Design

Free iOS 9.3 iPhone UI Kit for Illustrator and Sketch

The most complete, most up-to-date, most accurate, and most thoughtfully structured iOS 9 UI kit available for Illustrator and Sketch. Absolutely free!

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More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Apple’s Spotlight Location Icons

An in-depth look at Apple’s Spotlight and Maps icons along with an examination of the breadth and harmony of the set.

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iOS 8 Illustrator Vector UI Kit Update

A review of some of the subtle changes between iOS 7 and iOS 8, along with a free download for an iOS 8 Illustrator vector UI kit for iPhone and iPad.

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Free iOS 7 Illustrator Vector UI Kit for iPhone and iPad

Information on why we continue to use Illustrator for mobile mockups, with a free link to download an iOS 7 Illustrator vector UI kit for iPhone and iPad.

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The Android Experiment, Part 5: Google Now, Default Apps, Photos and the Android App Launcher

Part five in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android reviews Google Now, default apps, photos and the Android App Launcher.

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The Psychology of Waiting, Loading Animations, and Facebook

A review of how users respond to active and passive waiting, along with a story of how Facebook adjusted their loading animation to offload blame to the operating system.

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The Android Experiment, Part 4: Music, Hangouts, Multitasking and Widgets

Part four in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android looks at music, Hangouts, multitasking and widgets.

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The Android Experiment, Part 3: Speech-to-Text, Calendars, Typing and Sounds

Part three in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android reviews speech-to-text, calendar issues, typing and device sounds.

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The Android Experiment, Part 2: Hardware, Messaging, Apps and Notifications

Part two in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android focuses on the device capabilities of the HTC First, text messaging, a few missing Android apps and notifications.

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The Android Experiment, Part 1: An Introduction

The first installment of a six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android from the perspective of a mobile app designer. Part one is an introduction to what inspired Mercury art director, Jessi Juart to switch to Android and her mission to choose the right Android phone for her experiment.

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