How does being a better communicator help a designer? The digital revolution has created a demand for a new form of design professional: the unicorn. Technological demands have forced designers to become multifaceted. In the current environment, it’s no longer acceptable to be talented at design aesthetics alone—these days, you are expected to also have … Continue reading Effective Communication Strategies for Designers
Everyone loves a good product video. An animated explainer video that shows off the functionality of your new product can capture the attention and imagination of customers much more effectively than written descriptions. But, you say, I don’t know how to make an animated explainer video. Not to worry. It’s actually a lot easier than … Continue reading A Step-by-step Guide to Creating Animated Product Explainer Videos
Take a look at the example prototypes below. These were done in Framer. After this tutorial, you will be able to start creating your own stunning animated prototypes in no time. Wojciech Dobry (web interactions), Patryk Adaś (mapbox API), Krijn Rijshouwer – Framer team Framer came out with its newest version a week ago, and … Continue reading Framer Tutorial: How to Create Stunning Interactive Prototypes
Design is complicated. Some types of design are more subjective, “artful”—some are more utilitarian and follow more rigid rules. What process do we follow to create digital design solutions? Is it an inevitable conclusion of mechanically applying objective principles to a problem (functional design), or is it the organic result of more subjective decision making? … Continue reading Design Process: Is it Objective or Subjective?
Despite some rough years, the automotive industry is still one of the most important economic sectors. Car manufacturers are continuously trying to put the current technologies to use in order to deliver the best vehicles. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology is advancing rapidly as computers are becoming more powerful. The market of … Continue reading Virtual Reality in the Automotive Industry
Imagine if you will, standing on the surface of the moon, overlooking a crater from your lunar rover, listening to mission control chatter. Or don’t. Instead of imagining it, just order a cheap Google Cardboard VR set instead, stick your phone in it, and start exploring the solar system, museums, tourist spots, coral reefs and … Continue reading Google Cardboard Overview: VR On The Cheap
Microsoft has a long tradition of spicing up relatively dull product announcements with compelling tech demos, and the Windows 10 announcement was no exception. The software giant used the opportunity to create a fair amount of buzz about the HoloLens, a futuristic headset that offers a glimpse into the future of Augmented Reality (AR). However, … Continue reading Microsoft HoloLens Review – Bridging The Gap Between AR And VR
Just came across this little robot and had to share it! Cozmo is a new robot creation from Anki, the company that brought you the Overdrive robotic racing system, which used robot cars and your iPhone to race on specially designed track; built-in intelligence gives drivers of all skill levels a big assist. COZMO IS … Continue reading Cozmo Robot – Wall-E and Eve’s love child
Shiftwear, a New York based company hope to bring the future to your feet, in the form of these customizable, HD eInk- powered shoes. Their dream is to bring full animations and colour images to the sides of your sneakers, controlled through a mobile or desktop app. They’ve already raised 128,560 USD, far surpassing their … Continue reading These trainers have an animated display you can customize with your phone!
Who remembers the childrens TV show Dinosaurs? Some genius created a mashup of the great childrens show with Hypnotize by the Notorious B.I.G – Remixed and released by @benjaminrrrrr.
This is not your average time-lapse video, this is flow-motion. Rob Whitworth, the creator of this video uses this technique to transport his audience on a journey from the cockpit of an airplane to skydiving over Dubai, through the city streets and into its desert playground. The static time-lapse shots zoom into different subjects, giving … Continue reading beautiful time-lapse of Dubai shows the city in flow-motion
In small bunkers across the United States, young gamers are operating unmanned drones targeting and killing ‘evil people’ in Pakistan. Recruited at video game fairs by military leaders who know the value of games that glamourise ‘militainment’, drone pilots are left traumatised by the civilian casualties – or ‘collateral damage’ – their strikes cause. Psychologically distanced from … Continue reading Drone wars: the gamers recruited to kill
You might’ve heard of Virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift, but I’m pretty sure this is a first. Check the video below of peoples reactions to watching VR porn via the Oculus Rift –
Watch the latest video instalment from the team at Bad Lip Reading, the NFL 2015 edition is here. I’ve posted several of these videos in the past, and once you’ve watched it you’ll know why!
Here’s an impressive, shiney new concept video for the Microsoft HoloLens. Microsoft released the HoloLens, the company’s augmented-reality headset and platform earlier this week alongside the Windows 10 operating system. http://youtu.be/aThCr0PsyuA With Google Glass hitting the pause button while they figure out the message they are trying to send to the public, it couldn’t have … Continue reading Microsoft HoloLens – A shiney new VR concept
One hundred humanoid robots performed a synchronized dance routine in Tokyo on Monday. Each of the one hundred ‘Robi’ robots weighs just 2.2 pounds and stands just a little over a foot tall. The ‘100 Robi’ project is the brainchild of Tomotaka Takahashi of Tokyo University. The synchronized dance lasted three minutes and went off … Continue reading 100 mini robots perform synchronized dance routine in Tokyo
Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? HBO are releasing a special called ‘Game of Thrones: Day in the Life’ – airing Feb 8th. The show will take viewers into three countries, and show hundreds of cast and crew during a day of filming. Check out the trailer below –
The image in this video shows us the largest image ever taken of the Andromeda galaxy, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Click the image below to see a scaled down version – The video shows over 100 million stars and thousands of star clusters embedded in a section of the Galaxy, stretching over … Continue reading The largest picture ever taken – Gigapixels of Andromeda [4K]
CineFix presents Guardians of the Galaxy retold via old-school 8-bit (OK, 16-Bit – but still Old School!) game tech. No quarters or controllers required!
Watch Earth roll by through the perspective of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst in this six-minute timelapse video from space. Remember to turn the quality on YouTube right up. Combining 12 500 images taken by Alexander during his six-month Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station this Ultra High Definition video shows the best our … Continue reading A timelapse of Earth – auroras in abundance