The top news and articles on digital product design.
As their first attempt at a new product category under Tim Cook, the Apple Watch is under scrutiny. The lack of transparency about sales has people asking how well it's really doing.
"In the past, the web was powerful and serious enough to land me in jail. Today it feels like little more than entertainment." Iranian blogger, Hossein Derakhshan, laments the web's evolution in this thought-provoking article.
Matthew Ström looks at some boring, even ugly, interfaces and why they’re so successful. As functions become more complex, the least noticeable interfaces will be the most widely adopted.
An interesting debate over whether UI placebos are helpful or harmful. Too much abstraction leads to a lack of understanding of how things actually work, but why does that matter?
Design has never been more valued, but many companies are failing to make the most of their designers. Zurb urges designers to lead the charge themselves.
Facebook designers showcase their in depth process of attempting to prove the value of ads to businesses, and bringing clarity to complexity.
Give your scrolling finger a workout with this visualisation of how big space is.
Before you add another dropdown on that mobile form, halt and hear out Luke W. about why you should reconsider.
If you’ve ever needed to convince someone about the value and role of design, Mike Monteiro’s wise words might just help you out.
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