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Air Display : Turning your iPad into a second monitor

by admin on November 13, 2012, no comments

One of the most frustrating things for me is working without my large 27″ cinema display that I’ve grown so accustom to. I press my face right up to the screen to move things pixel by pixel. When I’m traveling or just feel like getting away from my desk for a bit, my working screen [...]

The Lincoln Lawyer Title Sequence

by admin on November 11, 2012, no comments

I started watching The Lincoln Lawyer tonight and I just really liked the title sequence. It’s really simple with beautiful photography and a little bit of animation. Enjoy.

Using Prototypes to Communicate Concepts Faster and More Awesome

by admin on September 11, 2012, no comments

Prototyping is used as a quick and dirty way to flesh out an idea or test out an issue that you don’t know the answer to. There’s lots of different ways you can prototype ranging from stop motion animations using paper to flash animations to actual prototyping software. I first started with paper prototyping on [...]

iPhone Blueprints: every UI designer should download this iBook

by admin on September 8, 2012, 3 comments

iPhone Blueprints is an interactive iBook by Scott Jensen (Ender Labs, Track 8) and looks like a great read for any UI designer. There’s chapters on presentation, understanding your users, navigation and many case studies including one of my inspirational favorites, The National Parks App by Rally. It’s available in iTunes iBookstore and it’s completely [...]

Field Test prototyping app: Turning images into mobile prototypes

by admin on August 24, 2012, no comments

I’ve previously mentioned Field Test in my big list of UI/UX links. I’ve gotten really familiar with it after relying heavily on it for the last project I just finished. This prototyping tool worked best for me because the support of gestures and the ability to build both iPhone and iPad prototypes. (It also supports [...]

Pinterest’s Android App

by admin on August 20, 2012, no comments

When Android’s Holo theme came out, I knew that Android apps would start to step up their game on UI design.

Pebble Watch UI preview

by admin on August 14, 2012, no comments

Pebble, one of my highly anticipated tech gadgets that I (and a million others) kickstartered awhile back, has released a preview of the UI. While watching the video, I was paying more attention to how he was testing the UI than the UI itself, which is early iPod-y and simple. It looks like they are [...]

Creating professional looking Android screenshots

by admin on August 7, 2012, no comments

Cyril Mottier has creatied a few PSDs to help make pixel perfect Android Screenshots. (licensed under the CC BY 3.0) He has a bunch of helpful tips listed here, but he’s also made a quick video where he demonstrates in photoshop: Cyril has provided both landscape & portrait of screenshot PSDs with and without device [...]

2012 UI App Design Trends

by admin on August 1, 2012, no comments

There’s a good overview of current UI app trends at Creative Bloq. App user interface (UI) design, like web design, goes through many different stages. When the iPhone first appeared, many apps adhered tightly to Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines. But as the device has become more widespread, and Apple itself has designed a number of [...]

Another argument for Apple to move beyond skeuomorphism in design

by admin on May 30, 2012, no comments

I’m not alone in wanting Apple to move past skeuomorphic design, Fast Co. Design has an article by Tom Hobbs, making the same plea. The point is that there‚Äôs something that feels gratuitously obvious about the philosophical approach Apple takes to the design of the iPad book app and many of its other recent application [...]