Apple adds system-wide dark mode for iOS 13

As expected, Apple's newest mobile operating system, iOS 13, will include a system-wide dark mode. The company announced the change at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) today. While the feature has been circulating through the rumor mill for...

Former Gmail designer builds Chrome extension to declutter your inbox

Despite Google's attempts to improve Gmail, the web version remains hectic and cluttered. While that might be frustrating to users, it's especially irritating for Michael Leggett, one of Gmail's former lead designers. Finally fed up, Leggett launched...

The ONOFF speaker turns a ubiquitous digital interaction into a physical product

The shape of the ONOFF speaker needs literally no introduction if you’ve ever used a gadget in the past 5-10 years. Ever been around a smartphone, a tablet, or even a laptop? Chances are you’ve seen something quite similar. The toggle-switch UI. Found in most Settings areas of apps, websites, and systems, the toggle-switch lets you switch on or off a feature… and is ubiquity makes it a perfect visual metaphor for being on or off. Yongha Yang took that digital UI and turned it literally into the most physically enjoyable wireless speaker.

Meet the ONOFF. Chances are you’ll never need a manual for using it. Its interaction is just incredibly simple and intuitive enough to grasp literally the moment you see it. The circular speaker sits inside a capsule-shaped housing, sliding left and right. When the speaker’s on the left, it’s off, and conversely, shift the speaker to the right and it switches on… just like the virtual toggle switch. The speaker rotates too, allowing you to control the volume, while LEDs inside it light up in Google Home Mini fashion to tell you what volume you’re listening at. Simple, sophisticated, and just downright sensible!

Designer: Yongha Yang

iOS 13 may include system-wide dark mode and undo gesture

With Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference less than two months away, more details about what iOS 13 might have in store are emerging. It could add a system-wide dark mode, deeper multitasking options, an undo gesture and updates for the likes of Sa...

This card-based UX wireframe maker turns digital ideation into physical fun

Featuring 80 double-sided cards, the UX Kits Wireframe card deck lets you build and experiment with interfaces and wireframes simply by arranging cards to form layouts, making them an instant and effective brainstorming tool. Each card works as a content block that can be arranged and rearranged to create layouts based on ideas (which can even be rearranged to test the responsiveness of your concepts). Once the layout seems final, simply flip the cards over and you’ve got yourself a template that you can actually work with. A great tool for quick ideation, validation, and even to demonstrate with clients!

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ASUS stuffed a screen into the ZenBook Pro 15’s touchpad

Remember Razer's Switchblade UI? Remember Windows SideShow? If you ever dreamt of a computer with its own secondary display, then ASUS' New ZenBook Pro is the device for you. In place of a traditional touchpad, the company is adding the ScreenP...

MIT researchers turn water into ‘calm’ software

Our lives are busy and full of distractions. Modern computing. with its constant notifications and enticing red bubbles next to apps, seems designed to keep us enthralled. MIT Media Lab's Tangible Media Group wants to change that by crafting "calm in...