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The Radar: September 9, 2015

September 9th, 2015 - by Julie Hale - 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.

Digital Privacy

The UN’s new privacy chief, Joseph Cannataci, raises concerns about broken privacy on the Internet and expresses a desire to build a Geneva Convention for the Internet.

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Object Literals in ES6

Read up on some new Javascript features that will keep your code a little shorter.

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iPhone Evolution

In honor of the new iPhone 6s, this article outlines the evolution of technology and features of the iPhone from 2007 to today.

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Typographic Patterns in Emails

If you’re sending email newsletters, then this study is interesting and provides good style defaults for the most aesthetic and readable emails.

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How Long to Read

How Long to Read is a book search engine that helps you find out how long it will take you to read a particular book and provides reading time data that is tailored to you.

Reading Timer

Work/Life Balance

Are you a “geek” who loves technology? For a programmer, the mad pursuit of solutions seems to be in their DNA. It just may be this inner drive—more so than any cracked whip—that drives technology forward, yet also makes them have a hard time putting their work away and finding balance when they are off the clock.

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User Interface Design Patterns

User Interface Design patterns are recurring solutions that solve common design problems. Design patterns are standard reference points for the experienced user interface designer. This gallery of UI patterns is useful for those who want to see how other companies approach certain issues.

UI Patterns

Touchscreen Display

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a 7-inch touchscreen display for only $60.

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Preventing User Mistakes

Learn the important difference between user slips and user mistakes, as well as how to deal with each one.

Avoiding Unconscious Slips  vs  Avoiding Conscious Mistakes