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The Radar: April 27, 2016

April 27th, 2016 - by Michelle Mann - Salt Lake City, Utah

Keeping up with design and technology is a lot of work. Luckily, we enjoy wading through the noise just to find the gems of awesomeness sprinkled throughout. The Radar is our gift to you, Current or Potential Client, so that you can enjoy all of the awesome without any of the drudgery. Unwrap it each week, and know that you’re loved by the geeks and pixel-pushers at Objective.

Chameleon

Chameleon is trying to make it easier to create and maintain effective product tutorials. They are working to provide better user onboarding using nudges to prompt users on their next step.

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Bootstrap 4 Cheat Sheet

A reference site for all of your Bootstrap 4 needs.

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Electron-compatible Runtime on top of Gecko

Some people are working on making a runtime for desktop applications that uses Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox. It’s goal is to be compatible with code written for Electron, which currently uses Blink, the rendering engine for Chrome.

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Flag Icons

A collection of all country flags in SVG — plus the CSS for easier integration.

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Microinteractions for App Design

Microinteractions act as facilitators for interactions, with feedback, notifications and instructions. Knowing your users and the context behind microinteractions make them more effective.

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User Experience vs. Customer Experience

Your business needs excellent user experience, but it will fall short if you don’t also have an excellent customer experience. The customer experience goes beyond the user interaction with your product and extends to your organizational structure, customer service, etc.

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The Radar: April 20, 2016

April 20th, 2016 - by Michelle Mann - Salt Lake City, Utah

Keeping up with design and technology is a lot of work. Luckily, we enjoy wading through the noise just to find the gems of awesomeness sprinkled throughout. The Radar is our gift to you, Current or Potential Client, so that you can enjoy all of the awesome without any of the drudgery. Unwrap it each week, and know that you’re loved by the geeks and pixel-pushers at Objective.

Brainstorm Questions

When you begin by brainstorming solutions, you are assuming that you already know the problem. By challenging your initial assumptions you will find the real problem.

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Monod

A react-based markdown editor that works offline, and is encrypted so you can safely share.

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Capital One Resource Management

Cloud Custodian is an open source AWS resource management tool created by Capital One. This tool is a nice way to define policies in an organized manner.

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Interactive Mall Map

An interesting 3d rendering of a mall map which shows all the floors in perspective. Transitions are done with css.

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Redux

State container that leverages immutability to to provide time travel debugging, easy testability, and predictability.

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GoldenLayout

A docker paradigm which creates draggable windows for desktop web apps.

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Designing for Your Mother

Our client’s user base is on the older age spectrum so we did some research about how to design for that demographic.

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The Radar: April 13, 2016

April 13th, 2016 - by Michelle Mann - Salt Lake City, Utah

Keeping up with design and technology is a lot of work. Luckily, we enjoy wading through the noise just to find the gems of awesomeness sprinkled throughout. The Radar is our gift to you, Current or Potential Client, so that you can enjoy all of the awesome without any of the drudgery. Unwrap it each week, and know that you’re loved by the geeks and pixel-pushers at Objective.

1Clipboard

Universal clipboard management across devices… finally!

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Hacker Lexicon

After the San Bernardino hack, it was reported that a “gray hat hacker” saved the day. Learn the difference between white-, gray-, and black-hat hackers.

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Super Markup Man

An upcoming game that teaches html by making the user order the tags correctly.

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Ruby Enumerable Module

The Enumerable module in Ruby is powerful, and understanding it can help you understand everyday Ruby code better. This post explains what it is, how it is used, and how you can use it.

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Martanne/Vis

A text editor that re-creates a lot, but intentionally not all of, the behavior of Vim.

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Interactive Infographs

These interactive, multi-media sites make sure to deliver information in an engaging learning style.

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The Radar: April 6, 2016

April 6th, 2016 - by Michelle Mann - Salt Lake City, Utah

Keeping up with design and technology is a lot of work. Luckily, we enjoy wading through the noise just to find the gems of awesomeness sprinkled throughout. The Radar is our gift to you, Current or Potential Client, so that you can enjoy all of the awesome without any of the drudgery. Unwrap it each week, and know that you’re loved by the geeks and pixel-pushers at Objective.

The User’s Journey

Knowing what a user is doing is much more meaningful if we also know why they are doing it. This article explores an approach to uncovering the why, and what we can do about it.

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Anything is Possible, but Nothing is Free

Nearly everything is possible in the world of software development, but everything has a cost. The simplest approach is to come to the table with what you would like, and what you’re willing to pay to have it.

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The New Minimalism

Interesting take on what minimalism is in modern times. The new minimalism is about being selective on the stories that your environment tells. It is a direct response to mass consumerism.

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A World Where Everyone Has a Robot

Everyone in 2040 will have a robot, and other crazy things that may be common in 2040. Just like our grandparents couldn’t even imagine the world which we live in today, we will have a similar feeling in the next 20 years of accelerated progression.

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GSX2JSON

This tool plugs in your Google spreadsheet and provides a simple, readable JSON.

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Holus

The world’s first interactive, tabletop holographic display. This platform converts any digital content from your phone or tablet into a 3D experience.

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The Radar: March 30, 2016

March 30th, 2016 - by Michelle Mann - Salt Lake City, Utah

Keeping up with design and technology is a lot of work. Luckily, we enjoy wading through the noise just to find the gems of awesomeness sprinkled throughout. The Radar is our gift to you, Current or Potential Client, so that you can enjoy all of the awesome without any of the drudgery. Unwrap it each week, and know that you’re loved by the geeks and pixel-pushers at Objective.

How Trashing Others Holds You Back

Change your thoughts of how you dislike someone, to how you can learn from them.

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Google’s Latest Mobile Search Algorithm

If you’re site is still not mobile-friendly, you had better revamp it and quick. Google’s algorithm now increases the penalty for not having a mobile-friendly site.

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Grunt Unused

A Grunt task to check for unused files (jpg, png, css, js etc) in project files and output them to the console.

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Sneakpeekit

These have been around a while, but they are nice templates for quick sketching of ideas for web and phone UI.

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React Native Desktop

React Native Desktop is a way to use react native to build desktop apps.

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Amok

Amok makes changes show up in the web browser as you write them. No more reloading, this automatically inserts your changes.

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UX Design: Bottom Navigation

This article highlights the most effective ways to implement bottom navigation for your mobile design.

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