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Inspecting Mac OS X Yosemite's Icons

Last month Apple released a preview of their new operating system, OS X Yosemite. Following the visual refresh in iOS 7, Yosemite features a significant visual change. Apple has added the familiar blur and translucent materials, a cleaner looking user interface, a new system font and updated icons.


Google's Design Mastermind Explains The Future Of Android

Two years ago, as Google first showed off Android Jelly Bean, we sat down with then-Director of Android User Experience Matias Duarte to discuss where the operating system was heading. Fast forward this week’s Google I/O, where Duarte — now Google’s Vice President of Design — introduced Material Design. We had the chance, once again, to ask him about Android’s latest design gambit, and what it means for Google’s future.


What Material Design Means For The Future Of Android

Today at Google I/O, we were introduced to a new design language called Material Design. It’s Google’s first design manifesto, and within it lies a message about how the company sees its users interacting with everything from watches to cars. Here’s how to decode it.


In Detail: Mac OS X Yosemite Under The Magnifying Glass

Apple revealed a sneak peek into Mac OS X Yosemite earlier this week. Not surprisingly, Apple updated its desktop OS to match iOS 7′s design language. The new OS X now embodies a brighter and flatter styling, coupled with icon updates, font changes, and translucent materials. Here’s a quick look at the visual design changes in Yosemite and my impressions of them.


This Case Transforms The Space Around Your iPhone Into A Trackpad

The future of gesture control could be snapped right onto your existing smartphone. That’s the concept behind Fuffr, an iPhone case that turns the empty space around your phone into a Leap Motion-style gestural interface.


Apple Just Put Its App Design Bible On iBooks For Free

Apple’s iOS Human Interface Guidelines, a set of tips and rules for designers that was previously only available through the developer portal, is free on iBooks as of today. It’s a little glimpse into how Apple hopes app developers will follow its lead when it comes to design.


Seven Google Search Redesigns That Are Better Than The Real Thing

Google’s homepage is one of the most recognisable websites on the internet — if not the most. And it’s for that very reason that it’s also one of the most overlooked. So why fix something if it’s not broken? Why the hell not.


What Life Would Be Like If Skeuomorphism Ruled Our iPad Gestures

Is pinch-to-zoom just too tough to remember? What about tap to highlight? Well, fret not dear user. A solution for you, the frazzled, confused technological rube that just misses the good old days of dry-erase boards and magnifying glasses, has arrived.


I Wish I Could Read Wikipedia Like This

I love Wikipedia, but too often the articles are just not that easy to read. It’s not that my English isn’t good enough. My English good. There is Simple English Wikipedia, but it doesn’t cover as many topics and it’s not as thorough.


Watch An Incredible Interactive Table Morph To A Person's Movements

Just five months ago, MIT’s Tangible Media Group was showing off a physical interface that mimics you in real time. This week in Milan, the team unveiled the next iteration of the system that’s much larger and even more sophisticated. You’re going to want to click through for the videos.