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 | Fast Company

Acquiring new motor skills requires repetition, but iterative repetition is much more effective than just doing the same thing over and over. A new study from Johns Hopkins found that modifying practice sessions led participants to learn a new computer-based motor skill quicker than straight …

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 …

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 …

Augmented Reality

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

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 …

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 …

Pinterest

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 …

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: The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed.

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

Virtual reality is no longer associated with just gaming. The real estate industry is adopting this evolving technology to help you buy and sell your …

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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? …

Interaction Design

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 …