S2?—?E4: Vegas Baby!

S2?—?E4: Vegas Baby! Paul’s voice over plays “Previously on Ladies of Twitter” scenes from Nate’s luncheon are shown of everyone finally getting along and we see Nate announce his engagement and inviting the ladies to a mini getaway to Las Vegas for his bachelorette party! We then cut to the scene of Tre’s game night chaos and Paul once again lashing out on Nina calling her every name in the book. We eventually see Tre blow his lid when he kicks out both Joshuaa and Nina from his home. In the last scene of the recap we see the Joshuaa, Paul, and Tyler having a nice beach front brunch and Paul apologizes to both ladies for his recent behavior. Joshuaa then blindsides Paul by letting him know Nina is stopping by for brunch as well. The 4 originals all sit down for the first time in a year and Paul also Read the full article…

Introducing the Teleport Tool, Invisible Character, and more!

Learn about the Mindshow 5/24 Update! ? ? ? ? ? ? ? https://medium.com/media/d9b7a7f274c77134a7420a2cecd7fbf7/href Hi everyone ?! We’ve released a new update on Steam! Here’s what’s new: Teleport Tool?? The Teleport Tool lets you move through space without physically walking, allowing you to explore each set and expanding the storytelling possibilities in Mindshow. We’re thrilled to release one of our most requested features! Invisible Character ? Introducing the Invisible Character, a new kind of character that appears invisible to the Camera Tool. Now you can make props float in the air! We’re excited to see what you make with this! Interface Improvements ?? The timeline is now a persistent element of the Hand Menu, giving you faster access to playing, pausing, and resetting time. We’ve also paginated the asset browser, replacing the scroll bar. We’re excited to see the new videos you make with this update in the Mindshow Community Facebook group! Known Issues ? Shows saved Read the full article…

Design Ideas To Deliver Unmatched UX And UI With Your Ecommerce Store

E-commerce selling is all about catching the pulse of the users and converting them into loyal customers. The first thing that matters is delivering a great user interface and user experience with your e-commerce store. Magento is a platform which can be trusted to create a store that is impressive in terms of both, UI as well as UX. An experienced Magento Developer will make use of the best features of the platform for creating a compelling shopping experience. Here are some amazing ideas that can be implemented in your eCommerce store so that it gives unmatched UI and UX: Focus On Usability Your e-commerce store is the meant to reach out and connect with the customers. Therefore, usability is as important as aesthetic appeal. The store should have an appealing layout and should be easy to navigate too. It needs to be designed keeping the user group and its requirements Read the full article…

Mapa de la Experiencia. Las necesidades del usuario en el punto de mira

¿Cuál es el objetivo de tu producto digital? ¿Qué misión tiene tu servicio? ¿Que valores se ponen de manifiesto a la hora de ponerse en marcha “toda tu maquinaria” y satisfacer al cliente o prospecto? ¿Qué necesidades cubre lo que ofrece? A todas estas preguntas les da respuesta una herramienta muy completa en UX y Análisis de la Experiencia de Usuario. Os presento el Mapa de Experiencia. Dentro del trabajo de un especialista en UX, hay cuatro fases importantes de trabajo, siendo ellas: Investigación de usuario, Estrategia, Arquitectura y Prototipado. Esta herramienta que vamos a tratar se enmarca dentro de la primera fase del proyecto, en la que el objetivo primordial es analizar y conocer en detalle todo lo relacionado con el usuario, arquetipo y target del producto final que queremos desarrollar o bien “moldear”. Incluida en su nombre, la experiencia nos cuenta la vivencia del usuario con algo, como ha Read the full article…

json-api-normalizer: An Easy Way To Integrate The JSON API And Redux

    As a front-end developer, for each and every application I work on, I need to decide how to manage the data. The problem can be broken down into the following three subproblems: Fetch data from the back end, store it somewhere locally in the front-end application, retrieve the data from the local store and format it as required by the particular view or screen. This article sums up my experience with consuming data from JSON, the JSON API and GraphQL back ends, and it gives practical recommendations on how to manage a front-end application data. The post json-api-normalizer: An Easy Way To Integrate The JSON API And Redux appeared first on Smashing Magazine. Read the full article…

3 Important UXO Strategies to Consider

We can become so focused on the insider experience of developing and marketing our great products that we lose sight of how customers experience them. If a customer has a poor interaction or feels frustrated with an interaction, they are unlikely to buy and even less likely to return to our products. Leveraging real customer behavior to improve customer satisfaction is the process called user experience optimization, or UXO. Know the Basics Software designers work in terms of step sequences where one click leads to some reaction. One of the fundamental ideas in UXO is the Seven Stages of Action, a theory laid out by Don Norman, director of the Design Lab out of the University of California. In brief, it describes how each of our goals is accomplished through a set of smaller actions. The goal of an online purchase, for example, involves the small steps of locating an appropriate website, Read the full article…

Community Spotlight?—?Cities: Skylines

Trains, planes, and automobiles are just so passé. That’s why the upcoming Mass Transit DLC for Cities: Skylines is so exciting! Ferries, blimps, monorails, and cable cars will soon be available for commuters to take to their destinations. With how excitingly complex transit is about to become, we’re bringing you a special feature starting tomorrow of some of our favorite Cities: Skylines streamers: Biffa2001, CleaveTV, BurkeBlack, and more! Will they cause massive traffic jams, or hit that transit sweet spot in their cities? Will the new hub buildings make an appearance in their cities? Will Chirper be given a new hat? Tune in to their streams to find out! To see who’s streaming and when, click here. While you’re at it, make sure to check out their channels and give them a follow! Community Spotlight?—?Cities: Skylines was originally published in Twitch Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and Read the full article…

Driving test that uses only your hearing is totally freaking people out

Imagine you’re in a car, blindfolded, hands on the wheel.  SEE ALSO: Nintendo reportedly working on a ‘Zelda’ smartphone game The windows are open and cars are rushing past at 90 miles per hour.  You have to follow a sadistic voice (a kidnapper) on the phone as it gives you commands. You start driving, speed by and can only rely on your hearing sense to detect which side cars are coming from and swerve away. And this is just the beginning — survival won’t be easy.  Image: lo-fi people If it sounds wild, well, it’s time to get excited because this is the description of Blind Drive, an arcade-style game which is basically Virtual Reality for your ears.  Read more… More about Gaming, Smartphone, Virtual Reality, Vr, and Game Of Thrones Read the full article…

?????

??3???????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????3??????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Prototype of my rhythm game. Could you give me any advices? #indiedev #gamedev #madewithunity https://t.co/rdWdDTyIkH ?—?@PenPenDream ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? New idea is comming. Tap only to play. Your rhythm and combo make character’s action. #indiedev #gamedev #madewithunity https://t.co/aIQUv3ib8g ?—?@PenPenDream ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????ISParade????au????????????????????????????Groovisions??????????????????????????????? https://medium.com/media/89e3c82fd280f26332b2cf4b98889196/href ?????????????????2????????????????????????????????????????????????????????3D????????Blender?????????????????????MagicaVoxel???????????????3D??????????????? ??????1?????4?????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????3??????????????????????? Read the full article…

How Toronto is becoming its own Canadian hub for game development

FEATURE: Immigration restrictions in the U.S. could hurt game companies in our country. It will limit the potential talent pool, making it difficult for top designers, programmers, and artists to come to this country to work. But Canada, and its looser immigration policies, can take in just about all the foreign workers it wants. And this is one reason why Canada’s gaming scene is growing — the country now has 472 game companies, up by 143 since 2013 — and not just in the cities you would expect like Montreal or Vancouver. When you think of the digital entertainment sector in Canada, you’d probably think of its two coastal cities. But the middle part of the U.S.’s neighbor of the north is growing its own studios and businesses. Toronto has over 13,000 technology companies that make $52 billion annually combined. Above: Ubisoft made For Honor in Montreal. The roots of EA and Ubisoft Read the full article…

15 fantastic logo fonts

Looking for the perfect font for a branding or logo project? We’ve researched some of the very best fonts for tackling a new logo design – and complied them into a handy list for you to refer back to whenever you need. Whether you want an elegant serif, stunning slab, high-impact stencil or more, you’ll find a wealth of inspiration here. Scroll down for 15 of our favourite logo fonts… 01. Bella by Face37 F37 Bella is designed in the classical French Didot style, but with a contemporary geometrical twist Exclusive to the HypeForType font foundry, Bella is a classical Didot-inspired beauty that suggests the best of Paris and New York in a single package. Broad strokes and slender curves invoke the impact of vintage headlines, while the minimalist ‘stencil’ version is an exercise in geometrical perfection. You’ll want to find reasons to employ this delectable award-winning font. 02. Palm Read the full article…

Paragon’s newest hero looks like Hot Topic’s No. 1 customer

Paragon’s upcoming roster addition is ready to shoot lasers and roll her eyes at her dad. Epic Games today revealed Phase, the newest hero for its multiplayer online battle arena for PlayStation 4 and PC. She’s coming as part of the free The Age of Intellect update, which comes out on May 16. New content like this is essential to keeping players engaged with a free-to-play game like Paragon. Phase is a support character that can help other heroes with neon rays of energy. “Link to your allies and empower them to fight longer, harder, and more fiercely than you ever thought possible,” Epic detailed in a press release sent to GamesBeat. You can see the character in action above. She seems to fight with all the powers of a neon-infused dance rave. MOBAs are some of the most popular games in the lucrative competitive gaming scene. Big hits like League Read the full article…

Perfect your figures with our anatomy masterclass

In this masterclass, I’ll reveal the basic steps you need to follow to perfect your figure drawing. I’ll start with the first conception – or inkling of an idea – and take you through to the final presentation.  Each written step is also covered in the video below, and involves applying core visual tools to develop your concept. Drawing is the graphical interface to your imagination: these techniques enable you to relate your idea to yourself and the world.  The aim of this workshop is to bring a feeling of life to your figures, based upon movement. We’ll focus upon action – otherwise known as gesture – and the primary rendering steps involved in drawing a figure from imagination. Download the files you’ll need for this masterclass. 01. Lead the eye Use your drawing tools to take viewers on a journey When drawing from life and imagination, the key is Read the full article…

Strafe: Difficult, randomly generated Quake-like kicks ‘90s ass

Strafe gameplay demonstration. (video link) You would be forgiven for getting tired of procedurally generated and “roguelike” video games. Too often, these types of games rely on the gimmick of random content, as opposed to finely crafted, enjoyable experiences. Math and procedural trickery don’t make up for a game whose difficulty or boredom doesn’t come with a payoff. You’d also be forgiven for looking at new game Strafe‘s list of qualities and insta-vomming. It started as a Kickstarter, made by a developer nobody has heard of, with a reliance on dated visuals, cheesy advertising, and… wait for it… procedurally generated levels. Honestly, that list of gimmicks reads like prime fodder for Ars Technica’s e-mail spam filter. Read 17 remaining paragraphs | Comments Read the full article…

Watch a speedrunner beat Prey in under 20 minutes by busting through its geometry

Prey, Bethesda’s new survival horror shooter, has been out for less than three days. But that hasn’t stopped Twitch streamer DraQu from completing the 20–30-hour game in less than 20 minutes. DraQu managed to set a world record speedrun for Prey by completing it from start to finish in just 19 minutes and 34 seconds, according to Polygon. To be fair, DraQu does accomplish his feat by taking advantage of several environmental glitches to bypass entire sections of the game. The speedrunner also uses the GLOO Cannon to cleverly manufacture platforms to navigate the space outside the game’s environment. (As a word of note to those who are taking a slightly more leisurely pace through Talos-1, the video does contain spoilers.) 2017 is… Read the full article…

SKEUOMORPHIC DESIGN, FLAT DESIGN, WHAT’S NEXT?

When this boom of smartphones and mobile apps began, when technology started to dominate our lives, skeuomorphic design was the best option for that time, why? ERA OF SKEUOMORPHIC DESIGN Skeuomorphic design is intuitive by relating tasks and representation to real world objects. Skeuomorphic design makes it simple for users to understand the interface and act without any difficulties. Designs are intuitive when they feel familiar. And this design trend is all about that, it reduces the learnability of an interface and make the interaction with the brand simple and engaging. Skeuomorphic design is perfect especially for the older generation, which is not that advanced with new technology evolution. It harnesses these familiarities of real world to improve the user experience, so that the patterns you learnt in the real world are mirrored in the interface. Remember apple interface before IOS 7? Me, personally, I loved it! Absolutely amazing ibooks, where you Read the full article…

Exhibition celebrates the work of legendary illustrator

Running from 12 May to 31 July, the work of veteran British illustrator Brian Sanders is celebrated in a new ‘Selected Works’ exhibition at London’s Lever Gallery. Famous for its clean line-work and bold use of colour, Sanders’ experimental pencil sketches and paintings are held up as the quintessential style of the golden age of illustration. With a career spanning five decades, Sanders rose to prominence in 1960s London with off-kilter illustrations and portraits for magazines, and in 1965 he was commissioned by Stanley Kubrick to illustrate the film sets and scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey. This rare opportunity gave Sanders unfettered access to the filming, with much of the work he produced remaining unpublished for decades. 10 best movie posters from the 1990s Thanks to this commission, Sanders found himself in demand from Mad Men series creator Matthew Weiner. The show needed nostalgic imagery that called to mind Read the full article…

Immotionar post mortem: why my virtual reality startup has failed (and how you can avoid it)

My virtual reality startup has just shut down. If you don’t know it, its name was Immotionar: our purpose was to offer full body virtual reality to every kind of headsets, mixing VR HMD with body tracking sensors like Microsoft Kinects. An innovative product, that has failed nonetheless. https://medium.com/media/0cbfc2816992ca805935926b9b89ce1b/href With today’s post I want to highlight some errors we made, so that you can avoid them in your startup journey (if you plan in becoming an entrepreneur). So, this is a list of the main keypoints I want to higlight. The team Investors say that the team is the most important thing that they evaluate when deciding if investing in a company. Team is the core feature. You don’t get it until the moment you get in trouble. Me and Gianni, in one of our best moments: we had just won the FaberDay 2016 prize A valuable team is composed by people: That Read the full article…

Sony hits a 22 month high so where do they go next?

It might not be where you think Goldman analysts Masaru Sugiyama and Yusuke Noguchi on Bloomberg: We expect Sony to achieve its medium-term plan operating profit target for the first time in 10 years and believe it may surpass its record high Those right there are words that have sadly not been equated with the company for a long time. Perhaps even better than posting a profit is where Sony could be headed, with analysts expecting the company to shift from recovery mode to growth. analyst Yu Okazaki said investor interest is now shifting to what Sony will do to fuel further growth, as anticipation builds for the company’s investor day on May 23. As for details: Operating profit in the fiscal year through March 2017 slipped 1.9 percent to 288.7 billion yen, while net income halved to 73.3 billion yen as earthquakes in Kyushu a year ago derailed the company’s chip and camera businesses. Read the full article…