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What Science Can Teach You about Designing Great Graphical User Interface Animations

When we create graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that mimic the physical world our users can easily understand and use them—simply by predicting how …

UI Design

Introducing Lottie

<b>Our new open-source tool makes adding animation to native apps a snap.</b><p>By Brandon Withrow, Gabriel Peal, Leland Richardson and Salih Abdul-Karim<p>In the …

The State of UX in 2017 – UX Collective

The uxdesign.cc team has seen a lot this year: 48 issues published, 576 links curated, and sent to 98,381 designers around the world every week. When …

UX Design

10 Heuristics for User Interface Design: Article by Jakob Nielsen

<b>Summary:</b> Jakob Nielsen's 10 general principles for interaction design. They are called "heuristics" because they are broad rules of thumb and not …

Galaxy S8’s best feature might have its own dedicated button

Looking to lessen its reliance on Google and further differentiate itself among a crowded field of Android handsets, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 …

How Voice Interfaces Are Colonizing Our Lives, By The Numbers

Mary Meeker digs up data on how we really use voice control. Hint: Your mom is involved.<p>If there’s one dominant technological paradigm we’ll remember about 2016, it’s voice. From chatbots to Amazon Echo to conversational interfaces, our voices–and how we use them–are quickly becoming the primary …

Amazon Echo

New light strips from Qube aim to bring smart home features at an affordable price

Smart home lighting solutions have been a big trend over recent years, and that’s certainly continuing this year at CES in Las Vegas. We’ve already seen a handful of new smart home products and now Qube is announcing new Smart Light Strips that aim to offer the same features as higher-end smart LED …

The Future Of Tangible Interfaces: 5 Insights Backed By Science

How much do we really know about what makes an interaction pleasurable for a user? These researchers are quantifying the guessing game.<p>Last week, researchers came together in the Dutch city of Eindhoven for the 10th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. The …

An Introduction To Heuristic Evaluation

A Heuristic Evaluation is a usability inspection technique where one or a number of usability experts evaluate the user interface of a product (for …

Usability

Designing Great UIs for Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps give us an opportunity to reset our expectations and to loudly declare that We Can Do Better when designing user experiences on …

Building a Responsive UI in Android

There’s few things more annoying than realizing the great looking screenshots from Google Play don’t translate to your device. I certainly don’t …

The 23-Point UX Design Checklist

Advertise here with BSA<br>During the design process, some flaws in your product will go unnoticed. Those little (or sometimes big) things can do a lot …

UI Design

Why mobile designers must focus on creating 'micro-moments'

Start with the questions, trending searches and terms customers really use in each moment. This helps you decide what to invest in and also how to market against what users are trying to do.<p>Starting with intent also helps you understand how to address the questions people ask most. Ask yourself, …

UI Design

What The Apple Watch Could Be

What is the Apple Watch? The simple answer is Apple’s first smartwatch. In fact Apple calls it its “most personal device ever”. But early reviewers have wrestled with the <i>raison d’être</i> of the Apple Watch.<p>“Do you want another tiny computer in your life that you have to worry about and charge every …

Finally, a fitness tracker you wear on your head

Most fitness wearables cling to the arm, with bands that wrap around your wrist and track your activity levels and sleep patterns 'round the clock. LifeBeam, an Israeli company that specializes in aerospace wearables, has moved from the arm to the head, introducing a smart hat with sensors that …

'Microsoft Health' App for Upcoming Wearable Leaks as Google Launches HealthKit Rival

As Apple completes the launch of HealthKit and the <i>Health</i> app for iOS, its competitors Microsoft and Google have been preparing their own entrances into the health sector. Today, Microsoft apps for an upcoming fitness wearable have leaked in app stores as Google launched a new HealthKit-like …

Nintendo is making a fatigue and sleep-tracking health device

At a briefing earlier today, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata explained that the company was now developing a device to monitor sleep and levels of fatigue. However, it didn't sound like it would be a wearable device -- even though it's the done thing. According to a <i>Reuters</i> report, the device would track …

Sensoria Is A New Smart Sock That Coaches Runners In Real Time

Hardware maker, Heapsylon, debuted two new fitness products at CES 2014: a smart fitness sock that coaches users on their running techniques in real time and a heart rate monitor built into a T-shirt and bra. I got a hands-on demo with Sensoria Sock’s smartphone application that alerts users to …

Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture

Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user’s posture, but with a radically different take. The Lift is small and stylish, and is designed to be placed unobtrusively on the collar …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

First Made for iPhone hearing aid doubles as a high quality iOS headset

The first Made For iPhone hearing aid launched on Monday, courtesy of GN ReSound from Denmark. Dubbed the ReSound LiNX, the small hearing aid can …

Moov fitness tracker actually tells us how to fix ourselves

To us, it's not that useful, step counting. It's just a number." --Meng Li, Moov co-founder

LeapFrog's latest gadget for kids is a Tamagotchi-Fitbit mashup

Look, we get it: wearable tech is big business these days. We also get that childhood obesity is a serious problem. That's why it's literally no surprise that the folks at LeapFrog are jumping on the nascent child wearables bandwagon with the LeapBand: an unholy combination of a Fitbit and a …

Lumafit: Fitness tracker and heart-rate monitor for your ear

The era of the wrist-worn fitness band seems to have hit a peak, or at least a glut. So what about the ear?<p>Lumafit, a heart-rate monitoring fitness tracker that's launched its Kickstarter campaign today, is designed to fit over the ear. Actually, the plastic top piece just rests on top of the ear, …

These wireless bone-conducting headphones let you listen while you listen

Kickstarter, it's a funny old place. A weird soup of real ingenuity and beermat ideas. <i>Headbones</i> might initially sound like it'll fall in the latter camp, but you'd be wrong. Once you know they're bone conducting headphones, the name reveals its clever twist. Yes, you may have seen bone conducting …

The new Adidas fitness tracker isn’t a smartwatch, it’s a modern heart rate monitor

Adidas’ miCoach smartwatch line might not be as well-known as Nike’s(s nke) Fuelband, but at least Adidas is still producing new hardware. On …

How wearables are driving the rethinking of notifications

At their recent developer conferences, Apple and Google introduced new facilities in their mobile operating systems that will serve as aggregation points for a rich stream of data from wearables. But the more important stream to manage may be the path back from the phone.<p>In these early days of …

Forget the iWatch: This red-hot ‘smart shoe’ is the only wearable computer you need

It’s fair to say that wearable tech hasn’t quite caught on yet. Google Glass ignited the conversation, Android Wear has shown a great deal of …

The Moto Hint is a beautiful rehash from Motorola's past

Motorola revived an old toy at just the right time<p>Today Motorola announced the Moto Hint, a tiny Bluetooth headset that lets you control your phone with your voice. The Hint seems like a brilliant new take on Bluetooth earpieces, with its discrete size and good looks, but is the Hint just a rehash …

Rebecca Minkoff's smart bracelets place emphasis on style and luxury

Some fashionistas wouldn't be caught dead wearing certain smartwatches, okay? That's why you see all these fancy wearables pop up these days, including a handful of new offerings from American designer Rebecca Minkoff. Her collection's comprised of two high-tech, high-fashion bracelets like Intel's …