Dark themes are everywhere. Just like there is a night version of everything, the dark alternative to the light interfaces is inescapable. However, it is more complicated than just reversing the colors. The awe of darkness is rooted in our core and we have to respect it.
As applications become similar in design, they deliver their value through other features. Users want speed and comfort from apps. Forever. And that’s a must for all apps. 21% of new apps die out because they suck. Or can’t go viral.
If you are a history nut, there are only a few things that excite you as much as historic pieces of writing accompanying some product of the past. Everything is different today. The profusion of markets has us constantly keeping our guard up for whatever is pitched at us 24/7. With this unnecessary availability of things, we rarely expose ourselves to the rapture of ownership it used to be.
This article is the reaction to our fellow designers’ trippiness about Dribbble.com being a hindrance for the industry and stopping us from making quality products.
Skimming is a shame. As much as it negates the efforts of writers, and contributes to the degradation of design, sadly it is natural. The abundance of digital and physical content devalues the sole purpose of writing – voicing what can’t be voiced.
The recent “Keynotes” and “Special Events” of mobile hardware manufacturers made it clear – we are no longer bound by technical limitations of mobile devices. For the first time in history, our phones are as potent as our laptops which puts application designers and developers into a precarious position.
I remember the first time I saw the iPhone in 2007. In my country flooded with Nokias and Siemenses, the first iPhone was an epiphany – something clearly from the future that you could get your hands on. Something unknown and not even localized for Russia, but something so friendly and tantalizing, it made zero sense for most people around, but there were the ones who opened the first ever iPhone VK (facebook analog) group days after it was announced. Hidden by a paywall of the initial $599, we had a giant in the making and we threw ourselves at it.
AI research dominates every traditional industry. The times of doubt and neglect are past us at this point. The future is fascinating for every business. Heavy machinery manufacturing included. In this article, we tap into the realm of Artificial Intelligence research for autonomous transportation and more importantly the reasons why it matters for every modern digital entrepreneur.
The aftershocks of the global financial crisis are still felt a decade later. One of them being the atrophy of bank facilitation for small business and casual consumers. This gap got quickly filled by FinTech companies while some of the services remained in the cash-driven segment. On top of that, the leaps and bounds of tech development made it possible for IT companies (like yours truly) to reshape the low-profile financial ops. Future is modular and here’s what it holds for FinTech startups as well as the traditional banks that stay abreast.
Going through John Maeda’s this year Design in Tech report, I came across something that got me thinking about the future of the industry that is by many considered to be on the verge of AI-driven disruption. There is no doubt things are changing and AI is developing by leaps and bounds.
There aren’t a lot of things that are as rapid to change and as sensitive to word on the street as marketing technologies. Digital marketing, in particular, is the most controversial subject. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny the fact that you need it in case you run any type of business. The reason why the topic of digital marketing is polarizing is its variability in methods and outcomes. There is no universal strategy for success in the market but there is a variety of ways to get there.
A couple weeks ago I was discussing one of our projects with a fellow PM and he said something that got me thinking about the job we do for our clients and users. “As long as it puts butts in the seats” is what he told about a design feature compromising the experience while encouraging the attendance.
You know it’s going to be interesting when a group of techies, all into digital product design and development decide to delve into a hardware startup. That’s what two of my friends and colleagues did when they thought it’d be a good idea to build a smart wall timer for a martial arts school. I joined the team as an advisor because of my life-long experience training and teaching martial arts.
In the early days of the internet and digital industry, the boundaries of jobs involved in the production were vague. There were no such terms as “UI designer” or “front-end developer”, they were all encompassed by the engineering and computer science. At a time, not a lot of space could be found for the implementation of design. In fact, the design itself was not considered to be projectable for the arising digital web.
Design is subjective in production and interpretation. And yet there’s nothing more objective than a common judgment on what sucks and what’s cool. We form our worldviews based on the essential concepts, personal experiences, craving, lies, and etc.