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.
As designers we are constantly fed new ideas of what the ideal design process is or should be. Countless frameworks tell us that if we just go about the business of creativity in a certain way then our designs are sure to be successful. In reality I’m sure we all know that there probably is no secret formula; no one-size-fits-all solution. That said, learning how others work can give us access to alternative ways of thinking that we can tap into when […]
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 […]
Adobe is working on on a programme purpose built for user-experience designers, incorporating new tools to improve productivity. A preview version of Experience Design CC us currently available free to use for OS X users with an Adobe account (even if you are not a paying Creative Cloud user), with a Windows version also coming soon. To find out more, click here.
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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