Matthew Morek

111 Added | 4 Magazines | 131 Likes | 3 Following | 4 Followers | @matthewmorek | Professional digital designer, specialising in UI and UX design for apps and websites. Opinionated gamer nerd and a fanatical petrolhead.

The Best Designer Tools Collection

via Muzli design inspiration<p>Muzli 2<p>Muzli is a new-tab chrome extension, it will become your home page, so you don’t miss anything.<p>Designers by …

Web Design

‘The Flame in the Flood’ Is a Cute but Crushing Game About the End of America

The game is an arduous journey featuring starvation and exposure, but that doesn't stop it from looking really pretty.<p>Appearances can be deceptive. <i>The Flame in the Flood</i> looks cute, but spend an hour with it, and your nerves will be shredded. You're Scout, a lone wanderer with a scrawny old dog, …

Trailers

A European automaker claims its car uses a revolutionary new energy source — here's how it works

A Liechtenstein-based car company called nanoFlowcell is unveiling a car that it claims uses an entirely new energy source to drive.<p>nanoFlowcell<p>The …

Quantum Break won't be available on Steam

It's a Windows Store exclusive<p><i>Quantum Break</i> will be launching on both Windows PC and Xbox One on April 5, but don't expect the game to be available on Steam. Xbox Games' head of marketing Aaron Greenberg confirmed on the Major Nelson podcast that the game will launch exclusively on the Windows …

A Practical Guide To Invisible Design

With examples from Dropbox, Gmail, and more, here’s a no-nonsense guide to creating user experiences that are so natural, they feel invisible.<p>When you examine the most successful interaction designs of recent years, the clear winners are those who execute fundamentals flawlessly, like Gmail’s …

UI Design

Anticipatory Design: When Choice is Removed From Decision Making

Have you ever thought about how the web would look like <b>if we could anticipate user needs</b>? The idea to personalize user experience and serve different …

The Jaguar F-Type SVR Sounds Even More Evil than the F-Type R

More power and more noise? That's the kind of "more" we like.<p>When we learned the Jaguar F-Type SVR was officially on its way, we also learned a few important details. It makes 575 horsepower, it will hit 200 mph, and it will show its face in public for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show.<p>One …

Jaguar Cars

2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

What does Disney know about interface animation anyway?

Disney’s 12 classic principles of animation from Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas’ <i>The Illusion of Life</i> are mentioned in nearly every article about …

UI Design

Enjoy the 1998 'Metal Gear Solid' in Unreal Engine 4

<i>Shadow Moses</i> is a labor of love from some serious <i>Metal Gear Solid</i> fans who want to play Konami's pivotal 1998 game in updated, Unreal Engine 4 graphics. So far, it's looking <i>so</i> good. The creators don't have permission from Konami to actually release the remake, though they're aware that conversation …

“User Centred Design? No thanks, it just costs more money”

Tackling apathy toward User Centred Design<p>In 1996, having been in the Internet industry for only a year, I can remember sitting on a borrowed chair …

UX Design

Poland’s first supercar maker prepares to hit the track with a light, V8-powered coupe

Polish boutique automaker Arrinera is busy putting the final touches on the Hussarya, its first-ever model. To whet enthusiasts’ appetites, the …

Sports Cars

An Interview With Infiniti Design Director Alfonso Albaisa

After a stint meandering in the product wilderness, Infiniti is launching an offensive, featuring nine new or redesigned vehicles. We drove the QX30 late last year, and at the Detroit auto show, Infiniti officially unveiled the new Q60. The striking coupe—its design a collection of curves bisected …

Detroit Auto Show

a brief history of Aston Martin's amazing DB cars

The history of Aston Martin is a crash-bang-wallop epic worthy of 007 himself, the secret agent with whom the Gaydon marque has become inextricably …

Kojima, Sony Partner for Exclusive Franchise - Console Games

Sony has entered into a partnership with Hideo Kojima, creator of Konami's wildly popular game franchise Metal Gear Solid, to create new games for …

Metal Gear

Subaru's BRZ Concept sports car finally breaks cover

Toyota will sell the car as the FT-86 which it showed as a concept two years ago at the Tokyo Motor Show and has since shown with revised styling.<p>The …

Resident Evil 2 Will Be a Full Remake, Not a Remaster

Capcom clears up confusion over the upcoming <b>Resident Evil 2</b> remake, stating that the game will not be a simple remaster of the survival horror …

Porsche Responds to Paul Walker Lawsuit

A few days after Meadow Walker filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, the German company has responded.<p>In the lawsuit, it is claimed that …

North America

Depth Perception In User Interface Design

With the “minimalist design” being thrown around essentially everywhere these days, we seem to be accepting all that it brings to the table, without …

UI Design

2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4

No amount of warning could prepare us for how quick this new Lamborghini is.<p>You may know the Nardò Ring as the 7.8-mile asphalt track where the world’s automakers take their top-speed vacations. A traffic-free circular autobahn in the heel of Italy’s boot, the Porsche-owned test track is banked …

Lamborghini

Try and look at these 13 burgers without dribbling

It's impossible. Seriously, grab a napkin before you read this.<p>Oh.<p>#MagicRoundabout #burgerbear #burgertime #burgerlondon<p>A post shared by Craving …

Food

Your prototypes are so pretty, they miss the point entirely.

What is a Prototype?<p>Prototypes can be wireframes, hardware, software, web pages or even just text. They can be completely functional, or barely work. …

Preload Hints For Web Fonts

Web fonts are a pop­u­lar topic in the web per­for­mance com­mu­nity. How­ever, one fun­da­men­tal prob­lem is of­ten over­looked: web fonts are lazy …

Web Development
Self-improvement

The Only Color Scheme Generators You’ll Need

Color is important in any design project. These color scheme generators will help you get it right quickly and easily. Continue reading...<b><br>Continue</b> …

Color Schemes

Check Out A Trailer And Gameplay Footage Of The Surprising Next Entry In The ‘Mafia’ Series

Today at Gamescom, 2K Games officially pulled the wraps off <i>Mafia III</i>, the first new game in the series in more than half a decade. Until now, the <i>Mafia</i> games have been solid, but ultimately fairly standard, open world games in which you try to make it in the world of the Italian Mafia, but it looks …

These 1950s Car Ads Are Undeniably Cool – Feature

In the earliest years, this magazine hewed so tightly to the interests of sports-car owners that it was called <i>Sports Cars Illustrated.</i> Appropriately, most of the advertisements featured in these pages were for brand-new sports cars, ways to modify your sports car, what to wear in your sports car, …

Classic Cars

All future Xbox 360 Games with Gold freebies will be backward-compatible on Xbox One

Microsoft announced that all future Xbox 360 offerings in its Games with Gold program will be backwards compatible on Xbox One, meaning that Xbox Live Gold subscribers will have four games available each month — that's two for Xbox 360 and two native to Xbox One — included in the price of their …

Slaying 5 UX Myths for the Good of Mankind

As a problem-solver you meet a lot of people with opinions on how design and user experience (UX) works. These are mine.<p><i>First published on</i> <i>axbom.com</i><p>1. …