Product Design

Macchiato No. 46 // A Shot of UX with a Dollop of Graphic Design

graphic design of coffee mug filled with coffee and the number 46 in the coffee

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  • The Leading Strand is an initiative to bridge art and science that pairs academic researchers with design professionals to create visual representations of scientific breakthroughs. Here’s what happens when neuroscientists and designers team up to explain science.
  • Unfortunately, the language of human-computer interaction falls short for upper-limb amputees. To solve this issue, David Kaltenbach, Lucas Rex, and Maximilian Mahal created Shortcut. It is a wearable designed to translate sensory muscular impulses to the phantom hand into contactless and intuitive computer control.
  • When will drug companies create user-centered innovations that improve the lives of patients instead of their bottom line? The Sad State of Product Design and Innovation in Healthcare. What are your thoughts on this issue?
  • There are plenty of wearables designed to help you live a healthier and better life. With so many options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Here is a nice curated list of the top choices when it comes to health wearables and trackers - Top 10 Healthcare Wearables For A Healthy Lifestyle.

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  • Pantone’s Addictive New App Turns The World Into A Prismatic Palette. PANTONE Studio is targeted at designers and the color-obsessed. The iOS app help designers capture PANTONE colors from their surroundings, build color palettes, and share work into design software and on social media.
  • Check out Teresa Freitas’s PANTONE series on her Instagram account, teresacfreitas. Freitas looks to nature and water and plays around with PANTONE to create short videos that reimagine colors - Fresh Dive, Sunset Sailing, Coastline , and Low Tide.
  • “Visuals, graphics, and charts can concentrate and present information in a way that sticks. Skill in visual communication has become nearly as indispensable as clear, compelling writing.” Why a Visual Really is Worth 1,000 Words lists out the reasons as well as when and what to use them for. Content and messaging are very important, but writing is only one medium. When it’s appropriate, use visuals to help relay and clarify your message.

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from the WT UX Team
  • Use thoughtful abstractions and metaphors to present data in meaningful ways with which users can personally connect. – @BenBloodworth

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