We’re changing. Our relationships online and in real life are shifting as we become more public with our private lives. Online social networks have helped our real world social networks transcend time and space making it easy (and seemingly essential)…
An insightful article about emotional design by Aaron Walter
It’s been about 4 months since I relocated to the west coast. I couldn’t have done it without the help of Lovely.
It’s a great apartment-finding app and website that lets you set area and price alerts, have a renter profile and lots more. Sure there are a few other sites out there that do this, but I’ve had the most success with it (and good ole craigslist). I follow Kerem Suer on dribbble and learned he’s been working on some updates for the brand!
When the biggest news to come from Apple this year was that the iPhone 5s now comes in “Space Gray” and the iPad was dubbed “iPad Air,” I knew that we were entering an era when its intentions would
John Maeda’s point hits hard: “es, the rounded anodized aluminum case and multi-touch screen of the iPhone was a.ma.zingly refined design. But the bigger story was the dock connector, which assured that control of the physical hardware system was locked down.”
Though some decry flat user interfaces as pure fashion, or as the obvious response to skeuomorphic trends, many designers have embraced the flat approach because the reduction in visual styling (such as gradients, drop shadows, and borders) creates interfaces that feel simpler and cleaner. Trouble is, most flat UIs are built with a focus on the provision of content, with transactional components (i.e., forms) receiving very little attention. So what happens when flat UIs and forms collide? User experiences can, and often do, suffer. Keep your flat forms from failing by using controlled redundancy to communicate difference.
During the heyday of industrial and manufacturing economy, what mattered was the brand. Today, what matters is the complete experience, one that hides technology, infrastructure and complexity and in the process creates a bond between us and the product.
"These days, when there is talk of design, most people focus on what they can see: the pretty websites, well designed gadgets and brilliantly colored packaging. And while those are important, what matters most to the customers is the whole experience. That experience is essentially a story, a narrative which ultimately enjoins us to a brand."
“Designers who design like machines will be replaced by machines. It is not the digital but the intuitive, not the measurable but the poetic, not the mechanical but the sensual, which humanize design.”—Katherine McCoy
This is an article + video about my freshman yr drawing teacher, Clifford Wun. He was an awesome professor who taught us not only to draw, but to see and think about life differently. I was always so inspired when I was in his class. I’m grateful that I was able to be in his class before he had to stop teaching. I really hope he can find relief soon.
We set out to discover just how many UX designers tend to be more of the Lone Ranger type, and also uncover what makes them successful, what makes them tick and how they use their introverted qualities to round out their teams and create great designs and experiences.
A great article that dives deep into the world of an introverted designer. I consider myself an introvert and there are valuable bits of advice for working that I will definitely incorporate into my workflow