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Mobile UX Design: Key Principles

The most important thing to keep in mind when designing a mobile app is to make sure it is both <i>useful</i> and <i>intuitive</i>. If the app is not useful, it has …

5 UX Design Trends You Should Be Aware of in 2016

A good UX design is essential to increasing the effectiveness of the emotion, intuition and delight a visitor feels when navigating a website.<p>Statisti …

UI in Action. 15 Animated Design Concepts of Mobile UI.

Animation in UI is a tool of great power breathing life into the process of interaction. It helps user to get fast feedback, provides opportunities …

UI Design

New HTC Vive Releases for the Week of 06/26/16

There are 24 new VR experiences for Vive this week. 24. We have everything from first-person shooters and arcade throwbacks to VR roller coasters …

Entrepreneurs are Frauds (until they aren’t)

Most startups begin as an idea in an entrepreneur’s head. Just a few neurons bouncing around inside a skull full of mush. The entrepreneur typically …

Entrepreneurship

Tiny1 camera wants to help you shoot the moon

The sky is the limit<p>The Tiny1 is a camera from TinyMOS billing itself as the "world’s smallest astronomy camera". It uses a proprietary noise-reduction algorithm the company says will allow for improved image quality in low-light environments, and an augmented reality star map that can be overlaid …

Cameras

How to Design Your Website for Better User Experience

June 22, 2016According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, in 2015, the attention span of humans averaged 8.25 seconds, down from 12 seconds …

Web Design

Virtualandia: The Hottest New Real Estate Is In The Ether

As everybody moves in to virtual reality, who's making the rules?<p>I’m standing inside a moving subway car. It’s dimly lit, but I can make out the layer of grime on the doors and windows.<p>A man’s disembodied voice tells me to pick up a silver handgun sitting on a seat to my right. “You better be ready …

Virtual Reality

How To Brainstorm Like A Googler

This is the deceptively simple, three-step process Google uses to come up with its most innovative ideas.<p>Here at Google, we don’t have a secret formula for innovation. But that doesn’t mean Googlers’ best ideas are ineffable mysteries. On the contrary, we’ve found they can be systematically coaxed …

Brainstorming

Play Bigger — A Must-Read for Startup Founders

<b>Play Bigger</b> is a must-read new book for founders. I believe that its ideas and frameworks will be relevant to the next ten years in the same way that …

Four UX Lessons in Game Design

<b>To spice up our monster essay on icons, we created an icon monster shooter arcade game. Planned as a one week hackathon, it turned into an amazing</b> …

Arcade Games

How to Make a Great Pitch for Your Startup

<i>Co-written by Tyrone Howard and Steven Bussard</i><p>Stanford studies on design quality and entrepreneurial risk show that the sweet spot for startups is right in the middle of Market and Technology Risk.<p>This entails:<p>1. Taking new technology and applying it<p>2. Meeting needs that have already been …

Entrepreneurship

Learn to Code (Awesome Fullstack)

Here are some of the things that you might want to know in order to learn full stack development. Note: if you go to stackoverflow and click any tag, …

Programming

Advanced Image Processing with Core Image

Core Image is Apple's framework for image processing and analysis. With over 170 built-in filters that can be used alone or together in co…

62% of all apps downloaded last month were owned by Facebook

Most people only use a few apps on their smartphones: according to research, smartphone owners spend 80% of their time in their three most-used apps.<p>And as the app market matures, it turns out those three apps are usually owned by Facebook, at least according to download statistics.<p>According to …

Apps

The future of Apple’s App Store is subscriptions

The App Store changed the way we buy software. Can Apple do it again?<p>Apple’s annual conference for developers, which kicks off next Monday, is normally when the company previews its newest software for iOS and Mac OS X. But this year’s WWDC isn’t just about new operating systems: starting next week …

Apps

Google makes its TensorFlow artificial intelligence platform available on iOS

Google this week has published a new version of its TensorFlow machine learning software that adds support for iOS. Google initially teased that it was working on iOS support for TensorFlow last November, but said it was unable to give a timeline. An early version of TensorFlow version 0.9 was …

How This Real Estate Startup Is Tackling Buyer's Remorse

Wouldn’t it be great if buying a house were as easy and risk-free as picking up a new gadget at an electronics store and returning it if it doesn’t …

Real Estate

Pininfarina showcases student visions of the future

Italian design house Pininfarina has revealed a new exhibition of concept car designs by some of Europe’s top design students.<p>On Board Emotions …

New Tech for the Home, Office and… Factory

Headphones without the ‘phones, a Wi-Fi-enabled motion sensor and a hard hat powered by augmented reality—three new technologies poised to improve work and play<p>Headphones Without the Headgear<p><i>Coming to an office near you in early 2017</i><p>The product of two rapidly evolving (and shrinking) technologies: …

Augmented Reality

Product Design Tools On a Startup Budget

If you want to pursue a new side project, launch an app, or build a startup, the beginning stages are typically lean. You don’t want to sacrifice …

Microsoft has its own venture capital division

Microsoft has started its own venture capital division. The new group is called Microsoft Ventures, and it will focus on early-stage startup investments. Confusingly, Microsoft Ventures was already the name of a startup accelerator initiative at Microsoft, and that group is being rebranded as …

Mobile App Development: How to Create a Useful App

These days, it's easy to get caught up in cool, new technology and mobile apps while forgetting about the user. Bethany Poole, group marketing …