Andre Le

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Adam – VFX in the real-time short film

We are continuing our series of blog posts from last year, this time featuring a technical, behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the visual effects in …

3DS Max

The Secret To Learning New Skills Twice As Fast

The key is not only lots of practice–but lots of varied types of practice.<p>Learning a new skill doesn’t depend so much on how much practice you do, but how you practice. The key is to subtly vary your training with changes that keep your brain learning. By changing up your routine, new research …

Blog

The Big List: 50 VR Games We Can't Wait To Play In 2017

Last year, we rounded off a list of 35 VR games we couldn’t have to play in 2016. We’ve had some great times playing great games, and last week we …

This Reference Chart Covers the Basics of Soldering At a Glance

Soldering electronics is a delicate art. If you’re just getting started learning how to solder, this handy reference chart can help you spot some …

Hobbies

Visualising UI Solutions for Our Mixed Reality Future

Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies are rapidly evolving, with consumer devices on the horizon. But how will people interact with their new …

Virtual Reality Can Leave You With an Existential Hangover

After exploring a virtual world, some people can’t shake the sense that the actual world isn’t real, either.<p>When Tobias van Schneider slips on a virtual reality headset to play Google’s Tilt Brush, he becomes a god. His fingertips become a fiery paintbrush in the sky. A flick of the wrist rotates …

Virtual Reality

How To Test Products Like A Googler

An insider look at how user feedback shaped Google Hangouts (and three other products) in the months before launching.<p>To build great products, you need input from the people and organizations that are actually going to use them. Successful tech companies have long understood how important this is, …

Google Hangout

VR accessibility

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Beyond Flatland: User Interface Design for VR

<i>Explorations in VR Design</i> <i>is a journey through the bleeding edge of VR design – from architecting a space and designing groundbreaking interactions to</i> …

UI Design

Building Jarvis

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No-UI: How to Build Transparent Interaction

Here, we will explore and teach you about the incredible user experience opportunities which you can take advantage of when designing for interaction …

UX Design

Lighthouse - Trammell Hudson's Projects

HTC Vive Lighthouse<p>The HTC Vive uses a really innovative way to add 3D pose estimation and position sensing to their VR experience. The "Lighthouse" …

Revealed: Homebrew Controller Working in Steam VR

[Florian] has been putting a lot of work into VR controllers that can be used without interfering with a regular mouse + keyboard combination, and …

Virtual Reality

'Jack Into' A Parisian VR Arcade for $10 An Hour

The dedicated virtual reality facility provides 12 VR pods for 'individual experiences' and has a rooftop open bar.<p>A beloved author of mine, M. John Harrison, called them 'twinks'. Addicts, if you will, paying up big bucks and jacking into virtual reality out of both a yearning for ecstasy and an …

Virtual Reality

How Stories Solved Instagram’s Biggest Threat: Self-Conscious Users

Likes make users self-conscious in a way that has distorted Instagram’s mission. Here, an exclusive look at how Stories was designed to fix that.<p>Robby Stein remembers when Kevin Systrom was just another startup guy, who’d created a photo sharing app called Instagram. They knew each other working at …

NASA's newly-launched Giphy and Pinterest pages are out of this world

When Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon in 1969, I doubt he gave much thought to the dank memes that would one day come of it. I also doubt he knew what ‘dank’ or ‘meme’ meant, but it really doesn’t matter; I’m painting a picture here.<p>NASA already taps over a dozen social …

NASA

Smarten Up a Cheap Projector With a Raspberry Pi

Ever wished you had a portable projector that was already loaded up with software so you could stream movies? YouTuber Novaspirit Tech wanted just …

Raspberry Pi

This VR Headset Has A Secret Weapon: A 3D Scanner

Depth awareness gives this headset superpowers.<p>How do you turn physical spaces into digital ones? That’s a question that the three-year-old startup Occipital is trying to answer with products that range from its successful Structure Sensor, which captures 3D models of environments, to Canvas, its …

User Experience and Experience Design

3. User Experience and Experience Design<p>by <b>Marc Hassenzahl</b><p>I open my eyes. Lush light floods the room, birds chatter. It is only 6:30 o'clock in the …

Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self

The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.<p>You’ve likely seen the video before: a stream of kids, confronted with a single, alluring marshmallow. If they can resist eating it for 15 minutes, they’ll get two. Some do. Others cave …

Psychology

Virtual Cinematography for VR Trailers

Signifiers and Affordances for Chatbots: How to hack the system

There aren’t a lot of signifiers or affordances within a chatbot. The only elements you have to work with are words, buttons and a small repertoire …

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

Sean Blake

About Me<p>I’m a designer with 10 years of experience living in San Francisco.<p>My skills include the following:<p>Design<p>UX/UI, branding, illustration, …

Virtual Reality: How Tech Is Changing the Way You Buy and Sell a Home

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Getting into the Mobile App User’s Mind – User Research for Mobile Applications

It’s well understood that user research is what makes for the best user experiences but what are the right user research techniques for mobile apps? …

Mobile

A future without screens

How VR is rapidly changing the way we interact with technology<p>It’s unfortunate to think, but you probably know the nooks and crannies of Facebook …