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 […]
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.
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 […]