Services are intangible goods that, just like houses or online stores, can be well designed. Because of this intangibility, people are not fully aware of service quality, and often dismiss opportunities for improvement. Service Design is a new way of thinking and provides a lot of benefits to the end user experience when applied to sectors such as banking, transportation, communication and healthcare.
Everybody is talking about this new app from Google called: “Google Web Designer” but is it really a web designer tool? to clarify: Google Web Designer is primarily a tool for creating CSS3 animations on HTML5-based adverts. The company launched the free HTML5 development application at the start of October 2013.
Google Web Designer includes the following features:
- Animation modes
- Illustration tools or you can incorporate HTML tags to reference image files using the Tab tool.
- Dual view screens give you Design view and Code view
- 2D and 3D authoring environment tools
This app allows you to create HTML5-based ad designs and graphics that can be run on any device. Uses HTML5 and CSS3 but focuses on ad design. So for all of you saying “Google Web Designer – Create An HTML5 Site: No Coding Skills Necessary” I’m afraid you’ve got the wrong information 😛
Don’t get fooled by the name. Google Web Designer is no tool for web design. But, if you are an experienced ad designer, Google Web Designer might just be what you’ve been hoping for.
Oops! look what happened when I tried to open a simple html document:
Unable to open file to to the following error: The file was not created in Google Web Designer”
I think that we are in a great era of professional web design because it is growing and going to a better place than before. Sure, some people will use a tool such as Google Web Designer trying to build web sites because this is likely to evolve.. but hope not to a website like this Thanks to: Tweet Source 😀
Recently I have discovered this e-learning website called: Verbling. And when I see something I really like I love to talk about it so I thought it would deserve this post! Verbling is an awesome website that helps you learn or improve a new language by connecting you in timed video chats with other language learners or native speakers.
You have two options in Verbling: You can practice your language skills by joining classes which are provided on-line by native speakers or joining to Groups. Groups are free of charge. When you login to Verbling and choose the Groups section, you can find there groups of people chatting on-line using voice or video connections. I have found groups for learners of English, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, French and Arabic. These groups are organized using Google+ hangouts.
About the classes unfortunately they costs money but for a reasonable cost. You must have a ticket to join the class. You can get a ticket by inviting your friends to Verbling or paying 3 dollars for one lesson. In my opinion the best way to join is paying a monthly fee because you can join unlimited classes. Also you can watch on-line classes free of charge or pay to a tutor for personal classes. But the great thing I find in this website is the cool interaction between participants and teachers. The atmosphere is very friendly and culturally rich so you can learn not only another language but also lots of things about lifestyle and culture from people from other countries, etc.
It’s truly a great way to connect to the world while learning or improving your language skills at home 😉
Lean production is an assembly-line methodology developed originally for Toyota and the manufacturing of automobiles. It is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time production. Many industries, including software development, have adopted the principles of lean production. And these are the 5 Principles of Successful Lean Product Teams that I like the most:
1- Design + Product Management + Development = 1 team
2- Goal-driven & outcome-focused
3- FLOW: think -> make -> check
4- Focus on solving the right problem
5- Research with users
This is awesome: the world’s first 3D printing pen
Yay! Finally my portfolio website has been updated with my latest work. What you will see here is mainly my work as a UI Designer and Accessibility/Usability consultant. Hopefully I will also be uploading my amateur photography work really soon but in the meantime you can see my Photos on Flickr. So here it is my website: www.etnikastudio.com
Another news is that I’m switching from Textmate to Sublime Text which so far it has been great. I have found this tutorial for starters that it’s very helpful. Any thoughts, please share!