Archive for the 'User experience' Category

The Google watches are here


Finally Google rolled out a couple of slick videos showing off how its Android mobile operating system will work on its smart watches.

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?

Delight

Discovery+Usability – Two great tastes that taste great together

Connecting

“Connecting” documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry’s thought leaders.
As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also expected to play a leading role in shaping the coming “Internet of things.” Ultimately, when the digital and physical worlds become one, humans along with technology are potentially on the path to becoming a “super organism” capable of influencing and enabling a broad spectrum of new behaviors in the world.

Redesigning Google: a beautiful revolution

“Do it a lot, iterate a lot, look at everything”

“The Design is not just about making things more useful it’s not just about making things more beautiful is about really figuring out what is the right thing to make and how to make it right.”
– via the verge

2013 Tech Trends

Tech Trend predictions for the coming year by frog design.

Ecosystems Have Changed Our Roles and the Way We Work

For me, there are a few well made points:

  • Journeys drive strategy; personas aren’t enough
  • “Mono-messages” are no longer useful in ecosystems; marketing and UX have to co-exist
  • Ecosystems are pushing us to reinvent the way we work together, literally
  • Designing for experiences within an ecosystem requires a deep understanding of data. Data are the new pixels – they are the cell units of ecosystem design. Algorithms are the new rules of style and composition

by Cindy Chastain

Moments Around You Using Project Glass

At many times technology that helps you to explore and share your world around you, putting you back in the moment.
It’s a old video from Project Glass but i still love the interaction it’s intuitively designed.

Mobile tools brings new photography era

A nice little video documentary about photography in the era of Instagram.

I trust that the creative eye will continue to function, whatever technological innovations may develop.
– Ansel Adams

Via CNN

A Philosophy of Restraint

We appreciate that less is usually more, yet stuff our sites to bursting point, failing to be economical with what we have.

We must know when to stop, and when to throw things out. We should embrace simplicity and subtlety, and exploit the invisible.

Through timeless lessons and practical examples, learn how reduction and restraint can improve communication, emotion, and experience in our designs, with a philosophy applicable to every aspect of the systems we produce.

by Simon Collison

Don’t Just Wireframe – Tell The Design Story

via @marcintreder

I’m thinking in today’s world it’s almost impossible to create great product without caring about user experience and succeed.
Wireframes, mock-ups and prototypes are excellent and useful documentation. Make them and don’t be ashamed.

Create a design story for your product.

Making Of Samsung Galaxy S III Design Identity

Inspiring design identity story behind Samsung Galaxy S III design.

Google Now is Beautifully Crafted

Google Now is just beautifully crafted “minimal designed” and getting enough aspects of strong mobile design.

Mobile Prototyping Essentials

This presentation by Rachel Hinman is loaded with lots of insight thought on Mobile Prototyping essentials.

The Power of Mobile Web for Tourism

Nice presentation by Stephanie Rieger

How Users See your Program

mcahill