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LABB – Loopless and Buckleless Band

LABB – Loopless and Buckleless Band

With the technology capacity these days, it’s just amazing the things people can make and create. Some of them are reinventing the wheel of really simple things but somehow can enhance your daily life. We are taking a look at the work from Layer, a industrial design agency based in London, UK. They are leading their work across strategy, industrial design and UX/UI. And let’s take at their project about a minimal Apple Watch band called LABB (Loopless and Buckleless Band) that doesn’t come together like your typical watch band. In their words, it’s an injection-moulded strap and its design is based on an innovative, self-gripping fixing system in which the two halves of the strap intuitively connect along their entire surface, negating the need for additional buckles and loops. Would you wear one? I would intrigued to try one of these! LABB re-thinks a long-established typology to provide a new, simple and engaging approach to functionality for future generations of smart products.   More Information: http://layerdesign.com/projects/labb/.

Weekly Apps: Etsy, Starbucks, Google I/O and more

Weekly Apps: Etsy, Starbucks, Google I/O and more

Today is all about Apple Watch! Well, almost, because we are also featuring the Android app for Google I/O 2015, it's total Material Design. So I hope you guys enjoy these apps and all the whole selection, and stay tuned for the next week! You can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter twitter.com/FabianoMe and include #abdz_apps in the message. Google I/O 2015 - events.google.com/io2015 The official Google I/O 2015 app was built to be your co-pilot to navigate the conference, whether you’re attending in-person or remotely. Etsy - etsy.com/mobile Shop our global marketplace of handmade, vintage and creative goods. Browse, search, or be surprised: The Etsy app gives you many ways to discover one-of-a-kind goods. Yahoo Weather - yahoo.com Prepare for your day with the most accurate hourly, 5-day, and 10-day forecasts. Stunning Flickr photos match your location, time of day, and current conditions. Emergency by American Red Cross - redcross.org Help keep your family safe in severe weather, man made/natural hazards with Emergency by the American Red Cross.Starbucks - cmcm.com The World's Smallest Booster Helps Boost Your Phone with ONE Tap!

My Week with the Apple Watch

My Week with the Apple Watch

I had the chance to try the new Apple Watch for about a week now and I would like to share my experience with you on Abduzeedo. In this review, I'll share with you my UX experience, and also some of its features. Model I was using: 38mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Band Sport More Info: http://store.apple.com/us/buy-watch/apple-watch-sport?product=MJ2X2LL/A… Context: To put you in a situation, I am a full-time Dad and also working as a Design Lead. On the whole range of available notifications, I wanted to only receive my texts, Facebook messages, emails and phone calls. User Experience: It's always exciting to try a new "technology" which you know the developers have spent months and months to build and test. At first glance, the interface is very familiar to Apple products, it's really easy to navigate through all the apps. What I liked is the fact that you can "customize" your Apple Watch preferences and create a new interface that reflects your tastes through an app on your iPhone (iPhone 6Plus). I'm sure it was a great challenge to Apple to create an effective interface and especially on a smaller surface. Everything is simple and direct, I think the Apple Watch has a lot of UX movement involved for my use but we adapt pretty quickly. Via Pttrns.com Via Pttrns.com Via Pttrns.com After a week, I noticed that Apple Watch was useful for: • Answering the phone on the road • Answering my texts with the help of Siri, which works well in English and French • Keep a close attention on my "Activity" • Taking pictures with the "timer" I will say that the Apple Watch is great for our small and quick needs during the course of our day but anything that went beyond that, I found myself going back to my iPhone in hand to respond to emails and to do stuff that will be impossible on the Apple Watch. We are still in the first generation of this technology and knowing Apple, we will witness several improvements in the near future. Links More info about the Apple Watch: http://www.apple.com/

Weekly Apps: Calcbot, Due, Bloomberg and more

Weekly Apps: Calcbot, Due, Bloomberg and more

This a special day on the Weekly Apps, we're featuring all apps for the brand new Apple Watch! It's a new category that sometimes will be featured on our series. So I hope you guys enjoy these apps and all the whole selection, and stay tuned for the next week! You can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter twitter.com/FabianoMe and include #abdz_apps in the message. CNN - cnn.com Stay informed with the latest headlines and original stories from around the globe. Follow up-to-the-minute reporting with breaking news alerts and live video.Bloomberg Business - nationalgeographic.com Get comprehensive access to global business and finance news, market data and portfolio tracking tools from the world's most trusted source. Now including Apple Watch features. Ancestry - ancestry.com Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more. With the Ancestry app you can explore your family stories anytime, anywhere. Due - dueapp.com Due remembers all the things that you need so you don't have to.Calcbot - tapbots.com/calcbot Calcbot is an intelligent calculator and unit converter for the rest of us. Featuring an easy-to-read history tape, expression view, intuitive conversion, and much more!