Large-screen mobile devices are already being used by millions of people, and with the advent of the iPhone 6, there are going to be a lot more. A large percentage of this audience will be using their devices using one hand, so designers will need to optimize for these users' natural thumb movement and reach.
This video is over a year old, but breakout guitarist Blake Mills shows a different way of playing the guitar. Just watch him play - there's artistry, virtuosity, and it's just fun.
And if you're into guitars and playing guitars, the entire Guitar Moves series is fun to watch.
The Spartan by Sigelock improves upon the centuries-old design of the fire hydrant. Virtually indestructible, the Spartan is made of stainless steel and ductile iron, and covered in a powder coating that prevents corrosion even in the face of storms and salty water. Its internal drainage system sports an efficiency that prevents damage from freezing water. And it can be opened within seconds using a special wrench, which discourages water theft and vandalism.
Last week I had the great opportunity to travel to Madrid, Spain. During that time, Instagram released the Hyperlapse app. The activity in Madrid makes it the perfect place to capture time elapsed video. Here are a few of the Hyperlapse videos I captured there.
If you ever get the chance to go to Madrid, I highly recommend it. ¡Viva Madrid!
Paul Stamatiou on why motion design is now a required skill for designers:
Carefully choreographed motion design can effectively guide the user’s attention and focus through multiple steps of a process or procedure; avoid confusion when layouts change or elements are rearranged; and improve the overall beauty of the experience.