Posts Tagged ‘design’

Designing finger-friendly targets

Finger Friendly Design_Ideal Mobile Touchscreen Target Sizes
Ever found yourself wondering about the pixel width of the average index finger? Well, the mysteriously named Anthony T reveals all in this article on touchscreen target sizes for Smashing Magazine. Apart from being excellent geek trivia (it’s 45 – 57 ...

The three pillars of app success

The three pillars of app success
The three pillars of app success: design, development and presentation.  If you can handle all three, you’re well on the way down the yellow brick road to the emerald city. And this article could help kickstart your departure from Kansas... (ok enough Wizard of Oz ...

Space and light in architecture

Space and Light in Architecture
Duncan McLeod’s thoughtful film gives us quite an inspirational view of the disciplines that lie at the heart of architecture, where light is viewed as a building material, and the architect’s skill lies in his ability to sculpt it. It’s an approach that could ...

Marrying design and technology

Marrying design and technology
Nikki Barton is the Creative Director in charge of Nokia’s Lumia, and her masterclass on the marriage of design and technology is fascinating. Starting from a close observation of how consumers use their devices, and trying to think like a consumer, not a designer, ...

Designing signage for wayfinding

Designing signage for wayfinding
This short from Ubelly is a seminar about signage for wayfinding, and the importance of clarity in this particular area of design.  It’s not directly mobile app related, but is an illuminating lesson, from expert Tony Howard, MD of Transport Design Consultancy ...

Design mistakes to avoid

Design mistakes to avoid
An irreverent and amusing look at some design snafus to avoid, with examples that perfectly illustrate the errors discussed.  Haha - I’m still smiling about the incredibly crowded screen which prompts author John Koetsier to ask “shaved your fingers recently?” Lots of good “what were ...