I guess the fact that I write this blog makes it obvious how much I love Photoshop. It’s my tool of choice for designing icons and complex UI.
The new Photoshop CC will bring one new amazing feature, editable rounded rectangles! But there are a few more features that would make Photoshop even better for UI and Graphic Designers:
Prototype Real / Digital Info Interface System
Using projection and gestures to create interactive relationship with information - video embedded below:
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a next generation user interface which can accurately detect the users finger and what it is touching, creating an interactive touchscreen-like system, using objects in the real word.
“We think paper and many other objects could be manipulated by touching them, as with a touchscreen. This system doesn’t use any special hardware; it consists of just a device like an ordinary webcam, plus a commercial projector. Its capabilities are achieved by image processing technology.”
Using this technology, information can be imported from a document as data, by selecting the necessary parts with your finger.
More at DigInfo here
RELATED: This is very similar to a concept developed in 1991 called ‘The Digital Desk’ [link]
met with ryan today (after a month of scheduling in advance). i thought i was ready for a presentation somewhat…but looks like i’m hitting the ground and sprinting faster.
nauseous, but i’m confident that i can impress the committee. back to after effects. EARLY PRESENTATIONS ARE JUST NOT FAIR. NOT. FAIR.
raw footage from my trip to verducci entertainment in berkeley, ca. observing DJ LA (lawrence arevalo) in set up/turntable action.
possible footage needed for concept video:
- walking in to room
- turning on light
- computer turning on
- turntable start
- digging through crates/software
- searching for song
- map DJ using surface
- add tracks to surface, animate transition change
think about: legibility
- test text
- unify actions
- two icons
- social module - should we limit it to just tweets?
- capitalize on the fact that green = active
- circles in social module may clash too much, unless we unify things.