How to plan a presentation http://ift.tt/1d6vyM9— Mark Pollard (@markpollard) February 28, 2014
Headed to Baltimore to play Popfest with @sapphiremansion— Matt Yu (@mattyu) March 7, 2014
Y’all Canadians know what I’m talking about. http://t.co/EEOtQYYVys— Ari Zilnik (@azilnik) March 6, 2014
You show Americans an icon that’s just three parallel lines and they call it a hamburger.— Neven Mrgan (@mrgan) February 19, 2014
Avoid customization icebergs
Designing a custom button in Photoshop is easy — that’s the part of the iceberg we can all see. Below the surface it takes a lot of effort to get the details right: building pressed and inactive states, preventing text highlighting on double-click, adding right-to-left support, testing accessibility, and so on.
I often hit this iceberg when I stray from native controls. For example, Ajax interactions require more polish than basic web pages. Custom mobile menus require more polish than the built-in version. If the team doesn’t have the time to polish custom UI, it’s often better to stick to the boring native controls that work.
How Airbnb Evolved To Focus On Social Rather Than Searches - Cliff Kuang via Co.Design
For a couple years, registered Airbnb users have been able to star the properties they browse, and save them to a list. But Gebbia’s team wondered whether just a few tweaks here and there could change…
Remembering Steve on his birthday: “Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right.”— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) February 24, 2014
The next ubiquity isn’t running on every device, it’s talking to every device.
A 3D Printing system that can create forms without the hindrance of gravity - video embedded below:
A brand new method of additive manufacturing. This patent-pending method allows for creating 3D objects on any given working surface independently of its inclination and smoothness, and without a need of additional support structures. Conventional methods of additive manufacturing have been affected both by gravity and printing environment: creation of 3D objects on irregular, or non-horizontal surfaces has so far been treated as impossible . By using innovative extrusion technology we are now able to neutralize the effect of gravity during the course of the printing process. This method gives us a flexibility to create truly natural objects by making 3D curves instead of 2D layers. Unlike 2D layers that are ignorant to the structure of the object, the 3D curves can follow exact stress lines of a custom shape. Finally, our new out of the box printing method can help manufacture structures of almost any size and shape.
More at the project’s website here