Posts Tagged ‘iPad Resource’

In Design to Grow, a Coca-Cola senior executive shares both the successes and failures of one of the world’s largest companies as it learns to use design to be both agile and big.

In this rare and unprecedented behind-the-scenes look, David Butler and senior Fast Company editor, Linda Tischler, use plain language and easy-to-understand case studies to show how this works at Coca-Cola-and how other companies can use the same approach to grow their business.
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“Big and fast, complex and focused, large scale and agile. These seem like oxymorons in the world of business innovation,” commented Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO. “Using examples from the history of Coca-Cola, David Butler and Linda Tischler show how it is possible to embrace these tensions through the use of design. Reading Design to Grow has caused me to think differently about my company. I am confident it will do the same for how you think about yours.”

Butler and Tischler use a variety of case studies both inside and outside Coke-including BlackBerry and iPhone, Kodak’s market stumbles, Lego bricks, and Healthcare.gov-to illustrate clearly why we need to change how we think about “design”. They tap into current business trends of “disruptive innovation” and the “lean startup” movement, and they elucidate why truly good design goes far beyond eye-catching packaging and colorful commercials.

To learn more please visit: Design to Grow – LINK

Communication Arts magazine has revealed the winners of its 20th annual Interactive competition. Thirty-eight projects were selected by a jury of creative professionals, out of 1,333 entries were submitted to the competition.

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The selected projects will be reproduced in the March/April 2014 issue of Communication Arts, both in print and on the iPad, with more than 45,000 copies distributed worldwide.

To learn more please visit: Communication Arts – LINK

Wacom has unveiled a pressure-sensitive digital pen for sketching, drawing and painting on an iPad. The Intuos Creative Stylus works seamlessly with the iPad and a series of creative apps, providing an authentic experience for whenever inspiration strikes.
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Designed for the iPad 3, 4 and Mini, the Intuos Creative Stylus is compatible with popular creative apps such as Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad, ArtRage, Bamboo Paper, ProCreate and Psykopaint. The Intuos Creative Stylus’s advanced technology comes in form of a best-in-class pen experience and pressure sensitivity of 2048 pressure levels. This means that it can reproduce the feel and artistic control of traditional brushes and markers, so it’s ideal for sketching, illustrating and image editing.

To learn more please visit: Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus – LINK

Corbis CRAVE is a new digital boutique that features expertly curated imagery from industry-leading commercial and editorial photographers.

“Corbis CRAVE provides creative directors and art buyers a search and ideation experience tailored to their unique and specific needs whether they’re accessing the collection on their iPad or through the website,” explained Edie Tobias, senior vice president of commercial products at Corbis.

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For creative momentum on the go, the Corbis CRAVE app puts the finest images front and center and gives creatives powerful search and lightbox functionality to advance their creative visions whether face-to-face with a client or waiting to catch a flight.

Corbis CRAVE is also a venue for creative professionals to explore and be inspired by the work of some of the most sought-after commercial photographers in the world via featured portfolios – while providing a seamless user experience as they develop their own projects from storyboard to execution.

To learn more please visit: Corbis CRAVE – LINK

Adobe has unveiled the Adobe Photoshop CC at MAX 2013 as part of a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud. The new version pushes the boundaries of possibility, offering a powerful new creative process, legendary imaging magic, and greater creative freedom with new tools and workflows.

Adobe’s desktop apps, including Photoshop, were previously known as Creative Suite (CS), and will now be branded CC to reflect that they are an integral part of Creative Cloud. Photoshop CC includes a wide range of innovative enhancements, including new image deblurring and sharpening features to improve design workflows, and new Camera Raw capabilities. This update combines Photoshop standard and Photoshop Extended features.

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“With the ability to quickly deliver new innovations, we’re empowering photographers and creatives to push the boundaries in digital imaging and design,” commented Winston Hendrickson, vice president of products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe.

“Our customers will no longer have to wait 18 to 24 months to access new Photoshop innovation. When a new Photoshop feature is ready – whether it’s the next Healing Brush or something as mind-blowing as Content Aware Fill – we’ll deliver it via Creative Cloud.”

All-new CC apps are scheduled to be released in June 2013.

To learn more please visit: Adobe Unveils Photoshop CC at MAX – LINK

Fjord has released its annual trends predictions, showcasing 10 trends that will shape digital services in 2013. The report forecasts the major shifts that will impact the way we work and live, and offers practical advice to help business leaders interpret the opportunities that lie ahead.

“Our work at Fjord is at the front edge of mainstream, where innovation meets mass-market appeal. This constant presence of ‘new’ feeds our curiosity, and makes exploration a necessity,” commented Olof Schybergson, CEO of Fjord.

“Our trends are one way we give shape to our thoughts on what tomorrow will bring. They offer our clients both inspiration and actionable insights on how to tackle the big issues that will influence their businesses in the year to come.”

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The trends point at some recurring themes that weave their way in and out of Fjord’s annual forecasts. Mobile is still changing everything – if anything faster, and now includes new ways of working. Personalization will be a hot topic for success. Finally, data and the success of new systems are tightly bound together. And as ever – for truly great service design – people come first.

Fjord Digital Trends 2013 – LINK

Cambridge Consultants has developed a bicycle that can be controlled with your smartphone mounted on the handlebars. The gears are wirelessly linked to a smartphone application that allows the bike to automatically change gears depending on incline and cadence. This bicycle could also be updated to include other smart technology like a GPS system and heart monitor.

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“The exciting part about smart technology is the unlimited possibilities to enhance a device and its applications,” commented Tim Ensor, business developer in the Wireless division at Cambridge Consultants. “This wireless bicycle is a great example of the many ways we can continue to upgrade technology. We could incorporate GPS and map data into the application to make gear changes in anticipation of upcoming hills, for example, or include a heart-rate monitor and other measurement tools to help improve training. But it’s not just about the bike – connected systems have the potential to give all kinds of traditional products a new lease of life.”

Bicycle of the future heralds smart-tech era – LINK

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), Single Edition significantly simplifies the mobile app development process by enabling designers to create and deliver digital publications to iPad through the Apple App Store, without writing a single line of code.

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With DPS Single Edition, designers can create single-issue content, such as marketing material, brochures, product guides or personal design portfolios, and submit an unlimited number of apps to the Apple App Store for publication, at no additional cost. This gives freelance designers, design agencies and small-to-midsize businesses easy access to the same core digital publishing technologies that leading publishers worldwide are using.

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition – LINK

Project Primetime to Enable a Single Video Publishing Workflow, Starting with Adobe Access for iOS and MPEG-Dash Support
As part of the quickly evolving device landscape, a unified video publishing workflow is more important than ever. Individual workflows for specific devices or platforms are not a long-term approach. It’s like having to build a different car, depending on the city you want to travel to. It’s expensive and distracts from the important part of your video application, the user experience.

As part of Project Primetime, we are continuing to invest in our own technology and industry standards that enable our video customers to have a single workflow that enables them to reach any web-enabled devices.

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What does this mean for you? Instead of having to worry about using different content protection, video delivery or video publishing workflows, Project Primetime will provide a holistic solution, which will make your video strategy uniquely easy to deploy, protect and monetize.

We’re making two announcements today that will bring the industry towards a single video publishing workflow:

“Project Primetime Link”

“Adobe Access Link”

Autodesk PLM 360 is the next-generation cloud-based alternative, providing a powerful, affordable and easy-to-implement solution at a fraction of the cost of traditional product lifecycle management (PLM) systems.

Unlike traditional PLM systems – which have historically been expensive and complicated – Autodesk PLM 360 is instant-on and easily configurable to meet customer-specific product-lifecycle process needs across the enterprise. It is also the first cloud-based PLM solution focused on business applications beyond engineering and bill of material management. As a result, employees in a range of roles – from planning and product development to quality and compliance to service and more – can better access product and project-related information that helps them continuously improve the products they design and manufacture.

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“Our customers deserve modern technology to help solve the needs of their increasingly complex and global businesses,” said Robert “Buzz” Kross, senior vice president, Design, Lifecycle and Simulation at Autodesk. “Autodesk PLM 360’s simple, flexible, cloud-based approach will radically improve the ability for companies to gain the full benefits of PLM, helping them to become more competitive and grow their business.”

“Autodesk PLM 360 Link”

FontShop International is once again leading the way in typographic technology and releasing Mobile FontFonts tailored specifically for use in iOS apps. Available at MobileFontFonts.com, the files are optimized to make the design process for making beautiful iOS applications as seamless as possible. Mobile FontFonts are optimized for screen and licensed for use on mobile devices. When designing a native app for a mobile device, like iPhone, Mobile FontFonts allow the designer to specify fonts outside the options that come preinstalled. Mobile FontFonts are presently supported in iOS only.

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Introducing Mobile FontFonts
Just like webfonts, mobile fonts protect brands and help set apps apart from the crowd. Optimized by hand for the device screen, Mobile FontFonts enhance the user experience. Mobile FontFonts let designers and developers break from the mold of system fonts and give their products some personality. With language support included, Mobile FontFonts allow for consistent, subtle branding to a global audience. 56 mobile fonts from 15 popular families are available in 14 packs with 4 fonts each.

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Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.

“Steve Jobs was unlike any other,” the world body said through a spokesperson. “He saw what others did not. He believed above all else in the power of human ingenuity – to create ‘tools’ that people could use, that would not only improve our lives but, quite literally, change the world. He was a truly global force.

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Robert A. Iger, president and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, released a statement Thursday on Steve Jobs’ passing, calling him “a great friend as well as a trusted advisor.”

“Steve was such an ‘original,’ with a thoroughly creative, imaginative mind that defined an era. Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started. With his passing the world has lost a rare original, Disney has lost a member of our family, and I have lost a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Laurene and his children during this difficult time,” Iger said.

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Adobe Creative Cloud is a major new initiative from the company that radically redefines the content creation process. It will become the focal point for creativity, where millions can access desktop and tablet applications, essential creative services, and share their best work.

“Adobe Creative Cloud reinvents creative expression by enabling a new generation of services for creativity and publishing, that embrace touch interaction to re-imagine how individuals interact with creative tools and build deeper social connections between creatives around the world,” said Kevin Lynch, chief technology officer at Adobe. “The move to the Creative Cloud is a major component in the transformation of Adobe.”

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The initial introduction of Adobe Creative Cloud is centered around an innovative collection of Adobe Touch Apps that re-imagine creative software for the mobile age and enable tablet devices to be an integral part of the creative process. Adobe Creative Cloud will become the hub for viewing, sharing and syncing of files created by Adobe Touch Apps and Adobe Creative Suite, and includes 20GB of cloud storage. It will quickly develop into a service that will deliver access to Adobe’s flagship creative applications and services and become an essential resource for anyone interested in creativity – all at a highly attractive price.

To learn more about what is expected and included in the early 2012 launch please click here.

A few days ago, Absolut released a technically groundbreaking app that will invite consumers to join the creative movement, following the launch of their recent Absolut Blank campaign.

Under the tagline “It all starts with an Absolut Blank,” the campaign blends print, interactive, digital, and installation art as the artists used the blank canvas of the bottle to indulge their creative inspirations including light installations, murals and collages. The campaign, which highlights various mediums of artistic expression, launched in the UK this week and some of the highlights are show in this video.

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TBWA/Chiat/Day New York commissioned a multitude of top artists to produce large-scale installation works with the brief “Absolut Blank.” The results were placed on public display and filmed by Floria Sigismondi of Believe Media, with visual effects by the newly opened MPC NY studio, editorial by famed editor Hank Corwin of Lost Planet and telecine by Mark Gethin at MPC LA.

Absolut Blank Link: Art Gallery / App Gallery / Film

ABSOLUT BLANK: iPhone app download

Rockport is committed to providing useful and inspirational reference content for working designers, students, and educators. The core of our program focuses on the graphic arts but we also offer content for architects, fashion designers, and general design reference.

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Since the very nature of graphic design is to make information persuasive through visual representation, our books are visually complex in their presentation. This app fully preserves and respects this design complexity, supporting both portrait and landscape presentation with a full suite of features to enhance the reading experience. Browse our collection of more than 150 ebooks, download free previews, and then purchase and download instantly using your iTunes account.

We are delighted to be able offer iPad users our great Rockport design references as close to their intended form as possible—minus the paper and ink. Enjoy!

Rockport Books iPad App

Rockport Publishers – Home Page

FSI FontShop International – home of the FontShop network and the FontFont library – is thrilled to announce their new FontBook™ iPad app, the world’s most comprehensive typographic reference tool!

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Moving the book into the online realm allows us to increase the number of font samples from 32,000 to an astonishing 620,000, while reducing the weight of the “book” by 80%. Use the FontBook app to look up and view fonts by typeface name, type classification, designer name, foundry name, year of publication, or by similarity of design. Now typophiles can browse and compare typefaces on-the-go, at the swipe of a finger.

https://www.fontfont.com/

This version offers a canvas size true to the iPad at 768×1024. In addition to that most of the graphical elements are provided in vector format allowing you lots of room to scale things up for high resolution presentations. This version is also layered in PhotoShop making it easier for you to go nuts with your mockups and client presentations!
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TuneUp is a great application for Mac and Windows that helps to clean and maintain neat iTunes libraries by searching for missing or inaccurate ID3 tags in mp3 files.
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• Fixes mislabeled song info (track 01 & unknown artist)
• Removes duplicate songs
• Fills in missing album cover art
• Gets concert alerts, music videos, artist bios & more

http://www.tuneupmedia.com/

These days, even a slight comparison between HTML5 and Flash gets designers excited. There is always someone who joins in with the question: “Will Flash survive?”
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I’ve heard this being asked so many times now that I prefer to remain silent. “Let them argue,” I think to myself as my friends – web developers by trade – start one of their heated debates that invariably end with “We’ll see who’s right in a few years.” Quite so.
http://www.cssreflex.com/2011/04/html5-versus-flash-why-flash-will-endure.html

We, members of the design community, are on an ongoing quest for knowledge and learning opportunities—anything we can find to enhance our skills and share the precious pearls of wisdom we’ve held close to our hearts.
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Given that most of us are where we are because of the shared advice we’ve managed to accumulate along the way, tips like these can be powerful tools for facilitating professional growth, which we all strive to achieve. And it helps the community to grow and improve. Thus, they should be not greedily hoarded, but rather openly shared.
http://designinformer.com/the-design-community-offers-its-favorite-bits-of-advice/

With the increasing demand for unique mid-screen devices, it is becoming an even more arduous task to keep all of the device resolutions and screen sizes straight. So Punchcut has packaged up their Toolset For Managing Screen Resolutions, that help them stay current and they are offering it for download.
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Facebook, with more than 500 million active users, presents an excellent marketing opportunity for freelancers. Assuming your target clients are active Facebook users, you can easily find new prospects in this social network.
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Benefits of a Facebook Page
Facebook pages are indexed and findable through Google and other search engines. Especially if you’re targeting a highly competitive keyword, having an optimized Facebook page may be the best way to rank highly in the search engines.
http://freelancefolder.com/how-to-use-a-facebook-fan-page-to-promote-your-freelance-business/

Ego gives you one central—and lovely—location to check web statistics that matter to you. You can quickly view the number of visits to your website (including daily, hourly and monthly numbers), feed subscription totals and changes, how many people are following you on Twitter and more.
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