The End Of Apps As We Know Them The experience of our primary mobile screen being a bank of app icons that lead to independent destinations is dying. And that changes what we need to design and build. How we experience content via connected devices – laptops, phones, tablets, wearables – is undergoing a dramatic change. The idea of an app as an independent destination is becoming less important, and the idea of an app as a publishing tool, with related notifications that contain content and actions, is becoming more important.
2010 Census: Children less than five years old in Chicagoland By Chris Groskopf and Brian Boyer Aug. 7, 2011 This map shows the distribution of children less than five years old in Cook, Lake, Kane, McHenry, Kankakee, Kendall and DuPage counties as reported by the 2010 U.S. Census. 10 Web Design Blogs You Should Be Reading We all need inspiration at one point or another. Whether it’s Monday morning or Friday afternoon, sometimes we need to kickstart our creative juices. With that said, we’re here to help! Our team has picked some of their favorite web design blogs for education, inspiration, and procrastination. Are we missing any of your favorites? Color Palette Generator Color Palette Generator #ffeeff #ffccdd #eeaaaa dull #33aa77 Dialysis Facility Tracker By Robin Fields, Al Shaw, and Jennifer LaFleur, ProPublica, Updated October 4, 2013 This site is for dialysis patients and others who want to learn about the quality of care at individual dialysis clinics. Among other things, you can learn how often patients treated at a facility have been hospitalized, report certain types of infections or are placed on the transplant list. The information is submitted by facilities and collected by contractors of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees most dialysis care.
Kano model The Kano model is a theory of product development and customer satisfaction developed in the 1980s by Professor Noriaki Kano, which classifies customer preferences into five categories. Categories These categories have been translated into English using various names (delighters/exciters, satisfiers, dissatisfiers, etc.), but all refer to the original articles written by Kano. Must-be Quality These attributes are taken for granted when fulfilled but result in dissatisfaction when not fulfilled. An example of this would be package of milk that leaks.
Chinese Proverbs for the Mind Oops! Forgot to update. Nic’s store is on sale for a few days! I saw the “你和, 我六十九/ touch one’s heart, never be apart” proverb on there. Understand color theory with these 7 facts - = Designer Blog Color is everywhere – in nature, in cities, in stores, online. We’re so used to it we often don’t notice it’s even there, until we suddenly come across a black and white movie on TV. Then we remember how good it is that we have such a colorful world. 9 Web Design Trends Set To Boom in 2014 Share on Twitter12Share on Facebook8Share on Google Plus2Share on Stumbleupon0Share on Reddit0 As we are now a month into 2014 we are starting to see some new trends emerging, some old fads evolving into fully blown mainstream design standards and some design fads dying a slow death. There are some significant changes taking hold in the web design world that I believe will take off this year and stay for years to come.
Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework - Yu-kai Chou (This is the Gamification Framework that I am most known for. Within a year, it was translated into 9 different languages and became classic teaching literature in the gamification space in the US, Europe, Australia and South America.) Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework interactive - National Film Board of Canada At the NFB we like change. For 70 years we've experimented, innovated, and produced a legacy of technical and creative firsts in cinema, animation, and documentary. Think McLaren, Lipsett, Brittain, and Jutra; Stereoscopic 3d, VTR, and participatory media. Today, the way we create, consume, and connect with each other changes by the minute.
Why cards are the future of the web Cards are fast becoming the best design pattern for mobile devices. We are currently witnessing a re-architecture of the web, away from pages and destinations, towards completely personalised experiences built on an aggregation of many individual pieces of content. Content being broken down into individual components and re-aggregated is the result of the rise of mobile technologies, billions of screens of all shapes and sizes, and unprecedented access to data from all kinds of sources through APIs and SDKs. This is driving the web away from many pages of content linked together, towards individual pieces of content aggregated together into one experience.