5 articles Tag megabrain

UI Bits: iOS transition effect in slow motion

I’d love to see the research that went into when how fast some items would go and when others should appear. iOS transition effect in slow motion from Lim Chee Aun on Vimeo. This is screen-recorded using Quicktime Player. Protip: This uses the ‘Toggle Slow Animations’ option in the iPhone Simulator, under the Debug menu. **Edit** A friend, just showed me this article, “A closer look at iPhone transition animations” with more in-depth thoughts behind …

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Air Display : Turning your iPad into a second monitor

One of the most frustrating things for me is working without my large 27″ cinema display that I’ve grown so accustom to. I press my face right up to the screen to move things pixel by pixel. When I’m traveling or just feel like getting away from my desk for a bit, my working screen space decreases to a really sad state of my 15″ laptop with my tools taking up 30-40% of the area. …

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Using Prototypes to Communicate Concepts Faster and More Awesome

Prototyping is used as a quick and dirty way to flesh out an idea or test out an issue that you don’t know the answer to. There’s lots of different ways you can prototype ranging from stop motion animations using paper to flash animations to actual prototyping software. I first started with paper prototyping on a new project with my co-worker & UX Strategist, Alli Dryer. We wanted to find a good layout for existing …

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Field Test prototyping app: Turning images into mobile prototypes

I’ve previously mentioned Field Test in my big list of UI/UX links. I’ve gotten really familiar with it after relying heavily on it for the last project I just finished. This prototyping tool worked best for me because the support of gestures and the ability to build both iPhone and iPad prototypes. (It also supports some Android and Windows 8.) Field Test out of beta now, so anyone can get an account. I highly recommend …

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The flat color user interface trend + apps with gestures

I’m getting really tired of the super skeuomorphism that many of the Apple apps have, and its starting to look really dated. Surprisingly, Windows Phone and the new Android ICS Holo UI are more modern looking their with flat UI. I’m fascinated by the the trend of apps that have a very flat and colorful UI. I’m kinda digging it.

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