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Kill The Hamburger Button

That little three-lined button is the devil. Whether you call it a side menu, navigation drawer, or a hamburger, hiding your features off-screen behind a nondescript icon in the corner is usually a poor mobile design choice. Interaction theory, A/B tests, and the evolution of some of the top apps …

Empathy for the User: Experience Design Secrets from an Expert

<i>Jo Plumridge is a UK-based photographer, writer and lecturer. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>User experience (UX) designers are among the unsung heroes of the digital world. They make the tools, sites and apps we use simple, …

Side Drawer Navigation Could Cost Half Your User Engagement

<i>Anthony Rose is co-founder and CTO of</i> <i>zeebox</i><i>, the social network for TV.</i><p>So, you have a mobile app where there are more pages or sections than can fit on a mobile screen at once. Your first thought might be to create a tabbed design, with a row of tabs along the top or buttons along the bottom.<p>But …

The New ‘Flag’ App Will Print and Mail You Your Photos for FREE

A new app called ‘Flag’ is exploding on Kickstarter today, and it’s based on a very simple premise. The app will print and mail you museum quality, …

An African messaging app could beat out WhatsApp, Line and WeChat in India

This is what 21st century globalization looks like: Mxit, an African company has just announced its intention to enter the Indian market, taking on established players from the US and newer contenders from China and Japan. Mxit makes a popular mobile messaging app and claims 7.4 million monthly …

Apps

How we made the video game Doom

<b>John Romero, designer</b><p>After all the success we had with Wolfenstein and the Commander Keen games, there was huge speculation about what our followup would be. Someone even came up with an acronym for their own fantasy version of it: SPISPOPD, which stood for Smashing Pumpkins into Small Piles of …

Video games change the way you dream

Those hours in an alternate reality are messing with our minds<p>Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth, coming in for the kill. Do you wake up …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

20 Amazing Chemical Reaction GIFs

Blood meets hydrogen peroxide<p>Source: Iitmne<p>Sodium acetate crystallization<p>Source: Imgur<p>Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction<p>Source: GIF Trunk<p>Water bridge …

OptimizeMe Launches to Make Sense of your Quantified Self

There are plenty of ways for us to record data about our activity levels, but what does that data mean? OptimizeMe is a new iOS app launching today that attempts to find out.<p>You can import data from movement tracking app Moves and log your time spent on a range of activities natively in the app, …

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BitTorrent Creator's New Software DissidentX Hides Secrets In Plain Sight

Encryption tools help people keep secrets. Bram Cohen has a more subtle ambition: he wants to help people keep secret the act of keeping secrets.<p>For the last year Cohen, who created the breakthrough file-sharing protocol BitTorrent a decade ago, has been working on a new piece of software he calls …

Amazon Wants to Send You Stuff Before You’ve Even Decided to Buy It

E-commerce juggernaut Amazon has a long legacy of fielding eyebrow-raising ideas — it recently told <i>60 Minutes</i> it was experimenting with delivery by …

Pikkpack Shoes Project Includes You In the Shoe Making Process

Sara Gulyas, a Hungarian designer has submitted her project <b>PIKKPACK shoes</b>. She’s been working with leather for more than 10 years and after …

If You Want A Job At Twitter, Prepare To Answer This Baffling Question About Rainfall Puddles

Luckily for us, he wrote a blog post about the experience. (At one point, he was asked, "is this an anagram of a palindrome?")<p>But because he was being considered for a coding position, Kozakov was asked to create a model for solving a math problem, in the form of code.<p>The problem at first glance …

Apple Patents System for Siri to Search and Tag Photos Using Speech

Apple has patented a system which would allow for voice-based tagging and retrieval of photographs stored on iOS devices, according to a patent filing published today.<p>Spotted first by AppleInsider, the patent application was first made back in March this year and would allow for “a method for …

The future of mobile is motion

When the Samsung Galaxy S4 debuted, there was a lot of hoopla over its Air Gesture and Eye Scroll features. With Air Gesture, users can simply wave a hand over the phone and it will respond accordingly, by answering a call or skipping to the next track. Eye Scroll uses eye movement to move up or …

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …

Biotech Firm: We Will 3D Print A Human Liver In 2014

2014 could be a landmark year for an amazing medical technology: human organs built by 3D printers.<p>San Diego biotech firm Organovo promises that its "bioprinting" technology will successfully print a human liver by the end of 2014, the company told Computerworld's Lucas Mearian.<p>Mearian reports:<p>Like …

3D Bioprinting

This company is betting millions that you’ll use cartoon bears instead of English

A language from Asia is rapidly closing in on the West, threatening the longstanding supremacy of the Latin alphabet. This means that one day soon, it won’t be merely alphabet letters that Western mobile users tap onto their screens. It may also be whistling kittens, or a bear dancing the hula.<p>This …

Apps

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Thrilling Illustrations by Joel Jurion

Time for some cool illustrations here at Abduzeedo! Today we've selected an artist with a great style. His pencils and coloring techniques are pretty …

Neat

Spotify opens up analytics in effort to prove its worth to doubting musicians

Streaming music service Spotify is hoping to win over its musician critics by launching a new Spotify Artists website explaining how its business model works.<p>The company is also launching free analytics for artists to get data on streams of their music; announcing plans to help them sell …

MakerBot Digitizer Lets You Turn Objects Into 3D Models for $1,400

MakerBot has opened up pre-orders for MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, a laser-equipped 3D scanner that lets you easily convert real-life …

MakerBot Unveils Prototype 'Digitizer' Desktop 3D Scanner at SXSW

MakerBot is already one of the biggest names in desktop 3D printing, and now the company plans to expand into scanning. CEO Bre Pettis announced the …

Kickstarter Campaign Turns Your Instagram Photos Into a Memorable Wallet

You can now carry your Instagram photos in your pocket on more than just your smartphone.<p>A new Kickstarter campaign is working to turn your photos, …

EcoQube On Kickstarter! Mini-Farm & Aquarium Combines Sustainability With Beauty

Who wouldn't love owning an aquarium if they didn't have to clean it? Well, two high school men from San Francisco, inspired by nature and encouraged …

The Art of Negative Space, Clever Illustrations That Tell Stories

Malaysia-based graphic artist Tang Yau Hoong has created “The Art of Negative Space,” a collection of clever illustrations that use negative space to …

Art