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Grid for iOS reimagines Excel, but ditches the formulas

Designer Josh Leong was growing impatient with Microsoft. After spending a few years working his way up the chain from designing icons to helping design Flash Fill, one of Excel 2013's best new features, Leong didn't feel like he was making much of an impact. While working on Excel, he stumbled …

NYC’s New Maps Orient You Like A GPS

33% of New Yorkers can’t find north. So a new Pentagram project injects permanent city fixtures with the first-person perspective of a heads-up display.<p>“There’s no doubt, New Yorkers are as savvy as they come. They know which subway car to stand in to make the quickest exit at their stop, and they …

Browse This Awesome Collection Of Sci-Fi Interfaces

Ever wonder where the touch screens from Children of Men came from? Now you know.<p>Designer, filmmaker, and Berg creative director Timo Arnall recently wrote that “interfaces are the dominant cultural form of our time.” So much of how we experience modern popular culture, he writes, happens inside or …

PlayStation 4 user interface demonstrated in new video

A new video released by Sony this week reveals some of the user interface and social functionality on the PlayStation 4 — namely online shopping, text communication and video sharing.<p>The video, posted above, shows three friends playing <i>Knack</i> and <i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i>, and communicating with one …

Beyond The Button: Embracing The Gesture-Driven Interface

In fact, if you can honestly say that the first iPhone application you designed didn’t have any top or bottom bar elements, get in touch and send …

Yahoo revitalizes Flickr with huge images, sharing, and a terabyte of free space (hands-on)

The features are the same, but everything looks better than ever<p>Yahoo has just taken the wraps off a major update to Flickr, it's long-suffering photo service, and we just sat down to put the revamped service through its paces to see how it has improved — and whether or not it'll be enough to keep …

Pixelmator 2.2 goes after graphic design with new shape tools and vectors-first UI

The inexpensive image editor is bridging two worlds<p>Popular OS X image editor Pixelmator is releasing a major update on Thursday, codenamed Blueberry, and if you like working with vector shapes, it might just make your day. New tools for working with text as vectors, a new Shapes palette, and the …

An App For Sharing Pics With Total Strangers

Rando for iOS turns photo sharing on its head, and it’s a little bit thrilling.<p>Today we take sharing for granted. At any time, practically anywhere, we can broadcast what we’re seeing, doing, or thinking to more or less everyone we know–and, in some cases, to plenty of people we don’t. Looking at …

Easily Grab High-Res iOS App Icon Images With This Script

Brett Terpstra has just made it easier to save high quality iOS app icon images in OS X. Using a new script developed by Terpstra (which also comes …

The Android-First Social Network

Do social networks have a killer distribution or engagement advantage on Android that cannot be replicated on iOS because of Android’s openness? Will …

Pizza Hut launching Xbox 360 app that lets console owners order pizza from Xbox Live

Microsoft and Pizza Hut have partnered up to launch a pioneer app for Xbox Live that will allow users to order from the chain's menu directly through their Xbox 360.<p>The Pizza Hut for Xbox app makes the chain's entire menu accessible to users, who can then build their own customized pizzas and place …

How Facebook Did UX Testing For Facebook Home (With Fewer Than 60 People)

By Chris Dannen10 minute Read<p>Facebook Home is a project so monumental, it could actually redefine Facebook as a corporation–assuming it succeeds. …

Designing for Mobile, Part 2: Interaction Design

My first mobile phone, a Nokia 5110 (purchased in 1998!), offered very few features: I could call, text or play Snake. What’s more, these …

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Design Of The Times: The Floating-Over-Everything Button

<b>A micro-trend in iOS apps? The new Facebook and Foursquare apps have buttons hovering over — and partially obscuring — the content below.</b><p>In …

Responsive Multi-Level Menu - Demo 1

The submenu of this menu will slide and fade in from the right while the previous level rotates slightly and disappears in the back.

Last.fm gets a striking new redesign on the Xbox 360, but there are some nasty bugs that hold it back

The Last.fm app on the Xbox 360 has been given a pretty drastic redesign this week, with a Metro-inspired grid layout, full-screen artist photos and motion control via Microsoft’s Kinect peripheral.<p>Prior to the launch of Xbox Music, Last.fm was one of the only music streaming services available on …

4 Surprising App-Design Principles, From The Instagram Of Quick Quizzes

Designer Luke Wroblewski describes the sometimes counterintuitive tactics he used to make Polar stand out from the crowd.<p>When we first wrote about Polar, an addictive app that invites you to make and take “this or that”-style quizzes, we called it “an object lesson in mobile design done very, very …

10 amazing design founders and why you need one

A design founder is a founder of a company who happens to be a designer or makes sure to create a large role for design in their business.<p>Design is …

HTC First with Facebook Home

Facebook finally took the wraps off its long-rumored Android project, and the result is... an app? Kinda. The HTC First with Facebook Home ($100) …

Everything I know about design I learned playing Starcraft

Photoshop and Starcraft may seem worlds apart, but skills like using keyboard shortcuts effectively, picking the right strategies, and working with …

Setting Type for User Interfaces

As a UI designer, I do my best work within the bounds of a clear hierarchy of constraints. Because typography is the catalyst for my design work, the …

Form Follows Function

Form Follows Function project is a collection of entrancing and engrossing "interactive experiences", each experience has its own unique design and …

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I'm leaving Apple

I tweeted this last night and it drew a lot of replies, both interested and mocking …I’m leaving Apple. Bought a Nexus 4 and I’ll be swapping my …

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Reeder for iPad & Mac Goes Free

3<p>SHARES<p>If you're a Mac or iOS user you've most probably heard of Reeder, the very well designed RSS reader which connects to your Google Reader …

The Secret One Finger Zooming Feature in Google Maps

3<p>SHARES<p>Now I discovered this feature by accident a few months back when Google released the Maps app for iOS. However I thought everyone knew about …

Invisible Design: How Does Your Car Sound?

No, not the engine. How does your <i>car</i> sound?<p>I'm fascinated by things which are artificially engineered that we take for granted as "natural". To me, …

Gamification And UX: Where Users Win Or Lose

Using game theories in areas not otherwise associated with games is <b>often referred to as gamification</b>. This term, however, has gotten a rather …

✎ If you see a UI walkthrough, they blew it

Clear, Rise and Solar are three examples of a trend of “gesture driven” apps with a flat UI. These are novelty apps for people lusting for the very …