Matthaeus Krenn, a talented product designer from San Francisco who has come up with his own concept for a car user interface. Matthaeus turned his idea into a video, in which he presents what truly intuitive car interface should be. In his eyes, icons are dated and obsolete. Therefore, he has replaced them with finger gestures to take advantage of the touch screen technology. Depending on the number of fingers that touch the display, different functions are activated.
For instance, if you touch the screen with two fingers, you can control the volume, and when you add one more, you can change the music source. Swiping on the screen is more intuitive than staring at the small display in order to find a small button reponsible for heating. Additionally, it allows for eyes-free control so drivers could focus more on the road.
I am seeing a future where teenage girls get together to do their nails, but instead of polish and a brush they gather around the family 3D printer. The Laser Girls have proven that this lifestyle is not as far away as we may think. The design duo, Sarah C. Awad and Dhemerae Ford, create, print, and ship 3D printed decorative nails.
Made to be used in the same way as acrylic nails, these are made from dyed nylon and sculpted using a 3D printer. They are continuously coming up with new designs that you can check out in their online store.
TO DESIGN THE GROUNDBREAKING APP PAPER, FACEBOOK BUILT AN IN-HOUSE IXD TOOL FIRST. AND THEN THE COMPANY SHARED IT WITH THE WORLD FOR FREE.
We’ve already waxed poetically about Facebook’s new app Paper, which reskins the bloated Facebook experience to feel like a top-tier interactive media product. The Facebook feed is reimagined as a grid of cards that put video and images first, and you can explore them through innovative gestures–like tilting your camera to pan through a panoramic photo
In an unlikely pairing of style and sports a group of football helmets have been decorated by fashion designers for an upcoming auction. A total of 48 helmets were decorated in a huge range of wacky styles including bedazzling, minimalism, snake-skin, graffiti, flowers and more.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Simpsons, Moleskine has released a special collection of notebooks. The legendary notebook company honors our favorite television family with plenty of options in the collection. Choose from four debossings (let’s imagine Homer trying to figure out what that means) of Bart and Homer, two sizes, two types of paper and two different cover colors.
Typography is the art of arranging different typefaces, point size, line length and multiple spacing aspects in order to make language visibly appealing and to express emotion.
This becomes particularly important for web design, yet still, may web designers overlook this important element which could cause a loss of interest in the information and even a loss of sales.
Typography is extremely important, choosing the right typeface, color and even type treatment will tremendously improve your sites’ ability to convey your intended message to your website’s visitors.
Good typography makes the design more visually appealing and leads the reader across the page in accordance to the hierarchy of the text. Something as simple as making important text larger or bold will draw the readers’ eyes to specific points that you are attempting to make and solidify that information in the readers mind.
Tumbler, created by Andrew Hoyer, is a simple physics experiment that’s also a fantastic relaxation and meditation exercise. Sit back and watch a variety of shapes tumble around on your screen. You can set the speed at which they tumble, and choose to view with or without sound enabled. Mesmerizing…