Google Maps tests directions screen with refreshed Material Design, rolls out For You tab to 130 countries

With every few updates, Google Maps seems to walk closer and closer to a full-fledged refresh of its Material interface, helping it go along with the new direction Google is taking this year with its app design language. We’ve seen a new look for the main interface, an updated side menu, overhauled hotel listings, new fonts in many places throughout the app, a persistent Overview/Reviews/Photos bar on some place listings, and even an update to the look of the app on Android Auto. Read MoreGoogle Maps tests directions screen with refreshed Material Design, rolls out For You tab to 130 countries…

Google Maps tests directions screen with refreshed Material Design, rolls out For You tab to 130 countries

‘Tetris Effect’ is therapy for distracted, anxious minds

Can a video game be more than just a game? Can it train you to focus? To disassociate yourself from traumatic memories and heal your mind? Can it transcend your personal experience and bridge a geopolitical divide? These aren't just ridiculous claims… …

‘Tetris Effect’ is therapy for distracted, anxious minds

Figma Partners with WordPress to Improve Design Collaboration

Figma, an online collaborative interface design tool, has donated an organizational membership to the WordPress project. The browser-based application helps designers and developers collaborate more efficiently and is used by organizations like Microsoft, Slack, and Uber. It provides design tools, prototyping, previews, and real-time feedback, all in the same place, (more…) …

Figma Partners with WordPress to Improve Design Collaboration

Death by push notification

Attention is the main prize of the internet. Everyone is fighting for it, and the phone is the prime battleground. The most potent of weapons in this war is the incessant, whining notification trying to pull your attention away from whatever you are… …

Death by push notification

The quest for friction-free products: World Usability DayThe quest for friction-free products: World Usability Day

World Usability Day is a one-day, global celebration that brings together design professionals, developers and product creators to humanize products and advocate for making them easier to use. This year, Google is celebrating with an extra emphasis on Digital Wellbeing.Teams across Google have been working to make products more respectful of people’s time and attention. We are learning how to help people have better relationships with the technology in their lives, and now we’re sharing that information with you.Developers from Jordan discuss app design. For World Usability Day, 40 Google designers and local experts will speak at select DevFest events in nearly 20 countries throughout the month of…

The quest for friction-free products: World Usability DayThe quest for friction-free products: World Usability Day

Easy Photo Unblur 2.0

Easy Photo Unblur improves the quality of camera shots by removing excessive noise and sharpening the blurred objects.
Making photos in motion or unfavorable light conditions often results in blurred or noisy shots. With Easy Photo Unblur pictures become crystal clear thanks to smart digital optimization. The program algorithms unblur photos by detecting misfocused objects and intelligently cleaning the noise.
The program offers a range of unblur pics modes with adjustable parameters – smoothing radios, detalization, noise pre- and post processing. Depending on the noise intensity, you are free to use different unblur image modes to fix the handshake, misfocuse and motion…

Easy Photo Unblur 2.0

Learn How to Build an Interactive Prototype with Dave Martin’s Free JavaScript for Designers Course

Product designer Dave Martin has published a free video course called JavaScript for Designers. The course is made up of 46 bite-sized videos that walk students through the basics via a hands-on tutorial for building an interactive HTML prototype. Martin said he created the course specifically for designers who have (more…) …

Learn How to Build an Interactive Prototype with Dave Martin’s Free JavaScript for Designers Course

From design to development, user feedback shapes Google’s approach to accessibilityFrom design to development, user feedback shapes Google’s approach to accessibility

It’s a hot day in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the Google Accessibility User Experience team is being shown around the city. Their goal for the next 10 days is to understand the daily experience of various people living with disabilities in this city of more than 10 million people. Notebooks are out, cameras are rolling and Rachmad (a pseudonym), a student who is blind, is eager to share some of his experiences with the team to help us build products that help solve everyday obstacles for him and others.The Google Accessibility team’s research study in Jakarta was aimed at understanding the experience…

From design to development, user feedback shapes Google’s approach to accessibilityFrom design to development, user feedback shapes Google’s approach to accessibility

The Mercedes CLS 450 is a luxury mild hybrid for hipsters

While Mercedes is pushing its EQ brand of hybrids and EVs, the two-letter electric signifier also resides in the automaker's more traditional vehicles. In the new 2019 CLS 450 (starting in approximately the low $70,000s), electrons are used to give t… …

The Mercedes CLS 450 is a luxury mild hybrid for hipsters