What Should Mixed Reality UI Look Like? [Concept] – ART + marketing

  • [Concept]While virtual and mixed reality experiences are trending right now (we’ve seen a lot of cool examples in movies), I feel that there’s a lack in convergence of practical interaction patterns.
  • We haven’t seen the iPhone of mixed reality yet, so I decided to explore the user experience and interface aesthetics of mixed reality and share my ideas with the community.
  • My goal is to encourage other designers to think and publish ideas on MR interfaces.As technology becomes invisible at all such levels, from a perceptual and cognitive point of view, interaction becomes completely natural and spontaneous.
  • And one of the attributes of good interaction design is allowing Natural User Interfaces: those which are invisible to the user, and remain invisible as we learn them.
  • Some examples of these interfaces are speech recognition, direct manipulation, and gestures.Apps as ObjectsI started by looking into an interaction that felt very natural: browsing records.I found this interaction interesting because of the following:Direct manipulation of the catalogPerception of progress while browsingFull visual of selected itemMinimal footprint of scrolled itemsI was thinking of a way to apply these principles to an interaction for browsing and launching apps in a mixed reality environment.In this case, the app cards are arranged in a stack and placed below the user’s point of view, at a comfortable reach distance.

While virtual and mixed reality experiences are trending right now (we’ve seen a lot of cool examples in movies), I feel that there’s a lack in convergence of practical interaction patterns. We haven…
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A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

A designer's guide to the $15 billion artificial intelligence industry  (from 2016)

  • The best designers know that they need to study human behavior if they want to make the right choices for their users.
  • It allows designers to cater to, and anticipate, individual users’ needs.
  • With AI, products and services aren’t just performing basic functions; they’re emotionally aware, letting designers create the best experience for each user.
  • Psychology: The way an AI system communicates with users at 2 p.m. should be different from the way it talks to them at 2 a.m., taking into account the unusually late time and understanding that the users are likely frustrated because they can’t sleep, playful because they’ve been drinking, or panicked because there’s been an emergency.
  • Designers have to understand the many ways users might react in different scenarios and how they will express their intention depending on factors like their mood, location, and what they ate that day.

As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here’s how to get started.

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This interactive map uses machine learning to arrange visually similar fonts

This interactive map uses machine learning to arrange visually similar fonts

  • Typography enthusiasts likely already know how to identify fonts by name, but it’s always useful to explore visually similar fonts when you feel like changing up your options.
  • Design consultant firm IDEO’s Font Map helps you do exactly that, with an interactive tool that lets you browse through fonts by clicking on them and seeing ones nearby that look similar, or by specifically searching for fonts by name.
  • IDEO software designer Kevin Ho built the map using a machine learning algorithm that can sort fonts by visual characteristics, like weight, serif or san-serif, and cursive or non-cursive.
  • “Designers need an easier way to discover alternative fonts with the same aesthetic — so I decided to see if a machine learning algorithm could sort fonts by visual characteristics, and enabling designers to explore type in a new way,” he wrote in a blog post.
  • Services that compare and suggest visually similar fonts already exist, like Identifont and the blog Typewolf, but IDEO’s tool makes it easy to quickly browse and at the very least, appreciate all the options out there that help make the web more beautiful.

Typography enthusiasts likely already know how to identify fonts by name, but it’s always useful to explore visually similar fonts when you feel like changing up your options. Design consultant…
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Fast Drawing for Everyone

🎉 Cool @Google creative lab project!

🎨 Fast Drawing for Everyone

  • If you’re interested in learning more about the magic behind AutoDraw, check out “Quick, Draw!”
  • (one of our A.I. Experiments).
  • AutoDraw’s suggestion tool uses the same technology to guess what you’re trying to draw.Big thanks to the artists, designers, illustrators and friends of Google who created original drawings for AutoDraw.HAWRAF, Design StudioErin Butner, DesignerJulia Melograna, IllustratorPei Liew, DesignerSimone Noronha, DesignerTori Hinn, DesignerSelman Design, Creative StudioIf you are interested in submitting your own drawings, you can do that here.
  • We hope that AutoDraw, our latest A.I. Experiment, will make drawing more accessible and fun for everyone.

AutoDraw is a new A.I. Experiment, built by Google Creative Lab, which uses machine learning and artists’ drawings, to help everyone create anything visual, fast.
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A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

A designer's guide to the $15 billion artificial intelligence industry

  • Sociology: Designers will need to consider when and if AI systems should be considered a part of society.
  • The best designers know that they need to study human behavior if they want to make the right choices for their users.
  • First a word on why designers should embrace artificial intelligence in the first place.
  • AI has the potential to fundamentally change how society functions .
  • With AI, products and services arent just performing basic functions; theyre emotionally aware, letting designers create the best experience for each user.

As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here’s how to get started.
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Say Hello to IBM Watson

Say hello to IBM #Watson #AI #CognitiveEra

  • Build your cognitive business with IBM
  • World of Watson registration is now open
  • Introducing Watson Company Analyzer
  • Data meets cognitive insights
  • Cognitive computing meets enterprise search

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@bludevelop_tor: “Say hello to IBM #Watson #AI #CognitiveEra”


IBM Watson is a cognitive system enabling a new partnership between people and computers.


Say Hello to IBM Watson

A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

Take a look. Good read.

A designer's guide to the $15 billion #AI industry  

 #fintech

  • Sociology: Designers will need to consider when and if AI systems should be considered a part of society.
  • The best designers know that they need to study human behavior if they want to make the right choices for their users.
  • First a word on why designers should embrace artificial intelligence in the first place.
  • Designers could only make decisions that were good for the masses some of the time, rather than best for individuals all of the time.
  • With AI, products and services arent just performing basic functions; theyre emotionally aware, letting designers create the best experience for each user.

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@SpirosMargaris: “Take a look. Good read.

A designer’s guide to the $15 billion #AI industry

#fintech”


As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here’s how to get started.


A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

SlashPixels: Smart artificial intelligence image search engine for designers – BetaList

SlashPixels: Smart artificial intelligence image search engine for designers

  • Discover startups similar to SlashPixels
  • SlashPixels is smart artificial intelligence image search engine for designers, that understands each image on top Design sources like Dribbble, Behance, Cargo, Pinterest, Awwwards and many more.
  • ð Receive a daily digest of the newest startups
  • Sign in with Twitter to start off the discussion.
  • Smartmockups New product mock-ups tool for designers, free and online

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@BetaList: “SlashPixels: Smart artificial intelligence image search engine for designers”


Smart artificial intelligence image search engine for designers


SlashPixels: Smart artificial intelligence image search engine for designers – BetaList

Adobe Adds ‘Shazam for Fonts’ Tool to Photoshop – News Center

How awesome is this?! Using GPUs + #deeplearning, Adobe adds 'Shazam for fonts' to Photoshop

  • Photoshop is using artificial intelligence to help designers identify typefaces that they have seen elsewhere.
  • Revealed last year by Adobe researchers, DeepFont uses NVIDIA GPUs and deep learning to look at the curves and other characteristics of fonts used in the captured image and then compares it to a database of nearly 20,000 fonts to find similar fonts.
  • The tool will be available to users with a Creative Cloud subscription.
  • “My research background is in image recognition and artificial intelligence techniques like machine learning and deep learning,” said Hailin Jin, a principal scientist in Adobe Research, and creator of DeepFont .
  • “I wondered – can we apply the power of machine learning with the font manual to make a useful tool for designers?”

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@GPUComputing: “How awesome is this?! Using GPUs + #deeplearning, Adobe adds ‘Shazam for fonts’ to Photoshop”


Designers have thousands of fonts to choose from, but what do you when you see the perfect font on a building or on a flyer you found on the street? Photoshop is using artificial intelligence to help designers identify typefaces that they have seen elsewhere.


Adobe Adds ‘Shazam for Fonts’ Tool to Photoshop – News Center