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December 8, 2017

Top 4 Reasons to Apply to SXSW Release It

2017 SXSW Release It – Photo by Jim Antich

Launching a new and innovative product or service? Apply to the 2018 SXSW Release It pitch competition for the opportunity to present to a panel of judges comprised of technology industry experts, venture capitalists, and high-profile media during SXSW.

Be one of the ten cutting-edge companies selected to pitch live at SXSW 2018 during Startup & Tech Sectors. A panel of hand-picked judges will select the product or service most likely to succeed in the marketplace. Past winners for the SXSW Release It event include Honest Dollar, Inteliclinic Inc.,
Neuroon Open, and Abartys Health.

Interested but want to know more? Read on for the top reasons to apply and what the SXSW staff and advisors look for in a successful application.

Top Reasons to Apply

  1. Product validation — Hear what experts have to say about your product or service and use their feedback to help you improve your company.

  2. Professional coaching – Work with our industry pros for pre-event coaching on your startup elevator pitch.

  3. Step into the media spotlight – Marketing of your startup via SXSW media channels and our global media channels that attend the event.

  4. Make connections — Gain access to the highest level of investors, media, and thought leaders at SXSW.

Staff Tips for Application Success

  1. Meet the minimum SXSW Release It Eligibility Criteria

  2. Showcase a startup that is innovative and disruptive

  3. Share a video of what you do in your submitted application

  4. Showcase what makes you different in the market (i.e. your market differentiator)

  5. Highlight key members of your team and/or those supporting your startup (Staff, Advisory Board, Board Members, Mentors, Funders, Accelerator and/or Incubator involvement, etc.)

Read the eligibility requirements and FAQ before you apply by the deadline on Friday, January 19, 2018.

Apply Now

2017 SXSW Release It – Photo by Jim Antich

The post Top 4 Reasons to Apply to SXSW Release It appeared first on SXSW.

Source: SxSW Interactive

December 8, 2017

The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, December 8

What happened this week? An interesting series of features on indie music concluded in The Guardian, more year-end lists emerged, and YouTube is taking a swing at a music subscription service next year. The Daily Chord is your service for a running tally of noteworthy music stories. Subscribe to our email updates for a reminder of the day’s headlines.


Monday, December 4


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Thursday, December 7


Friday, December 8

The post The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, December 8 appeared first on SXSW.

Source: SxSW Music

December 8, 2017

Beautiful and Harmonious Fine Arts by Elicia Edijanto

Beautiful and Harmonious Fine Arts by Elicia Edijanto

Elicia Edijanto is an artist from Jakarta, Indonesia with some incredible work shared on her Behance profile. I love simple, black and white illustration and what Elicia’s done here with drawings is exactly what I love. The subject and style of composition makes you think or imagining yourself in that situation. It is like the Limbo game, very similar style with most of the compositions having a central character, a child in eerie locations. Again, at least for me, the work takes me away in my imagination. Perfect for the end of the year. We also shared a bit of her fine arts creative process right after the break.

Nature inspires me a lot. I hope my art will serve their purposes, remind us of how is human-nature relationship supposed to be, beautiful, harmonious, and living side by side.Using only black watercolour (mostly), I try to create unique relationship between human and nature. My subject are often children and animal because they are honest, sincere, unprejudiced and unpretentious. It will be easier for people to feel the emotions. 

For more information about Elicia and to check out all her fine arts projects make sure to visit her website at http://www.eliciaedijanto.com/

Fine Arts

Process

 

abduzeedo
Dec 08, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration

December 7, 2017

What would Twitter look like in AR? With TweetReality, you don’t need to imagine

TweetReality is an experimental app that mixes your Twitter feed with your surroundings using an iPhone camera and the ARKit. The free iOS app was recently launched by developer Oscar Falmer.

The post What would Twitter look like in AR? With TweetReality, you don’t need to imagine appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

December 7, 2017

Web Design & UI/UX: Vissla Redesign Concept

Web Design & UI/UX: Vissla Redesign Concept

You guys are fully aware of how I feel about redesigns right? But with the end of the year coming soon, I decided to take a stab at a new perspective. Knowingly that most designers who are working on redesign concepts should know (or know) there are SO MANY details we need to take in consideration. It’s mostly not about the UI. Again, for this redesign concept by Simon Kratz for Vissla , what I liked the most about Simon’s work was his own approach. He is compassionate about the brand and using at the same time his UX skills/thinking for the completion of his vision.

Simon Kratz is an interaction designer based in Basel, Switzerland. Simon is mainly focusing his work on web design, UI/UX and interaction design. You should give him a follow on Behance.

Finally had some free time over the last weeks and decided to challenge myself with a quick design exploration and ran a small side project. I have been obsessed with VISSLA for the past few months and decided their current web experience should be more in line with their forward-thinking philosophy and outstanding products. VISSLA is a brand that represents creative freedom and a generation of creators and innovators. They embrace the modern do-it-yourself attitude within surf culture, performance surfing, and craftsmanship. This mission inspired me a lot to push their web presence to the next level. So, i focused on the goal to improve the user experience and suggest new solutions or alternative approaches how VISSLA could look like in todays huge digital ocean. So, this is a small part of an early stage redesign concept – let me know, what you think. — The Vissla Logo and Brand material is intellectual property of Vissla.

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Motion Studies

AoiroStudio
Dec 07, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX

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.

The post Oculus adds desktop functionality and revamps Home in Rift Core 2.0 update appeared first on Digital Trends.

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