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Sony's STEM-focused coding toy is ready for classrooms

The first product from Sony's Global Education division, a candy-colored robot-building toy called Koov, is now ready for all of us to order. The toy, which is Sony's attempt to topple Lego Mindstorms' dominance in the STEM toy market, comprises of blocks that you can put together with motors and …

Lego

Syte.ai, a visual search startup just for fashion, closes $8M Series A

Syte.ai, a visual search startup focused on fashion products, announced that it has raised an $8 million Series A. The lead investor is NHN Ventures (the investment arm of Korean internet services giant NHN), with participation from Naver Corp., messaging app Line Corp., Magma VC, Remagine VC, KDC …

Kano's Pixel Kit is a charming introduction to coding

We all know the importance of code. It's the backbone of computing, the internet and so much else we come into contact with on a daily basis. But learning to code is still a tricky and poorly defined pursuit. I've booted up Codecademy a few times, only to try a couple of courses and realise I have …

20 Inspiring Mobile Login Forms

The following article brings you 20 <i>inspiring mobile login forms</i> that will teach you some new styles and design techniques for designing mobile forms. …

Graphic Design

Primary & Secondary Action Buttons

A typical site or app form (or dialog box) usually has several options. In most cases users see two options — one stands for a primary to the user’s …

Visual Design

Mobile UX Trends For 2017

Oh boy, how things have changed in the past few years. Two years ago, mobile app professionals were still clinched with issues regarding gestures. …

Design

20 Smart Tools and Apps for UX Designers

In a world where hundreds of new apps and websites are released each day, creating high quality and user-friendly products is essential if you want …

Web Design

What You Should Know About The App Design Process

Design is more than just good looks – something all designers should know. Design also covers how users <i>engage</i> with a product. Whether it’s a site or …

The Most Innovative UX Of The Year, In 18 Projects

User experience is the most intangible part of designing a killer product. Here are 18 designs that nail it.<p>What’s the recipe for a great product? That’s the billion dollar question that designers may spend their whole lives chasing. And the most nebulous ingredient, user experience, is also the …

9 Basic Principles Of Responsive Web Design

319<p>SHARES<p>If you're anything like me, the best way you learn something is by seeing it in action. If you're a budding web designer and are unsure …

Web Design

Compact & Powerful: Great Examples of Floating Action Buttons in Interfaces

<b>Floating action button</b>, or abbreviated <b>FAB</b>, is a little enhancement that is a part of Google’s visual language. It is an elegant way of adding extra …

UI Design

Describing Personas

People seem to fall into a hole when writing personas, even when they’re doing it based on research: they use demographics to divide between segments …

Tips for UI Design Colors and Color Matching Techniques

User interfaces are made first-and-foremost to fulfill a user experience. This can be achieved with very basic elements, but is often dressed up with …

UI Design

Is the Hamburger Menu a Problem?

For web and UI/UX designers, this icon is all too familiar: three horizontal lines that stand for a menu. At <i>Mic</i>, we use it to activate a navigational …

Inspirational UI Design 18

2.3K<p>SHARES<p>UI and UX design plays a huge role in whether people adopt your software, app or website. You might have the best idea ever for a piece of …

Inspiration

Meet the firm designing futuristic UI for Iron Man and Samsung

Remember Tony Stark's glass smartphone and transparent coffee table in the <i>Iron Man</i> movies? Or how about that gorgeous statue rendering of the Avengers in action at the end of <i>Age of Ultron</i>? You've got one company to thank for those sequences: Perception, a New York City-based visual design firm. …

Designing Facebook Collage

A journey in design & storytelling<p>A little more than a year ago I joined the Facebook Photos team with the goal of exploring what could be the future …

Adapting empathy maps for UX design

<b>Empathy maps are a powerful tool for helping teams better understand users. But that doesn’t mean they are perfect. You should feel free to adapt</b> …

UX Design

Making Learning Easy by Design

How Google’s Primer team approached UX<p>How can design make learning feel like less of a chore?<p>It’s not as easy as it sounds. Flat out, people usually …

User Interface Designer

About these guidelines<p>These guidelines describe how to design apps that follow the official HIG for iOS by Apple, not what you can do with custom …

UX Design

Understanding The Process to Selecting The Right UI Design Patterns For a Website

As designers, we often need inspiration for better creative thinking. Design patterns could help us get the ideas that we need to make our creative …

How to design for mobile UX

You probably know by now that mobile has taken off, and there’s no stopping it anytime soon. What you probably didn’t know is just how popular mobile …

UI Design

The iPhone's New 3D Touch Is the Future of Apple User Interaction—Here's How It Works

It’s official: The new iPhone 6S will have force feedback. But the new feature, called 3D Touch, won’t be quite like any other haptic feature Apple …

On The Future of Web Design Tools

Raise your hand if you remember Dreamweaver​. Actually, I can’t see any hands, so tell the person sitting next to you that you remember …

Web Development Reading List #102

<i>What’s happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our</i> …

Principle - Animated Design

Principle makes it easy to design animated and interactive user interfaces. Whether you're designing the flow of a multi-screen app, or new …

UI Design