The Man responsible for this Iconic, if not entirely functional Lemon Squeezer has now designed a smartphone with an edge-to-edge screen for Chinese electronics company Xiaomi. The Mi Mix Smartphone has a unique ceramic body and 91% screen area, which places the interface firmly in the foreground of the design. Starck said of the ceramic body: “It’s incredibly strong, and it’s warm, it’s the same structure as jade.” Click here to find out more.
Do you really know the difference between UI and UX design? If you’re even a little bit unsure then this article will clear it up for you while also highlighting the value of simply asking users about their experiences. “A great interface can exist on a product that still offers a bad experience for users. Think about the ideal interface for the perfect toaster, but even with the elegant simplicity of the buttons and dial, and the super sexy brushed steel finish […]
Creative consultancy Map, paired with technology company SAM have designed a toolkit of bluetooth enabled modules that enables those without previous coding experience to create internet-connected products. Click here to read more about how the toolkit works.
Ming Kong, a graduate from the Royal College of Art has created a tactile interface for manipulating CAD software. The interface is made from an elastic conductive material created by the student. The design consists of two sculptural trackpads, one for each hand, that allow the user to control various functions at the touch of a finger. “The different shapes on the pads are each used to control different motions on-screen: the right hand controls the navigation while the left […]
UX magazine recently posted this article discussing the role of thoughtfulness in designing ‘amazing’ (as opposed to simply ‘good’) user experiences. While the article focusses on UX design in relation to user interface, the tips and tools for using thoughtful, experience focused design processes are equally applicable to industrial/product design. “good design disappears because it’s not in the way… amazing design also disappears but peeks out every now and then to make someone smile.” The article advocates the role of empathy for […]
Check out this article discussing the link between our increasing dependance of mobile technology and the importance of good design. ‘“I wanted to connect the worlds of design, technology, and business together, so that people wouldn’t see them as three different things,” Maeda explains of his report.’ ‘We unlock our phones every few minutes—every 5.6 minutes, according to the report— meaning a single bad design decision can pop up again and again for a user throughout the day. Computers were once the […]
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