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Memo to Tim Cook: Make Apple Great Again

Apple could completely transform the world of computing by making most of its products obsolete.<p>Dear Tim,<p>Congrats on your recent announcement. I realize that a great deal of effort went into product development and market planning.<p>That being said, I was under-whelmed, so much so that I'm beginning …

Tim Cook

Apple awarded pair of 3D user interface patents related to computer vision

A pair of newly awarded patents could hint at new ways of interacting with Apple devices, potentially using 3D motion and space to interact with a …

Hero: Thoughts on the Music and Career of David Bowie

I was truly shocked and saddened by the news of David Bowie's passing. I had an immediate flashback to the 10th grade, Mr. Ogorman's French class at Riverside High School in Windsor, Ontario, where I had a classmate named Morvan, who I didn't know at all (in fact, I doubt I ever even talked to …

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Three-Dimensional Glass Paintings By Wilfried Grootens

German artist Wilfried Grootens creates glass paintings of various geometric forms for the series ‘Where The Shark Bubbles Blow’. Suspended in layers …

Art

Tech That Teaches: 15 Smart Apps for Curious Kids

Your kids may spend more time staring at screens on smartphones, tablets, and computers than books, but that downtime can still be educational. Check …

Kids

Kwikset Announces 'Premis' Smart Door Lock With Apple HomeKit Compatibility

Kwikset has announced Premis, its first Apple HomeKit-compatible smart door lock.<p><i>Premis offers homeowners the convenience of unlocking and locking</i> …

Home Automation

The Top UX Predictions for 2016

December 30, 2015It’s that time of year again, where we present our annual UX predictions for the coming year. Will there be an increased focus on …

How Apple’s super-secret Industrial Design team really works

<i>This feature is adapted from my book,</i> Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products. <i>It offers a rare look inside one of Apple’s most secretive institutions: the Industrial Design studio.</i><p>Where do Apple’s great products come from?<p>For the last 18 years — since Steve Jobs returned to the …

Product Design

Adobe's new interface design app will arrive in beta on OS X in 2016

Adobe has announced some of its plans for the upcoming Project Comet. Currently still in testing, Comet is meant to be an end-to-end tool for user …

A Love Supreme: A Visit to Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church

I live in San Francisco with my boyfriend in a (formerly) predominantly black neighborhood called the Western Addition. I am black and reminiscent of …

How to move an Apple Photos for OS X library to an external drive

Rick Henningsen has a Photos Library question:I want to move my Photos Library from the boot drive to a larger external drive. I suspect that I …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Zova Fitness App for Apple TV will Monitor Your Heart Rate on your Apple Watch

Zova, the popular on-the-go fitness app, is bringing its app to the Apple TV with an interesting twist: If you’re wearing an Apple Watch, it will …

How to control your TV volume with the new Apple TV Siri Remote

Tips<p>The vastly improved Siri Remote that ships with the fourth-generation Apple TV includes dedicated volume buttons, which can be programmed to …

HomeKit makes Philips Hue smartbulbs even cooler

If you’re even slightly interested in having smart lighting for your house, the new Philips Hue bridge, which supports Apple’s HomeKit automated-home framework, should be in your shopping cart right now.<p>Controlling your lights from your phone is one level of crazy future-stuff, but doing it with …

Articles | UX Magazine

Article No. 1,697 | May 24, 2018<p>An excerpt from Chapter 6: Defining Experience Principles<p>Article No. 1,696 | March 21, 2018<p>Chapter 3 "Build Agendas …

Web Design

The Inside Story of Apple’s New iMacs

Retina displays, rechargeable input devices, a force touch trackpad, and more power. Not bad for a truck.<p>E<b>arly this year,</b> the top-secret laboratory …

What is Design?

Yesterday I spoke at the Atlantic IDEAS conference with Paola Antonelli of MoMA on the nature of design in the age of technology. I always find it …

Maker Faire

How to enable subtitles on Apple TV

Closed captioning is useful to those with a hearing impairment to make the audio of videos accessible. Subtitles help those who speak a different language understand what’s going on in a film not in their original language.<p>You can enable these features on your Apple TV, but it’s not super-intuitive …

How-To: Bring Marie Kondo’s “life-changing” tidying up magic to your Apple products

Like many other people right now, I’m in the midst of watching my house transform as a direct result of Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, <b>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing</b>. As the title suggests, the book powerfully explains how to properly keep …

Piano Basics: Necessary Skills for the Non-Pianist

At some point in your musical journey, regardless of what instrument you play, you’ll find yourself in front of that 88-keyed beast we call a piano. …

The Simplicity Cycle: Soda, Swordsmen, and Road Maps

Complexity is a two-liter bottle of soda.<p>Doled out in reasonable quantities and at appropriate times, it's not bad. In fact, it can be pleasant as an …

The Psychologist’s View of UX Design

You may have heard this story about an elephant:<p>A king brings six men into a dark building. They cannot see anything. The king says to them, "I have …

A focus on discovery makes Apple Music a serious contender

I’m a streaming music junky. I gave up collecting, owning, and maintaining music files on my own Mac years ago and I’ve never looked back. It’s the only sensible way to have access to millions of songs without having to worry about storing them.<p>I’ve used and tested Rdio, Spotify, Beats Music, and …

In Conversation with Dan Ward

June 16, 2015Last week, I had the chance to talk with Dan Ward, author of the new book, <i>The Simplicity Cycle: A Field Guide to Making Things Better</i> …

Here's the extreme diet regular people used to look like underwear models in 30 days

These people might look like underwear models, but they're not. And 30 days before this photo was taken, they didn't look like this.<p>But in just a few weeks, the women slimmed down to have as little as 12% to 14% body fat and the man had just 5% to 6% body fat.<p>And that woman on the left? She was …

Apple Watch: One month later

How has the Apple Watch design held up? How comfortable has it been to wear?<p><b>Ally:</b> I'm incredibly satisfied with the way the Apple Watch fits, mainly …

What does ‘fitness’ mean and why does it matter?

Rather than buying the latest wearable, you may be better off with a bathroom scale and a simple tape measure.

Why Apple's design geniuses are obsessed with making 'inevitable' products

For head designer Jony Ive and his team, it's essential.<p>"So much of what we try to do is get to a point where <b>the solution seems inevitable,</b>" Ive told the design magazine Icon in 2003. "You know, you think 'of course it's that way, why would it be any other way?' It looks so obvious, but that sense …