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How Susan Kare applied embroidery skills to create the iconic Macintosh icons

In the early 1980s, Susan Kare joined Apple Computer to design fonts and user interface graphics. A legend of pixel art, Kare created the look of the original Macintosh, from the Chicago typeface to the Trash Can to the Happy Mac icon. She's currently creative director at Pinterest. David Kindy profiles Kare in Smithsonian: Pioneering designer Susan Kare was taught by her mother how to do counted-thread embroidery, which gave her the basic knowledge she needed to create the first icons for t...
Tags: Apple, Art, Facebook, Post, Design, News, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Ui, Computers, Chicago, Illustration, Ux, Apple Computer, 8-bit, Interface Design


Tiktok's internal policies are both weird and terrible

Tiktok bills itself as , despite the fact that is both a de facto arm of Chinese political propaganda (and, weirdly, for Uyghur human rights activists). Tiktok's internal moderation policies are an unknowable mess (as you'd expect from any for-profit entity that hopes to establish physical sales offices in authoritarian states around the world and doesn't want their in-country execs to be marched off to jail at gunpoint). Leaks have shown how the guidelines in China are used to suppress po...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Instagram, China, Censorship, Turkey, Ui, Lgbtq, Ux, Tumblr, Facebook Twitter, Renee, Alex Hern, Dark Patterns, Louise Matsakis


Are you a freelance UI/UX designer?

One of our clients has created some mock UIs (currently 5 screens) for demo/testing of their APIs. They want to add a professional UI/UX look and feel to them. They’ve asked us if we can provide a... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
Tags: Seo, Ui, Contract, Ux, Vacancy


When Introducing UCD in an Organization, Technical Capability is Only Half the Story

First published on Cone Trees on Sep 29, 2012. Summary This article is a reproduction of my chapter in the book, UX Storytellers- Connecting the dots, edited by Jan Jursa of IATV. You can download it for free or get it for the Kindle at Amazon. Other contributing authors include Deborah Mayhew (author of Cost-Justifying Usability), Aaron Marcus (author of The Cross- GUI Handbook for Multiplatform User-Interface Design) and Cennydd Bowles (author of Undercover UX).” In this eBook, ‘UX Storytelle...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Articles, Ui, Cennydd Bowles, Processes, Jan Jursa, Deborah Mayhew, Aaron Marcus


Google launches Jetpack Compose, an open-source, Kotlin-based UI development toolkit

Google today announced the first preview of Jetpack Compose, a new open-source UI toolkit for Kotlin developers who want to use a reactive programming model similar to what React Native and Vue.js. Jetpack Compose is an unbundled toolkit that is part of Google’s overall Android Jetpack set of software components for Android developers, but there is no requirement to use any other Jetpack components. With Jetpack Compose, Google is essentially bringing the UI-as-code philosophy to Androi...
Tags: Google, Android, Developer, Tech, Ui, Developers, Android Auto, Jetpack, Kotlin, Google I/O 2019


The ONOFF speaker turns a ubiquitous digital interaction into a physical product

The shape of the ONOFF speaker needs literally no introduction if you’ve ever used a gadget in the past 5-10 years. Ever been around a smartphone, a tablet, or even a laptop? Chances are you’ve seen something quite similar. The toggle-switch UI. Found in most Settings areas of apps, websites, and systems, the toggle-switch lets you switch on or off a feature… and is ubiquity makes it a perfect visual metaphor for being on or off. Yongha Yang took that digital UI and turned it literally into the ...
Tags: Music, Design, Audio, Speakers, Ui, Bluetooth Speaker, Product Design, Wireless Speaker, Digital Interaction, On/off, ONOFF speaker, Toggle Switch, Yongha Yang


The Amazon Ecosystem - Winning the Buy Box

The Amazon ecosystem consists of three primary components: owned media, paid media, and earned media. Optimizing each piece of that ecosystem is necessary to run a successful Amazon program. However, there’s a key component that also underlies success on Amazon and doesn’t necessarily fall into any of those three categories: winning the Buy Box. Winning the lucrative Buy Box, or being the seller prominently displayed to customers on an Amazon product page, provides a major competitive edge. Acc...
Tags: Amazon, Sem, Ui, Google Shopping, Amazon Not, ODR, Buy Box, Big Commerce Amazon, Account Health Amazon, Shipping Sellers, Sponsored Product, Amazon Advertising Strategy Guide


Google begins rolling out Android Slices for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other settings

Google back in 2018 had announced the Android Slices at I/O 2018 event and began testing the new UI in the later part of 2018 with third-party apps. Slices are designed to surface the key features of applications in natural places, like Google Search. Now, the Shortcuts for the Settings app on Pixel devices are beginning to roll out.  Google in November 2018 at the Android Developer Conference detailed how it would begin surfacing Slices as part of an Early Access Program with third-party app...
Tags: Google, Android, Apps, News, Blogging, Ui, Android Slices


The promise and peril of "sonification": giving feedback through sound

The majority of applications use "visualization" to give feedback and responses to users: think of graphs, alerts, and other visual cues about what is going on inside a computer, or what the computer has detected in the world. Sonification is the aural equivalent of visualization: communication from computers to humans by means of sound. There's some of this already in the world: alert chimes, system beeps, and talking voice assistants. But in an age of constant earbud use, there is lots of...
Tags: Google, Post, Dataviz, News, Ui, Ux, Thompson, Kpis, Trump, Georgia Tech, Clive Thompson, Sonification, Late Stage Capitalism, Attention Economics, Google Fi Lyft, Muratori


Installing a root certificate should be MUCH scarier

The news that Facebook had spent years paying teens to install a surveillance kit called "Facebook Research" had a key detail: as part of the program, Facebook had its users install a new "root certificate." Root certificates are a key vulnerability in the public key infrastructure (PKI) that is used to protect virtually all of our secure communications, from protecting your privacy when exchanging messages or viewing web-pages, to ensuring that the software updates you install are what the...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Ui, Ux, Crypto Wars, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Kevin Dooley, PKI, Facebook research, Sydney Li, Mene Mene Teckel, Jacob Hoffman Andrews


Conducting "evil" computer research, in the name of good

The next CHI (computer-human interaction) conference is being held on May 5 in Glasgow, and will include a workshop called CHI4Evil, "Creative Speculation on the Negative Effects of HCI Research," in which scholars, researchers and practitioners are invited to "anticipate and reflect on the potential downsides of our technology design, research, and implementation" through design fiction, speculative design, and other tools. The call for papers asks submitters to "articulate a negative use ...
Tags: Post, News, Scotland, Ui, Scholarship, Glasgow, Ux, Design Fiction, Hci, Chi, Giuseppe Milo, Chi4evil, Inoculation Via Dystopia, HCI Research


Excuse Me, Sir. Sir! I Am the Original Tweeter

Excuse me, sir. Sir! If you would put down your newspaper forthwith, and grant me your fullest attention for a situation most dire.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Design, Technology, Social Media, Ui, Sir Excuse Me Sir


The Beginner’s Guide to Dynamic Search Ads

Google launched Dynamic Search Ads (DSA) in 2011 and new updates have been rolling out ever since to help improve this campaign strategy. If you’re not familiar with DSA campaigns, this is how they work: Google either crawls your site or a page feed of your site URLs that you provide to index it. It will then use that data to dynamically determine what searches to show your ads for. When it finds a query match, it will generate a headline and match it to the page it finds most relevant to the ...
Tags: Google, Sem, Ui, Display Network, Business Data, DSA, Custom Labels


An ex-Apple engineer created brilliant new iPhone software that would make Apple jealous — take a look

Former Apple engineer Bob Burrough spent seven years working "under both Steve [Jobs] and Tim [Cook]." Burrough uploaded a new video to his YouTube channel on Tuesday, where he introduces a new kind of iPhone interface that responds to your environment. Apple — or any other phone manufacturer, for that matter — would be keen to try something like this for their own phone software, as it's a very cool visual effect.  To ring in the new year, former Apple engineer Bob Burrough uploaded a new vi...
Tags: Apple, Youtube, Trends, Ui, Steve, Trump, Erasmus, Burrough, Tim -LSB- Cook, Bob Burrough


Thunderbird team vows faster, easier-to-use, more stable versions in the year to come

In 2015, Mozilla announced that it would turn Thunderbird -- one of the last freestanding, cross-platform email clients -- into a freestanding, independent project, and in 2017, Thunderbird became a community-overseen project with institutional backing from Moz. It was an odd move at the time: the Snowden revelations and the news that Yahoo had provided the NSA with free access to user emails, along with the sputtering out of promising alternatives like Mailpile meant that there was huge, u...
Tags: Post, Floss, News, Email, Yahoo, Snowden, Nsa, Web Theory, Ui, Charitable Giving, Mozilla, Ux, Gpg, Mailpile, Enigmail, IndieWeb


Inter UI: A free font for "high legibility of small-to-medium sized text on computer screens"

Inter UI is a family of freeware fonts with ""a tall x-height to aid in readability of mixed-case and lower-case text" designed for small screen text. (via Four Short Links)
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, News, Ui, Fonts, Ux, Freeware, Usability, Legibility


In Review: The Mighty Hasselblad X1D

In Review: The Mighty Hasselblad X1D abduzeedo Dec 03, 2018 Before I start anything I just want to get things straight, I am not a professional photographer, although I studied photography and have developed quite a few photographs in a darkroom. By all means, I would describe myself as an enthusiast and through that lens, I want to share my thoughts about my time with the incredible Hasselblad X1D. The great people at Hasselblad sent us the X1D for a ...
Tags: Design, Ui, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Hasselblad, Francois, PetaPixel Stuck in Customs Shop Amazon


The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - A stirring wake-up call

Reviewed by Judd Hollander It's easy to draw parallels between Bertolt Brecht’s blistering political satire The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and the current U.S. presidential administration. Or for that matter, just about any nationalistic (i.e. “strongman”) government in existence. Yet it’s the work's quieter elements which ultimately have the most impact. As evident in the very powerful Off-Broadway production now being presented by Classic Stage Company. In 1930s Chicago, ...
Tags: Germany, Theatre, Ui, Chicago, Broadway, Hitler, Clark, Bertolt Brecht, Doyle, John Doyle, Giri, Judd Hollander, George Abud, Arturo Ui, George Tabori, Christopher Gurr


A science-fiction-inspired desktop UI for your Lin/Win/Mac system

Squared (AKA Gaby) is a French hacker who created edex-ui, a science-fiction inspired desktop "heavily inspired from DEX-UI and the TRON Legacy movie effects," which gives you a terminal and live telemetry from your system; it looks like it would be especially fun on a tablet (though if you really wanna go sci fi, build a homebrew cyberspace deck). eDEX-UI is a fullscreen desktop application resembling a sci-fi computer interface, heavily inspired from DEX-UI and the TRON Legacy movie ef...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, Floss, News, Fanac, Ui, Ux, Github, Gaby, Dex, Oh No Ono-sendai


HyperSurfaces turns any surface into a user interface using vibration sensors and AI

Imagine any surface, such as a wooden table, car door or glass wall, could be turned into a user interface without the need for physical buttons or a touch screen. That’s the ambition of HyperSurfaces, the London startup originally behind the Mogees line of music devices and software, which today is unveiling what it claims is a major breakthrough in UI technology. Dubbed “HyperSurfaces,” the new technology, for which the company has four related patents pending, combines vibration sensors and t...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Europe, London, Ui, Mogees, HyperSurfaces, Bruno Zamborlin, Zamborlin, Goldsmiths -LSB- University of London


This Solution to Phone Multitasking Is Either Genius or Totally Absurd

There’s a reason your computer’s home screen is often referred to as its desktop. The user interface is designed to emulate a physical desk covered in documents and tools. That analogy doesn’t work quite as well with a smartphone’s tiny screen, but this concept UI that switches apps automatically as you physically…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Smartphones, Ui, Software, Concepts, User Interface, Special Projects, Magic UX


This card-based UX wireframe maker turns digital ideation into physical fun

Featuring 80 double-sided cards, the UX Kits Wireframe card deck lets you build and experiment with interfaces and wireframes simply by arranging cards to form layouts, making them an instant and effective brainstorming tool. Each card works as a content block that can be arranged and rearranged to create layouts based on ideas (which can even be rearranged to test the responsiveness of your concepts). Once the layout seems final, simply flip the cards over and you’ve got yourself a template t...
Tags: Deals, Design, Education, Cards, Ui, Software, Ux, Product Design, Wireframe, UX Kits


Apprentice.io raises $8 mln

Apprentice.io said Sept. 18 that it raised $8 million in series A funding led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital. The Venture Reality Fund and GFR Fund joined the round as new investors. Also participating were existing investors, Silverton Partners and Hemi Ventures. Apprentice.io, of Jersey City, New Jersey, provides an enterprise AR for the pharma/biotech industries and, by extension, lab, line and suite environments. PRESS RELEASE Apprentice.io Raises $8M Series A for First Conversational AR ...
Tags: Europe, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Ui, New Jersey, Silicon Valley, South America, Ar, Ai, Magic Leap, HoloLens, Angelo, Asia South America, Silverton Partners, Pritzker Group Venture Capital


Native Instruments tease the follow up to monumental Massive synth

After ten long years Native Instrument’s Massive synth is still a versatile favourite for many producers. But at last we’re getting a sequel to the phenomenal plugin. Native Instruments have announced a long awaited successor to their amazing Massive synth plugin which has been hailed by producers around the world for it’s quality and deep customisation abilities. Over 10 years of refinement and advancements will go into the newly announced Massive X which will completely redesign itself fro...
Tags: Music, Ui, Plugin, Software, Native Instruments, Synthesizer, Vst, Ni, Synth, Massive, Synthesiser, Instrument


Kickstarting your ML projects using pre-trained models from IBM’s MAX

One of the biggest challenge when you want to use ML in your project is training models using right data. It’ not super tough if you have enough data to build a model but most of the time when I want to quickly experiment, i don’t necessarily have the data for it, forget about good data. This is true when you want to build a product quickly or experiment while trying to learn ML. My solution to this problem is to use existing models to experiment and then build my own at later stage if required...
Tags: Travel, Technology, Ui, Machine Learning, Ibm, Swagger, Free and Open Source, IBM Data Science


Atoms and Bits

There is a framework I’ve/we’ve used over the years to think about where to invest and where not to invest that I call “atoms vs bits.” I am not sure where I got it from but the concept is simple. Is the software being built and taken to market dealing with just bits or are atoms also involved? The idea being that it is going to be easier to make something work if there are just bits involved. Atoms make things more complicated and more expensive. In the 90s, when I first came across this framew...
Tags: Trends, Ui, VC & Technology


Human - Computer Interaction - Moving ahead with Cognitive Sciences

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Tags: Technology, Digital Transformation, Sales, Ui, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hci, Pennsylvania State University, John Carroll, Calibri, Umasree, Human Computer Interaction, AtoZChallenge, ChennaiBloggersClub, IT Tips, Human Computer Interaction HCI, AtoZ Challenge 2018


Nintendo Switch Does Multiple Accounts Right

Multiple Accounts in a product is a difficult to design for. It’s not a typical thing, though. Most have just one Google, Apple, Instagram account. However, some might want to share an iPad or HomePod with family. Since those don’t support multiple accounts, the owner’s profile ends up overrun by someone else’s preferences. It’s an edge case that’s difficult to design.Basecamp 3, the product for which I design the Android app for, does support multiple accounts. You can flip between your Persona...
Tags: Gaming, Blogging, Ui, Nintendo, Signal, Nintendo-switch, Design-thinking, Google Apple Instagram


I'm an Android loving iPhone user

Hardware reviews are a big part of how I put bread on the table. In order to do my job properly, I’ve got to be something of a platform agnostic. While I do most of my writing using Apple devices, I also have to consider other platforms in my coverage: software that works well on a laptop running Windows 10 may be a dog’s breakfast on a MacBook once it’s been ported. A bluetooth speaker that sound great when paired with my iPhone 7 Plus, for example, might sound like hot garbage when linked t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Motorola, Apps, Feature, Post, Technology, News, Samsung, Smartphones, Os, Ui


Amazon has Reasons not to let that negative review go up

Amazon reviews are bought and paid for, and the company has a significant, algorithm-led effort to weed out sellers and scammers who abuse the system. But Amazon itself also rigs the UI to make it hard to leave negative reviews — at least when it comes to the "Amazon's Choice" picks Stephen Eggers didn't like. After spending ~5 to ~10 minutes filling it out I get this message. This item is only eligble for Amazon Verified Purchase Reviews. What a waste of my time! I bought the thing, Amazon k...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Ui, Dark Patterns, Amazon s Choice, Stephen Eggers, Amazon Verified Purchase