Ringly is a smart ring created with the purpose of helping women lead a healthier and more balanced lifestyle, combining innovative technology with well crafted jewelry. The device consists on a ring with a sensor that is paired with the Ringly app on the user’s phone, allowing the notification of mobile alerts without the need to look at the phone as well as tracking the user’s physical activity throughout the day.… Continue Reading »
Design Critique: Blizzard Entertainment (Portal Website)
This website is the homepage for the entertainment company Blizzard. This website is mainly to generally introduce their products, exhibit what they already have, arouse people’s interest to take their products. And leave an entrance for their users to sign up or log in an account. What’s more, it also contains the careers link as other enterprise homepage during, to share their requirements.… Continue Reading »
What is Texture, and Who Is It For?
Texture is a subscription-based mobile reading app that gives its users unlimited access to a broad range of select magazine titles. It provides useful features such as offline reading, the ability to save magazine articles for later reading, and “subscription” to favorite publications. For mobile readers, Texture is space and cost effective in comparison to maintaining subscriptions to multiple physical copies of numerous magazines.… Continue Reading »
I want to explain my experience by using new launched IOS 11 human interface lock-screen part, analysis the subtle changes of this time, and some specific user-friendly design and suggestion of IOS 11 lock-screen. My interactive device is iPhone 7plus. This blog only represents my self’s point of view, please offer any suggestion and judge me when you think it’s not appropriate.… Continue Reading »
Spotify is a music, podcast, and video streaming service that was officially launched on 7 October 2008. Its basic features are free with advertisements or limitations, while additional features, such as music downloads, are offered via paid subscriptions. Spotify is available in most of Europe, most of the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Asia.… Continue Reading »
Uniqlo is a popular casual apparel brand, they recently developed an APP to support their online retailing market. As most functions of the app directly linked to their responsive web so that it can complete their basic goals–purchase items online, generate guests’ own digital barcode of their member accounts, get coupons and alerts, etc.
However, the APP still needs some improvements regarding the user experience.… Continue Reading »
Figure (a). General screenshot
Rhizome, the New Museum-affiliated born-digital art organization behind Net Art Anthology, describes this dedicated microsite as a “two-year online exhibition presenting 100 works of restored and re-performed net art” . Since its launch in October 2016, Net Art Anthology aims to restage and contextualize one project each week by uploading original or emulation-based artwork, essays, and primary source documents to the site.… Continue Reading »
Simple Habit is a meditation application that allows busy people to fit meditation around their schedule. Users can choose from over 1,000 different meditations, create playlists, comment on posts and share meditations. The app is free, but in order to have the full experience, users must pay a subscription to unlock and download all meditations.… Continue Reading »
Designed by a team of language teachers, LingoDeer is a free mobile app that offers to teach three Asian languages (Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese) by way of reading, listening, speaking, and writing lessons. Although the app offers the same structure and layout of lessons for all three languages, I will focus on the Chinese language.… Continue Reading »
iOS’s keyboard, as one of the most commonly used keyboard, is a very well, fully developed keyboard system. It supports numerous of languages (including more than 2,500 emojis) and variety of layouts, and can smartly auto-correct the text in most cases.
iPhone Keyboard in different settings.
( Left to right: English, QWERTY; Chinese (Simplified), 10 keys; Chinese (Traditional), QWERTY; Emoji )
Note: This critique focuses on iOS’s keyboard, and the research is based on iOS 11.2.5 that runs on an iPhone 6s.… Continue Reading »