1. Mary Meeker’s 2012 Internet Trends deck.

    Mary Meeker’s 2012 Internet Trends deck.

  2. Get jealous iOS designers
via:betweenstudio:

simply—aesthetic:

Braun RT 20 Table Radio Designed by Dieter Rams

    Get jealous iOS designers

    via:betweenstudio:

    simply—aesthetic:

    Braun RT 20 Table Radio Designed by Dieter Rams

    (Source: shop.sit-read.com)

  3. I am not a fan of the animated gif trend but the cinemagraphs created with iPad app Echograph are an exception.

    Click on the image to view the animation. Via: FASTCO Design

  4. This comp made me smile.
Via: nevver:

iOS ‘86

    This comp made me smile.

    Via: nevver:

    iOS ‘86

  5. It’s easy to be snarky with any Microsoft video, specially one which is highlighting the future as defined by consumer technology.

    But this video is well thought out, it clearly displays Microsoft’s new approach to UI and product design. Metro which is Microsoft’s new UI language, a language defined by modern aesthetics, clean grids with minimal visual details, and highly legible typography. Direct influences are Swiss based print design, and way-finding graphics found throughout transportation hubs. 

    My main complaint with the video is that the future always is so lonely. In a six minute video, we only have a single instance of engaged one-to-one human interaction, and we have to wait till the very end. All other communication and engagement is mediated through a screen, transforming users into avatars of their three dimensional selves.

    But my hope is that Microsoft stays true to the vision and Metro guidelines to deliver modern interfaces to their products. At this point Apple’s overly skeumorphic aesthetic is wearing thin, and Metro is pointing in the right direction.

     

    I recommend that any UI and UX designer take the 15 minutes to read How Print Design is the Future of Interaction by Mike Kruzeniski. In the article he spells out the core philosophy behind Metro and design that highlights content, instead of crowding the experience with UI tools. Finally read and watch Microsoft’s Metro Design Language guidelines. And finally stop polishing your logos and instead focus on layout, typography, and legibility.

    P.S. As a designer who started on a Macintosh Performa, it’s very odd to recommend Microsoft.

  6. l_lysakowski: One of the best designed games for the iPhone ... http://www.toucheliss.com/ →

  7. Repositiory of apps & modules using SF city data →

    The DataSF App Showcase is a collection of applications that have been developed and built by individuals and organizations using datasets published by the City & County of San Francisco.