In this 2017 GDC session, Mini Metro developer Jamie Churchman takes a look at the successes and failures of visual design in Mini Metro, and examines how user interface and visual design decisions play a role in creating a rewarding experience for the player.
Tristan Harris a former "design ethicist" at Google, says today's candy colored interfaces are addictive. One way to make your phone less appealing, it to make the display grayscale. From Lifehacker: Most of the time, you check your phone and there’s nothing interesting—no notifications, just the same old apps staring back at you. Show More Summary
Honolulu Civil Beat managed to get a screenshot of the system that was used to accidentally launch the wrong emergency alert. It’s an absolute mystery why such a high-impact task has an absolutely horrible interface: As a UI designer, I was stunned and embarrassed that these types of interfaces are out there. Show More Summary
A ballistic missile warning alarm that was wrongly triggered in Hawaii recently rams home the importance of the way interfaces are designed to prevent such major bloopers from happening in the first place.
With NAMM 2018 fast approaching, Universal Audio just launched its new Arrow audio interface, and it looks to be quite compelling. Featuring a design that’s similar to the company’s higher end Apollo series of interfaces, the Arrow comes...Show More Summary
The Honolulu Civil Beat has tweeted a screenshot of the interface that was used to send an real alert for a nonexistent incoming ballistic missile on Saturday morning. Instead of selecting “DRILL - PACOM (CDW) - STATE ONLY” from what...Show More Summary
Mobile BI That is Designed for Every Device, Every user, Every Environment! Design is important! Design skills are used in many industries; everything from appliances and cars to clothing and software interface design. The overall design, the layout, the detail…it is all important. Show More Summary
A badly written and designed drop-down menu was responsible for a mistaken alert that Hawaii was under missile attack according to reports. Local officials will redesign both the menu and the system to reduce the chances of a repeat incident. Show More Summary
The panic that struck residents and tourists in Hawaii on Saturday morning over the past weekend – owing to a public emergency alert about an incoming ballistic missile that was mistakenly transmitted – could have been easily avoided with the help of good design. Show More Summary
Last week, I got on my soapbox and chatted about user interface design fails. It turns out the weekend's accidental missile alert in Hawaii was the result of users error that was facilitated by some poor user interface design. More »
I spend a lot of time using various computers as well as an iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. Given the modern computer interface has been in development for over 30 years you'd think developers and designers would be pretty good at avoiding useless screens and poorly designed controls. Show More Summary
Elliott Rouse on the design and software interface of an open source prosthetic leg.
With a design aimed at reducing the network lag for gamers, the Linksys WRT 32X combines a Killer Prioritization engine to apportion a home's bandwidth with a quick setup and an excellent interface. Alas, this yields mediocre performance.
On Wednesday, Google announced that the new Google Calendar look will now become the permanent interface — whether you like it or not. Don't worry — the design is essentially the same as the calendar you've seen for the last few years. Most everyone will be auto-updated on either Jan. Show More Summary
In mid-2017, we got somewhat of a preview of Google’s Fuchsia OS user interface. It was very card heavy and similar in terms of looks to Android’s Material Design. If this is the first you’re hearing of Fuchsia, it is Google’s third OS next to Chrome OS and Android. Show More Summary
UX Design is almost synonymous with conversational interfaces, which are used left, right, and center from natural language messaging to voice-based action. Biggies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon are neck-and-neck when it comes to taking conversation as a platform to the next level with their virtual assistants, that make it easy for users to […]
Winning with user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) are at the top of any developer’s to-do list when site or app building. Right now, you can ground yourself in those coding staples with the UI & UX Design Bootcamp of courses, available now for just $39 (over 90 percent off) from TNW Deals.
We all know that Google likes to tinker with the layout and design of the company's Chrome browser. While the company won't touch the actual interface much, it started to introduce material design changes to the browser some time ago. Show More Summary
Fez and Super Hypercube designer Phil Fish specializes in a retro-futuristic visual design that is apparent in his interfaces, but now Fish has taken that a step further by working with classic-gaming-hardware company Analogue on its upcoming Super Nt revision of the Super Nintendo. Fish designed a new menu and boot-up sequence for the device, […]
Human interface builder Synaptics Corp. is hoping to steal a march on mobile security system designers with the launch of what it says is the world’s first fingerprint sensor that comes built into smartphone displays. The company said...Show More Summary