The 15 best tools for data visualisation It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone. And nowadays, there's plenty of free graphic design software to help you do just that.
UI and Us — UI and Ux design — Interface — User Experience - UI and us Blog - Introducing Prototypes for Mac If you design, code or have ideas for iPhone or iPod touch, you may be interested to hear about a brand new Mac application I worked on: Prototypes. Sexy icon by Wolfgang Bartelme btw :) Prototypes is a Mac desktop app that Duncan Wilcox built (with some help from me) to allow you to quickly take your existing mockup images (made with Photoshop, Illustrator, a crayon etc!), and link them together to create a navigable mini-site that runs on iPhone. Some nice writeups already: No Code, No Problem.
Off Canvas Layouts CSS - Foundation 3 - ZURB Playground - ZURB.com Off Canvas What Now? If you've used Facebook's iPhone app (or Path, or any number of apps that now follow this convention) then you've seen an off canvas panel in a native app. You hit a button and a panel slides in from the left (or depending on how you look at it, the main panel slides out of the way). Luke Wroblewski, author of Mobile First, mentioned this style of layout in his roundup of mobile layout patterns. He and Jason Weaver then worked to create a batch of layouts, which they published to demonstrate how layouts like this could work on the Web. Using the iPad for GTD Does the iPad’s mobility mean that GTD can really get things done? David Allen’s Getting Things Done productivity system has always felt as though it added work rather than saved time. The complex system of multiple folders, workflow and priority setting has long appealed to geeks and nerds with a knack for organization.
15 Free Ebooks about User Experience and Interface Design » paul olyslager I have collected 15 free ebooks about UX and interface design, including some best selling books which are definitely worth reading. Not only are these free ebooks pretty good reads but perhaps I could save a small rainforest as well. Please let me know if you have read other great free ebooks lately. Search User Interfaces by Marti A. Hearst (2009) If you want to design innovative search user interfaces, you need this book close at hand at all times. Responsive Web Design Patterns Responsive Patterns A collection of patterns and modules for responsive designs. Submit a pattern
The Five Best Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating simple videos that are really just automated, audio slideshows. See Animoto for an example of this. There's nothing inherently wrong with having your students use those tools, but at some point you will want to take your video projects to the next level. These are the five tools that I recommend for creating and editing videos without installing any special software. Responsive Ad Demos My previous post was about some of the business challenges surrounding responsive design and advertising. I wrote it just after reading Mark Boulton’s excellent Responsive Advertising, which was written earlier this week and which you should definitely read if you haven’t already. While I still think the business challenges are the greater obstacle, the technical challenges are interesting and beg for experimentation. I couldn’t help from spending a few hours toying with possible solutions. Here are two demos.
10 Useful Responsive CSS Frameworks For Designers Posted: Dec 1, 2012 3 Comments For the past few days, I have showed you some of the best WordPress responsive themes you can download and use on your site. Today, I am going to provide a range of useful responsive CSS frameworks which can make your task quick and easy. These frameworks have all the complicated grids, layouts and media queries in place ready for you to add your own design and markup. Here’s a roundup of the most popular frameworks currently being used by designers.
Research Lei : Academic Papers Management System Who is this for? Researchers who want to explore an area of research and make sure they're not missing anything. What is this? This is a free, open source, BSD-licensed tool that allows you to build a library of papers that are relevant to your research and to easily explore the related work. Additional tools include search, a listing of often-referenced papers you may have missed, and a graphical visualization of the main researchers in your area and their co-author networks. Smashing Mag Wireframes Tools digg As website designer when we work as freelancer, client satisfaction is much important when we got Job Description and start work as professional designer and things on high day by day when client ask about ideas before any implementation with creativity and imagination, statistic that vision creates prospects in the playing field of promotion, wireframing and prototyping remain certainly in the list of useful wireframe tools. Wireframe techniques make easier to connect ideas for reduce time and cost and allow greater straight usability and functionality testing afore implementation. We must download free wireframe tools and present best ideas then put live to get user feedback.
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