»Art is anything we do after the chores are done.« — Teller
it's Friday again and besides Photoshop's 25th anniversary, »UX und Tollerei« Issue #8 is here. Let's start off this weekend with some nice links and great reads:
- In his insightful article, Jonathan Kohl draws up a summary, showing which approaches you should use when designing for everyday wearables - Designing For Smartwatches And Wearables To Enhance Real-Life Experience
- For all typography lovers: A great series of articles by Tobias Frere-Jones about the "mechanics" of typefaces and the behind-the-scenes work that makes them visually functional - Typeface Mechanics: 001
- In line with this, KERNTYPE is a little, highly addictive design game where you have to set the perfect kerning between font characters. My score is 81 out of 100. What's yours?
- All the Things that Don’t Matter - And the one thing that does
- The »New Yorker« published a detailed, intimate and extensive (this is quite a understatement, though) profile of Jony Ive, VP of Design at Apple - The Shape of Things to Come
- If you're into podcasts, I can really recommend episode #96 of »The Web Ahead« - Reinventing the Web in Virtual Reality with Josh Carpenter and Vladimir Vukicevic
- »Simplicity is so alluring and captivating that many of us find ourselves in the process of architecting lies.« - Deceptive Simplicity
- Rich Mirocco on how the Japanese culture reflects itself in Web Design - Big in Japan: Web Design in the Land of the Rising Sun
- As designer you can't get enough of free stock photos. Stocksnap.io is another stock image provider with hundreds of freely usable photos
- Healthcare is an important topic - especially in UX. If you missed it, Jonathan Shariat wrote an intense article in October last year about the consequences of bad UX in this »untouched« field. This week, »Fantasy Interactive« published a great case study about rethinking digital healthcare with a fresh approach to connect patients with doctors
That's it for this week's issue. Thanks for reading. And as usual: Remember to tweet me @kaibrueckers if you have any questions. But for now, have a great weekend!
See you next week
Published on Feb 20, 2015