1. 9 July 2013

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Video: The History of Typography in in Stop-Motion Animation
via @brad_frost

    uxrave:

    Video: The History of Typography in in Stop-Motion Animation

    via @brad_frost

  2. An inspiring video published by Apple about design intent—an important thing to be mindful of throughout your process. Beautiful motion and sound design too.

  3. The Space Between the Notes | Jason Santa Maria →

    Sage advice from the article

    Instead, skeuomorphism is a mode of design and a metaphor for function. It’s a spectrum, not a binary between being either “skeuomorphic” or “not skeuomorphic.” This is helpful, since interface design is rarely about black-or-white scenarios. Good interfaces blend the most useful and appropriate pieces along the spectrum, allowing users to build on the familiarity they have with other objects and experiences. It’s absolutely true that minimalist designs can declutter interfaces, which can help solve some interaction and usability problems. But the lack of clutter itself is not the innovation; it’s still the veneer. If innovation does happen, it’s usually in the ideas, language, and interactions that lie beneath that exterior.

  4. littlebigdetails:

Opera - Tabs that haven’t been viewed yet are indicated by a folded corner.
/via Thomas Park

    littlebigdetails:

    Opera - Tabs that haven’t been viewed yet are indicated by a folded corner.

    /via Thomas Park

  5. parislemon:

christmasgorilla:

From Tyler Surfboards, courtesy of Lane Wood.

So true.

    parislemon:

    christmasgorilla:

    From Tyler Surfboards, courtesy of Lane Wood.

    So true.

  6. parislemon:

stevekovach:

nevver:

Fahrenheit 451

Is this real?

Not for long.

    parislemon:

    stevekovach:

    nevver:

    Fahrenheit 451

    Is this real?

    Not for long.

  7. Why Innovation By Brainstorming Doesn’t Work

    The conventional wisdom that innovation can be institutionalized or done in a formal group is simply wrong. Part of what we know about the brain makes it clear why the best new ideas don’t emerge from formal brainstorming. First, the brain doesn’t make connections in a rigid atmosphere. There is too much pressure and too much influence from others in the group. The “free association” done in brainstorming sessions is often shackled by peer pressure and as a result generates obvious responses. 

    So says Debra Kaye in Red Thread Thinking. I concur.

  8. littlebigdetails:

Gigantt - When you estimate a task using free text you see a live preview of how the system is interpreting it.
/via Assaf Lavie

    littlebigdetails:

    Gigantt - When you estimate a task using free text you see a live preview of how the system is interpreting it.

    /via Assaf Lavie

  9. How ‘Minority Report’ Trapped Us In A World Of Bad Interfaces

    From Christian Brown’s article: 

    In Spielberg’s future, you only have to twirl your fingers at a computer screen to make it do what you want. It looks cool enough, but it’s time for us to let it go: we’ve built our graphics and our electronics around interface eye candy, rather than trying to come up with new and more effective ways to control our real and imaginary gadgets.

    On what looks good for cinema vs. what will really be useful for our hands in new interfaces:

    There are better ways to handle spatial ideas, ways which are more in line with the way our bodies are built.Human hands and fingers are good at feeling texture and detail, and good at gripping things—neither of which touch interfaces take advantage of. The real future of interfaces will take advantage of our natural abilities to tell the difference between textures, to use our hands to do things without looking at them—they’ll involve haptic feedback and interfaces that don’t even exist, so your phone shows you information you might want without you even needing to unlock and interact with it. But these ideas are elegant, understated, and impossible to understand when shown on camera.

    Word.

  10. markprivett:

The current Amazon MP3 Downloader install screen is living in the past. Is that 2nd gen iPod? And what are those things behind it?

    markprivett:

    The current Amazon MP3 Downloader install screen is living in the past. Is that 2nd gen iPod? And what are those things behind it?