Patatap: a New Portable Animation and Sound App for Making Musical Graphics Anywhere

Curator: Leta Sobierajski
date: July 11, 2014
Categories: Design in Music, Entertainment Design, Experience Design
Tags: App, Design, mobile, music, user experience
Patatap is a portable animation and sound kit created by Jono Brandel and Lullatone. The concept is incredibly simple: press a key on your keyboard, and a colorful animation appears on your screen. There are different color palettes, each with their own unique set of sounds, that resemble a visual drum pad with versatile melodies and colorful geometric graphics. Even better, Patatapis now an iOS app, so you can create music even if you aren’t at your computer.

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User Experience: Learning From The Masters

Curator: Joey Cofone
date: December 21, 2013
Categories: Experience Design, Motion Graphics
Tags: joey cofone, UI/UX, user experience, user interface
Web UI/UX is in its infancy—but there’s another industry that has been doing this stuff for decades: video games.

I grew up playing Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation—you name it. As I grew older (and leveled up), so did they. Low-res sprites became high-poly 3-D models; 3:4 aspect ratio turned into 16:9; mono and stereo evolved into Dolby Surround Sound 5.1. As the technology developed, so did their presentations.
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Paper: FiftyThree

Curator: Jenny Lam
date: June 27, 2013
Categories: Experience Design, Illustration
Tags: apps, ipad, tools, user experience
Paper by FiftyThree is a well-executed app designed specifically for touch interface so that you can capture ideas, sketches and drawings on your iPad.
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