Apple new flat design: iOS 7 VS iOS 6

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Touch screen design: the ideal button size

An MIT Touch Lab study of Human Fingertips to investigate the Mechanics of Tactile Sense found that the average width of the index finger is 1.6 to 2 cm (16 – 20 mm) for most adults. This converts to 45 – 57 pixels, which is wider than what most mobile guidelines suggest.

1. Designing for 34 / 44 pixels touch target (Windows Phone UI Design and Interaction Guide and iPhone Human Interface Guidelines)

Touch target 34 px


2. Designing for 57 pixels touch target (ergonomically correct)

Touch target finger 57px


3. Designing for 72 pixels touch target (Thumb correct)

Touch target 72px

Three iPhone skins that make Instagram even better

1. The Photoroid skin

Ryan Astle, a graphic designer / production artist living in New Brunswick in Canada, has created the “Photoroid” for iPhone – a retro cool skin inspired by the old Polaroid instant cameras. The Photoroid iPhone skin is available from the Infectious website for $14.99.

2. The Leica skin

This highly detailed plastic skin is making your Iphone look just like a Leica rangefinder camera. Available for 9 dollars at the petapixel store.

3. The Rolleiflex skin

Retro Camera Skin by John Zee, available for 9 dollars at Stickeri.com

Your complete gesture guide

For designers and touch users, here comes a great Touch gesture guide, courtesy of interaction designer LukeW. Thanks  for sharing.
Download here

Touch Gesture Reference Guide

 

Apple revealed its Iphone and Ipad prototypes

At the Apple vs. Samsung trialIn the course of his testimony about Apple’s design process, Apple designer Christopher Stringer showed dozens of rejected iPhone and iPad designs. They give us yet another look at Apple’s design process and reveal a bit about how the company forms its design aesthetic. Some of the newly revealed phones do appear to have more in common with Sony’s design aesthetic than Apple’s, for example “Apple Proto 87” goes for a flat, black metallic look with all the major buttons and ports on the side of the device.

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