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The 5 Biggest User Interface Trends to Look for in 2017

We already know marketers in 2017 will be dealing with a focus-shift from sheer numbers to strong engagement in a variety of ways. They’ll be relying …

Use a Raspberry Pi as a Hub for All Your Connected Devices

The Raspberry Pi makes a great brain for your smart home and to show off just <i>how much</i> you can do with it, DIYer Frederick Vandenbosch demonstrates a …

The Underappreciated Value of Incremental Design

The <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_Model_118">Convair Model 118 Flying Car</a>.There’s no such thing as a boring product update.Apple …

Flying Car

15 concept art skills to power up your illustration

My formal training was in illustration, but I’d already spent a decade as a kid scouring books like the Art of Star Wars series and various other …

Microsoft's HoloLens Would Let Builders See Their New Building Before It's Actually There

Hello, holographic skyscrapers.<p>The HoloLens, Microsoft's take on a virtual reality headset, wasn't built to play games. It places holographic images in the user's physical environment—the kind of augmented reality you've been hearing a lot about lately in relation to <i>Pokemon Go</i>. But Hololens is a …

GE’s Predix Design System

Our first design system at GE, created in 2012, was similar to many design systems you find on the Internet today. It was designed to appeal to and …

The Open-Office Concept Is Dead

The staff at W&P Design, a New York-based startup that makes trendy barware and cocktail kits, has an unspoken policy: headphones in means “don’t …

6 Easy Steps To Better Icon Design

To achieve this, we are constantly aware of the difference between “not quite good enough” and “premium quality.” The difference is often very small …

Graphics

Dropbox will now show all your files locally without using any disk space

Dropbox will pick up OneDrive's best feature after Microsoft removed it.<p>Dropbox will soon be adding support on both Windows and OS X for placeholder …

Software

Tips for Creating Beautiful and Engaging UI

Advertise here with BSA<br>User interface, or UI, is a consideration in the design of anything created to be used. Although industrial and graphic …

UI Design

Icons as Part of an Awesome User Experience

by Nick Babich<p>Due to the limited screen space, we usually replace text labels with icons wherever possible. Icons take less space, they don’t have to …

The Most Design-Forward Sofa at IKEA (We've Been Spotting It Everywhere)

Clean lines keep it chic, and deep seats and comfy cushions make it a really livable sofa for real people's real homes. Oh, and the affordable price …

Sofa

Don’t Let Them “Gamify” Your Life

Many of the poorly designed games we play in life, such as work, need us to adapt them. Here’s how to think like a great game designer, not a lazy …

Crowdfunded Projects Use Raspberry Pi and ODROID Boards into Home Theater PCs and Retro Game Consoles

Ripley Has a Habit of Removing Her Jumpsuit at the Worst Moment in This 1986 Aliens Spoof

Back when <i>Aliens</i> was the number one movie in America, Sigourney Weaver took to <i>Saturday Night Live</i> for their 12th season opener, and took part in an</i> …

The 1-page usability test plan

How to sleep better at night<p>A week or so before a usability test, I often have a least one bad night’s sleep where I wake up worrying that I’ve …

Twitter's new tactic to showcase Moments isn't interaction design, it's interference

Twitter’s Moments feature has been out for a few weeks now, and it’s been doing a ton of work to amp up the tool. The Moments lightning bolt button is more prominent on Twitter’s mobile apps (pushing aside Highlights), it’s aired a few television spots, and today, it pushed this feature even more …

Interaction Design

Level design; from paper to screen

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

map-marker

Often there are many tools for the job, all of which have their strengths and weakness. I’ve been thinking about a recently popular tool, Sketch, and …

Architectural Details: 10 Attractive Barn-Door Hardware Products

From residential settings to hospitality venues and even healthcare facilities, the barn door trend is here to stay and with good reason: “One sliding door can save up to 20 square feet of floor space compared to a typical swing door,” says Tom Gross, owner of Redondo Beach, Calif.-based <b>Specialty</b> …

Furniture

Asteroid making surprise flyby at an 'unusually high' velocity

A newly discovered asteroid (not pictured) will make Halloween more thrilling by passing within 1.3 lunar distances (310,000 miles) of Earth. The object, which measures between 300 and 600 meters (1,000 and 2,000 feet) across, was discovered last week by the asteroid-hunting Pan-STARRS observatory …

Photographer Documents the Beautifully Uncommon Friendship Between a Wolf and a Bear

Finnish Photographer Lassi Rautiainen expertly captures the beautiful relationship that's shared between a gray wolf and a brown bear. One wouldn't normally see this type of companionship in the wild, but these two seem to have a perfectly symbiotic connection. “No one can know exactly why or how …

Symbiotic

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

Psychology

Here's the UI Redesign the Apple Watch Needs

After wearing my Apple watch daily for the past two+ months, I’ve found myself wishing for a simpler interaction model for moving between content and …

5 Ways to be a Terrible Game Designer

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

You Can Feel These Plasma Holograms Made With Femtosecond Lasers

With each passing year, engineers are getting closer to recreating the 3D interface technology that pop culture has rendered so clearly for …

Don't like clickbait? Don't click

Doesn't it seem like a lot of online news sites have moved beyond reporting the news to openly inciting your outrage (and your page views)? News …

How Google Finally Got Design

Google’s transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.<p>It would have been crazy to say just a few years ago. But today, Google produces better-designed software than any other tech behemoth. If you don’t believe that, …

Audi TT Augmented Reality Brochure Brings a Virtual Cockpit to Life

I’ve got a soft spot for the Audi TT. It was the first car I followed from concept renders to production line availability, and also the first car I …