Design & UX
With the advent of the iPhone 6 and 6+, we have now passed the point where taking a PPI (pixels per inch) approach to designing graphics for both iOS and Android is feasible. Instead, an improved graphic design workflow is evolving to incorporate the need for higher quality graphics without the overhead of additional asset creation and management.
'Interaction design' is one of those newish buzzwords that has become strongly tied into the UX design process. In 2015 it's no longer enough for interface elements to instantly switch between two static states. Today words like 'slide' and 'bounce' and 'rebound' have come into the conversation on how good user interfaces work.
Should designers in high-tech learn how to code? It’s a question that has cropped up consistently over the past two decades, creating scores of heated debate at design conferences, as well as on every design website or blog you can find.
I first started to notice the disconnect between design and how people actually live after my mom died. Every Mother’s Day my inbox filled with messages suggesting gifts for my dead mom. It used to sting, especially when I worked at a greeting card company and all 10 of my test accounts would be bombarded with reminders she was gone.