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March 2010

Books in the Age of the iPad — Craig Mod

by sbrothier & 1 other
As the publishing industry wobbles and Kindle sales jump, book romanticists cry themselves to sleep. But really, what are we shedding tears over?

JD’s Blog » Blog Archive » Business porn: the company dashboard

by sbrothier & 2 others
Few people know this, but I absolutely love seeing the dashboard or backend systems of various businesses. Thankfully, in this age of e-businesses they’re becoming more and more prevelant and more and more sexy. I’ve been meaning to post about this in the past but had not got around to it when I spied a hacker news post about the new Panic Status Board. I really recommend reading the thread.

iPad Application Design » Matt Legend Gemmell

by sbrothier & 2 others
I held a 6-hour workshop at NSConference in both the UK and USA recently, focusing on software design and user experience. Predictably, an extremely popular topic was the iPad, and how to approach the design of iPad applications. I gave a 90-minute presentation on the subject to start each workshop, and I want to share some of my observations here.

The Newspaper Tablet Concepts - @Baekdal

by sbrothier
The newspaper industry is falling over themselves in the fight to come up with a ever more impressive newspaper tablet. The problem is that they miss the point completely (as I wrote about in "The Future of News, Tablets, and Business Models").

Penguin Offers a Glimpse of The Future of Ebooks - @Baekdal

by sbrothier
Earlier this week Penguin presented their vision for how they could translate their book into the ebook format. Or rather, how they can really make us of digital publishing to create much better books.

Skinput – transformez votre peau en interface tactile [Vidéo] | Le Publigeekaire

by sbrothier
Découvrez les têtes penchées sur les bras, les mains… et demandez-vous à quel point nous allons sembler fous à déambuler comme ça dans la rue (mais bon, j’ai bien envie de tester quand même).

February 2010

jQuery Quicksand plugin

by piouPiouM & 5 others
Reorder and filter items with a nice shuffling animation.

January 2010

LukeW | New Multi-touch Interactions on the Apple iPad

by sbrothier & 1 other
During Apple's 90 minute unveiling of the iPad this week, a lot of new multi-touch interactions were shown off. But they went by fast. So as a service to digital product designers everywhere, we took the time to extract 8 minutes of new user interface demos from the iPad keynote. Now you can quickly just catch the UI in action on Apple's new native iPad and iWork applications.

The Weathered Underground: Interactive Trailer Lets You Choose

by sbrothier
Interactive Cinema has been promising to break through for more than a decade, but Hollywood has yet to calculate how to make interactive films and what to do with them once they're made (like, you know, to make money and that sort of thing).

December 2009

Browser Size

by sbrothier & 11 others
Google Browser Size is a visualization of browser window sizes for people who visit Google. For example, the "90%" contour means that 90% of people visiting Google have their browser window open to at least this size or larger.

The CocoaBots

by sbrothier
# You need to have passion for software design and development to be able to do it well # The correct answer to any situation is the simple, maintainable answer # Applications not only have to work well, they must be attractive and pleasing to use – user experience is critical to the success of any app

Convertbot - Tapbots

by sbrothier
Convertbot Convertbot is a unit conversion robot. Convert currency, length, mass, time and much more in an exciting new way! Converting numbers will never again be a mundane task. In addition to its innovative interface, our robot is smart enough to convert to and from mixed units. Are you 5 foot 9 inches tall? Other converters require you to convert that to 5.75 ft in your head before being able to enter it. Convertbot allows mixed units like Foot + Inches, Pounds + Ounces, and more!

November 2009

Fluency Admin 2.1 « deanjrobinson.com

by sbrothier & 2 others, 2 comments
he all-new version of Fluency, now compatible with WordPress 2.8. Now with support for the showing/hiding admin menu and the Classic/Blue color scheme.

October 2009

iPhone App Design Trends « Smashing Magazine

by claire_ & 1 other
This article explores the ways in which designers use graphical elements and screen interactions to create iPhone-applications that are easy on the eyes and mind. The aim of this article is to display common trends and design approaches in iPhone app design – please notice that they are not necessarily optimal ones from the design or usability point of view.

Information Architects » Blog Archive » Designing Firefox 3.2

by sbrothier
In January 2000, T-Online asked us what we’d do if we could design a browser from scratch. Our answer was “Tabs”. Eight years later Aza Raskin, head of user experience at Mozilla, asked me what I think a new tab should look like. The answer after days of mailing back and forth: “Forget tabs!”

August 2009

July 2009

Matthew Rex

by sbrothier
graphic • interface • web • video

Tumblr Design Collective | Tumblize

by sbrothier
We are a small design collective that specializes in creating elegant Tumblr themes for people who like nice stuff