The Centrality of Design

Josh Brewer, Former Principal Designer at Twitter, explains the inherent benefits of designing your meetings, using prototyping, the value of design in leadership positions, infusing a company with design and sketching together.

Exploring the physical web

Today’s ‘smart devices’ are a product of the technology and mental models of our past. From a connected lightbulb to a robot vacuum, using most of these devices requires a native app. This in turn greatly limits their contexts of use. Can we really expect users to download an app to interact with a random ’thing’ they encounter at the mall, a space they explore for an hour at the museum, or a city they will only visit for a day? What devices could we build, what ‘smart’ environments could we enable if users could simply discover, “walk up and use”(and then if needed, abandon) these objects and environments as they do a web site?

Go through the above slide to explore some of the exciting possibilities of the Physical Web by Stephanie Rieger

Design in Tech Report 2016

Summary of the report is:
– Design isn’t just about beauty; it’s about market relevance and meaningful results.
– M&A activity continues in the design space, and it’s increased.
– Increasing the designers needed in the tech industry requires rethinking education.
– The adoption of design by public companies is only growing.
– Designers bring needed critical thinking/making in the economic case for inclusion.
– Work in the research labs from decades ago drives today’s startups. Be aware.

Nothing is original

Nothing is original, these are NOT the logos of Medium AirBNB, Flipboard, and Beats.
The above images are from Trademarks & Symbols of the World book.

This reminds me that “‘Don’t try to be original. Just try to be good.’ That sounds sort of naive but it’s true.” -Paul Rand

Make It Simple

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Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
– Steve Jobs

Overjoyed :) SignEasy Featured in Apple New iPad Campaign

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Overjoyed by SignEasy iOS App being featured in Apple’s new iPad campaign “Everything Changes with iPad”, aimed to onboard new users by exposing them to the best apps and tools that are changing the way people live and work every day.  Take a look to the video. SignEasy is also a part of the ‘Small Business Collection’ recommended by Apple along with other great apps such as Square, Scannable, Quickbooks, OmniFocus2 and Numbers.

It’s a moment to cherish 🙂 and feeling proud when i see my mobile UX/UI work SignEasy is featured worldwide on Apple. It’s been awesome journey tweaking and refining every little details and being part of the team to make the user experience better day by day. Would love to hear your comments.

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Default Picture

Recently i was working on default pictures or some people say ghost image for a Mobile application. I tried different variations of icons, flat colour, doodles etc. Somehow i was not satisfied with it, at many times generic grey profile picture looks boring and dull.
So finally i design these abstract patterns in combination of first initial of the name to make it personal which looks interesting and the same time it creates a colour, personality and vibrancy.

Let me know what you think?

Universe

Woke up this morning and designed the universe illustration because i love this quote by Muriel Rukeyser
Sometimes its good to do a bit different then doing a regular work that refresh your energy. What do you think?