Abduzeedo
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Game Design and Interaction Design: Cambridge sQuizUp abduzeedo Mar 01, 2017 Cambridge sQuizUp is an interaction design, UI/UX and game design project shared by Rafael Lima and Bernardo Bulcão on their Behance profiles. Basically it's an educational game developed for the Cambridge University Press that combines knowledge and fun by testing the gamers english level through mini games. They also created a character to help them through the game. The game design is super friendly and colorful, in addition to that, the project share more details about the basic IA of the game, which is always cool for us to see. Rafael Lima is a designer with more than 6 years of professional experience in different fields of innovation with an emphasis on digital interface and user experience. In recent years he had the privilege of work in projects for important companies like Coca Cola, Faber Castell, Cambridge University Press, FAAP and CVC.
Dezeen
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Dezeen promotion: Space & Interiors will focus on the use of light in interior products for this year's event, which takes place during Milan design week . Read more
BoingBoing
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Variety
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Chat show host, design maven, and veteran avocational real estate investor Ellen DeGeneres is, once again, trying to sell or rent one of the two luxury condos she and wife Portia de Rossi own at the high-toned Beverly West tower along Los Angeles’s Wilshire Corridor. The house-sized condo, more than 3,800-square-feet with two bedrooms and... Read more »
PC Pro
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Taking your Switch out with you on the road is as simple as sliding in both Joy-Con into the grooves either side of the Switch’s main body and lifting it out of the dock. Your game resumes near instantly and you can now take it anywhere with almost exactly the same experience. The console part even has a kickstand built in if you want to sit down and play at the kitchen table. It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing. Nintendo Switch review: Intuitive to the core As a simple piece of hardware, Switch is an impressive feat of engineering. Its four main parts – the Screen, TV dock and left and right Joy-Cons – work perfectly as both a single unit and when separated constituent parts. The slide mechanism that holds the Joy-Cons onto the main console body is a smoothly confident piece of industrial design, with the grips engaging in a remarkably stiff and solid manner.
The Herald
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Another milestone has been marked in the construction of Dundee's V&A museum.
The Full Signal
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8-inch screen on the S8, and the battery in the plus model is larger as well. The two phones are otherwise expected to be just about identical," states the report . BGR appeared to confirm some aspects of the phone's design and some specs, although it's not clear how much of this information came from the hands-on, and how much is just existing rumour regurgitated for illustrative purposes. The devices will allegedly use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in the US market and the Samsung Exynos equivalent elsewhere. All variants will have 64GB of onboard storage, microSD support, and 4GB of RAM. " he glass back on the S8 and S8+ is also rounded on the sides so the phones sit comfortably in the user’s hand," it said, "Despite the large displays on both models, the phones are narrower than expected thanks to a design that is nearly edgeless on either side of the screen.
Core77
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Retro designs have been successful with cars from the VW Bug to the Ford Mustang; but will the nostalgic approach work with a cell phone? HMD Global Oy, the Finnish manufacturer that's licensed the Nokia brand, thinks so. This week they've relaunched Nokia's iconic 3310 , which was first designed way back in 2000. The original 3310 It's a bizarre move to be sure. Though the design has been tweaked, the overall form factor woudn't have looked out of place 17 years ago. The screen is just 2.4", the camera just 2MP, and though there's an MP3 player, the storage is just 16MB (admittedly expandable to 32GB with a MicroSD card). And it only works on 2G networks; in America, ATT shut theirs down earlier this year, whereas Verizon and T-Mobile still support the aging standard. The new 3310 In the plus column, the phone is cheap at €49 (USD $52). It has an FM radio, for the emergency-minded and "preppers" crowd.
Design Sponge
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Oftentimes we're led to believe the bigger the home, the better. Grand staircases, chef-worthy kitchens and walk-in closets are what we're all supposed to long for, right? I'll admit I've occasionally fallen victim to this keeping up with the Joneses virtue of more , but I have to say it's absolutely exhausting. So much so, I've begun to prioritize something totally different. Lately, I long for a house I can craft into my very own and a space that feels safe no matter the size. Like me, Shavonda Gardner is one homeowner who isn't afraid to trade in a sizable home for one she can inject with some soul. Two years ago she convinced her partner Naomi to cut their square footage in half in order for them to snag a new house with more character, a cozy vibe and projects she could sink her teeth into. Luckily, right before closing on a house they admittedly weren't crazy about, a 40s-era bungalow in Sacramento, CA that needed the perfect amount of love popped onto the market.
Bike EXIF
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“It usually goes hand-in-hand with them living in an area blessed with smooth roads. For example, the customer for this build lives in Carefree, Arizonabeautiful views and roads smoother than a baby's ass.” “He loved the look and stance of our previous hardtail bikes and wanted something similar. The key input we got was that he likes black, red, and white. Those also happen to be our logo colors, so that was a fun paint job for us to design!” The brothers started with a 2001-model Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200, and gave the motor a complete tear down. It's been treated to a couple of go-fast bits: a Dynatek single fire ignition, and a beefy looking intake from Kuryakyn. The intake—and a couple of other bits—have all been coated in black Cerakote. DP also rejetted the carb, and fabricated a new two-into-one exhaust. The Sportster's been converted from belt to chain drive, with a hefty 51 tooth rear sprocket to make it quicker off the mark.
Design Milk - Tech
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Design Milk - Home
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The Balance light appears to carefully suspend a series of spheres, almost as if time has stopped and they were caught in mid-action rolling down the sloped slats. Victor Castanera paid thoughtful attention to material choices when designing Balance so the lamp would stay, well, in perfect balance. Designed for Oblure , the light will add a feeling of playfulness and will keep your curiosity piqued as to how it stays in place. Balance combines a heavy black marble base with handblown glass and metal spheres atop steel boards. Custom LEDs were designed to spread light evenly and to last a long time. Balance also comes in a brass version , if you prefer.
Hackaday
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Have you heard about the new Raspberry Pi Zero W which now includes WiFi and Bluetooth? Of course you have. Want to know what went into the addition to the popular design? Now's the time to ask when this week's Hack Chat is led by Roger Thornton, chief hardware engineer for Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi was born on February 29th, 2012 and has seen a remarkable number of hardware flavors and revisions. Throughout, the hardware has been both dependable and affordable not an easy thing to accomplish. Roger will discuss the process his team uses to go from concept, all the way through to the hands of the user. It's an excellent chance to ask any questions you have from soup to nuts. The Hack Chat is scheduled for Friday, March 3rd at noon PST (20:00 GMT). Here’s How To Take Part: Our Hack Chats are live community events on the Hackaday.io Hack Chat group messaging.
Autoblog
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Futurity
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The Week
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" Rather more direct were Missoni's models capped with pink "pussy" hats, also given out as freebies to attendees at its usual multicoloured knitwear extravaganza. However, Victoria Moss at The Telegraph noted that the brand was only doffing its cap to feminist politics, as, "whilst noble in sentiment, the employment of a more diverse cast of models, might have made a stronger point". A significant debut came in the form of Francesco Risso at Marni, after founder and creative director Consuelo Castiglioni stood down last October. For Suzy Menkes at vogue.co.uk , Risso, who spent his formative years at Prada, needs to work harder to pay homage to Marni's design history: "A visible bra in deck-chair red stripes over a slim silvered dress said nothing about Marni," she tutted. Friedman at The New York Times gave Risso the credit of trying "his game best", but concluded that he had tried too hard, exhausting viewers with "padded utilitarian suits and dresses in uniform grey, the backs puffed out into bulbous cocoons, an S-shaped seam tracing a curve down the front and back, necks funnel-shaped.
The Cornishman
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Take a step into the future when you visit Penwith College's Open Day on March 11, from 10am to 1pm. Staff and students will be on hand throughout the morning to discuss courses, transport links, student support and much more. From games design and 3D modelling to childcare and photography, there are a great range of subjects on offer for all tastes at the Ofsted rated Outstanding College. Why not get your hands dirty and visit the college's modern Construction and Motor Vehicle...
Library of Congress
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Expert Reviews
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Pro-Ject may not have the same history as the other big names on this list, but amongst audiophiles they certainly have the same reputation. For beginners, this Elemental USB Turntable is perfect. There’s no tricky tasks like adjusting counterweights and attaching cartridges - just remove it from the box, attach the belt, detach the lock on the tonearm and you’re good to go. Sound quality is top notch, and it’s possible to improve it even further by upgrading the Ortofon OM 5E cartridge with a superior stylus (you can upgrade to any of the OM styli in the range), or by replacing the cartridge completely. The stripped back design means there’s no dust cover, so be sure to keep on top of cleaning, and there’s no software included, so you’ll need to download Audacity if you want to digitise any of your records. If you want a turntable that’s easy to set up and looks great though, this Elemental model is perfect.
Apartment Therapy
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(Image credit: Amazon ) Want to know the fastest and most sure-fire way to upgrade the style in your home? You may have guessed it from the title, but it's rugs, my design-loving friends, rugs. These decor powerhouses pack a ton of personality into compact packages, but frankly, they rarely come cheap, especially if they are vintage or antique (a majorly on-trend look). We rounded up 10 of our favorites available online in roughly 5'x8', all under $100. READ MORE »
Design Sponge
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One of my favorite things to do when I need a pick-me-up is to scroll through the amazing photos you all share in the #DSNiceRug feed on Instagram. I love it mainly because it's a color and texture fest, but also because I like seeing if people can come up with creative ways to display huge rugs outside of the hold it up in front of your face style that most rugs and posters are photographed in. Today I'm sharing 15 of my favorites that make me want to drop everything and head to the nearest vintage store or flea market to see what sort of treasures are hidden in stacks just waiting to be discovered. xo, grace Image above by @ hamletinteriors Image above by @ anson_london Image above by @ allisonlindinteriors Image above by @ carlaypage at @ hamletinteriors Image above by @ carlaypage Image above by @ graybenko Image above by @ katandmaouche Image above by @ katiehodgesdesign Image above by @ luloomlife Image above by @ morugco Image above by @ morugco Image above by @ retrodentulsa Image above by @ shage.
Core77
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Can you make furniture for elder care spaces vibrant enough to fit in a hip flat? The new Button Sofa for Swedese proves it might be possible. Given the goal to create ergonomic, user-friendly and lively furniture for public spaces (think hospitals), Front Design took the idea and ran. The modular sofa system incorporates large wooden buttons to allow different accessory attachments, and to facilitate cleaning. Customizable additions of padding, sheepskin, storage and tables allow for personal and space specific tailoring. The curved wood frame references Swedese's furniture history, while the narrow seat and wide arms meet the needs of older sitters. The sofa launched at this month's Stockholm Furniture Fair, and it shows that sitting around with an older generation certainly doesn't have to be boring.
Design Milk - Art
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Autocar
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