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Date: 2016/12/06

Animation: Jump-through

Recently a call for help caught my eye; asking how to implement a fancy 'getting location' animation on Android: I immediately thought this was a prime candidate for an AnimatedVectorDrawable (AVD hereafter) so set out to demonstrate one way to implement this. Some people asked I did this... so here's a breakdown.

Basic principles for designing voice user interfaces

For more from Cathy Pearl on VUIs, check out her in-person training and her session at the upcoming O'Reilly Design Conference, March 19-22, 2017, in San Francisco. This is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of " Designing Voice User Interfaces," by Cathy Pearl; any cross-reference links to other areas of the book will be unavailable, as this excerpt is part of a larger work.

The Outline

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10x16: a group of designers and artists countdown their top ten favorite albums of the year

19 visual artists countdown their 10 favorite albums of 2016 with reimagined cover art.


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