Boston Tech and Design Events: March

Posted by Knar Bedian on Mar 1, 2017 4:04:59 PM

Curious about autonomous cars? Want to try your hand at 3D printing? Ready to build a VR solution? This month is packed with opportunities to learn new skills, whether it's reverse engineering your favorite dating app or exploring the future of AI and chatbots. Plus, Women's Day is on March 8th, so be sure to check out some of the special events by meetup groups like Women Who Code Boston, She Geeks Out, and Women In Tech. 

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Topics: Mobile, Design, IoT, UX, Technology, Events

Boston Tech and Design Events: February

Posted by Knar Bedian on Jan 31, 2017 5:24:03 PM

This month may be a short one, but it's packed with plenty of opportunities to network and learn something new. Among our picks for this round-up is MITX's eCommerce summit, a chance to hear TripAdvisor's tips for solving UX challenges, and a Designers + Geeks session that will explore designing experiences for healthcare. 

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Topics: Mobile, Design, IoT, UX, Technology, Events

Boston Tech and Design Events: January

Posted by Knar Bedian on Jan 3, 2017 2:49:21 PM

The new year has started, so it's time to get back to it. We rounded up some of the upcoming events for designers, developers, and those generally interested in new technologies. We'll be hosting this month's Women In Games Boston meetup and the next Swift Office Hours, so come on by and see you soon!

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Topics: Mobile, Design, IoT, UX, Technology, Events

Boston Tech and Design Events: December

Posted by Knar Bedian on Nov 30, 2016 11:07:57 AM

Before the year comes to a close and the holidays kick into gear, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the tech and design events in Boston. This month, designers who are creating podcast-related work will have the chance to get feedback from Thomas Romer, the designer for popular podcasts 99% Invisible and Radiolab, and developers curious about React Native can stop in at the Boston Frontend meetup for an introduction.

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Topics: Mobile, Design, IoT, UX, Technology, Events

Scrolling, Paging View Controller Part 1

Posted by Brian Sachetta on May 13, 2016 2:41:33 PM

There’s a new user experience that’s becoming more prevalent among apps these days. It’s a paging carousel of cards that looks much like the screen seen here:

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Topics: Container View, UX

Size Matters: Designing for Screens of All Sizes

Posted by Eddy Gann on May 10, 2016 10:24:19 AM

Recently, I took existing designs and adapted them to a wide variety of devices. Some of the things I learned that you’ll want to keep in mind when designing for multiple devices are to do your research, prioritize devices, keep content at the forefront, stay flexible and empathize with the user.

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Topics: Design, UX, Screen Sizes

Protocol-Enhanced Container Views

Posted by Eric Peterson on May 3, 2016 11:20:40 AM

A Pattern To Tell Your Dad About

I wanted to come up with some clever twist on “measure twice, cut once” but then I realized saying the same thing a new way is the opposite of what this post is about. In programming, maximizing the reusability of code is a central concept. Sometimes, however, the tools meant to simplify our processes actually complicate them.

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Topics: Activity Feed, Container View, Shell Container Cell, UX

Swish and Flick: The Magic behind Connected Device Design

Posted by Akhil Dakinedi on Apr 27, 2016 2:58:33 PM

Remember when Severus Snape strolls down the classroom aisle while closing the shutters with an elegant flick of his wand for each window? Or when Dumbledore turns off all the lights in the Great Hall with a calm, controlled spell? These once-mystical wishes are now possible with products like the Kymera Wand, one of the many magic-inspired products talked about at this year’s Interaction 16 conference.

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Topics: Design, Connected Devices, UX