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How Prototyping is Replacing Documentation

<b>Working at a design consultancy, documentation is often the primary deliverable we hand off to clients.</b> When dealing with complex interactions, it’s …

The Best User Interfaces Of 2014

In terms of smartphones and tablet interfaces, Google may have stolen 2014 with their landmark Material Design philosophy. But outside of that space, things are about to get weird. Really weird.<p>We sit on the precipice of a war for your face, in which companies like Facebook, Samsung, and Sony are …

How to Design Better With Remote Usability Tests

Every usability test should start with the question, “What do we want to learn?”<p>For us, we wanted to learn how semi-frequent Yelp users complete very common tasks (to identify what features were most important), and at least one less-common task (to test the intuitiveness of advanced features).<p>We …

Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness

As we marvel at the gadgets that companies such as Nike, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple have recently produced and brought to market–gadgets that can record our heart rate, calories expended, and steps taken—one can only think of how this technology could likely be used on a greater scale to help those …

Mobile recap: Sony Smartwatch 3 arrives; helpful Android tips

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>Last weekend, I took advantage of a Google Play Store deal and ordered a Sony Smartwatch 3. The …

Review: LG G Watch R

<i>Note: The first review unit we received of the LG Watch had problems. After working with Google to identify what the problems were, I was sent a</i> …

Apple: the customer journey from search to checkout

<b>In which we take a look at the experience of searching for a product, clicking-through to an ecommerce store and purchasing the item, all from a</b> …

A closer look at Pinc, the case that turns your iPhone into a VR headset

Virtual reality (VR) has long been the “just around the bend” technology that has promised more than it has delivered. The Oculus Rift has arguably …

Pair of new Moto 360 ads poke a little fun at luxury watches

After releasing a pair of commercials for the device earlier this week, Motorola is back again with a couple of new ads for the Moto 360. In the same …

The Psychologist’s View of UX Design

You may have heard this story about an elephant:<p>A king brings six men into a dark building. They cannot see anything. The king says to them, "I have …

Web Design

Wearing Your Intelligence: How to Apply Artificial Intelligence in Wearables and IoT

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Scott Amyx, Amyx+McKinsey. Scott Amyx, Amyx+McKinsey<p>Wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) may give the impression that …

There is no such thing as UX Design

Provocative statement: The entire “field” of user experience emerged for one reason — to accommodate, and overcome, poor (or non-existent) product …

Meet the $7 smartwatch

The Apple Watch will sell for $349 when it hits stores next year. Motorola's Moto 360 goes for $249 and Samsung's smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, starts at $199.<p>Now, a Chinese company wants to sell you one for $7.<p>Fastfox, a technology startup, says keeping software simple and hardware minimal lets …

UI, UX: Who Does What? A Designer’s Guide To The Tech Industry

Plus: How Apple, Facebook, Google, and more tech-world heavyweights describe their design jobs.<p>Design is a rather broad and vague term. When someone says “I’m a designer,” it is not immediately clear what they actually do day to day. There are a number of different responsibilities encompassed by …

10 sweet apps already spruced up for Android's Material Design

Google premiered the Material design theme at its big Google I/O conference back in June, but only recently have developers been sending out apps in accord with the new look for the Android operating system.<p>And it isn’t just Googlers who’ve been doing the work. Startups have launched Material-style …

Check this, boys.

So, beatboxing. There are gazillions of videos of it. But watch Tom Thum break down the concepts of beatboxing in his TED talk, “<b>The orchestra in my</b> …

Why Your App Design Doesn't Have To Be All Thumbs

The debate about app design largely centers around screen size.<p>What if designers worried about digit size instead?<p>Luke Wroblewski, a respected designer who sold a company to Twitter and more recently founded Polar, an app maker, thinks it’s time to reconsider mobile design principles. Instead of …

Not tumbling, but spiralling

Tumblr is traditionally the home of fun and frivolous blogs: Moustair, Kim Jong-Ill Looking At Things, Missed High Fives, Selleck Waterfall Sandwich, …

Tumblr

Need An IT Job? Try Washington D.C. And These 9 Other Cities Outside The Valley

Bright.com, a San Francisco job hunting startup, looked through 4.5 million job listings on its site and came up with this list. These are the cities that had the most per capita IT job growth and the most tech job openings over the past year.<p>Here's the list:

Employment

Workshops

On Wednesday 15th of May we'll host two workshops:<p>Designing for Touch by Josh Clark<br>• Mobile HTML5 by Max Firtman<p>The workshops will be held in Felix …

Why Apple’s Interfaces Will Be Skeuomorphic Forever, And Why Yours Will Be Too

“Skeuomorph…” What?? I have been designing interfaces for 25 years and that word triggers nothing resembling understanding in my mind on its …

UI Design

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 …

Screen readers, ARIA & HTML5 (too much information)

Most current screen readers support ARIA to one extent or another, and many now support some features of HTML5 as well. With ARIA and HTML5 making …

Treehouse gets $7M to bring learn-to-code programs to high schools

Treehouse, a startup that’s a big part of the learn-to-code movement, has just closed a $7 million round of funding.<p>Today, the company is also announcing it’s expanding its services to include high school classes in computer science. In the high school programs, Treehouse will come into schools …

Media Queries are a Hack by Ian Storm Taylor

The big buzzwords in CSS these days are “modular” and “responsive”—and for good reasons. But we’re still trying to achieve those goals with the wrong …

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 …