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How Apple Uses Picasso To Teach Employees About Product Design

Apple uses Picasso’s The Bull to teach new hires to think like Steve Jobs.<p>Founded by Steve Jobs in 2008 as a way to train future employees to think more like him, Apple University is an internal program that not only indoctrinates new employees into Cupertino’s business culture, it also teaches new …

Google’s 25 Rules For Building A Better Mobile Site

Google researchers listened to 119 hours of user complaints about mobile websites. Here’s what they learned.<p>Some mobile websites are borderline unusable, forcing you to squint and peck around in hopes of finding whatever piece of information you need. But others seem to fit your phone like a glove. …

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls review: human shield

<i>Reaper of Souls</i> is the latest example of developer Blizzard's willingness to change everything.<p>It's not like the developer has been ignoring <i>Diablo 3</i> since the controversy of its launch in 2012, or its subsequent massive sales success. Just a few months later, Blizzard added the Paragon experience …

Always Sometimes Monsters hits Steam, Humble on May 21

Indie role-playing game <i>Always Sometimes Monsters</i> will launch via Steam and the Humble Store on May 21, developer Vagabond Dog announced today.<p>The title can be pre-ordered through both services as well as the game's official website with a 10 percent discount for a limited time. <i>Always Sometimes</i> …

The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color

This seemingly simple area of study offers insights into all sorts of behavior–from attention to decision-making.<p>Neuroscientist Bevil Conway thinks about color for a living. An artist since youth, Conway now spends much of his time studying vision and perception at Wellesley College and Harvard …

Roguelike-JRPG Dragon Fin Soup is two developers' quest for creative fulfillment

Like the genre mashup she inhabits, Red Robin is a very unusual kind of video game protagonist.<p>Red, an allusion to fable character Little Red Riding Hood, trots through her world with her wolf companion at her side, a never-ending thirst for alcohol and a mouthful of snark. Red is the heroine of</i> …

Final Fantasy Type-0 fan-made localization launches Aug 8

A well-known fan-made localization of role-playing game <i>Final Fantasy Type-0 —</i> unreleased outside of Japan — will launch on Aug. 8, project organizers have announced.<p>According to a post by project lead "Sky," the translation patch is completely playable in English but there is additional polish …

Crytek brings action card game The Collectables to iOS and Android

Crytek Hungary will launch its first free-to-play mobile game <i>The Collectables</i> next week, according to publishing partner DeNA.<p>The title, designed by the same team behind Crytek's physics-based puzzler <i>Fibble</i> is a tactical action and card game hybrid that studio manager Kristoffer Waardahl describes …

The Yawhg - Overview video

I admit that <i>The Yawhg</i> is kind of a strange choice to highlight in a gameplay video.<p>It's an utterly fascinating game, to be sure, but text-heavy choose-your-own-adventure games don't really bring the emergent thrills that viewers crave. Still, there's plenty of unexpected twists and turns in our …

Child of Light's watercolor world hits consoles and PC April 30

<i>Child of Light</i>, Ubisoft's fairytale-inspired role-playing game, will be released for $14.99 on April 30, Ubisoft announced today.<p>The downloadable game's 200-plus skills and turn-based combat will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and Windows PC through Steam. …

Final Fantasy 6 now available on iOS

Japanese role-playing game <i>Final Fantasy 6</i> is out today on the iTunes App Store for $15.99, publisher Square Enix announced.<p>Originally released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994, the game has been re-worked to run on iOS devices and includes touchscreen controls and a battle …

Scientists harness the power of games to heal the brain

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, are looking at ways video game technology can be used to improve or heal the brain, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.<p>Dr. Adam Gazzaley's neuroscience lab at UCSF is currently looking into the effectiveness of using video games to target …

Leading Designers At Square, Dropbox, And Flipboard On How To Land A Dream Job

Six mistakes designers make in interviews with startups, and how to avoid them<p>I continue to be excited by the number of startups that value design and create wonderful environments for designers to learn and grow. At the same time, designers are realizing the right startup can be an amazing place …

Eyetracking Study Reveals What People Actually Look At When Shopping Online

Not just boobs! (But yes, definitely boobs.)<p>When you pull up a website, what’s the first thing you look at? The stock photo model splashed across the page? The large company logo at the top? The search bar?<p>EyeQuant, a German artificial intelligence software company that offers predictive …

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Ex-Ideo Designers Rethink The Calendar For Mobile Devices

With a minimal interface and gestural interactions, Peek is meant to be “just enough” of a calendar for casual use.<p>Have you ever opened up a calendar app on your iPhone and wondered why almost the entire screen is taken up by a grid of tiny boxes, most of which represent the past, and all too small …

Creative Advice From Ira Glass, Rendered In Type

A brief film illustrates words of wisdom from the beloved host of This American Life.<p>It’s always a relief to find out that successful people once struggled creatively, to know that our heroes sometimes felt stuck, had crappy ideas, and had to fake it until they made it.<p>One such figure is Ira Glass, …

The Scientifically Proven Way To Get Your Kickstarter Project Funded

A study of more than 45,000 projects shows language plays a key role in success.<p>Kickstarter, the crowdsourced funding platform, is an all-or-nothing proposition. Either your project reaches its funding goal, and you get to work developing your product, or it doesn’t and you go home with nothing. So …

The Witch and the Hundred Knight video offers a look at gameplay

A new video posted by All Games Beta features a brief look at gameplay for Nippon Ichi Software's action role-playing game, <i>The Witch and the Hundred Knight</i>.<p>The video, which you can watch above, features a player in battle. The brief clip also demonstrates looting around the game's world.<p>Originally …

I, School Shooter

When news of the massacre at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colo., reached Danny Ledonne, he was sitting in his sophomore English class. By midday, about 40 minutes after the shooting began, his school was placed on high alert in fear of a copycat attack.<p>"No one really knew what was …

How Road Not Taken uses natural sounds in its audio

<i>Road Not Taken</i>, Spry Fox's upcoming puzzle game, uses sound recorded from dry leaves, sticks and family members, audio producer Daniel Simmons announced via the PlayStation Blog.<p><i>Road Not Taken</i> incorporates roguelike elements into its puzzles in a game "about life and loss." According to the post, …

Take a look at a 30-minute walkthrough of Dreamfall Chapters

A 30-minute walkthrough of Red Thread Games' upcoming entry into The Longest Journey adventure game series, <i>Dreamfall Chapters</i>, is now available on the developer's official YouTube channel.<p>The video features commentary from design director Martin Bruusgaard and creative director Ragnar Tornquist …

This virtual reality game about cheating dolphins in an undersea classroom shows 'real' next-gen play

Discussing the Oculus Rift becomes tricky when you don’t have the hardware to show people.<p>You can say that virtual reality places someone inside a video game all you want, but those are just words until they get to actually go inside the experience themselves.<p>Which is why a game about cheating …

Homestuck creator details, debunks conjecture on Adventure Game

<i>Homestuck</i> webcomic creator Andrew Hussie took to the <i>Homestuck Adventure Game</i>'s Kickstarter blog this week to squash some rumors and reveal some details about the upcoming game.<p>Hussie explained the relative lack of updates since the Kickstarter was successfully funded as his attempt to "avoid …

Origins of Common UI Symbols

They are road signs for your daily rituals—the instantly recognized symbols and icons you press, click and ogle countless times a day when you …

Learn How Models Get So Attractive: Photoshop

It’s not clear what the origins of this video are that surfaced on Break.com earlier this week (and GIFed by Business Insider), but it’s certainly a staunch testament to the power of digital editing–and how it can alter regular people into fluffy-headed, pouty-lipped, cybernetic monsters.<p>As you can …

Bravely Default coming to US first quarter 2014

Square Enix role-playing game <i>Bravely Default: Flying Fairy</i> is coming to Nintendo 3DS early next year, Nintendo revealed today in a financial document (PDF). Nintendo says it will publish the game sometime between January and March 2014.<p>Previously, the game had only been confirmed for release …

A Modern Update Of The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid

A Mexican architect has revamped the form of ancient Egypt and modern Vegas, angling in on a livable pyramid home.<p>In the pantheon of architectural forms, few carry the sense of timelessness and grandeur of the pyramid, forever associated with the great ones of Egypt. But the most colossal …

Lay Back And Clean Your House With Swarming Micro Robot Cleaners

Zapata’s concept, called Mab, has just won Electrolux’s Design Lab competition. In his vision, 908 mini-robots fly about your home, making an …

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Sony lifts two-month exclusivity on Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut

<i>Lone Surviv</i>or<i>: The Director's Cut</i> is launching for Windows PC and Mac later this month after Sony's decision to lift its exclusivity deal on the content early, according to a series of tweets from developer Jasper Bryne.<p><i>Lone Survivor</i> initially launched for Windows PC and Mac last year, with a</i> …

CD Projekt Red: Cyberpunk 2077 is 'mind-blowing,' too soon for comic

While <i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> continues development at CD Projekt Red, a second team has been methodically working on their next big game: <i>Cyberpunk 2077</i>.<p>"It is going really, really well and the team is growing and the development... well, I don't want to brag or anything, but really the stuff …