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The Coolest Apple Watch Feature is Silent, Invisible, and 65 Years Old

On the first day of Apple Watch pre-orders, I put on a £12k wristputer and tried to figure out what was so special about it. Read More >>

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Why We Still Use QWERTY Keyboards (Even Though They’re Awful)

How intuitive are modern keyboards? It can take a beginner ages to really get up to speed with a QWERTY keyboard, and without some form of formal training, most people wind up becoming one-finger typists. Read More >>

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Google’s Design Mastermind Explains the Future of Android

Two years ago, as Google first showed off Android Jelly Bean, we sat down with then-Director of Android User Experience Matias Duarte to discuss where the operating system was heading. Fast forward to this week's Google I/O, where Duarte—now Google's Vice President of Design—introduced Material Design. We had the chance, once again, to ask him about Android's latest design gambit, and what it means for Google's future. Read More >>

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The Ive Imperative: Can a Great Industrial Designer Also Design Great UI?

With iOS 7 a little over a week away, it's worth taking stock of the fact that this is Jonathan Ive's first WWDC as Apple's Head of Human Interface (HI). But what does it mean for an industrial designer—someone who works with atoms in three dimensions—to be put in charge of a team that works with electrons in two dimensions? Read More >>

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Why Our Simple Gov.UK Website Was Named the Best Design of the Year

When was the last time you tried to find a government form on the Internet? For me, it was a few months back, trying to track down an absentee ballot. I was amazed at the labyrinth of independent sites I had to visit before I found what I was looking for. Bringing the web presence of an entire government under one roof is a Sisyphean task, and the UK is one of the only countries that's managed to do it, with Gov.uk, a one-stop-web-shop that launched earlier this year. Read More >>

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How Facebook’s New News Feed Was Developed Using… Post-Its

Some times, the good ol' fashioned ways are the best. Seems Facebook would certainly agree: according to a blog post, its new news feed was developed using paper, Post-its, and a large blank wall. Read More >>