Friday, September 30, 2016

Alvar Aalto "changed the history of skateboarding"

Finnish Modernist architect Alvar Aalto accidentally invented the skateboard bowl with a 1930s swimming pool design, according to a US skateboarding magazine and a Finnish newspaper. (more…)

Monday, September 19, 2016

New York's Use Of Phone Alert Shines Spotlight On Wireless Emergency System

"WANTED," blared New York's alert. "Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-year-old male." This year, non-federal authorities have sent as many wireless emergency alerts as in the previous three years put together.

The Thumb Zone: Designing For Mobile Users



If there is one thing that will stand the test of time, it's thumb placement on mobile devices. This makes consideration of the "thumb zone", a term coined in Steven Hoober's research, an important factor in the design and development of mobile interfaces.

The Thumb Zone: Designing For Mobile Users

Have you ever interacted with a mobile website or app that simply didn't play nice with your thumbs? Perhaps you've had to stretch to get to an important menu, or swiping turned into a battle with multiple swiping elements. Mishaps such as these reveal poor consideration of the thumb zone.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Kengo Kuma designs £60,500 silver tea set for Georg Jensen

Kengo Kuma is the latest high-profile name to create a tea service for Georg Jensen, basing his design on traditional Japanese sets (+ slideshow). (more…)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Norm Architects completes contemporary farmhouse in the Suffolk countryside

Panoramic glazing frames views of meadows and cornfields from this farmhouse designed by Danish studio Norm Architects for a working farm in southern England (+ slideshow). (more…)