The Obvious, the Easy, and the Possible Much of the tension in product development and interface design comes from trying to balance the obvious, the easy, and the possible. Figuring out which things go in which bucket is critical to fully understanding how to make something useful. Shouldn’t everything be obvious? Avatars Everywhere: 27 of the Best Avatar Makers Avatar creator Meez is back in the news this week, but there are dozens more avatar creation tools gunning for this market. Today we attempt an overview of that market: please add more suggestions in the comment section. Weblin- Create an avatar and use it as your virtual self within web pages in real-time, interacting with other Weblin users who share the same interests.
30 Free Google Drawings Graphic Organizers Several years ago when I started making webinars, my first one was on creating Graphic Organizers with Google Drawings. This was before I had started the this blog, so I never really shared all of that information in an official blog post. Until now... Graphic organizers are a great tool to share information, explain a concept, or illustrate a relationship using elements including images, shapes, text, colors, and connecting lines. Windows Editors and Shells Next up in my #davegoeswindows series, I’m talking about Editors and Shells. Throughout my journey, I’ve used quite a few different text editors and shells. It was unexpected but turned out to be a very welcome adventure. The Quest for Rsync
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The 21 Best Designed Apps of 2015 — Startups + Wanderlust + Life Hacking The 21 Best Designed Apps of 2015 And the Must-Know Mobile Trends They Highlight 2015 is officially the year of the smartwatch, with early estimates suggesting that 30 million units will be sold come December. The moment Apple divulged its plans to develop a timepiece, a groundswell of coverage began to dissect the pros and cons: Do we need smartwatches? Will we ever? What does this mean for mobile computing?
CS5.5 Production Premium The Adobe USA site has been optimized for users within the United States. If you live outside the U.S., we recommend that you visit your local site for the most relevant information, including pricing, promotions, and local events. United States Design a prototype for a responsive web app Over the past several years, the web has changed. We're racing away from an advertising web that discusses things, to a web of doing and creating things. We're transitioning to a more app-centric web. People want to build fullscreen, immersive experiences in the browser, and they want these apps to work on any device. This is why we at ZURB created Foundation for Apps, the first frontend framework created for developing fully responsive web apps.
How to design for mobile UX You probably know by now that mobile has taken off, and there’s no stopping it anytime soon. What you probably didn’t know is just how popular mobile really is. In fact, did you know that the number of mobile users has already overtaken the number of traditional, desktop users? It’s true! What You Need To Know About Anticipatory Design The word anticipatory comes from the Latin anticipare, which means “taking care of ahead of time.” We normally associate it with something that happens, is performed or felt in anticipation of something. In a way, most products contain at least one element of anticipation. Aaron Shapiro from HUGE defined anticipatory design1 as a method where it’s up to the designer to simplify processes as much as possible for users, minimizing difficulty by making decisions on their behalf. It’s Always Been Around Link Think about it: since the dawn of the web we’ve seen alert boxes, pop-ups, in-app notifications and many other components that are triggered to prevent something from happening in the future, or to invite you to make something else happen based on past behavior.