Thanks for visiting our brand spanking new website. This is a work in progress, an experiment without a version number. Things will change and evolve over time once we figure out what we want to do with this thing. One thing’s for sure—calling this a beta would be just lazy. We don’t wanna be like that, do we? "
First ever Windows 8 UX Design Camp in Finland. Places going fast. Act now.
We are organising the first ever Windows 8 UX Design Camp in Finland.
This design camp is on 2nd — 3rd of April 2013. We will go through the whole Windows 8 UX design framework: navigation, contracts, layout, branding, Snap Views, Live Tiles, Touch, Animation — you name it. Coming out of it you’ll be ready to tackle an app market which has reached 60 Million users in just few months after its launch.
"I'm coming back to our discussion last time about the reference rights to the project. When I asked for this, and you asked in return, what is the benefit for you, I couldn't yet answer properly. Now after giving it a careful consideration, I think it would be a good idea. Let me explain."
From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: Reference rights —- Hello, I’m happy to see that your service that we worked on together seems to be such a success! Please let us know, if there are any tweaks that you’d still need us to do. I’m coming back to our discussion last time about the reference rights [...]
Have you been swiping lately? I hope you have, because Nokia’s N9 is an extraordinarily beautiful and responsive product with The Swipe. But naturally there are a couple of things that I would’ve done differently.
A downloadable Windows Phone 7 Cheat Sheet to help mobile interaction designers.
Hello, here’s a little something helpful for all you interaction designers out there — Windows Phone 7 Cheat Sheet! We did it here at Nordkapp to help us design some of our recent WP7 projects. It’s somewhat ashamedly based on Microsoft’s Design Guideline document(s). We’ve dug out only the important bits, added some other comments [...]
We take a look at Windows Phone 7 from the user's perspective.
Following an internal ‘end user’ review of Windows Phone 7 a few weeks ago, there is a lot which we feel is ‘right’ about the platform and admirable to have accomplished in just under a year. On the flipside, the speed at which WP7 was developed has left some gaping holes and rushed, neglected features. [...]
Thinking out loud about design getting cluttered with methodologies and dogmas trying to overexplain each other. Why can't we just get along?
During the past decade, the design industry has gone through a tremendous change. First the Internet changed everything, while making parts of the industry obsolete, and then design became the golden boy of business world and vice versa. The change in the environments where the craft was applied, and not to mention the evolution of [...]
As we're only a few hours away from leaving the first decade of 00's behind, the predictions for the following year are all over the internet already. Following last year's predictions, here's some things to expect in the year 2011.
UPDATE: now including also the missing fifth piece. Thanks for our reader @sebastianwaters for pointing this out. 1. Connected, wearable electronics hit mainstream On wearable electronics Nike+ was just the beginning. For example, see Mutewatch, Analarm or MMNML‘s incredibly successful Kickstarter project turning iPod Nanos into multitouch wristwatches. The next step is someone making these [...]
A story about the daily life in a design consultancy, and when you should consider hiring one.
Why hire a design consultancy? Designers in consultancies are always into something new. Their key competences are to acquire, digest, combine, create, and deliver new. People, who love this and are good at this, work in design consultancies like Nordkapp. Therefore, hiring a design consultancy is a good choice when you create new business, new producs or services, new releases – anything new.
So, it's been a long time coming but finally, yesterday we got a new website out for the world to see. Here's some thoughts about the process and why and how we did what we did.
First, I feel we’ve never really had a proper site out until now. This is actually a website version number four of which three got released, and one got canned on being too complex to do *well enough*. We got a pretty flying start three years ago and pretty much had just an address with [...]
Television is changing. Internet is increasingly used for distributing TV content. People can watch TV stations live over the internet, and they can view vast amounts of video clips on the web sites of TV channels and, of course, on all the social media sites. Television is becoming interactive.
The future of TV Television is changing. Internet is increasingly used for distributing TV content. People can watch TV stations live over the internet, and they can view vast amounts of video clips on the web sites of TV channels and, of course, on all the social media sites. Television is becoming interactive. Still, people [...]