Prithika Mohan

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Designing Musical User Interfaces

Using harmonies and chords to go beyond visuals and enhance the user experience<p>We leverage the sounds of our morning alarm or the distinct beep of an …

Designer shows why Apple is adopting San Francisco as its new system font

When Apple launched the Watch, it also designed a new system font to go with it: San Francisco. The typeface was specifically designed to combine a clean look with readability on the small display of the Apple Watch.<p>We exclusively revealed last week that Apple doesn’t intend to limit San Francisco …

Typography

Comprehensive review of UX tools for your website

A comprehensive list of 76 UX tools that will help you build stunning web experiences through usability testing, mocking up, prototyping, verifying …

UX Design

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Hiking

Jaipur’s Craft Renaissance

From gem cutters to weavers, artisans have long been synonymous with India’s Pink City, but <b>Jaipur</b>’s craft heritage continues to evolve. In recent years, Western designers have immigrated here and are learning from and employing skilled locals.<p>Swedish-born <b>Sophia Edstrand</b> discovered the centuries-old</i> …

Maps Of Napa And Sonoma, For Design-Minded Wine Snobs

Should you be lucky enough this spring to traverse through northern California’s wine country, you won’t only need a designated driver, you’ll need a good map. There are so many vineyards in the region, you’ll get whiplash on the drive on Highway 29 from trying to spot them all.<p>Thankfully, the …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.<p>writer

Hiking

Israel, Gaza, War & Data

social networks and the art of personalizing propaganda<p>It’s hard to shake away the utterly depressing feeling that comes with news coverage these …

Apple OS X Yosemite Flattens the Desktop UI

There’s undoubtedly a lot under the hood of OS X Yosemite, Apple’s upcoming desktop operating system announced this past Monday morning during …

The Truth About Building With Glass

This week, tourists stepped onto The Ledge, a glass observation deck 103 stories above Chicago, and the floor splintered beneath their feet. Material experts help explain what happened.<p>“Everybody wants a story to tell. They want a feeling. People want something that can be photographed, that could …

Apple software design chief and key iPhone contributor to leave after reported fallout with Jony Ive

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images<p>Apple’s (s aapl) vaunted design group appears to be going through some changes. …

What India elections mean for the market

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — India’s general election — a massive exercise, with more than 800 million voters, that will run until May 12 — began on …

Delacroix – Gourmet Restaurant Branding by MBranding

Gourmet Restaurant Brand Identity.<p>MBranding is a Monterrey, Mexico based design studio specializing in the development of successful brand identities …

Graphic Design

12 Things They Don’t Teach You In School About Being A Designer

So you embarked on a freelance design career. Congrats! Here’s what you need to know to stay productive, profitable, and sane.<p>My wife Andy and I started Paper Leaf in 2009. We were not bad at design (I think we’re pretty damn good now), but we were really green at business. In some ways, our …

20 Deliciously Designed Food & Drink Menus

Menus are like the business card of a cafe, restaurant or bistro. Apart from the atmosphere, the menu provides the sort of lasting impression that</b> …

Customers

Interactivity, Dynamics, Animations: Fresh Examples of Non-Static Websites

Non-static websites is totally not a brand-new concept. At the beginning it was flash-powered websites that impressed us with its fantastic …

Bitches Brew – Branding Concept by Wedge & Lever

Bitches Brew – Brand Identity Concept.<p>San Diego, California based independent design studio Wedge & Lever has created this self-initiated branding …

Graphic Design

Yardstick Coffee Brand Identity by ACRE

Yardstick Coffee Branding.<p>The Singapore based graphic design and branding studio ACRE has created the brand identity for Yardstick, a coffee …

Typography app of the week 9

Christian GoldemannMarch 1, 2014<p>Today we present Type Rider a typographical game made by ARTE creative. Incarnate two points propelled into the …

Typography

IKEA's Quirky, Forthcoming PS 2014 Collection

We've got very little hard information, but it seems a handful of European and Scandinavian individual bloggers have been seeded with photos of these …

The 20 best graphic design books of 2014 so far

Looking for something good to read? Here's a quick overview of the top design books released so far this year, from typography to illustration to …

Graphic Design

UNICEF ZEROawards – Communication Design by Rice Creative

UNICEF ZEROawards – Identity and Communication Design.<p>UNICEF ZEROawards is a fundraising platform that captures the imaginations of Vietnam’s most …

The Color Palettes and Symmetry of Wes Anderson - The Fox Is Black

Since the release of <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i> there’s been a streak of interesting stories around Wes Anderson and the way he creates his films. The …

Letterpress Perpetual Calendar | HiConsumption

Posted in Living<p>True Hip Hop Fact: The Beastie Boys famous call and response <i>“What’s the time? It’s time to get ill!”</i> was originally supposed to be</i> …

Kaleidograph

I just got my hands on <b>Kaleidograph</b> design toys, and I loved them. The possibilities of arranging these sets of die-cut paper cards into beautiful …

Edible Water Blobs = the Water Bottles of the Future

Yes, that thing that kind of looks like a giant clear Gusher (or at least that’s how we imagine the experience of imbibing H2O with it would be like) might replace your Dasani bottles someday. Its name is Ooho! which is also probably the sound you made when you saw this, admit it.<p>While Amazi is an …

Eames La Chaise by Charles & Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames designed La Chaise in 1948 for a Museum of Modern Art competition. But it is only since 1991 that Vitra has been manufacturing …