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SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Airbnb is a global company with millions of customers, but it was a struggling startup just five years ago.
Henri Lamiraux, Apple’s top Vice President of Engineering for the iOS iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, has left the company, according to a report from 9to5mac.com.
Many iPhone and iPad users are angry with the color palette on Apple’s new iOS7. Some have even compared it to the Easter bunny on weed. But a few of the color world’s most influential experts like the choices because they fit current design trends towards lightness and harmony.
MetaLab, an interface design company that also produces a few products, has just unveiled a major new redesign of its collaboration app, Flow.
GoodData is taking a different tack than most enterprise startups by investing heavily in branding and marketing.
Almost a third of those subscribers were added in the past three months alone. Adobe reps say this is much “faster growth than expected.
Guest Post Everybody benefits from flourishing open web standards. I am happy Adobe is continuing to embrace that approach, for its contributions to the web and for its Edge tools and services.
Guest Post Apple is changing its entire design approach to this “flat” world with iOS 7 and Microsoft’s Windows 8 has taken a similar approach. But both ignore places where the skeuomorphic model is still critical to the usefulness of a technology.
Guest Post We used to commission the world’s best artists to paint our chapels and ceremonial halls, we now commission the world’s best digital artists to create software.
Adobe’s been building a lot of bridges between development and design lately, and its latest launch is a very solid bridge, indeed.
The illustrious serial entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX released a video of himself designing rocket parts with hand gestures, using holograms, virtual reality tech, Leap Motion, and a 3D printer.
“You’re going to see us do a lot more things that are visual, rich, and have engagement that’s absolutely delightful,” said Yahoo emerging products director Marco Wirasinghe on the Weather app’s design changes.
“We want to make as much money as we can, because we’re greedy,” Google designer Knapp says with a smile on his face. “Helping companies with design is a powerful to improve our returns.”
Fast-moving Fab is on a mission to become a “really massive” global e-commerce company.
Sponsored Post We’re about to enter an age when mobile apps and services adapt themselves to you, morphing themselves to present exactly what you need at any particular moment.
The company introduced a campaign to send off the old logo in the style.
Guest Post You’ve probably realized deep down inside that while our smartphones are capable of providing amazing experiences, dozens of our most-used apps are beginning to feel like clones of each other.
The Moto X, Motorola’s first smartphone designed under Google, isn’t shying away from minimalist interfaces.
Motorola Mobility has undergone plenty of changes since it was purchased by Google for $12.5 billion back in 2012, but the latest change might be its most prominent yet.
While not specifically stated, I felt like one of the driving points behind Adobe’s decision to transform its Creative Suite software bundle into a subscription-based online service (Creative Cloud) was an intention to curb the large number of people who would pirate apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
After pivoting away from flash sales and toward its own products, New York City-based Fab has just raised a huge amount of funding to help drive its transformation and support its fast-growing audience.
Editor’s Pick If simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, then iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.
“Most of what happens in social commerce is that the larger companies are looking at social opportunities through the prism of the past,” Steve Case explains. “They have the view that it’s ancillary, a curiosity, an extra.”
Less a radical overhaul than a new coat of paint, iOS 7′s design is pretty, but falls short of being truly innovative.
The winners, as you would expect, included gorgeous design, innovative uses of Apple technologies, and some of the best-imagined apps on the app store. There are also two student-built apps that are simply amazing examples of the creativity of young developers.
It looks like all of the iOS 7 rumors so far were true.
Guest Post As a 15-year veteran of the digital marketing world and a captain of our agency’s recent remodel, I have gathered years of insight into necessities of a website relaunch.
The new UI is available in the U.S. only for now. It’s a slight change from other interfaces, but it’s just a bit prettier — and when dealing with millions of users, incremental change can be a good thing.
Two ex-Foursquare designers secure a first round of funding for their ‘smart’ and ‘beautiful’ calendar app that focuses on user experience.
Design tech company Adobe has acquired San Francisco-based creative consulting firm Ideacodes, the company announced today.
Guest Post Etsy’s lead designer explains where the Flickr team went wrong.
That’s a massive change from the original colorful, shiny, semi-transparent iOS development language, which tries hard to make virtual controls and objects look and feel and act like real controls and objects.
Behance (and Thumb Labs) represent Adobe’s best attempt to be social and give designers and developers more and better tools for showcasing their work.
Google has gone from a company that approached design through cold, hard algorithms to one that’s employing gorgeous, user-centric interfaces.
ShopSavvy’s new look is paying off in a big way.
“My initial thoughts about what a title can do was to set mood and the prime underlying core of the film’s story, to express the story in some metaphorical way,” Bass once said.
YouEye today closed a $3 million round to scale its futuristic approach to usability testing.
High-end design firm Fjord counts Nokia, Citibank, Harvard Medical School, and PayPal among its clients.