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Redesigning One Of Google's Most Useful Tools

Google Images is a great product, but there are a few areas where the user experience and design could be better. So, I spent a few days refining it. Too lazy to read? Jump to the bottom and watch the video for the tl;dr.


Inside The Wild UI Design Of Guardians Of The Galaxy

The world of Guardians of the Galaxy is filled with characters of uncertain biological origin defying the laws of Earthly physics. Which is why you’d be forgiven if you didn’t notice the incredible UI design in the film, which shows off some of the most bonkers movie graphics in recent memory.


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.


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