Clark Oil and the Importance of A Quality Marketing Website

Clark Oil and Chemical is an industrial lubricant company located in Cleveland, Ohio. When I saw their site many months ago, I realized that they were in dire need of some better marketing material. My friend, Adam, who works there agreed and we started talking more about what we could do for the company together. The final Clark Oil and Chemical website after our work. We came to an agreement to completely redo their site with a new modern feel to it, to entice the actual people who were coming to their website. As we discussed together, the people who visit industrial manufacturing sites are generally not the technicians. It’s generally the buyers who are often times not equipped with the technical knowledge of what a company actually does. For example, a customer of Clark’s might know that they need a lubricant for a certain machine in their process, but they Read the full article…

Mind the gap — Designing spaces that nobody owns

Recently I’ve become fascinated by the spaces between designed spaces?—?the gaps between deliberately designed spaces; when conscious design stops and accidental design begins. There’s a small road a few kilometers from my home, it’s one of those winding roads that were etched out by the hooves of cows and horses long before they were paved. It’s also one of those tiny country lane-ways that the locals know about, and which if you take it, can shave about 20 minutes off your travel to the city. Over the years it’s responsible for the deaths of hundreds of wing mirrors and bumpers. Apparently realising that it was too small to handle as much traffic as it was, the local authority redesigned the road. Filter lights on either end now only allow one way traffic at a time, and new road markings and curb-extensions slow traffic as it passes. It’s a nice piece of urban design. And Read the full article…

Customer perception & errors

I’ll share some thoughts I had after my second experience with On Call. This time, most of the customer tickets filed were about one particular part of the app. After digging into it, we discovered that some detailed error messages had been mistakenly disabled. So for example, rather than displaying “The file is too big to upload” or “There are too many characters,” we were displaying the generic message “There was an error with your post.” This confused a number of customers and resulted in a lot more tickets to support, although in the back end nothing had really changed. They wouldn’t have been able to post the same content regardless, but now they were in the dark about why they couldn’t post it. As a result, customer perception had been changed to thinking that our product was broken in some way, which leads to a question. What’s more important? The actual number Read the full article…

Yes, as designers we will be crazy & beyond your understanding.

Designers have their own shell and attitude. And yes we will be continue to be like this. I heard people saying that they don’t understand designer’s life. Or HR’s saying that its so difficult to hire them or to keep them. I will say we don’t care what they think, because in the end there are so many mixed emotions we deal with. We deal with doing meaningful things in our lives and we get upset when you make us change that blue color to yellow. We deal with unnecessary tantrums of clients, their unrealistic demands. We deal with boredom of sitting at one place, living and eating same things everyday. We designers strive to solve new problems everyday, not necessary your freaking CTA button problem over period of 6 months. Yes we experiment with lot of career titles and not afraid of how it will look in our resume thing. Yes our mind works for Read the full article…

How A Designer Captures Reality

A closer look at how my brain deconstructs the complexity of the world and reconstructs my reality through internalizing and externalizing information. A few months ago, I attended World IA Day, where I heard a talk called Designing for Intelligence by JD Vogt from Salesforce. One thing I deeply resonated with were his slides showing a hexagon of how the world informs humans, and how humans act on the world. This led me to examine my own thinking process, as much of a designer’s job is to consume information and visualize it in various design artifacts. A slide of JD’s talk at World IA Day In this article, I’m just going to share some of my practices as a design consultant on how to “internalize”/capture information and “externalize”/communicate it in a meaningful way. I’ll also share my toolkit on how to train your brain to tackle complexity. If you ever wonder why Read the full article…

Agora você pode voar como um pássaro com realidade virtual

Por Redação Birdly é um dispositivo que simula a sensação de voar sobre a cidade de Nova York Experiências em realidade virtual oferecem sons espetaculares e visuais incríveis, mas, muitas vezes, pecam no elemento final: feedback tátil. Quando seu cérebro sente como se estivesse em um lugar, mas seu corpo sente como se estivesse em outro, há uma desconexão que nos impede de ter uma experiência realmente imersiva. O simulador de voo Birdly tem uma solução para o problema, e vai fazer você sentir que está voando como um pássaro. Desenvolvido pela startup suíça SOMNIACS, o dispositivo usa uma combinação de movimento, vento, som e visual para mergulhar completamente os usuários na experiência de voar sobre a cidade virtual de Nova York. Com Birdly, você pode voar sobre a cidade de Nova York (SOMNIACS) Voando como um pássaro Com o Birdly, o usuário, deitado, pode comandar o próprio voo batendo as “asas” à Read the full article…

How to pick the right camera for 360 video

Yes, those 360-degree videos you see sometimes on YouTube and Facebook are purty, not just because they’re new and shiny, but because they’re more immersive than even the most stunning two-dimensional Instagram images. But how do those video wizards create them, you may ask? Although some of those videos were definitely created using very expensive and sophisticated cameras, it’s absolutely possible to create your own 360 videos easily — and cheaply.  SEE ALSO: Vimeo is finally giving filmmakers the ability to upload (and sell) their 360 videos But before we get into specifics, it’s important to understand what 360 video is and isn’t. First: It’s not “virtual reality.” An experience isn’t truly VR unless it has an interactive element. Ideally, that interactivity will come with an interface or controls that allow you to truly engage the environment and control your position and perspective in it, rather than simply allowing you Read the full article…

Waymo Is Using Grand Theft Auto V To Help Teach Its Self-Driving Cars

An anonymous reader quotes Bloomberg: In the race to the autonomous revolution, developers have realized there aren’t enough hours in a day to clock the real-world miles needed to teach cars how to drive themselves. Which is why Grand Theft Auto V is in the mix… Last year, scientists from Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany and Intel Labs developed a way to pull visual information from Grand Theft Auto V. Now some researchers are deriving algorithms from GTAV software that’s been tweaked for use in the burgeoning self-driving sector. The latest in the franchise from publisher Rockstar Games Inc. is just about as good as reality, with 262 types of vehicles, more than 1,000 different unpredictable pedestrians and animals, 14 weather conditions and countless bridges, traffic signals, tunnels and intersections… The idea isn’t that the highways and byways of the fictional city of Los Santos would ever be a Read the full article…

Review: Cry Havoc an intriguing sci-fi “dudes on a map” throwdown

Enlarge (credit: Owen Duffy) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com—and let us know what you think. On first inspection, Cry Havoc looks like any number of similarly grim and gritty science fiction board games. It comes with a stash of plastic soldiers, robots, and aliens, and its artwork paints a world in tones of mud, fire, and gun metal. But if you’re expecting a quick fix of hectic, dice-chucking combat, you’re going to be disappointed, because Cry Havoc offers a much more thoughtful take on the concept of planetary conquest. (credit: Portal Games) Cry Havoc hands players command of rival factions competing to colonize a newly discovered world. Playing as aggressive and expansionist humans, merciless and powerful machines, or elusive and enigmatic aliens known as the Pilgrims, you attempt to claim victory by seizing control of territories Read the full article…

Google Earth in VR is so beautiful that it made me cry

All right, look. There are a lot of things you can already do with virtual reality (VR). But now you can also use Google Earth on the Oculus Rift headset. The app came to the HTC Vive a few months ago, and now more people can try it. Sure, you can go to beautiful places, like the middle of Paris or Devils Tower in Wyoming. But you can also search. You know, like your hometown, or your office, or the city where you used to live. Wherever, really. The important thing is the freedom you have to go anywhere and then, once you’re there, to move around the area or go somewhere different. The detail is there, right in front of your eyeballs. Getting close to the neighborhood where I grew up, in New York, was what really got me tearing up. It brought back so many memories. It’s not Read the full article…

Virtual Reality will Make Reality a Relative Term — Real Virtualities | VU Dream

Originally published at www.vudream.com on April 22, 2017. “I have a feeling virtual reality will further expose the conceit that ‘reality’ is a fact. It will provide another reminder of the seamless continuity between the world outside and the world within, delivering another major hit to the old fraud of objectivity. ‘Real’, As Kevin Kelly put it, ’Is going to be on of the most relative words we’ll have.” – JohnPerry Barlow Virtual Reality sparked an interest in me because it’s vast potential to help people. I did some research and I found the astounding potential that VR has to disrupt almost every industry. Autism, PTSD, Surgery, Architecture, Retail were some of the uses that baffled me. Social virtual reality will essentially rendering location irrelevant. When people hear the term virtual reality some might think “oh no this technology is going to make people so much more distant. People aren’t going to want Read the full article…

UNDERSTANDING UX DESIGN- “COMPLEX YET SIMPLE”

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/520306563184158489/ The glasses above is the perfect illustration to reflect the current status of my mind- trying to see through pixelated pool of colors in order to focus on one element- UX DESIGN. Different colors demonstrates various dimensions of glass lens, which is a mix of my readings, thoughts, assumptions and perceptions of UX Design. The vision is blurry yet colorful. In the process of looking for new career path that would align with my passion and skills, I was introduced to the term “UX/UI Design”. My instant thought was- What is UX/UI Design? My curiosity lead to research, reading articles and watching informative videos. After spending hours and weeks, it was still not clear. The term “experience” in UX and “interface” in UI gives a little and generic idea about the fields. On one hand it seems simple and same but on the other hand it seems complex and Read the full article…

Dawn of PUI (Personalized/Precise User Interfaces) — Introduction

Internet have made the whole world a village, finding information have never been easier. Being connected is no more a wish, in-fact its getting exponential, anything and everything is connected (from your lights at home to sprinklers to blood testkits to microwaves). Connectivity would continue to rise and every decade would bring an exponential amount of devices and thereby people even more closer to information. Now, the enormity of the problem is the amount of data collected and made available as information. Lets take a look at this a bit more as this would be the area of challenge for most companies and a boon for companies who want to provide differentiation to their customers Lets take a use case?—?Go to pizza store online, select pizza (and 5 choices with that), add to cart, go to summary, verify, login, make payments?—?sounds like too many steps, but its much faster than Read the full article…

(Not) Traveling in KPN Travels

My worst travel experience yet with KPN Travels. Let me give this confession first, I dont have a good opinion of KPN Travels. I’ve been traveling with them for years when I was living/working in Bangalore and always found them too arrogant and never too worried about their customers. This opinion is not any experience with the management, but it is a reflection of opinion formed on the basis of first-hand experience with their staff members. This weekend (22-Apr-17 and 23-Apr-17) I had some work at native and booked on Chennai to Tiruppur bus on 21-Apr night on KPN Travels with boarding point as Chengalpattu. The boarding pass no is BD002941689 with boarding time as 10:15 PM. Normally about 30 minutes before the bus was the depart from Koyambedu we would get an SMS with boarding pass, driver no and a URL to track the bus location. But this time I got an Read the full article…

A Beautiful Mobile Design System That You Can Browse on Your Phone

Design Systems It’s soooo meta. We just finished creating a design system to help you design mobile apps. So we decided that the best way to show off the components would be to create a mobile app using those components. Makes sense, right? Dogfooding at its finest. ? UX designers love it because they can hold the components right in their hand (just like their users would), and developers love it because they get to see how the components should look once they’re built. Enough talking, here it is: If you’re on mobile, you’ll have a better viewing experience at this link. Also, if you have AdBlocker installed, some of the nav buttons might not work because it thinks that external links are pop-ups. They’re not :) https://medium.com/media/6f25738471ad03bf83950a66f18367cf/href Wanna read about it? When I’m not stuck in design recursion, I’m working on Sketch design tools at UX Power Tools to make you a better, more efficient Read the full article…

Org Design for Design Org– Peter Merholz

https://medium.com/media/53921b6927de948aef3aa711104a19ef/href Exclusive first look at Peter Merholz’ new book “Org Design for Design Orgs.” Peter was Senior Director of Jawbone and coined the word “blog.” This evening he shares what he’s lived and learned from having 20 years of design experience under his belt. He shares his thoughts on the latest trends in UX design and the approach someone looking to jump into the industry should consider. Source: YouTube Source: Graphic Mint Org Design for Design Org– Peter Merholz was originally published in BBC UX&D Film Club on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Read the full article…

Download Link- http://www.cheatsandroidios.info/2017/04/22/warhammer-40k-dawn-of-war-3/

Download Link- http://www.cheatsandroidios.info/2017/04/22/warhammer-40k-dawn-of-war-3/ Download Link 2- https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/warhammer-40k-dawn-war-3-free-download-full-pc-game-magic-game?published=t Warhammer 40K Dawn Of War 3 PC Game Description This Game Is An Action Based Strategy Game. Relic Entertainment Have Developed This Warhammer 40,000 Dawn Of War III PC Game. This PC Game Is Published By The Top Banner Of SEGA. This Game Begins On The Mysterious World Of Acheron. The Gamer Should Choose One From Three Different Factions. He Has To Fight Against Other Factions In Deadly Action Combats. Each Faction Would Have Their Own Units And Mighty War Machines. You Have To Command Your Units With Correct Strategies In Brutal Action Combats. The Player Should Survive From The Battles Using Correct Decisions. He Has To Build His Own Military Bases And Structures In The Locations During Game Play. You Have To Destroy The Enemy Bases Using Your Special Abilities. Warhammer 40000 Dawn Of War III PC Game Overview War Machines Are Available Read the full article…