Ankush Samant

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Tech house of the future: take a look around

Smart ovens, living carpets, robot butlers and beds that remind you to have sex – then make themselves. Welcome to your home of tomorrow<p>Grab the keys and get set to unpack your boxes. It’s time to move into the future. But before you cross the threshold and command your robo-butler to get the …

Living Rooms

Instagram is no longer the best app for aspiring photographers

Not long ago, professional photography was an elite club with a high barrier to entry. Between schooling, apprenticeships, and expensive equipment, it was not a career you just jumped into.<p>Now, thanks to a new wave of photo-sharing platforms, amateur photographers have the chance to get their …

Mobile Photography

Design Thinking Comes To Kids In This Cute Board Game

But should we really teach kids this branded style of problem-solving so young?<p>To critics, design thinking is both flawed and outdated. To evangelists, design thinking has only just begun. But to kids? It’s a new card game on Kickstarter called Khandu ($33), by the studio Seven Thinkers.<p>For those …

Kids

Microsoft is using the cloud to help you make beautiful PowerPoint slides

For most people, PowerPoint is boring. When you need to make a presentation, it’s the most basic and obvious choice. Unless you have some design chops and/or a lot of time, a ‘beautiful PowerPoint presentation’ is often something of an oxymoron.<p>But that could start changing. Microsoft is …

Designing Healthcare Apps With Delight

• Conduct research with a <b>minimum of eight people</b>, which will mitigate any issues that may be related to their disease condition and is especially …

Why Gogo’s Infuriatingly Expensive, Slow Internet Still Owns the Skies

Why Gogo's Infuriatingly Expensive, Slow Internet Still Owns the Skies<p>“You’re Now Free to Complain About the Wi-Fi”<p>By Sam Grobart | August 26, 2015<p><b>In</b> …

Aviation

Basic Patterns for Mobile Navigation

<b>Summary:</b> Mobile navigation must be discoverable, accessible, and take little screen space. Exposing the navigation and hiding it in a hamburger both …

Visual Design

Misused mobile UX patterns

If you are an experienced designer, you probably agree that being inspired by others is not stealing in UI design. It’s best practice research. It’s …

UI Design

Happy? Sad? Forget age, Microsoft can now guess your emotions

Microsoft unveils beta tool on its website that guesses people’s emotions through facial recognition software. But how does that make you feel?<p>Remember when Microsoft developed a tool that tried to guess our age? Of course you do – social media feeds were saturated for weeks with outraged …

Artificial Intelligence

How Microsoft Created A New Xbox Experience

The release of the redesigned Xbox One interface shows Microsoft’s support for both the old and the new. It was a long path to get there.<p>Click. Then another click. You swipe and button-press through menu after menu to get to your goal: creating a party so that you and your friends can chat while …

Xbox

How to perfect first-time UX in apps

Somehow, we’ve come to accept the notion that digital technology is the answer to all of life’s problems. That conclusion has resulted in more and …

UX Design

Why Hipster Attitudes Can Ruin Interaction Design

You're reading Why Hipster Attitudes Can Ruin Interaction Design, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Interaction Design

The “awww!” response to cuteness isn’t just biological, it’s philosophical

Cute kittens and cuddly toys aren’t the highest form of aestheticism, but one Stanford professor, Sianne Ngai, believes “cuteness” is a concept worth studying. And so Ngai, a professor in literary and cultural theory, has developed a philosophical argument about what counts as cute.<p>Cuteness has …

Cute
UX Design

What makes a good User Experience?

For the past 8 years, I have focused on designing digital experiences in a variety of industries and for a variety of clients. Throughout my career, …

UX Design

Design thinking: A new approach to fight complexity and failure

Design thinking offers an alternative to the rigidity of traditional project management and can help drive successful projects.<p>The endless succession …

Design

Microsoft's newest product is another shot at Apple

Microsoft’s first-ever flagship store opens on New York City’s upscale Fifth Avenue shopping strip at noon Eastern on Monday, as the tech giant …

New York City

The UX of Hyperlinks—Taking it all a step further.

The other day on everybody’s favorite daily newsletter, I spotted an awesome article by Nash Vail in which he brought up a really great point that …

The New Rules for Scrolling in Web Design

You're reading The New Rules for Scrolling in Web Design, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Web Design

Rethinking Banking for an Always in Beta World

Always in Beta unites human-centered design and business model innovation to help financial institutions reimagine their relationships to consumers. A project of Claro Partners and Anthemis Group, Always in Beta launched in early 2015 to help six international financial institutions – including …

Banking

Ford’s Head Of Innovation On The Importance Of Talking To Your Team

A good day involves “inspiring them, giving them some energy, creating some enthusiasm,” says Ken Washington.<p><b>Ken Washington is Ford’s explorer.</b> A former Lockheed Martin rocket scientist with a doctorate in nuclear engineering, the company’s VP of research and advanced engineering is leading its …

Innovation

With Reactions, Facebook Supercharges The Like Button With 6 Empathetic Emoji

In September, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made some waves when he hinted Facebook was working on a way to expand its famous Like button — not by adding the much-fabled “dislike” option, but by making it way more empathetic, expressing sadness and other emotions. Today, Facebook is taking the wraps …

Social Media

The interfaces that bridge the human-machine divide

First it was toggle switches. And then keyboards, the mouse and other standard interface devices gave us control of computers and the digital world. From the tangible, to hands-free and beyond, the ways in which we control digital systems are expanding. We've collected just a few of the interesting …

This Cycling App Auto-Spray-Paints Potholes So Cities Know Where Repairs Are Needed

Auto-Complain makes your annoyance at poor road conditions very visible.<p>Florian Born isn’t the type of person who likes complaining. So when the designer started bumping into potholes as he cycled around Berlin, he wasn’t going to call up the city to tell it where to send its repair truck.<p>He had a …

Kinetise Aims To Let You Make An MVP In A Box

When we first met Kinetise they were building a tool to allow anyone with no programming experience build a solid app for iOS and Android. Now, with a bit of improvement, they’re ready to unleash the next step in their master plan – to let anyone build a minimal viable product in a few minutes.<p>“A …

Apps

Russia Says Google Has “Violated Competition Rules” With Android, Yandex Stock Jumps

Back in February, the “Google of Russia,” Yandex, filed an antitrust complaint with Russia’s watchdog agency (FAS) over Google’s leverage with what comes pre-installed on Android. Specifically, the fact that Google is the default search engine rubbed Yandex the wrong way.<p>See, Yandex has a 60 …

AdWords

10 Recent UI Design Concepts For Mobile Screens You MUST See

1WD is passionate about helping the community by sharing information and resources that will make you become a better web design professional. This …

Apps

Mindful of the mosaic - Peeps

As a geographer, my interests lie at the crossroads of space, place, scale, environment, and society. I am particularly interested in the way we …

Designing the Death of Instincts

First of all let us understand the meaning of the term Instinct. Dictionary.com defines the meaning of instinct as:<p>an inborn pattern of activity or …

Affectiva debuts ’emotion as a service’ AI technology, updates SDK

It’s time to learn a new term: emotion as a service. That comes to us courtesy of Affectiva, which on Tuesday released Affdex Emotion as a Service, …