Category Archives: Design

The Ring Is Real

Being able to use custom gestures to control smart devices? Awesome! There’s a new Precious in town.

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NYC to Host World Cup for Problem-Solving Startups This Month

“We’re not looking for the next Angry Birds or Yo,” Ms. Harris said. “We’re looking for the next solution to traffic gridlock, a pathbreaking health care app or the next breakthrough in testing water for unsafe chemicals.”
This looks like an amazing competition.

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Capture Who will triumph? (Screengrab: YouTube)

From standing out on Kicktarter to vying for VC, startups have to work so hard to get noticed that you could call the whole tech industry a competition.

On November 20, NYC will host a literal startup competition — Challenge Cup 2015, wherein startups focused on solving some of the world’s biggest challenges in education, energy and health care will compete for prizes and meet with mentors, partners and investors.

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Exploring Website Design Issues

Screen sizes, touch screens and the rise of contextual advertising is pushing design forward. The comments are already flaring up with claims that “responsive design is dead”. This is a great read (and look) at some high-level issues in web design right now:

“As a digital designer, our world is now going from watch space to 80-inch screens, so what do you do with that? Do you seriously try to design one interface for all of those screen sizes and all of those experiences?”

-Greg Storey, chief marketing officer for Happy Cog, a web design firm that pioneered responsive web design

 

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