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A fluffy slideshow article from The Next Web. The trends they identify are:

  1. More responsive design, please.
  2. Typography will take center stage.
  3. Buh-bye Flash. Hello just about anything else.
  4. Skeuomorphism will show its age.
  5. Large images used for large impact visuals.
  6. Give me (more) white space!
  7. More sharing on social networks.
  8. Calmer color schemes to reappear.
  9. Mobile apps will start to replace mobile browsing.
  10. King content will keep its crown.

They also have a retrospective look at 12 Awesomely geeky things we’ve loved in Web design in 2012:

  1. Parallax
  2. Firefox OS
  3. Awesome jQuery Plugins
  4. Endless Inspiration (those inspirational linkblogs)
  5. Google Web Fonts
  6. Type Connection
  7. Adobe’s Edge Family & Creative Cloud
  8. The Retina Web
  9. Looking forward: HTML5
  10. Icon Fonts
  11. Kern.js
  12. ‘Moar’ (groan)

Typical TNW then, but it’s useful to read these big-picture posts occasionally.

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New Star Wars phone App launches today.
This looks cool. I believe it’s available for iOS & Android as well, but don’t quote me on that.

From the Press Release :
FEEL THE FORCE OF YOUR PHONE LIKE NEVER BEFORE WITH THE NEW KINECT™ STAR WARS™ APPMcCann London and UM International work together with Microsoft to unveil a free mobile app to launch Kinect™ Star Wars™ for Xbox 360London, 18th April – Today sees the launch of a new mobile app from Microsoft which takes social networking on smartphones into a new stratosphere by allowing fans of the world’s most iconic film franchise to view their Facebook and Twitter feeds in the style of ‘the crawl’, the iconic STAR WARS™ opening title sequence. The app was designed and created by McCann London and UM International.Free to download on Windows Phones from today and launching on iOS and Android mobile operating systems from 19th April, the new app helps mark the release of “Kinect Star Wars”, the latest blockbuster game from Xbox 360 which harnesses the Kinect’s revolutionary controller-free, motion-tracking technology to enable players to truly fight like a Jedi.Synching seamlessly with Facebook and Twitter accounts, the app transforms smartphones into the ultimate social media dashboards by aggregating social media streams into one place. Fans can discover more about the full “Kinect Star Wars” game and even purchase a copy direct from the app, all wrapped up in an experience that gives a taste of the fun the game offers.“Kinect Star Wars” is available now and offers fans of all ages a series of immersive mini games which enable them to experience the STAR WARS franchise like never before. Five dynamic modes include Jedi Destiny: Dark Side Rising, Podracing, Rancor Rampage, Galactic Dance Off and Duels of Fate. The game retails for £39.99/€49.99, while the Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Kinect Star Wars” console bundle is available for £349.99/ €399.99. The bundle features an R2-D2 branded console, C-3PO controller, white Kinect Sensor, the “Kinect Star Wars” game and exclusive C-3PO unlockable for Dance Mode.Stephen McGill, Director of Xbox and Entertainment for Microsoft UK, comments, “We are literally putting ‘the Force’ directly into people’s phones to help launch “Kinect Star Wars”. Fans will be able to carry a piece of the STAR WARS universe in their pockets and, like the new game for Xbox 360, immerse themselves in the incredible world of one of the most enduring entertainment franchises like never before.”The app is available in the UK, USA, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Sweden. Visit www.xbox.com for more details.

New Star Wars phone App launches today.

This looks cool. I believe it’s available for iOS & Android as well, but don’t quote me on that.

From the Press Release :

FEEL THE FORCE OF YOUR PHONE LIKE NEVER BEFORE WITH THE NEW KINECT™ STAR WARS™ APP
McCann London and UM International work together with Microsoft to unveil a free mobile app to launch Kinect™ Star Wars™ for Xbox 360

London, 18th April – Today sees the launch of a new mobile app from Microsoft which takes social networking on smartphones into a new stratosphere by allowing fans of the world’s most iconic film franchise to view their Facebook and Twitter feeds in the style of ‘the crawl’, the iconic STAR WARS™ opening title sequence. The app was designed and created by McCann London and UM International.

Free to download on Windows Phones from today and launching on iOS and Android mobile operating systems from 19th April, the new app helps mark the release of “Kinect Star Wars”, the latest blockbuster game from Xbox 360 which harnesses the Kinect’s revolutionary controller-free, motion-tracking technology to enable players to truly fight like a Jedi.

Synching seamlessly with Facebook and Twitter accounts, the app transforms smartphones into the ultimate social media dashboards by aggregating social media streams into one place. Fans can discover more about the full “Kinect Star Wars” game and even purchase a copy direct from the app, all wrapped up in an experience that gives a taste of the fun the game offers.

“Kinect Star Wars” is available now and offers fans of all ages a series of immersive mini games which enable them to experience the STAR WARS franchise like never before. Five dynamic modes include Jedi Destiny: Dark Side Rising, Podracing, Rancor Rampage, Galactic Dance Off and Duels of Fate. The game retails for £39.99/€49.99, while the Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Kinect Star Wars” console bundle is available for £349.99/ €399.99. The bundle features an R2-D2 branded console, C-3PO controller, white Kinect Sensor, the “Kinect Star Wars” game and exclusive C-3PO unlockable for Dance Mode.

Stephen McGill, Director of Xbox and Entertainment for Microsoft UK, comments, “We are literally putting ‘the Force’ directly into people’s phones to help launch “Kinect Star Wars”. Fans will be able to carry a piece of the STAR WARS universe in their pockets and, like the new game for Xbox 360, immerse themselves in the incredible world of one of the most enduring entertainment franchises like never before.”

The app is available in the UK, USA, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Sweden. Visit www.xbox.com for more details.

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Here’s a helpful curated list by digitalbyprocess that will really help craft your UI & web designs and enhance the overall experience for your audience. It’s not all sexy reading like Hunger Games or Twilight, but you’ll be much better for it:

Apple

iPhone & iPad (iOS) User Experience Guidelines

iPhone & iPad (iOS) User Interface Guidelines

Mac OS X User Experience Guidelines

Mac OS X User Interface Guidelines

Google

Android User Interface Guidelines

Design Principles

Google TV Web Site Optimization Resources

Website Design & Content Guidelines

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Project Re:Brief by Google

Advertising Re-imagined
Can America’s most iconic advertising campaigns be re-imagined for the web?
This year we partnered with four global brands and a group of advertising legends in a bid to test a medium and challenge an industry. See how Amil Gargano, Paula Green, Harvey Gabor, Howie Cohen and Bob Pasqualina worked with the latest technology to bring their most famous ideas to life online and inspire a new generation of creative minds along the way.

This is pretty ambitious. It could have gone really well, or could have turned into a generational disaster. Luckily for us it went really well. Google actually partnered with the original creative teams behind famous ads for Coke, Alka Seltzer, Avis, and Volvo and got these legends to work with a new generation of creatives to make something really special for the digital age (using Google’s Ad Network of course). I have a video pulled below showing one of the concepts/exectutions for a mobile campaign for coke. 

This is the kinda stuff I want to get a crack at concepting & designing. See more at Project Re:Brief.

Project Re:Brief by Google

Advertising Re-imagined

Can America’s most iconic advertising campaigns be re-imagined for the web?

This year we partnered with four global brands and a group of advertising legends in a bid to test a medium and challenge an industry. See how Amil Gargano, Paula Green, Harvey Gabor, Howie Cohen and Bob Pasqualina worked with the latest technology to bring their most famous ideas to life online and inspire a new generation of creative minds along the way.

This is pretty ambitious. It could have gone really well, or could have turned into a generational disaster. Luckily for us it went really well. Google actually partnered with the original creative teams behind famous ads for Coke, Alka Seltzer, Avis, and Volvo and got these legends to work with a new generation of creatives to make something really special for the digital age (using Google’s Ad Network of course). I have a video pulled below showing one of the concepts/exectutions for a mobile campaign for coke. 

This is the kinda stuff I want to get a crack at concepting & designing. See more at Project Re:Brief.

Source: projectrebrief.com

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Oh wow, someone's actually reading this? OK, this is happening. My name is Alex and I'm a designer with slight anti-social tendencies. I'm black, live in the DFW metroplex, work at an ad agency, and drink alone in the dark on week nights. While being black, I write this blog as a creative outlet when not starting flame wars over the best episode of Battlestar Galactica (Gaeta's Uprising or The Final Five Revelation of course). I share interactive & design inspiration, the latest in pop culture, movies, and general nerdery.

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