Traces is the world's first immersive messaging app - letting you send video, pictures and music to specific locations. Photo credit: Ljudmilla Socci

New messaging app, Traces, adds meaning through context to enhance feelings of wellbeing, trust and empathy

It’s something we intuitively know to be true and now research has proven it: social media and mobiles are making us less happy and more anxious. “Our research shows that people rate content received through Traces as better and more meaningful than the same content received through conventional messaging apps. It also increases their sense […]
Nickelodeon debuts new web design

Nickelodeon redesigns web site offering edge-to-edge design and new short-form digital series

Nickelodeon today officially launched its newly redesigned web site that takes its creative inspiration from the network’s Emmy Award-winning Nick App, which debuted last year and now has more than 10 million downloads. The new leaves behind conventional long pages and vertical scroll in favor of a unique interface: an edge-to-edge landscape design that fills the screen as […]

Pinterest is courting an audience of professional designers with its latest acquisition

Pinterest is acquiring visual organization tool Icebergs. Pinterest will discontinue the Icebergs service in September, according to Icebergs’ website. Source: Will this make Adobe concerned about building Behance’s network? Or suggest a re-design to their site and community? I think not. Designers will have an opportunity to participate in multiple communities. Let the culture shake […]


UK’s IdeaTap Accelerator offers Commission-free Crowdfunding for Creatives

Arts charity IdeasTap today launched ACCELERATOR, a commission-free crowdfunding platform for creative projects. ACCELERATOR is the brainchild of philanthropist Peter De Haan who has personally donated more than £20 million to charitable causes. In 2008, De Haan founded arts charity IdeasTap in response to the first of the arts funding cuts, to empower young creative […]
Al Roker and Matt Lauer - Sharknado VFX in post

The VFX of Swimming with the Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One

The creative team at The Asylum turns to LightWave 3D software to deliver 99% of the visual effects for the sequel to the Syfy Network’s popular Sharknado franchise With Sharknado becoming a cult hit, it’s no surprise that Sharknado 2:The Second One, would do the same, and, it has been revealed, Sharknado 3 is already […]
Mixamo's animation character library

Unreal Engine Marketplace Adds Free Mixamo Animations

Free, ready-made animations let Unreal Engine developers get their 3D characters moving in minutes Mixamo, Inc announced today that it has made a number of popular animations from its massive animation collection available in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace. These Mixamo animations are optimized for use in Unreal Engine 4.3, are available at no […]

NFL Logo designed in Modo

3D modeling is a game changer for the product design and marketing realm

In the marketing and advertising world, innovative 3D designers and the tools they wield are changing the way brands, both big and small, get their products in front of the eyes of consumers. The shift away from traditional illustration and photography has been a gradual one, but as more companies become clued-in to the power […]
NY Visual Exploration Meetup

NY Visual Exploration Meetup: watch the Maiden Voyage

For the “maiden voyage” on July 30, 2014, Paolo Gaudiano, organizer of this Meetup, will speak about “Visual Exploration: what it means, why it matters, how you can contribute.“ VizWorld will be streaming the meetup, watch it here live or on demand.
What people read on the toilet (Infographic

Screens everywhere: What do people read on the Toilet? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Whether it’s your guilty pleasure, secret hiding place, or where you catch up on your email, if you can carry a screen in your hand, you probably have brought it to “the smallest room in the house”. As to the function of the room, I personally like the Spanish euphemism I learned years ago, “el […]

Storage devices

M&E Opens New Opportunities of Expression, New Headaches

 Media and Entertainment offers new opportunities, venues, and distribution for indie producers, but also needs for massive storage capacity as well. “And that is exactly what we do here. We take the unexplained … and we just safely tuck it away in this super-sized Pandora’s Box.” – Artie, “Warehouse 13, 2009 – 2012,” Universal Cable […]
IDT's world's smallest charger for wearables

IDT Announces World’s Smallest 2-Watt Wireless Power Receiver for Wearable Devices

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) has just announced the world’s smallest 2-watt wireless power receiver and battery charger, delivering leading technology in a compact package ideal for small form factors, including wearable applications. TheIDTP9026 offers a high level of integration and lower external component count than competitive products, enabling designers to minimize board area and bill […]
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design announces Summer discount on Pocket Cinema Camera and releases major camera software update

Blackmagic Design will make this an eventful summer for videographers this summer with these two announcements: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Summer Special: US$495 – Blackmagic Design announced yesterday an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer […]

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