User Experience News

Here’s a collection of user interface news, as aggregated by AllTop. I take no responsibility for the content, but it’s usually very good.

Byker

BykerThe Northern Block’s Byker typeface is a handsome geometric sans serif that, as the name suggests, is meant to evoke the high-end tooling of performance bicycles. Its designer, Jonathan Hill, says: The letterforms are constructed digitally from a technical grid and overlaid with handmade curves. The combination of this process creates a strong, organic font…

Prynt

The Prynt case turns your smartphone into a Polaroid camera:

[via TechCrunch / @rabbigreen ]

Point

Point is a "softer" home security system. Instead of watching you, it listens and tracks air movements - so it feels less invasive.

Nevo

Nevo is a minimalist smart watch. Instead of incorporating an electronic display, it displays time, steps, calories and swimming strokes via the illumination of its hour markers.

Runway

Airport RunwayTaken en route to California for the holiday with the iPhone 6 Plus’s pretty darn good camera. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. +

Links for light reading (28/11/14)

HTML5 The Group That Rules the Web HTML5′s “Dirty Little Secret”: It’s Already Everywhere, Even In Mobile 10 Typical HTML Interview Exercises CSS CSS Stats 10 Hidden CSS3 Properties You Should Know Microsoft Loader With CSS3 CSS-only Weather App Concept Sass / Less When to use extend; when to use a mixin Simplify Your Media [...]

The Social Lamellaphone

Created by Gary Warner, The Social Lamellaphone is a collaborative musical instrument made from recycled street sweeper bristles:

[via Laughing Squid]

Tiny Cloud

Richard Clarkson's Tiny Cloud is "an interactive lamp and speaker system, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment":

See also: Smart Cloud (aka the previous version of Tiny Cloud).

Engagement Booth– World Usability Day

Thank you to all who came by our Engagement Booth during World Usability Day.

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Why the world needs anthropologists – an update

paduaWhy the world needs anthropologists – Coming out of the ivory tower Location: Padua, Italy, Centro Culturale Altinate/San Gaetano Date and time: Friday, 5 December 2014, 13:00 – 18:00 Padua, Italy, 5 December 2014 – The second edition of the international symposium of applied anthropologists attempts to erase the boundary between ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ anthropology, […]