Editor’s Pick If simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, then iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.
At stake is whether the phone is yours or Apple’s — whether your experience of your Apple technology is of core importance to Apple or whether the company’s desire to control the user interface and push its own products is more crucial.
Sure, it’s Pinterest-ic and Tumblr-y. But if you love images and imagery, the new Flickr displays photos immeasurably better that the previous iteration.
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.
Tumblr has completely redesigned the new app, and the best part is the post-anything screen that reinforces Tumblr’s reputation as the simplest place to post just about anything.
Guest Post Where can users easily reach? What motion is simplest for a one-handed smartphone user? And how much can you — should you — pack into one screen?
Online scrapbooking site Pinterest unveils its new look, including enhanced navigational and discovery features.
Kanzi’s new version is bringing a better user interface to tablets, smartphones, and car dashboards.
Tablets, the quantified self movement, big data, new user interface paradigms, and the return of manufacturing jobs to the U.S. will help shape the coming year.
Guest Post I started my user experience education in a very different way than most.
Need more retro in your metro?
I’m guessing most of us didn’t have a clue what that was yesterday, but most of us have encountered it and wondered about it in Apple products.
Rightware’s tools have been used to create some of the cool user interfaces of the tablet age.
Gnzo is essentially a new, more animated way of displaying and browsing videos, and it’s optimized for touchscreens. Instead of square stills, it displays a mosaic of animated videos, each one a 6-second clip from the video behind it.
Mobile payments startup Square, just two weeks after closing more than $200 million in new funding, announced the acquisition of New York design firm 80/20.
Twitter released two new updates this morning, making user profiles much more visual and updating the Twitter experience on mobile with a new photostream widget.
With the S Launcher, Samsung shows that just doesn’t know how to quit the Windows start menu.
Who cares about good design or bad design, Ben Huh of the wildly successful Cheezburger network of comedy sites said today at GROW 2012. According to Huh, you don’t need great design to have a successful design. “We have one of the worst-looking sites on the planet,” Huh admitted.
Pebble, the smartwatch for your smartphone, released an early preview of its user interface on Vimeo today … including a look behind the scenes at how the massively successful crowdfunding project is building the software.
Yesterday, Skype updated its Mac client, adding group screen sharing, video calls with mobile users, and significantly altering the user interface. That is not the story. Rather, the story is why the company changed, and how the update is largely focused on placating angry Apple users.
Love it or hate it, Apple is about design.
Every few months a new innovation in physical interaction with virtual objects comes along and the Minority Report comparisons begin. But (T)ether, a new project by a group of students at the MIT Media lab, is one of the first that actually made me believe it.
Mobile photo-sharing service Instagram updated its application today with a new filter, enhancement feature, and a makeover to its user interface.
Guest Post Whether you design software or physical products, the role of the designer is the same: to build a bridge between the user’s intent and the actual outcome of that intent.
I’ve come to the conclusion that my Android phone hates me.
When it appeared in 1984, the Macintosh blew people away with its graphical interface, its mouse, and its unusual industrial design.
Google accidentally published a YouTube video today that introduced some big changes to its popular email product Gmail.
Internet-connected TVs are becoming a lot more mainstream. The latest sign: Best Buy is announcing its own house label model, dubbed the Insignia Connected TV.
The new version of video-chat application Skype for Comcast’s Xfinity TV service focuses on providing a user-friendly experience for people who spend more time in front of a television than a computer, according to employees who worked on the app’s user interface design.
Mothers have been telling children they are not the center of the universe ever since we knew what a universe was. Hitlantis respectfully disagrees. The Helsinki music discovery company is setting out to pull indie bands into the center of their universe. And now it’s raised $1.5 million in angel funding to help it do just that.
Hampus Jakobsson is no Luddite. As a co-founder of interface design firm The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), which was acquired last year by RIM, he has worked on some of the most cutting-edge, mobile interface technology. Yet he says that technology, as it exists now, is turning us into replicants by forcing us to interact according to its rules.