For the last two years Combatant Gentlemen has sought to help men dress better. They’re one of the few American menswear companies that own every element of their production from design to delivery. And their various apparel items, which range from……
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Since day one, Oculus has promised that its prototype virtual reality headset would one day support Android tablets and phones, but the company has never explained precisely how such a system might work. Now, we have some idea: GameFace Labs is showing off a prototype of an Android-based VR headset here at GDC 2014.
Unfortunately, the GameFace Mark IV prototype is pretty terrible in its current state. Though it uses a crisp 1080p screen like the latest Oculus Rift — and the exact same lens design as the original Oculus developer kit for a fairly wide field of view — it’s downright uncomfortable to wear, laggy to use, and repeatedly lost track of where I was looking in virtual worlds. It genuinely made me sick. And yet, wearing…
A sketch is a skeleton of an idea that was came to be originally as a thought. While we used to do it by hand, and on paper, creating different mock-ups and sketches these days can be done digitally via various applications. While lots of designers and artists go with the times and do their sketches on computers, a big number of creatives still prefer drawing by hand.
It’s great following a sketch from conception to fruition, and it is so inspirational to see how an ordinary drawing on a piece of paper can turn into a stunning design, be it for mobile or desktop.
We have put together 20 great examples of user interface sketches and ready designs to inspire you to take a step back and try out your ideas on paper and see where that takes you. Who knows, maybe it will inspire you to go back to the old ways for future UI projects. Let’s see where that takes you, shall we?
Recommended Reading: Basic Guidelines To Product Sketching
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vimeo: 84451337 Thanks to a stellar roster of speakers – including Craig and Karl, ManvsMachine, Pomme Chan, Erik Spiekermann, Kate Moross, Seb Lester – plus a few surprises up Héctor Ayuso’s sleeve, OFFF Barcelona 2014 promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Julia Sagar grills the festival founder on what he’s got planned for the three-day design fiesta in May…
In the immortal words from the poet of our generation, Beyonce, “I don’t think you ready for this jelly.” Turns out, 13 years later perhaps Mrs. Jay Z was wrong—seems like we might be ready for some sort of jelly after all.
For the record, Jack Dorsey beat us to this logical conclusion, but how many times are we going to be able to link to a Destiny’s Child video? And in fact what we’re talking about this week is the new app Jelly—a new search engine for humans created by Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter and also creator of Blogger.
The idea behind the name according to the company is the jellyfish “because it has a loose network of nerves that act as a ‘brain’ similar to the way we envision loosely distributed networks of people coordinating via Jelly to help each other.” And if that plus the pedigree isn’t enough, learning that the Jelly office is themed after Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic could seal the deal, at least for us.
Put simply, Jelly is “a new way to search with pictures and people from your social networks.” Basically you ask a visual question—perhaps as simple as “what is this” and your friends and their friends help answer it. The idea is that this human powered app makes searching for answers a much more personal, and dare they say it, fun adventure.
In its first week the app featured over 100,000 questions and about 25,000 answers, including some pretty funny made-for-social questions and answers about spiders and saving a life. Because of this buzz, entrepreneur pedigree and high profile investors it didn’t take brands very long before jumping in, as Nando’s, Travelocity, General Electric, and Lowes started experimenting with the new platform.
Its power as a brand-building tool lies in it being completely driven by users, and brands will have to remain useful and helpful if they want to play here. Jelly uses people’s core characteristic of wanting to tell people what they know, and the key will be for brands to solve problems for other people.
At its core, the app is as dead simple as it gets. A great example of the kind of lean user interface design and MVP sprint to market that you’d expect. The experience is so utilitarian, that you’re not trying to do a bunch of things—but simply asking and answering questions with people you know. As Jon Steinberg of Buzzfeed noted at CNBC, “It’s almost like an Instagram of Questions or the baby that photo-sharing app Instagram and question-and-answer app Quora would have.”
What’s most interesting for designers is the interface’s decidedly un-feed nature. Unlike Twitter, or other second-generation social platforms, this isn’t a scan and consume app. It simply focuses you on the task at hand, using social networks to power your Q&A’s. An additional thing that’s unique about the experience is that rather than generating likes there is a tally of simple, and nicely designed thank you messages you get and collect.
Will we be talking about Jelly once the buzz dies down? I guess we’ll have to ask the app.
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