A monthly selection of the hottest digital shit.
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The Rumble in the Board Room - Mobile Splash Screens What Clients Want and What They Should Get

First impressions count. So how do you make a good impression on the first time user of a mobile application? Through a mobile splash screen. Unfortunately, there are often conflicts between a client's wants for the splash screen and best practices.

Sculptural Lighting By Bec Brittain

Brooklyn-based product designer Bec Brittain creates sculptural lights in various geometric shapes. Most of the design pieces consist of thin LED tubes that are attached to the unique structures, which are inspired by the designer's "love of metalworking". A graduate in product design, philosophy as well as architecture, Brittain opened her studio in 2011 and her [...]

Paintings by Zaria Forman

These icebergs by Zaria Forman are not photographed, they are painted. The New York based artist paints fascinating landscapes using pastels. The inspiration for her drawings began in her early childhood when she traveled with her family throughout several of the world's most remote landscapes, which were the subject of her mother's fine art photography.

When It Comes to UX Design, Simplicity Is Overrated

Is simplicity a real thing? Or is design the pursuit of something else entirely? A Logic 101 professor once explained to the class I was in that a major factor in screaming matches between people is the lack of a shared definition of a key term. "Clean," for example, can be measured in degrees.

Song Exploder: How Björk Makes Electronic Music With Only Strings

On the Song Exploder podcast, host Hrishikesh Hirway talks to musicians who take apart their songs and, piece by piece, tell the stories of how they were made. Listen below. In January, Björk released Vulnicura. She described it as "a complete heartbreak album."

Hands-On With Microsoft's HoloLens, One Year Later

One year after showing off HoloLens, Microsoft's augmented reality rig remains very much a work in progress. It's not a virtual reality rig, it's something entirely different. Just what it is, though, will be up to the software developers who'll truly define the device.

Getting People to Talk: An Ethnography & Interviewing Primer

The IIT Institute of Design is a graduate school of design dedicated to advancing the methods and practice of human-centered innovation. We believe that real innovation starts with users' needs and employs a set of reliable methods, theories, and tools to create solutions to their problems. Ethnography and interviewing are how we, as designers, see the world through other people's eyes and get them to tell us their stories.

Daily Inspiration #2259

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users.

Gestures & Animations: The Pillars of Mobile Design

The ease and functionality of mobile devices is shifting the way we think about interactivity. Smartphones, tablets, and laptop hybrids are ushering in a new age of UI that favors a more direct form of interaction, one where mouses are optional.

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Ten design principles for better healthcare

How might we truly design meaningful products, services and experiences that impact the lives of those living with chronic illnesses? Designit's David de Prado shares his experiences as a chronically ill patient and outlines ten design principles for a better healthcare system. Once a designer, always a designer.

Font of the day: Common Sans

We're big fans of typography and are always seeking out new and exciting typefaces, whether free fonts or the very best fonts worth paying for. So, if you're in need of a font for your current project or are building up a collection, we may be able to help out.

The UX Shop

Amazon curated for UX Designers

This guy turned making weird GIFs into a lucrative job

Last time we chatted with Romain Laurent, he was well into his ambitious project One Loop Portrait a Week. Armed with a camera and a sense of humor, Laurent made mesmerizing GIFs of friends. Two years later, he's still at it-and now he's getting paid for them.

Presentation Slideshow

A simple presentation template in CSS and jQuery. Although presentations are usually created using native apps, we decided to challenge ourselves and design a presentation template for the browser. It wasn't an easy task, for the way you interact with a presentation slideshow is different compared to how you scroll through a website: each unit/slide must be isolated, so that its content can be assimilated before switching to the next one.

UX design tips for your app

A gorgeous app with poor UX isn't a gorgeous app - it's an invitation to frustration. Your users deserve better than that. The UX design tips in this article aren't groundbreaking. Hopefully, you will already be familiar with most (if not all) of them.

Principles Of Minimalist Web Design

The minimalist movement was introduced to the Western design sector in the 20th century, after design experts started to reduce their creations to the most basic and vital components. Architects where the first who caught on to the movement and decided to use minimalism as a favored design approach.

Web Design & Development News: Collective #197 | Codrops

Collective #197: Stereoscopic CSS * Flexbox Froggy * Metadata markup * Styling Sliders * Waveformer * Intro to CSS calc()

Optical Adjustment

In my early days as a designer, I relied on Photoshop or CSS to tell me whether something was right or wrong. If Photoshop indicated that two shapes were aligned, then they were aligned. If two different shapes were the same size, then that was the case.


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Cosmic Digital Drawings By Nicholas Stathopoulos

In the series 'space, scale, composition and atmosphere', Australian architect Nicholas Stathopoulos created cosmic digital drawings delving into and depicting his perspective on contemporary architecture. The images feature minimal forms in sparse celestial landscapes, reflecting Stathopoulos' view that modern day architecture is typically made of "excess and abstract forms which produce visual cluster".

NASA und Google feiern Quantenrechner D-Wave 2X: "Er funktioniert"

Als die erste Version des D-Wave-Quantencomputers im Februar 2007 vorgestellt wurde, rechneten nur die überzeugtesten Geister mit seiner Funktionstüchtigkeit. Zu ambitioniert war das Ziel, einen Computer jenseits des binären Systems rechnen zu lassen; ein Computer, der nicht nur 1 und 0 gleichzeitig ausführen, sondern auch mit Quantensuperpositionen, also sich überlagernden Zahlen, arbeiten konnte.

Stunning Artworks by Yoann Lossel | InspireFirst

Stunning illustrations using pure gold.

Animated Map Path for Interactive Storytelling | Codrops

An interactive journey where a Canvas map path is animated according to the content that is scrolled on the page. View demo Download source Today we'd like to share an experimental demo with you. This demo is an interactive map that will animate a map path while scrolling the page.

Frog Tech Trends 2016

With the start of a new year, the exciting question is: What technology trends will radically transform businesses in 2016 and beyond? At frog we help our clients digitally transform their businesses by identifying emerging technologies and realizing their potential. Here are 15 technology trends driving companies to reinvent themselves.

Publicis CEO Maurice Lévy Offers 'Skippable' Holiday Greetings in Series of Fake Ads

It's a tradition at Publicis Groupe for CEO Maurice Lévy to videotape a holiday message to employees. But this year, Lévy has outdone himself with a comic video themed "The Skippable Wishes." It starts out in ordinary fashion, with Lévy at his desk warning viewers not to expect "anything funny or any technological tricks."

20 Illustrations That Prove Our Dependence On Technology

Read 20 Illustrations That Prove Our Dependence On Technology

Flixel Living Photos

Flixel Cinemagraph Apps are the easiest way to create and share HD (high-definition) quality cinemagraphs.

Web Design is NOT Dead, You're Just Talking About it Wrong

I recently read an article by Sergio Nouvel, titled "Why Web Design is Dead," in which he argues ... well, basically the article does what it says on the tin. That is to say Sergio articulates why, in his opinion, web design is no longer something that designers should be concerned with.

Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

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