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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Dark Sky: Rain Forecaster App

Curator: Scribble Tone
date: November 22, 2012
Categories: Experience Design, Information Design
Tags: App, graphs, mobile, weather
Anyone that’s been to Portland knows it rains a lot. This iOS micro-weather app is especially helpful to us because we like to walk, bike and take advantage of nature, which surrounds us here and is easily accessible.

Dark Sky basically only does two things, but it does them well. First, it graphs out the expected rain intensity for the next hour. You can quickly see when the rain is coming, and how hard it will fall.

Second, it alerts you before the rain comes. You can set the threshold to light, medium or heavy, and an alert will be sent shortly before that threshold is expected to be reached.
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Mattebox: Ben Syverson

Curator: Jonnie Hallman
date: January 26, 2012
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: App, mobile, Photography, UI, ux
I used to be a simple man when it came to iPhonography, typically shooting with the default camera app. Then Ben Syverson came along and introduced Mattebox. I’m still a simple man, but now with a much better camera app.
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Day One: Paul Mayne

Curator: Jonnie Hallman
date: January 23, 2012
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: App, desktop, mobile, UI, ux
Day One is a journaling app for those who don’t have time to maintain a journal. In a matter of seconds, you can write an entry and get back to making awesome stuff.
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