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December 6, 2017

Oculus adds desktop functionality and revamps Home in Rift Core 2.0 update

Oculus has officially announced the beta for the Rift Core 2.0 update, which brings various enhancements and new features to Oculus Home, and adds new and expanded desktop support.

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Source: Digital Trends VR

December 6, 2017

VR Stabilizer plug-in brings 360 stabilization to Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects

Video editors using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects now have access to a new tool for stabilizing 360 with the CyberLink VR Stabilizer. The tool uses algorithms and sliders to help steady shaky 360 footage.

The post VR Stabilizer plug-in brings 360 stabilization to Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

December 6, 2017

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your week

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your week

Since our weekly curated UI/UX interactions series are going well, we decided to give it a try with illustrations. Instead of focusing on one specific medium for illustrations like a print design for example. We will surf and look for great pieces across more platforms from books, print, web, applications and more. We will mix it all from static, dynamic and even live animations, this might be a great series to bookmark! For this week, let’s go in different directions and see how this will boost your creativity!

In this collection we are featuring the illustrative work from Dmitrii Kharchenko, Leo Natsume, Igor Kozak, DKNG and more.

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Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your weekDesign by Dmitrii Kharchenko

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your weekDesign by Leo Natsume

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your weekDesign by Igor Kozak

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your weekDesign by DKNG

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your weekDesign by Sean Farrell

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your weekDesign by Aleksandar Savic

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your weekDesign by Victor_hong

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your weekDesign by Arslan Ali

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your weekDesign by MoonMars

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your weekDesign by Rwds

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your weekDesign by Tiantian Xu

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your weekDesign by Sudhan Gowtham

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your weekDesign by Christi du Toit

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your weekDesign by Sam Dunn

AoiroStudio
Dec 06, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration

December 6, 2017

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and more

UI Inspiration: This week’s selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and more

It’s the weekly moment for our collection of UI/UX interactions to boost your UI inspiration. We will focus on cool animations, layout designs, UX thinking and more. We will mix it all from static, dynamic and even live prototypes, this might be a great article to bookmark! For this week, we have two “error” animated prototypes from UI8, a smooth interactive mobile design of a watering tracker app and a lot more. Hope you will enjoy!

In this collection we are featuring the work from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik, Divan Raj and more.

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UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and moreDesign by Virgil Pana

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and moreDesign by UI8

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and moreDesign by Tubik

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and moreDesign by Virgil Pana

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and moreDesign by Divan Raj

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and moreDesign by Divan Raj

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and moreDesign by Aurélien Salomon

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and moreDesign by Tubik

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and moreDesign by UI8

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and moreDesign by Aurélien Salomon

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and moreDesign by Suthan S.

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and moreDesign by Divan Raj

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and moreDesign by tubik

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Virgil Pana, UI8, Tubik and moreDesign by Outcrowd

AoiroStudio
Dec 06, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX

December 5, 2017

‘Doom VFR’ review

Doom VFR takes players back to Mars and back to the pits of hell to battle demons and monsters in virtual reality, offering one of the best experiences yet for the platform.

The post ‘Doom VFR’ review appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

December 5, 2017

Digital Photography: Winter Haze by Philip Karlberg

Digital Photography: Winter Haze by Philip Karlberg

Currently living in the North side of America, the month of December generally comes with what we truly love and also hate the same time. Snow! Again, there is still a beauty in watching a snowfall in the city and even outside of all its glory. We are following Sweden-based photographer Philip Karlberg in a beautiful series of digital photography of the archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden; entitled: Winter Haze.

Philip Karlberg is a photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip had the opportunity to work with brands like such as Vogue, Swarovski, Bang & Olufsen and Volvo to name a few. You should check out his Behance for more of his work.

A series shot in the archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden

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AoiroStudio
Dec 05, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo Photography

December 5, 2017

Starbucks’ plushest coffee shop yet serves up AR with its drinks

Starbucks is opening its largest location to date on Wednesday in the Chinese city of Shanghai. In fact, the store is so huge that it’s offering tours around the place with an augmented reality app.

The post Starbucks’ plushest coffee shop yet serves up AR with its drinks appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

December 5, 2017

Interaction Design & UI/UX: A closer look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen

Interaction Design & UI/UX: A closer look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen

I am a great fan of Tesla and also of Elon Musk, the care of his level of thinking for the user experience and vision simply changed the game of the entire car industry. Earlier this year, they have introduced the Tesla Model 3; the mid-size all-electric four-door luxury sedan starting at a very affordable price. As a designer, what struck me the most was the removal of the “conventional” interior car interface replaced by a 15-inch touchscreen. So many thoughts went through my mind regarding how the driving will be effective with such a large screen in the center console. We are taking a look at the work of Michael Cherkashin, a Los Angeles-based creative director at HUG. He is walking us through the original concept and also all the challenges they have encountered for designing the interface of the Model 3. Enjoy the read!

Michael Cherkashin is a creative director over HUG. A branding agency on a mission to rely on for beautiful design and impactful outcomes. Based in Los Angeles, CA, USA, Michael is also Director of photography at Inhale Films.

Our vision for any user interface is simple: efficiency should be as close a possible to 100%, in other words, a user should be able to perform the desired task with as little effort and distraction as possible. This would be especially pertinent to vehicles as safety is such a priority. We want to share this philosophy with drivers, fellow engineers at Tesla and other car manufacturers. We’ve designed intuitive multi-touch gestures and a responsive grid that can be customized to suit both driver and passenger needs.

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  • Learn more about Michael Cherkashin at hugagency.com
  • Follow Michael Cherkashin’s work on Behance

UI/UX & Interaction Design (In His Words)

Interaction Design & UI/UX: A closer look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen

Interaction Design & UI/UX: A closer look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen

Challenges

Model 3 has been released with a new 15-inch touchscreen, which is wider than previous screens on Model’s S and X. Whilst it looks great, some areas of the screen and functionality have become harder to reach. This may seem like a minor difference, however, when operating a vehicle it could become significant, as every moment is crucial. And, although the Model 3 was designed to be autonomous, in some countries, with heavy winters for example, the necessary infrastructure and support is yet to be in place, so the need for a driver in an autonomous vehicle is still required.

Another challenge arises from the lack of physical buttons. In other vehicles your tactile sense can be used to find the button or adjustor without taking your eyes off the road. However, navigating a touchscreen requires the driver taking their eyes off the road; when encountering bumpy roads, it would be even more challenging holding a steady hand on the right area of the screen.

To combat this we came up with two solutions. The first is an adjustable grid where users can move panels of the dashboard to best fit their needs. For instance, the media player can be moved to the passenger’s side so they can enjoy playing DJ, whilst the map can be moved in closer view to the driver and expanded or hidden in case of autonomous driving. The second solution introduces multi-touch gestures that can be applied to any area of the screen, and don’t require a driver to be distracted by looking away from the road to navigate functions. These gestures would be intuitive and replicate physical buttons.

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Two Finger Gestures

Using two fingertips, drivers or passengers can control the multimedia player, even when it’s not displayed on the screen. Each gesture has been designed to replicate the physical buttons and dials we’ve become accustomed to, for example, the volume wheel rotation.

  • • Tap to play and pause
  • • Rotation brings up the volume
  • • Tap and scroll sideways to fast-forward
  • • Quick scroll sideways to change media
  • • Scroll top and bottom to change channels

Interaction Design & UI/UX: A closer look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen

Three Finger Gestures

Using three fingertips, drivers or passengers can adjust climate control by rotating left or right. When adjusted from the driver’s side of the screen, the temperature is controlled for the whole vehicle; alternatively, applying the same gestures from the passenger side enables dual climate control.

  • • Rotation on the driver’s side controls temperature inside the whole vehicle
  • • Rotation on the passenger’s side turns on and controls dual climate control
  • • Scroll top and bottom to adjust fan level

Interaction Design & UI/UX: A closer look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen

Interface

Look and feel is another key factor to consider, especially in such a beautifully designed Model 3. The interface should match the quality interior and exterior. We used a simple and smooth design, with a very friendly and warm feel. The buttons are large, with plenty of surrounding space so it’s easy to tap while driving. The colors are balanced to be clearly visible in bright sun, but soft enough to be less distracting for the driver.

Interaction Design & UI/UX: A closer look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen

Night Mode

Once the sun starts to set and night falls, the screen will switch to a darker night mode, providing less glare and distraction for a better driving experience. The brightness level is adjustable by moving one finger down from the top edge to decrease the light, and up from the bottom edge to increase the light.

Interaction Design & UI/UX: A closer look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen

Notifications

Notifications are made to be intuitive and easy to deal with. For example, whether you are mid phone call or cruising along, when your vehicle’s battery is running low the option for taking direction to the nearest Supercharge station is one simple touch away.

Interaction Design & UI/UX: A closer look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen

AoiroStudio
Dec 05, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX

December 4, 2017

SXSWfm® Spotlight: Hip-Hop & Rap Artists Performing at SXSW 2018

2018 Showcasing Artist Stefflon Don

Weekly Showcasing Artist announcements for SXSW 2018 will be here before you know it, but for now, SXSWfm will spotlight groups of artists representing a variety of genres and locations from around the world. This week’s spotlight show features music by Hip-Hop and Rap artists AKA (South Africa), Kemba (Bronx, NY), Higher Brothers (China), Nnamdi Ogbonnaya (Chicago, IL), Stefflon Don (London, UK), and more. Listen now!

SXSWfm 2018 Artist Spotlight: Hip-Hop & Rap

Elizabeth returned last week with a new episode of The Middle Biscuit featuring music by Whitney, Car Seat Headrest, and Kevin Morby. On an all new Code Red, Shelby came back from the Thanksgiving holiday with a list of songs she’s thankful for, featuring artists like Frankie Cosmos, Half Waif, and Day Wave. You can listen to these as well as other archived shows from the past on Mixcloud.

Tune in to SXSWfm online 24/7 where you’ll hear all kinds of music, from all over the world. To hear more from SXSW 2018 Showcasing artists, listen at 8am, 2pm, and 8pm CT. Stay tuned for more spotlight shows as we prepare for the Music Festival.

SXSWfm online

Attend SXSW 2018

Interested on getting a sneak peak at the next generation of musical talent by attending SXSW 2018? Learn more about attending SXSW 2018 here. The best way to experience SXSW Music Festival events is with a Music Badge: not only will you have access to all nighttime showcases, but you’ll also receive entry into daytime Conference sessions, networking events, and parties.

Book your hotel through SXSW Housing & Travel for the best rates and availability. We hope to see you in March!

2018 Showcasing Artist, Stefflon Don – Photo courtesy of the artist

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Source: SxSW Music

December 3, 2017

This Mashup Celebrates All of the Movies That Came Out in 2017


From “Wonder Woman” to “Get Out,” this year has seen some truly exciting and boundary-pushing cinema.


Whether 2017 went down as the greatest or absolute worst year in recent memory for you, you can’t deny the deluge of awesome films that have graced the screens these past 300-and-some-odd days. The first female-directed, female-driven CBM, Wonder Woman, became the top-grossing superhero origin movie, while It had the biggest opening weekend of any contemporary horror or supernatural film. But record-breaking and box office receipts aside, 2017 also brought forth challenging, transgressive, and beautifully crafted films, like Get Out, The Disaster Artist, and Lady Bird.



To commemorate all of this cinematic goodness, Louis Plamondon of Sleepy Skunk takes us through the year’s most brilliant films with yet another mashup. Check it out down below:



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Source: NoFilmSchool