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http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Lottie.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Animations make an application more fun and engaging. For most apps, animation is an afterthought. Developers are concerned with getting the functionality right, and designers have enough work to do simply getting icons, text formatting, and page layout correct. There is also the issue of cross-device compatibility. iOS, Android, and web have different ways of doing animation, with no unifying standard–except gifs, and
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Design_Edited_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Just paying attention to clutter in general, makes things a lot better.” Design is more important than ever. There are so many websites being created every day, that it is not enough to differentiate your product with rock solid engineering. Your product has to be beautiful, intuitive, and tested for usability. You don’t want all of the hard work of the product and
“Your product or your website should be so simple and so well designed that even a drunk person could use it.”
Turing School of Software and Design is a seven-month program that teaches software development in Denver.
Steve Kinney is the co-director of academics at Turing School of Software and Design.