design

  • Canva Brings Its Easy-To-Use Design Platform To The iPad

    Canva Brings Its Easy-To-Use Design Platform To The iPad

    Who says the iPad isn’t for creation? Design platform Canva, which first launched last summer to offer an easy to use, drag-and-drop interface anyone can master, has now brought its technology to the iPad. Today, the company is debuting its first mobile application with Canva for iPad – an app that includes access to over a million stock photographs, graphics and fonts that can… Read More

  • Pixate Launches Its App Prototyping Service For Designers

    Pixate Launches Its App Prototyping Service For Designers

    Pixate, an Accel-funded Y Combinator alum, is opening the doors to its visual prototyping service today after a long private and public beta phase. When the company graduated from Y Combinator last January, it still focused mostly on allowing mobile developers to style their native applications using CSS. These days, it’s still about making the lives of mobile developers easier, but… Read More

  • BlackBerry Is Gonna Get Weird With Smartphone Design At Least Once A Year

    BlackBerry Is Gonna Get Weird With Smartphone Design At Least Once A Year

    BlackBerry could be about to become the most interesting company in the smartphone business: The Canadian telecommunications firm will deliver a minimum of one “unconventional device” per year, according to a new report from Reuters, following the launch of the square-screened Passport last week. The Passport is definitely an outlier gadget, with its wide-bodied construction… Read More

  • When It Comes To Facebook Scale, You Can Throw Out The Rulebook

    When It Comes To Facebook Scale, You Can Throw Out The Rulebook

    There are certain ways of doing things in hardware engineering, and engineers simply follow these rules because there’s no use fighting them even if they wanted to. Frankly, most don’t even think about it because it’s just a given, but during a recent tour of Facebook’s hardware lab, director of engineering Matt Corddry, says Facebook scale requires them to rethink… Read More

  • T-Shirt Design App Snaptee Raises $750,000 In Additional Funding

    T-Shirt Design App Snaptee Raises $750,000 In Additional Funding

    Snaptee, an app that lets users turn their smartphone photos into T-shirt designs, has raised an additional $750,000 from new investors SXE Ventures, Nest, Groupon Hong Kong co-founder Danny Yeung, and Joel Neoh, the CEO of Groupon Taiwan and Groupon Malaysia. The latest funding brings the total Snaptee has raised so far to $1.35 million. Read More

  • Google Acquires Gecko, Which Did Mechanical Design For The Original FitBit

    Google Acquires Gecko, Which Did Mechanical Design For The Original FitBit

    Google has acquired Gecko Design, a firm operating out of Los Gatos, California, to help with its Google X special projects laboratory. The acquired company has done design work for a number of high-profile clients, including Aliph (Jawbone), Dell, HP, Slingmedia, OLPC and FitBit. It did all of the mechanical design work behind the original activity tracker FitBit debuted at TechCrunch50 in… Read More

  • Google’s Principal Designer For Search And Maps Explains Material Design

    Google’s Principal Designer For Search And Maps Explains Material Design

    Google’s design work was center stage at I/O this year, from the keynote through sessions and things being demoed on the show floor. The changes run across Google’s range of devices and platforms, and embrace a new set of design principals grouped under the central concept of ‘Material Design.’ Design Evolved I spoke to Jon Wiley, Principal Designer of Search and Maps… Read More

  • A Sneak Peek Into Android’s Future

    A Sneak Peek Into Android’s Future

    Google is giving its apps and platforms, including Android, a big redesign, according to a recent report posted on Android Police, which backs up some things we had been hearing as well, but hadn’t fleshed out until now. According to the new report, Google is working on a new design language focused on giving all Google apps a more unified look-and-feel across the web, Android… Read More

  • New “iOS Blocks” Concept Video Imagines How Widgets Could Work On The iPhone And iPad

    New “iOS Blocks” Concept Video Imagines How Widgets Could Work On The iPhone And iPad

    A new iOS concept video and extremely detailed explanation from UX and graphic designer Jay Machalani imagines how Apple’s iOS operating system could have its own version of Android’s widgets or Windows Phone’s “Live Tiles,” by introducing a new interaction that’s sort of in between each. In a blog post titled “Pushing iOS” the designer… Read More

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