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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.


The Best New Windows 8.1 Features In Eight GIFs

Windows 8.1 just received an update. The changes are tiny but desirable. In fact, they’re so small you might even miss a few when they start rolling out next week, so we’ve wrangled our favourites into this series of handy GIFs.


Who Designed The Hamburger Icon?

The hamburger icon is a classic. Even if you don’t know it by that name, its three black bars are as familiar as your mouse’s cursor — they have been there, a constant companion on your cyber journey since the day you got your first computer. But who designed this icon?


This WhatsApp Redesign Would Make Facebook's $16 Billion Buy Worth It

Whatsapp has been one of the most talked about startup giants in recent memory. Building upon the most basic of mobile services, messaging WhatsApp has managed to monetise and evolve the service through cross platform integration and making it free (among many other things). Following the $US16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook I thought that this is a good as time as any to look at what this means for WhatsApp and what changes both aesthetic and functional might be implemented by it.


A Brilliant In-Car Touchscreen Interface You Never Need To Look At

Touchscreen displays in our cars aren’t going away anytime soon. So designer Matthaeus Krenn figured that now was as good a time as any to radically improve their interfaces, replacing grids of ugly buttons and options with an elegant and minimal multi-touch UI — -that the driver doesn’t need to look at.


Why Your Mouse Cursor Is Slanted Instead Of Straight

Have you ever wondered why your mouse cursor rests ever so slightly to the left? Chances are, that little arrow on an incline is so ubiquitous that you’ve never even thought twice about its 45-degree lean. As it turns out, there’s a very good reason for it. Or was, anyway, back in a more pixelated age.


14 Design Trends For 2014

Just as we did a year ago, I’m kicking off 2014 with a list of design trends I expect to gain ground over the next 12 months. The world of interactive design is an extreme fluid in terms of what’s determined as a staple of good design from year to year.


Feature: The 11 Most Exciting User Interface Ideas Of 2013

Much has changed in our world in the past decade. Remember 2003? 50 Cent was still on top, as was Dubya, and you were hot shit if your mobile phone had a colour screen. Imagine knowing that in 10 years, we’d interact with tech using our voices, our gestures, and even our brainwaves. 2013, in particular, has been a year of change.


Facebook Rolls Out A Brand New Like Button For The Very First Time

Facebook’s “Like” button plugin has become so ubiquitous across the internet that you probably don’t even notice it sitting on the bottom of nearly every single site you visit. Now, though, that little button is going to stand out quite a bit more — because Facebook has unveiled its first new “Like” and “Share” buttons since its 2010 launch.