Design

  • SoftBank to acquire ARM for A$42.3 Billion

    Inside your phone is very likely a mobile processor that runs an ARM architecture. This technology has driven mobile devices in recent years  to the point where more than 15 billion of them shipped with in 2015 alone. Today, one of the largest technology acquisitions has been announced, with Japanese-based...
  • Zuck got hands on with Facebook Reactions: Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, Angry

      Facebook has just launched perhaps their biggest change to the platform since it launched. Reactions is now going live across the globe and this morning that rollout reached Australia. Geoff Teehan, Product Design Director at Facebook has detailed the design process and thinking behind the move beyond the Like button....
  • Windows 10 Build 10056 features new Solitaire Preview

    An unreleased build of Windows 10 Technical Preview has leaked to the internet. The build number is 10056 which is an upgrade from the current release to Windows Insiders of build 10049 for desktop and is a few points higher than build 10051 that shipped for phones this morning....
  • Google Web Designer Beta launches, should Adobe be worried?

    Google has launched a new application called Web Designer. As you could guess from the name, it allows you to develop for the web, across multiple device types and of course it’s super easy to drop in Google Ads. The designer itself is surprisingly fully featured for a beta,...
  • The man behind Kia’s remarkable turnaround, 34 design awards in 5 years.

    Peter Schreyer is a name most of you won’t be familiar with. He’s responsible for a new generation of vehicle design at Kia, most notably the current ‘Tiger Nose’ design. Schreyer is German and the ex head designer at Audi and VW so his resume is a robust one....
  • Would you like some Windows on your walls?

    Design is something that gives products personality and a feeling and is often the unconscious reason for personal preference for a certain product over another. In a recent event in Norway called Design Day 2013, Albert Shum and Todd Simmons discussed the design decisions that let to the metro...
  • Metro Facebook design by an Aussie

    Brisbane art director and designer, Fred Nerby has come up with a seriously nice design for Facebook. His intention is for the concept to be used for desktop and iPad, but I think a much better use of the design, would be the still unreleased Windows 8 Facebook app....
  • NAB update will bring Metro-style design

    National Australia Bank has another refresh on the way. If you’re a NAB customer and log out of their online portal, you’ll get taken to a promo page for the new design. As you can see in the screen shot above, their new design incorporates the squared off, clean...
  • Inside Ford’s refurbished Design Centre

    Ford Australia’s design centre is normally off-limits to press, but not today. They recently finished a refurbishment and invited us along to take a look. As per Ford’s international security protocols, journalists did still have to surrender mobile phones at the front desk. This design centre is one of...
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