The only time I formally learned about food labels was in a sixth grade "health class" through a crossword puzzle containing the words "calories," "fat," "protein," "carbohydrates," etc. What do all of those words even really mean? I'm still figuring it out, and the FDA's new, still poorly designed, data
No matter your country, background, taste in music, or political persuasion, 2016 continues to deliver disasters small and large. Escapism has its limits (just ask anyone in charge of the PokemonGo servers), but beauty can help keep our heads up. And maybe our legs? This week I found some surprising
Between checking emails, Snapchat, Facebook, Pokemon Go or reading the latest Core77 stories, the demands of our mobile apps has turned our leisurely commute into an extension of our social and work lives. It was this anti-social phone-zombie behavior that struck me as isolating when I first moved to New
Of all the things that have gone viral, the Pokémon GO app might be the strangest. Released less than a week ago in the U.S., the augmented reality game has already spawned countless sore muscles, burned untold collective calories and even been used to commit crimes. For those of you
Bet you didn't know this: Those crazy F1 steering wheels can cost up to $50,000 alone, because they're made with carbon fiber (to keep the weight down) and loaded up with technology and connectivity features. You're undoubtedly wondering what some of those features are. While some might seem obvious, like
Formula One steering wheels used to look like this and now they look more like this. The amazing thing is, that latter game-controller-looking monstrosity is actually a triumph of UI design. We know this because the folks at the Sky Sports F1 channel teamed up with an eye-tracking technology company to
That's the Spector, a friendly-looking handheld tool for detecting both fonts and colors. The pleasing shape looks as if it could have come out of Braun's archives. As for what it does, the user places it over a physical piece of media, like a book page or magazine article, and
This week we bring you our pressing topic of the moment straight from our reader-driven discussion boards! Recently, Core77 reader mirk asked a loaded question regarding user interfaces and how designers can sensitively improve on iterations of the past while also keeping it as universally intuitive as is possible. mirk
When Pixar's Wall-E came out in 2008, we were introduced to a robot very different than any other previously depicted in pop culture. Not the titular Wall-E, who was similar enough to Short Circuit's Number 5 to be familiar; no, we're talking about Eve, the gleaming, smooth-surface 'bot whose design
My Mission: Unite my love of learning, making and teaching into a singular studio practice. In regards to teaching, to encourage the integration of R&D into more traditional graphic design methods. More generally and for self-authored work, my goal is always to facilitate or reflect social relation, to question understood patterns and standards, and to cultivate an openness with play.
Rockstar Games is looking for highly talented artists to work out of its NYC based office. The successful candidate will be working on a variety of exciting, creative, and cutting edge projects. The ability to work quickly and efficiently as part of a team, take direction, and maintain a positive
Last year we theorized that the design of a gearshift lever was what caused a 49-year-old mother to move her car directly into the path of an oncoming train. Now it looks like another unusual interface design from a different vehicle manufacturer may have contributed to another death. Over the
Japanese variety shows are the king of staging elaborate pranks, but this digital creative agency in Georgia is giving them a run for their money. Leavingstone, in the capital of Tbilisi, was recently tasked with promoting tourism to Ireland (or a local beer brand called "Old Irish," which I've never
Icons, as designed by Susan Kare, used to be elegant in their simplicity. Kare is the graphic designer who worked on the original Macintosh, and in that era of limited memory, they needed an effective way to communicate ideas using a minimum of pixels. Kare developed a minimalist series of
The UX Designer is responsible for delivering the creative vision, user experience and acting as the voice of the customer for their respective projects and products. They will need to build strong relationships with product management peers, development, design, site merchandising and other critical partners. Success in this role will
Recently, we had the very good fortune of catching up with Gadi Amit—renowned designer behind the likes of FitBit, Lytro and Google's Modular Ara phone and founder of San Francisco based design firm NewDealDesign—in London, thanks to a flying visit of his to take to the stage at the Product
Job Title: Lead UX Designer - Prototyping (Maplewood, MN) 3M is driving creativity and design as a competitive platform for innovation and brand globally to enhance design-driven solutions for people and the world. We are looking for a Lead UX Designer (Prototyping) for our Health Care Business
Experience Leads are the nerve center of our design process and take a hefty share of responsibility for the success of large-scale projects. Experience Leads oversee an interdisciplinary team (including Visual and Interaction Designers, Content Strategists and Copywriters, Developers and more) through research, strategy development, concepting, product definition and design.
While the rules and principles that guide and bind the physical world have, for the most part, been firmly established, the restrictions of digital environments are considerably more nebulous. Due to the mutable nature of the category, Interaction design is consistently fascinating- each year introducing new ideas and concepts that
This week we bring you our pressing topic of the moment straight from our reader-driven discussion boards! There are plenty of discussions taking place surrounding 3D printing and its role in our lives in the future—will digital fabrication be implemented universally for more sustainable, localized manufacturing? Will people actually be
Interaction Designers at Ziba are thinkers and makers. We have a passion for solving problems and creating experiences people love. We communicate digitally through form, function and motion. Our intention is to humanize technology and create the best possible user experience. We consider motion, structure, and beauty equally, and strive
German designer Thomas Mayer underwent the carpenter's apprenticeship we discussed here, but afterwards he pursued a degree in Interaction Design. The result is that he can not only build furniture, but can imbue it with technology-based UX enhancements. As an example, check out his Interactive Table Tennis Trainer: interactive
Coder Stelian Firez recently tweeted this screenshot of what has to be the world's worst web form for entering one's phone number: The gauntlet thus thrown down, fellow coders tried to top it in badness: Who knew
Improving the UX of an everyday object can be tricky. When something already has a well-established design and a simple function, our instinct is to assume the item is as good as it's going to get. It takes a keenly observant designer to spot where there is room for improvement.
With hotly anticipated entries like the virtual reality Oculus Rift headset dropping for us consumers at the end of this month, and Microsoft's Hololens augmented reality hardware available to developers around the same time, this spring makes for as clear of a starting line as we've seen in the race
Ideal candidates have an outstanding portfolio and deep experience in envisioning, framing & conceiving disruptive new product experiences (HW / SW / Services). They should be a thought leader and conceptual thinker with a finger on the pulse of people, culture & trends and the ability to create amazing objects.
Beauty, the fifth installment of the Cooper Hewitt's design triennial series evolves around a central question: "Why beauty now?" While we've grown accustomed to seeking out design work that answers our society's most demanding questions with big-picture answers, the 63 designers exhibited in the show present an alternative take—one that
No need to be shy, human beings have been exploring our sexuality since the dawn of time and as it turns out, sex toys have been around for just as long. The history of their design offers a strange, often humorous, look at our constant quest for innovation and connection.
If you haven't submitted your best work from 2015 in the 2016 Core77 Design Awards yet, what are you waiting for? You have until March 8th to submit while the Regular pricing is still in effect, and the absolute final deadline to enter isn't until April 6th, but we all
There's no doubt that self-driving cars are coming, but every designer has to be wondering: How will the user interface be handled? When something that weighs nearly 5,000 pounds is hurtling along at 65 miles per hour, how do you safely, seamlessly pass control back and forth between human and
Help build a suite of consumer mobile apps enabling a killer drone service on iOS/Android. Your role will be to help build the specifications/UI/mockups for Verifly's Android product. You have demonstrated experience developing stunning, developer-ready UI/UX flows and visuals, building and maintaining app workflows, detailed specifications, wireframes, and pixel-perfect mockups.
When it comes to product design, you've got your standalone items that provide great utility: Think flashlights, cutting boards or washing machines. But there's another class of product that we could call, for lack of a better term, holistic. These objects are meant to be part of a larger system
This year has seen steady movement towards a new age of automobility. Headlines celebrated the introduction of Tesla's Autopilot system. We experienced the first widespread vehicle recall due to hacking vulnerabilities. The underlying ethics of algorithms being written for autonomous vehicles were discussed. These technological breakthroughs, essential security enhancements and
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