ASCII made from lead? Splendid!
—Thanks to Derek Rosenstrauch
10 Usability Heuristics Explained
Jakob Nielsen developed the method of ‘Heuristic Evaluation’ to help identify problems with an interface. This presentation explains the 10 heuristics using real-world examples.
—Thanks to Stori Walker
Nomiku—The Most Powerful and Compact Sous Vide Immersion Circulator in the World
Nomiku dazzles diners with sous vide creations, cooking vacuum-sealed food in a controlled low-temperature water bath that yields perfect results every single time. Fancy high-end culinary techniques made accessible by a simple and easy-to-use design. Sous vide may sound complicated, but it’s all about exact temperature control. Nomiku is powered with the bleeding edge in WiFi technology. Couple the Nomiku with the new Tender iOS/Android app, and you’ll have your very own sous chef at your fingertips.
—Thanks to Oscar Tellez
A Net Designed to Save Fish and Fishermen
Adding LED lights to fishing nets that double as a means of escape for smaller fish could potentially bring innovation and sustainability to the industry. The SafetyNet is a new trawling system that could help cut down on the catch and subsequent discarding of juvenile and endangered fish. By exploiting fish behavioral habits and physiology the trawl separates different species and ages of fish. The goal is to use SafetyNet devices in conjunction with legislation to help tackle the issues of bycatch and discarding.
—Thanks to Dennis Van Huffel
Keynote Does Material Design
Don’t doubt the power of Keynote—though just a presentation tool, it has quite a bit of power under the hood. Watch this video cop nearly all the moves from Google’s promotional Material Design video, using only Keynote.
—Thanks to Jannis Hegenwald
Google Ventures’ 6-Step Design Process: How We Revamped Our Entire Product in Less Than a Week
Design better, faster? DataFox delineates Google Ventures’ six steps to user experience design, and how it helped the company redesign their product.
—Thanks to Chip Wilson
Product Strategy Means Saying No
If you’re building a product, you have to be great at saying no. Not “maybe” or “later”. The only word is no. Building a great product isn’t about creating tons of tactically useful features which are tangentially related. It’s about delivering a cohesive product with well defined parameters.
—Thanks to Jared Christensen
Front Porch: Front-End Web Development Conference
Front Porch, a conference on front-end web technologies, is coming to Dallas this October. Its focus is on web technologies, tools and workflows, and best practices for a faster, better web. This year features three of our own p202’ers—Matt Baxter, Lindsey Norman, and Chris Williams.
—Thanks to Chris Williams
David Kelley of IDEO Talks “Design Thinking” on 60 Minutes
Great designers must have empathy!
—Thanks to Michelle Trudo