Near the end of last year after the Series B funding ViKi engaged me as a product designer to update their iPhone app. After the iPhone I went on to help them design the iPad app as well as the Android phone and tablet apps.
Conjuring complex mathematical equations may make you look smart but to become truly creative you need to be able to liberate your mind from the the shell of knowledge, education and adultification you have accumulated.
I just came across this idea of a beautiful origami-like San Francisco travel guide that folds magically to the size of a credit card. I've only been to San Francisco once but I love the city and really want to visit it again some day.
I've always been the eccentric kid. Most adults thought I was disturbing. While most kids were drawing pictures of cats and dogs I drew a cockroach with really long stilts-like legs. While most children were drawing pictures of mom and dad…
Mocku.ps is a tool I created over the past two weeks that allows you to easily set up and show your interface design mockups (e.g. web, mobile) from a nice shortened URL that shows how a design would look like in the browser.
It was a strangely hazy late afternoon. The sky had become a misty yellow like a faded post-it note. I went out, took the lift to the ground floor and walked past familiar parts of my block to an unfamiliarly open area where I can see the sky in its entirety…
IxDA (Interaction Design Association) Singapore launched last Friday evening and I was invited to speak at the event about emerging interaction design trends. The crowd was great and I think almost all who have RSVP'd showed up.
The plusminusten private opening reception took place last night and finally I saw my entry printed and on display at The Gallery (Old School). Ten designers in Singapore were invited to design a poster for each of Dieter Ram's ten good design commandments.
It is what separates the exceptional from the good. Many are content with being good and stop there. Only a few actually go beyond good. And fewer actually believe and get it.
The world lost a genius today. He played a big part in changing it for the better. I want to celebrate him for the work he has done and most importantly for how he had played an important role in shaping my life.
Since I have begun designing iPhone app interfaces last year, I have been deeply in touch with the nuances of the interfaces of native and non-native apps. As a designer who is also adept in print design and has an acute typographical sense, I cannot help…
Stopping in the middle at complexity is an obvious problem. Reducing and not adding enough before reaching complexity is a less obvious but bigger problem. Both over-design and under-design are mal-design when relative to enough design.
IXD Sessions are a series of talks with a focus on Interaction Design. This is an initiative run by people who are eager to learn more about designing and creating better products.
The omnibar on my Google Chrome browser was getting really slow. As I type into it, each character takes up to a second to appear. A quick google revealed that it is caused by an overloaded history. I haven't cleared my history for a long time. It makes sense.
I will be taking a semi-sabbatical from Found starting August. Its purpose will be both professional and spiritual and will last at least three months.
Engineering creates a product's body. Design makes it healthy and beautiful. Taste is what gives it a soul.
MobileWeaver is a white-label mobile app store solution provider based in Copenhagen. It is a symbiotic ecosystem of carriers and app developers across multiple non-iOS mobile platforms.