Andreas Cappell

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Exclusive commentary: Ethan Marcotte

We have some more exclusive commentary for you today, this time on one of Readmill’s most popular books - Responsive Web Design. Ethan Marcotte has …

Timelapse

TIME and Space | By Jeffrey Kluger<p><i>Editors note:On Nov. 29, 2016, Google released a major update expanding the data from 2012 to 2016. Read about the</i> …

Oil Sands

How Adobe Reinvented The Pen To Draw On The Internet

What is the future of the cloud-connected interface? How about a simple pen and ruler?<p>This week, Adobe announced that the Creative Suite was becoming the subscription-based Creative Cloud. It didn’t go so well. But amidst the bad news, we may have lost sight of Adobe’s rationale for pushing the …

Adobe

How Siemens uses storytelling to emotionally engage clients and staff | Marketing Magazine

Keith Ritchie, storyteller at Siemens, talks to <i>Marketing</i> about his role as a storyteller and just how powerful telling a story can be to engage …

Jony Ive is not a Graphic Designer

Jony Ive, at a talk I was fortunate to attend a few years ago (sorry, no linkable write-up exists):<p>One of the things that’s interesting about design …

Apple’s design problems aren’t skeuomorphic

From Tim Cook’s letter announcing the latest reorganization at Apple last week:<p>Jony Ive will provide leadership and direction for Human Interface …

How Facebook Designs the 'Perfect Empty Vessel' for Your Mind

Tussling with the philosophy that's structuring a billion social lives<p>One day in March, I was sitting across from Facebook's design director, Kate Aronowitz, at 1 Hacker Way in Menlo Park when she told me, "It takes a lot of work to create the perfect empty vessel." In this near koan, lay a design …

Are You Putting the Home Button to Good Use?

I have a three-year-old daughter going through a struggle at the moment. It’s time for her to give up the teddy bear that follows her wherever she …

Data Science of the Facebook World—Stephen Wolfram Blog

More than a million people have now used our Wolfram|Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook. And as part of our latest update, in addition to …

How Pixar made Monsters University, its latest technological marvel

<i>Monsters University</i>, the new animated film from Disney’s Pixar division that debuts on June 21, will serve as light summer entertainment for most audiences. But the light-hearted, character-driven film is also a technological marvel, like most computer-generated movies that are years in the …

Usability checklist

User experience<p><b>Registering provides value to users.</b> Unnecessary registration is avoided.<p><b>Website is credible.</b> Credible references, credentials, …

How To Maintain Hierarchy Through Content Choreography

<i>The figure above shows three columns of content. The lines below the two right columns indicate that each will drop below the main content as the</i> …

Common Misconceptions About Touch

You Can’t Rely on Designing 44-Pixel Touch Targets<p>Even with iOS clearly in second place behind Android, the Apple standard size for touch targets …

User Experience Shape – Designing For Engagement

In the first chapter my book <i>Designing Web Navigation</i>, I pose the question, Why do we even need web navigation at all? Well, for one, navigation …

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 …

A 3-D Printer For Every Home! (Yeah, Right)

The term “3-D printing” is tossed around by geeks as if it’s going to be a ubiquitous, domestic technology of the future. That’s just silly.<p>There are a few Holy Grails on the Internet–things that thou shalt not touch because the Internet is still pretty much run by geeks. You can’t criticize the …

3D

Why good storytelling helps you design great products

One of the biggest flubs that product teams make is confusing designs that look great with designs that actually work well. It’s a simple mistake, …

The 12 Trends That Will Rule Products In 2013

Think 2013 will spell the end of good old analog and human interaction? Eh, not so fast.<p>Near the end of 2012, a group of us at Ziba got together to review what we’d learned over the course of the year. Working with dozens of clients who serve customers around the world, we designers spend a lot of …

Innovation

The Art of Product Management

Many start up Product Managers are lone wolf types. They work alone, part of a team, but the only one in that team doing what they do. Shuttling …

User Experience Best Practices

Nick will explore the best practices of user experience by reviewing some of the most popular and highly trafficked websites today such as eBay, Amazon, Toyota, Flickr, Twitter, Netflix and more. Nick will identify and explain both good an bad experiences on these sites on the merits of visual …

Why Data God Jeffrey Hammerbacher Left Facebook To Found Cloudera

“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads,” Hammerbacher once infamously said. “That sucks.”<p>It’s almost mythic: Archetypical data scientist Jeffrey Hammerbacher is sitting across the table from archetypical journalist Charlie Rose in the infinite blackness of …

Big Data

Building brands that breathe

Coherent systems are stronger than consistent logos.<p>What is a brand identity? It’s a visual and verbal communication system that conveys a company’s …

The In-Between

Breakpoints. Break. Points. Points at which things break in your design.<p>But, at what point did they start becoming 'the point at which I will create …

Scamworld: 'Get rich quick' schemes mutate into an online monster

On a warm summer day in 2002, in Charlevoix, Michigan, Richard Joseph’s bad luck began. The lawyer, husband, and father of two was walking across the driveway with a bag of garbage when his bare foot slipped in a puddle of water that had collected beneath his car’s air conditioner. His leg gave out …

Facebook 6.0 for iPad and iPhone: hands-on with Chat Heads, stickers, and more

Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but we're in the midst of a fairly remarkable blitz of Facebook releases on mobile. The company announced Facebook Home and the HTC First and then (in a pattern that's all-too-rare) released both about a week later. However, the company isn't just focusing on Android. …

A shorthand for designing UI flows