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Weekly inspirations: August 19, 2013

Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:

 

Why a New Golden Age for UI Design Is Around the Corner

Thought this was a fantastic article that looks at how without the proper design, without considering how new products and services fit into people’s day-to-day lives, any new technology can be terrifying. The task of making this new world can’t be left up to engineers and technologists alone—otherwise we will find ourselves overrun with amazing capabilities that people refuse to take advantage of. Designers, who’ve always been adept at watching and responding to our needs, must bring to bear a better understanding of how people actually live. Read the article here.

Motorola Announces Plans For Wearable Tech In Tattoos And Pills

At All Things Digital’s D11 conference last week, Motorola announced its intent to develop a line of tattoos and pills containing passwords that will make authentication relatively seamless. It is still in the very early stages of development but looks really intriguing. Skip the first 17 minutes of the video as there isn’t much info there. Watch the video here.

The History of Typography – Animated Short

I thought this was a great paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography done with 291 paper letters, 2,454 photographs and 140 hours of work by Ben Barrett-Forrest. Watch the video here.

In one second on the Internet there are…

I recently read that every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003. A new site called One Second shows you how much of that information is being created for every single second you stay on the site. It is kind of mesmerizing to watch the numbers rack up like some kind of digital debt clock.  See the site here.

Dear Designer

If you have ever worked on a really great team then you can attest to the huge difference a great teammate can make to your work. For me the bond between designers and developers is especially critical since that is where all the hard work done in design comes to life. It is also where a design can go from visually impressive to a really memorable experience. This is a love letter from one developer named  Stacey Mulcahy, to all the designers that made her work look good. Read the letter here.

The iOS Design Cheat Sheet

If you are working on doing any design work for Apple’s new iOS7 operating system them you should check out ivomynttinen.com iOS7 cheat sheet. It covers everything from resolutions, displays, app icon dimensions and a lot of other little details that makes designing for the new platform much easier. See the cheat sheet here.

 

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