IKEA Singapore Redesign (Personal Project)

OVERVIEW Ikea is a Swedish furniture store that prides itself on creating multi-functional furniture that can be brought home in flat packages and assembled easily. Most people go to Ikea for affordable furniture and knick knacks to jazz up their homes. The stores are user friendly and organized but unfortunately, their website is not. Hence, I decided to redesign the Ikea Singapore website. USER RESEARCH I wanted to find out what people like about the physical store so that I could incorporate it in the website. Thus, I began my research to understand the company and the users more. Ikea is a company that puts in a lot of work to understand its users and their behaviours to make furniture that would save space and make their lives more functional. A lot of users go to Ikea to walk through the showrooms and get a visual of what their homes Read the full article…

Canopus is creating a perfect interface using UI/UX development

Looking for an attractive site which an easily catch and engage the visitors? The best suggestion is to get the work with UI/UX development firm that can make a perfect interface for the clients. Did you ever noticed how among a large number of sites, how just couple of catch and retain the online users? The answer is straightforward; it is the UI experience that retains the client on the website again. Having knowledge of human behaviour is a vital component to unlocking an exceptional user experience. That’s where Canopus Infosystems Pvt. Ltd. brings user research and user testing into a single frame. From the processes of sales and marketing to customer adoption and employee connection, its effect is broad and noticeable. Therefore, Canopus execute thoroughly with essential research and design processes that guarantee that they deliver ROI on amazing experiences. Through detail oriented UI/UX design process, the team is with Read the full article…

How to become a designer and get hired

I sat down with David Martin, the CEO and Founder of Fantasy Interactive, an independently owned human-centered design agency with a mission to impact the user experience in every-day products through bold design. They have an impressive client roster including Facebook, Spotify, HP, USAToday.com, Wacom and Google to mention a few. With over 200+ industry awards, David has managed to build a globally recognized brand. So when I thought of creating a design series that would help designers improve their craft and get hired, there was no better place to start than Fantasy Interactive. Issue 1: Interview with Fantasy Interactive CEO David Martin What you will learn How David started and got into design Influences and inspiration Advice for those with no design experience How to craft your portfolio Standing out and getting hired UI Reel from Fantasy on Vimeo. Thank you so much David for joining us. David if you could take us Read the full article…

Trendy Ways of Enhancing Website Homepages

You’re reading Trendy Ways of Enhancing Website Homepages, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Images and videos are the most popular options when it comes to enhancing website homepages. But are they the only techniques that form strong first impressions and make websites stand out? No one can argue with the fact that these stylistic choices are time-tested and crowd-proven methods. Nevertheless, they are not the only options capable […] Read the full article…

Agile Teams are Fragile Things

Many companies seek salvation through Agile. They have heard about the transformative power that Agile brings, they hear a good sales pitch, and the company is all in. They work to change all their technology teams over to an Agile process. Team dysfunction can derail products whether that team is running Agile or Waterfall. It makes sense. Waterfall has some severe problems. It is a ballistic process. You define a target, you aim, and you fire. Success depends on how well you aimed at the very beginning. There is no changing once you start the project. Sure you can be successful, but the odds are low because the target is moving and usually not in ways that you can anticipate. Agile on the other hand, is dynamic. It craves feedback. When the landscape changes around the product launch, the product can change too, as it should. The Agile principles all make Read the full article…

Sketch Libraries

Quick Start Guide for this amazing feature from ? 47 Let begin with a basic definition: Libraries are just like normal Sketch files that are meant to contain ONLY Symbols. The key difference is that Symbols in a Library can be accessed and used across all your Sketch documents, even shared with other designers across your team! So you might be wondering… How my symbol instances get updated once I modify something in the Library containing it? When you make changes to a Symbol in your Library, those changes will be synced across all documents containing that Symbol. That means that once you have saved a modification in the Library file, and you open a document containing an instance of this updated symbol, you will get a notification (similar dialog to the example shown below) indicating the changes. Once you have reviewed and confirmed that you actually want this update to be taken for your Read the full article…

Tech & Telecom news — Jan 16, 2018

PRODUCTS & SERVICES Content: Video Time Warner’s HBO is under pressure from Netflix, now a leading competitor for Hollywood top talent, after becoming the largest global spender in video content. As they’re not able to compete with money, they’re turning to more of a sentimental differentiation, promising stars they will treat them with much more love… (Story) Content: E-Sports Activision’s recently launched e-sports league for its “Overwatch” franchise, that they’re distributing through Amazon’s Twitch app, has had what the company views as a strong start for a new league, with up to 425,000 concurrent viewers in the first 3 matches. Not bad for a game with approx. 35m players globally (Story) Games Tencent has formed a “digital partnership” with Lego to develop games, videos and a social media network for Chinese children. Lego, trying to re-activate sales in China after a slowdown, is putting emphasis on the “safety” of the products, as pressure Read the full article…

Make the Leap of Faith for Fluxible Conference 2018

It’s generally not that quiet at the Fluxible Conference! It’s been quiet here at Fluxible headquarters over the last few months?—?almost too quiet?—?with little in the way of announcements. But that doesn’t mean we’ve been inactive, and now it’s time for us to share! For our first public disclosure of 2018, we’ve decided to be just like your favourite cool band and drop a new album with absolutely no notice. Well, not literally a new album, of course, though it’s certainly within the realm of possibility that we’ll do that one day. No, what we’re doing instead is announcing that Leap of Faith tickets are now on sale for Fluxible Conference 2018. What, exactly, does that mean? It means that you can register at the lowest possible price, but you’ll need to do so without us having released any information about our 2018 program. We’re able to provide a little context, though. Fluxible Read the full article…

Check out this web game where all you do is dunk on Donald Trump over and over again

One brave soul went ahead and distilled the United States’ new national pastime into a simple web game in which you slam dunk over President Donald Trump over and over again until you simply lose interest in the activity. Created by artist Jayson Musson, Dunk on Trump is about as simple as a game can get: you simply tap the space bar of your keyboard while a green-clad baller approaches the president, leaps up high, and scores two while posterizing Trump, who’s sent sideways offscreen. The experience isn’t a game so much as it is an interactive piece of art, and Musson says as much by describing his creation as “repetitive as shit with no win condition.” You can play it right now in your browser by heading to Musson’s website, where you… Read the full article…

Postcards: The Second Sneak-Peek

You’re reading Postcards: The Second Sneak-Peek, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! After announcing the first Sneak-Peek of Postcards we received useful feedback and very positive reactions. Postcards is close to being released, but we want to share new images of this tool with you now. (We’re still open for feedback though!) Read the full article…

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How to turn a 2D image into stylised 3D

Sometimes an illustration or piece of artwork just demands to be rendered and turned into 3D art, and that was the spark that ignited Media Molecule’s Emilie Stabell to spend a year adding an extra dimension to a beloved 2D image. Stabell is fan of illustrator Sam Bosma, and in particular his concept Stability. “When I showed his illustration to a friend, I joked: “Imagine if I made this in 3D. It would be absolutely insane.” Not long after that, I began modelling the first asset,” says Stabell.  “The sheer scale of the project was quite overwhelming, though, so on the first day I started by creating a cube in Maya, and that was it: a small beginning.” Stabell says her 3D workflow was very simple: Maya was used for modelling, Photoshop for texturing and ZBrush was used to project from the concept. Once her 3D model was complete she Read the full article…

Diary Study: young adults’ attitudes & behaviours associated with waiting

This post outlines the findings of a diary study that was completed for the Empathic Research Frameworks course at Humber College. Data collection of diary entries, colour coded by participant OVERVIEW The scope of this study was to put the research method into practice and uncover young adults’ attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and experiences associated with waiting. The scope of the project spanned early brainstorming sessions to create the study plan, to conducting the study, to synthesizing the data. SCENARIO Organization Y creates educational media for children. They’ve recently decided to expand their user base by creating short educational media for young adults. You’ve been hired by the company to help them understand people’s current behaviour, emotions, and experiences of waiting (e.g. waiting for a bus, waiting for food, waiting for a friend, etc.). The findings from this research will help them identify ways to improve people’s waiting experiences and will help inform both Read the full article…

#1 Product, UX, & Entrepreneurship Idea

Some random visual I put together. Not because I like you or anything, but more because I’d feel like I was being lazy if I didn’t. That wouldn’t be acceptable. Stop reading this and read the stuff below, it may actually be worthwhile, unlike this text. I can’t believe you spent so much time reading this… you should probable start listening to podcasts or something. You know, now that I think about it, we’re starting a podcast at AngelLoop next week… you should definitely listen to that. I have professional conversations everyday around product management methods, UX, behavioral economics, and how best to build products. Today was no different, but I felt the need to state something that everyone in business as a product manager, UX pro, or entrepreneur should know. As originally seen on LinkedIn: Knowing the problems and pain points of your customers is crucial, but that information is Read the full article…

The best computers for video editing 2018

You may have captured the most beautiful, unique or thought-provoking footage of a lifetime, but taking it home or to your studio with inadequate hardware can lead to enormous frustration. So choosing one of our picks of the best computers for video editing will ensure that you have the ideal tool to make your footage sing. Assuming you’ve got a permanent base for your editing, going for a desktop computer instead of one of our best laptops for video editing means that you get the benefit of better specifications for less money. And being able to work on a broader display allows you to pick out minute detail better and see what your film will look like on a bigger screen. As well as our overall top choices of the very best Windows PC and Mac hardware on the shelves, we’ve also got you sorted if you’re on a budget. Read the full article…

5 hour Prototype Challenge: BBC iPlayer Radio app using Origami Studio

5 hour Prototype Challenge: BBC iPlayer Radio App using Origami Studio Focus area: the station selector wheel In this series for Prototypr I will be prototyping interesting interactions from my favourite apps and some client projects, using Origami Studio. I will be focussing on one unique, challenging concept in each app, to increase my knowledge of the tool and hopefully benefit the Origami community! Challenge #1: BBC iPlayer BBC iPlayer Radio iOS app?—?home screen Background:The BBC iPlayer Radio app is one of my most used apps. The home screen has a great spinning wheel to scroll through 20 BBC stations. ?? Goal: Understand how to animate content on a circle using Origami’s Cartesian coordinate system? Focus: Recreate the spinning station selector wheel? Time taken: 5 hours? Tool: Origami Studio? Files: Origami studio, Sketch and source files are available in this Dropbox folder [ Step 1 ] Decide What to Make, and What to Fake For Read the full article…

The Importance of Mobile UI Design

By Nitin Goyal, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Founder & CEO at Pulse Platform. Originally published on Quora. Ignoring the impact of user interface design is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. I’ve seen so many apps that don’t focus on UI the way they should. The designs don’t consider problems from the consumer’s point of view or reflect the purpose of the apps. They’re static. They aren’t evolving with the user or modifying as users change. At Pulse, we focus heavily on UI design. Recently, our mobile app and web dashboard won a Muse Creative Award and a Davey Award for design. We’ve also had positive user feedback, which encourages us to constantly update and improve the experience. That being said, here’s why UI is essential to the success of any digital health platform. 1. It Highlights Value The interface is your initial pitch to the user. You want to show your app holds Read the full article…