without all the Xcode hassle.
The better question: Innovation vs. Refinement
itsmorereal: (This article was also posted on The Tech Block.) Schools of design thought move back and forth like pendulums. Handmade vs. Mass-produced. Local vs. Global. Minimal vs. Expressive. Tradition vs. Future. Every generation believes we have figured out what the previous generation didn’t, only to later realize that even older generations were doing it that way long before us. ...
XOXCO: Is it time for password-less login? →
xoxco: Logging in to web sites is ironically one of the most difficult tasks put before our users. Usernames and passwords are hard to remember, and harder than ever to type on the tiny on-screen keyboards of mobile devices. Even large, successful websites report that they receive an outsized number of…
Social Media Is A Part Of The User Experience
The term “social media guru” has almost become a dirty word within the Web community. In fact, despite most of us being early adopters of social networks such as Facebook or Twitter, we consider social media the purview of marketeers.
The problem is that building great experiences is everyone’s responsibility and...– http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670034/great-brands-are-about-fusing-product-and-service-how-do-you-do-it
Color is mysterious, eluding definition; it is a subjective experience, a...– http://designmodo.com/color-psychology/#ixzz1z6T0AHYy
The Past and Future of Experience Design →
Streakmachine: Thinking about iOS6 →
streakmachine: Since it has yet to be announced and everybody and their uncle has already chimed in with what they want and think we will see in the next major iteration of Apple’s iOS, I figured it was about time for me to say my thoughts on a few things. Files and file management Often lamented upon, we…
32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow →
An abridged guide to the many ways that your day is about to get better.
The Russians Used a Pencil: The Making of... →
russianpencil: Tom and I have been working on Frameographer on and off for about 6 months. Like our other products, it was created to scratch our own itch. We were dissatisfied with the current offerings in the market and we wanted to make something really great, something that we enjoyed using. I can’t tell…
Game made on an iPad →
The first (serious) example of software I know of, that’s been made on an iPad. Codea has been a great place to fool around. Now it proofed to be way more than that.
Despite being lauded for design, Apple is the reigning champion in this field,...– http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2012/03/ideas-bank/clive-thompson
Neven Mrgan's tumbl: Easy with the alerts →
mrgan: Amazon Mobile is among my most used apps. This is mainly due to my heavy use of Amazon as a store, and the fact that their main website is rather bloated. The app generally provides a better use experience. It is, however, not stellar. Let me use it again as an example of a pattern I’ve noticed…
Cobook OS X Address Book →
Nice concept. Does clutter your status bar if you’re on a laptop and use other services like Fantastical, Dropbox and so on.
We can’t prevent services with poor judgment or low ethical standards from doing...– http://www.marco.org/2012/02/09/ios-address-book-should-prompt-users
An Interview with the Apple II Designer →
Awesome News-delivery-site Summify joins Twitter →
Let’s see what they can cook up together
Why Google Web Fonts aren’t really open source →
There’s no reason open-source fonts can’t exist. But on closer inspection, Google Web Fonts are not “open source” in any meaningful sense. Interesting piece about what is open and what is not — even when it’s supposed to be.
For design to work, at least one designer must be a part of the product team...
3D Web(kit)-Site →
You won’t find a single image in the header. Impressive
The Mute-Switch “problem” by Marco
In other words, the Mute switch silences sounds that the user didn’t ask for, but not those that the user explicitly requested. Marco is dead on. Where do you put the iPhone while sleeping? In another room? In the same room? Even next to your bed? I usually mute the phone while sleeping. Imagine what a bad design mistake it would be if the alarm would’t wake me up because I don’t want to...
The Case for Working With Your Hands →
Changes in the economy have had the surprising effect of making the manual trades more attractive as careers.
It's all about emotion
domleca: In The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell makes an interesting remark about the value of communication on networks. He notes that, as networks grow, communication time and nuisance costs grow accordingly. The phone network provides a perfect example of this phenomenon. It quickly became the cheapest and most efficient way to reach people. Once the network was big enough, nuisance grew...
iOS search fields as buttons
mrgan: Searching in iOS apps typically works one of two ways: you either have a dedicated Search tab, or the table view in some other tab includes a search field at the top. In both cases, the field is at the top for a good reason: as you start typing, it’s useful to see search suggestions or quick results in a list below. Not every app is made up of stock table-views and tab bars. Getting a...