design

  • 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

  • Kill The Hamburger Button

    Kill The Hamburger Button

    That little three-lined button is the devil. Whether you call it a side menu, navigation drawer, or a hamburger, hiding your features off-screen behind a nondescript icon in the corner is usually a poor mobile design choice. Interaction theory, A/B tests, and the evolution of some of the top apps in the world all support the same thesis: The hamburger button is bad for engagement, and you… Read More

  • Here Are The Best And Most Interesting iPhone 6 Mockups So Far

    Here Are The Best And Most Interesting iPhone 6 Mockups So Far

    Apple hasn’t said anything yet about any iPhone 6, nor will it until the fall (or whenever it actually announces it) but that hasn’t stopped the Internet’s collective imagination and curiosity from creating countless mock-ups of what the next generation of Apple smartphone will look like. Just this morning, we heard about how the iPhone 6 could have 1704×960 resolution… Read More

  • Flux Emerges From Google X And Nabs $8M To Help Build Eco-Friendly Buildings

    Flux Emerges From Google X And Nabs $8M To Help Build Eco-Friendly Buildings

    Flux, a platform that lets the building industry design eco-friendly homes by drawing on big data to do a lot of the hard work, is coming out of stealth with $8 million in funding from a pretty stellar group of investors. Led by DFJ, others include Borrealis, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures and Ev Williams (who knows a thing or two about building platforms that remove some of the… Read More

  • Guy Kawasaki Joins Australian Design Startup Canva As Chief Evangelist

    Guy Kawasaki Joins Australian Design Startup Canva As Chief Evangelist

    Guy Kawasaki, who held the chief evangelist title at Apple during late nineties, is joining Australian design startup Canva, making a comeback into the role after nearly two decades of advising entrepreneurs and founding Alltop in 2008. “Macintosh democratized computers; Google democratized information; and eBay democratized commerce. In the same way, Canva democratizes design,”… Read More

  • Twitter Begins Wide Launch Of New Profile Design, Featuring Best And Pinned Tweets

    Twitter Begins Wide Launch Of New Profile Design, Featuring Best And Pinned Tweets

    Twitter has been testing a new profile design with a more Facebook-like cover photo and overall look, and now that design is rolling out to all users. The company announced the overhaul in a blog post today, highlighting its new features, which include a number of new ways to view and interact with Tweets. Your profile pic and customized header are now larger, and you can tweak your color… Read More

  • Westwing, Rocket Internet’s Home Design Portal, Upsizes With Another $99M In Backing

    Westwing, Rocket Internet’s Home Design Portal, Upsizes With Another $99M In Backing

    Fab may have stumbled in its aggressive march on the European market, but the Samwer brothers and their Rocket Internet e-commerce incubator are using the moment to shore up its competitor in the online home design market. Westwing, a portal currently active across 10 markets, is today announcing a new funding round of €72 million ($99 million) from Rocket Internet regulars Fidelity… Read More

  • What Does A UX Designer Do?

    Inside Jobs: How True & Co.’s Head Of UX Blends Psychology With Technology

    The technology industry today has job titles that you don’t really find anywhere else. User experience, or “UX”, is one of them. It seems like every tech company is hiring in “UX design” and “UX research”, but it’s hard for outsiders to know what exactly it is that they do. For today’s episode of Inside Jobs I sat down with Sarah Harrison… Read More