Depending on your level of involvement in the digital industry, you might not have heard of near field communication (NFC) or you’ve heard so much of it you’re starting to wonder if it’s all hype. NFC relies on an underlying technology that wirelessly identifies objects from a short distance through tags that are inserted into pretty much anything.
TweetMag started with some ideas of how content can be aggregated and consumed on today's devices and platforms. One thing we always wanted to explore was not only new browsing and consumption patterns but also how content producers could be compensated for their work.
Now that Apple's iOS platform has had a few years to mature, it has become a major source of revenue for the company, having recently announced that they've paid out $2 Billion to developers. But is that enough? There's certainly amazing potential in terms of revenue for certain apps — those that have a wide appeal, can reach a global audience and are novel concepts.
Lately, grids have become the ultimate obsession of designers and design writers. Hundreds — not to say thousands — of articles, tutorials, books and websites solely dedicated to grids and their application in (web)design have been published in the last few years.
Here's a quick Photoshop setup that helps us make better design decisions when designing for iOS devices. The primary thing to keep in mind here is that designing for a device like an iPhone, especially one with a retina display, using only a computer monitor leads to a good deal of guess work due to the differences in pixel density.
Building on some industry trends we have previously noted, there are a few marketing ideas that have recently caught our attention. Useful campaigns Campaigns and apps that are inherently useful make a more impactful UX.
When it comes to building a web experience, most of the effort is typically put towards the tactical objectives that aim to satisfy business and user requirements: Users should be able to easily browse products and buy them; The business should have the capability to manage marketing campaigns; Users should be able to easily move laterally between similar products. Every agency, no matter how big or small has to solve these same problems, and that will never change.
As we look to the new year, we’ve collected some inspiring digital marketing pieces and analyzed trends within the industry over the course of 2010. We believe that for a campaign to be successful it should have certain elements to capture a user’s attention and involve the user in an active UX.
Have you ever wished there was a mute button on Twitter? Or a way to focus on your real life social network in Facebook?
Now in its second iteration, this version of the template has been completely redesigned from the ground up. Based on the recent 4.2.1 update, it includes all the elements you need to design proof-of-concepts or production ready assets.
If you’re reading this right now, there’s a chance you might wake up in a few years with a new job title: Chief Engagement Officer. If you’re wondering what that means, I highly recommend checking out Gabe Zichermann’s work.
The iPad GUI PSD has been very helpful for designers / developers in mocking up their apps, although in some cases it's proved a little too high-fidelity. For rapid prototyping we found we needed a more malleable approach.