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The 38 best tools for data visualization

It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively …

Data Visualization

Know Thy User: The Role of Research in Great Interactive Design

In this talk, David Sherwin from frog demystifies the role and use of research in the day-to-day work of an interactive designer. He draws on the collective knowledge of frog's design research practice and his own experience as a design research lead helping to coordinate teams in conducting …

Design

Q & Q Solar-Powered Watches

Sometimes all you need from a watch is reliability and a little bit of vibrancy. Japanese brand Q & Q (which stands for quest and quality), founded in 1976 as part of Citizen Watch Co., offers both with their new range of ultra-affordable SmileSolar pieces, now available globally. In a wide array …

Watches

Automatic Lets You Safely Tweet + Update Facebook Status While Driving

Accelerating past the automotive industry’s slow lane technology adoption rate, mobile app Automatic is aiming to bring a slew of smart-car features …

How To Draw Critical Design Insights From A Single Photograph: Lessons From Frog

Jon Freach, design research director at frog, explains why snapping pictures can make all the difference for you and your client.<p>Henri Cartier Bresson once said, “Sometimes there is one unique picture whose composition possesses such vigor and richness, and whose content so radiates outward from …

Android KitKat Picks Up Pace To Hit 5.3% Adoption

The latest data from Google shows that the adoption of Android KitKat is steadily increasing, as it has been installed on 5.3 percent of all Android phones or tablets that log in to the Google Play store. This is more than double the last recorded figure of 2.5 percent.<p>For a more specific breakdown …

US smartphone usage nearing UK levels

US consumers are catching up with the UK's advanced mobile market, according to a new report<p>The share of US smartphone users is closing in on the advanced UK mobile market, according to a new report.<p>Around two thirds of the UK's mobile phone users (or 53.7 per cent of the total population) use …

Mobile

The Mobile Browser Is Dead, Long Live The App

Analytics firm Flurry has published data on mobile usage by US consumers during Q1 2014. While users are spending more time on their devices (an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes per day, up four minutes on the same period last year), how they use that time has changed as well. Only 22 minutes per …

Ion Is A Wireless Smart Light That Reacts To Touch And Tunes

Make way for another smart light in the room. Ion, currently in production-ready prototype form seeking $20,000 from the Kickstarter community for its final push to market, is best described as a digital updating of the 1960s classic slice of kitsch called the lava lamp.<p>(It’s clearly no accident …

Spotify dramatically overhauls its iPhone app with new design, adds ‘Your Music’ section

Spotify has released a major update to its iPhone app, bringing a new dark look and feel. The new layout relies heavily on the contextual blurring and geometric motifs of iOS 7.<p>Artist artwork is masked in an oval shape, again reflecting iOS 7’s design direction. Album art remains true to its root …

Weekly Innovation: Turn A 3-D Printer Into A Tattoo Machine

Behold, the first human to be tattooed by a 3-D printer. The machine tattooed a ring on his forearm.<p>It all started with an idea that came to Pierre Emm, a young student in France, while riding his bike on the way to design school. (Another reason to cycle for your commute — wacky yet innovative …

Tired Of Uber's Unpredictable Surge Pricing? This Car-Hailing App Hopes You'll Switch

As a frequent Uber user, I find the problem with the company’s much-lambasted surge pricing isn’t just its high cost (which can sometimes reach as much eight or nine times a ride’s base fare), it’s how unpredictable the whole process is. Until you open the app, you have absolutely no way of knowing …