User Interface

  • Apple eyeing touch controls to extend the power of the stylus

    Apple eyeing touch controls to extend the power of the stylus

    Apple has been looking at ways to extend the control power of stylus input methods, patenting a touch sensitive stylus which could allow for users to manipulate on screen objects depending on how and where they place their fingers on the stylus shaft itself. Read More

  • ForcePhone adds pressure sensitivity to any phone using ultrasonics

    ForcePhone adds pressure sensitivity to any phone using ultrasonics

    Force touch may be a feature exclusive to the latest iPhones, but something like it is now possible on pretty much any phone out there, thanks to research from engineers at the University of Michigan. Read More

  • No UI Is The New UI Crunch Network

    No UI Is The New UI

    A few months ago, I shared with my friends how I think apps like Magic and Operator are going to be the next big thing. What makes them special is that they don’t use a traditional UI as a means of interaction. Instead, the entire app revolves around a single messaging screen. These are called invisible and conversational apps and, since my initial post, a slew of similar apps came… Read More

  • Does The Beats Aftermath Usher The Next Episode For Wearables?

    Does The Beats Aftermath Usher The Next Episode For Wearables?

    Update: Apple announced the $3 billion deal on May 28th. As Beats potentially prepares to move on to the next episode, there are a few things about the news that should have tech investors’ ears ringing. One, Dre may hate embargoes more than reporters do. I guess Dr Dre doesn’t adhere to embargoes. — danprimack (@danprimack) May 9, 2014 But beyond Dr. Dre’s… Read More

  • Windows 8 Is “A Cognitive Burden”

    Windows 8 Is “A Cognitive Burden”

    It’s hard to blame Microsoft for making bold decisions with its upcoming desktop operating system. But the renamed Windows 8-style UI (or Modern UI) instead of Metro might be too great a departure from known and trusted interactions found in the previous versions of Windows. According to Raluca Budiu, User Experience Specialist with Nielsen Norman Group, who gave an interview to… Read More

  • IFA 2008: Moving Beyond The Mouse Several companies — large and small — were demonstrating alternative input technologies at IFA today. Most, like the Pong video above, were exploring how to use motion tracking to control various on-screen elements. More video after the jump. Read More

  • Blizzard will store customized UI settings server side starting with Lich King

    Some players do not mess around, from Wow Insider Really good news for serious World of Warcraft players. It looks like Blizzard, starting with Wrath of the Lich King will store all your customized UI odds and ends—dungeon maps, coordinates, threat meters, etc.—server-side. That means if you’re away from your main WoW machine, you’ll still have the same interface… Read More

  • Yes, Virginia, Adobe Photoshop ‘CS4’ will have new UI

    The next version of Adobe Photoshop, which may not be called CS4, and may not come out in October, will indeed have a new user interface, at least on the Mac version. The big change is this element called the application frame, as seen in the above screenshot. Reaction to the new UI element has been mixed, including early protestations by an Adobe gentleman, who has since been won over by the… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson W880i Finds A Place To Boogie: UI Walkthrough Video

    This video of the Sony Ericsson’s user interface completes the blogging cycle. We first had the FCC approval, then we had some prototypes, then an unboxing. It’s the circle of life. Two things stand out in this video: 1) Solid choice of music and 2) the UI really isn’t anything to write home about. Boogie! Sony Ericsson W880i Interface Walkthrough [Slashphone] Read More