Designing for Interactive Environments and Smart Spaces

Design comes in all shapes and sizes, whether it be wearable, hand-held, the size of an arena, or a virtual borderless experience! Yesterday’s point-and-click technology is quickly fading, and as designers, we need to keep up with the times. But whatever we are faced with designing, human experience should be the source of our inspiration … Continue reading Designing for Interactive Environments and Smart Spaces

Wireframe Mapping: How to Avoid Scope Creep

Imagine this situation: You are working on a new website and in the process of creating the wireframes. In your review meetings, you receive feedback from your client and team, prefacing the inevitable generation of change requests, suggested improvements, and updates. After several review meetings, you feel as if you are caught in an endless … Continue reading Wireframe Mapping: How to Avoid Scope Creep

Angular vs. React: Which Is Better for Web Development?

There are countless articles out there debating whether React or Angular is the better choice for web development. Do we need yet another one? The reason I wrote this article is because none of the articles published already—although they contain great insights—go in-depth enough for a practical front-end developer to decide which one may suit their needs. In this … Continue reading Angular vs. React: Which Is Better for Web Development?

Effective Communication Strategies for Designers

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

A Step-by-step Guide to Creating Animated Product Explainer Videos

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

Framer Tutorial: How to Create Stunning Interactive Prototypes

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 Process: Is it Objective or Subjective?

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?

The U.S. Navy has a new Laser Weapon System (LaWS)

This Wednesday, the Pentagon announced that the U.S Navy’s latest laser weapon is ready to be used in combat. This futuristic looking telescope fires a 30-kilowatt beam of infrared light that can blind, disable and destroy targets. The video below shows the laser burning drones out of the sky and overheating explosives onboard near by boats. As … Continue reading The U.S. Navy has a new Laser Weapon System (LaWS)