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GDC 2017 session - Mini Metro: When Less is More

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.

Google's former design ethicist says to change your phone screen to grayscale

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

How Hawaii’s Emergency Alert System’s interface SHOULD have looked

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

Hawaii's missile alert gaffe—why good human-machine design is critical

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.

Universal Audio launches new $499 bus-powered Arrow interface with Thunderbolt 3

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

Bad design in action: the false Hawaiian ballistic missile alert

yesterdayHumor / odd : Kottke.org

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: Designed for EVERY Device

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

User Interface Blamed For Bogus Missile Alert

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

Hawaii’s missile alert fiasco highlights the importance of good interface design

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

The Missile Alert In Hawaii Was The Result Of Bad UI Design

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 »      

What User Interface Fails Annoy You The Most?

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

Linksys WRT 32X Review: Router Makes Gaming a Priority

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.

This is how Google Calendar will look from now on — whether you like it or not

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

Ready to Try Google’s Fuchsia OS? Get Your Pixelbook Ready!

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

8 Tips for Designing Awe-Inspiring Conversational Interfaces

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 […]

This $39 bootcamp will give you a complete UX/UI education

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.

Chrome’s new Clear Browsing Data Dialog is more complex

4 weeks agoTechnology : Ghacks.net

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

Phil Fish made a ‘pretty fing cool’ interface for Analogue’s Super Nintendo hardware

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, […]

Synaptics debuts built-in fingerprint scanners for mobile displays

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

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