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Design Inspiration – Chrome Addon

UX lovers, love to share Chrome Addon from  http://muz.li/

just add MUZLI to your chrome and get inspiration on the daily bases. Really great application, this is my default page.

muzli, chrome addeon

muzli chrome addon for design inspiration

Digital Sketching Trick

Sharing one of the tricks to do quick digital sketches

1. Sketch IDEA on Paper
2. Take pic of that and send it yourself :)
3. Open this pic with any image editing tool. Just do improvisation.

in Illustrator
- go to OBJECT > TRACE IMAGE

In Photoshop
- go to IMAGE > FILTER

In Flash
- open image and do break a part or trace

drawing tip, trick, sketching

drawing trip

rajeshfish

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Cancel vs Close Button

Projects where we have different UX folks working on different modules, though they try to be consistent but in some scenarios things get block. one of the interesting topic is Close vs Cancel button usage :).

to make it simple

CANCEL 
Cancel to terminate/roll back a process.  Conscious decision from users.
Example – any business form interface is good example.

CLOSE
Close to shut the interface/dialog and leave changes applied
Example – picture viewer or any scenario where application doesn’t have flow/business behavior.

Question
who should come first Cancel/ Close with Save
Depends, as long as  you are taking care of this consistently any pattern is good. I understand there are blogs/articles they claim SAVE to be on left side and CANCEL on right side. But again very difficult to prove which one is current. I would prefer to SAVE go right in business scenarios, this ll make end user think before selecting save just because of left to right flow.

There are application where we can see interface is using Close and Cancel together.
- Cancel – This is to cancel ongoing process
- Close – This is to close open window.

example – CMS ,visual studio TFS, office 365

 

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Dont turn off my life colors – Feeling sad – Paris Attack

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Feeling very sad today, feeling like some one is stealing colors from our life. Completely blocked from last couple of hours. No idea, how can someone think of taking life of others. We all ll die one day, why dont these people ll wait for that.

I think now we should erase these folks from our Canvas.

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Dance with me – Mere Humsafar 2

I was just listening one of the bollywood songs from Fanna movie, start visualizing Mere Humsafar theme here … Dance is one of the most beautiful way of expressing feelings, emotions…

Love to say thanks to Fresh Paint tool on Windows , great application to do quick freehand sketches with mouse

dance is life

dance is life

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Mere Humsafar! (my partner)

 

sharing quick sketch which i did while attending one of the meetings :). Fresh Paint is really one of the best app to do free hand sketch.

mere humsafar

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Projector Comparison – Benq 1070 vs Optoma HD26 vs Epson 2040/2045

Friends, I know most of us are searching this topic on net to get answer which one is the best project in market. Yes :), more we go through reviews … we start getting confuse. Same happened with me and I spent around 1.5 month reading blogs and reviews.

Finally i have got all three top projectors and tested it personally. while doing this i called group of friends in different groups to have their different views. Really it was interesting to compare all three top projectors and have different eyes. Let me share review comments here, ll try to be very crisp and practical.

For reviews – visit
http://www.projectorcentral.com/
www.projectorreviews.com

BENQ W1070 (DLP) – For Movies

Pros
-  This is the best for Movies
-   Great clarity, Great color, Easy to use
-  Superb black level
-  works great with Short distance. for more details please use calculator to http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ-W1070-projection-calculator.htm

Cons
-  not great for still images, contrast and color rendering is more suitable for movies
-  heating :), bit more compare to below two

Go for it
- for movies

OPTOMA HD26 (DLP) – For Contrast

Pros
-  Great contrast and bright
-  Great colors and white levels
-  heating problem lowest compare to other two
-  Less noise compare to others

Cons
-  Corners are not smooth. example – lets say there is one character in scene if we observe in detail, corner of that character is not that smooth.
- Black level need improvement

Go for it
- for contrast and bright LCD feel

EPSON 2030/ 2040 /2045 (3-LCD) – Overall

Pros
-  Great contrast and bright
-  Great colors and white levels
-  good connections
-  2 yrs warranty
-  All rounder, overall good

Cons
-  heating and noise
-  Black level is not great

Go for it
- For LCD Feel, 2 yrs Warranty.
- For brand and being safe

Finally I have decide to go with Epson 2045 latest one, because of 2yrs warranty and overall good performance. In market epson 2040 and 2045 is available.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epson-PowerLite_Home_Cinema_2040.htm

Friends, BestBuy is giving great offer better than any of the sites. On BESTBUY price is $849 and there is $200 off with gift card.
www.bestbuy.com/site/epson-home-cinema-2045-lcd-projector-white/4336102.p?id=1219732455313&skuId=4336102

sharing some of the pics captured with Canon 7D + Tamron 17-22 / 2.8.

Epson - Home Cinema 2045

Epson – Home Cinema 2045 LCD Projector

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Windows 10 Icon – Segoe Font Package

Great repository of Win 10 icons from Segoe Font family

1. Segoe family should have in system

2. now JUST copy and paste “ICON” from - http://modernicons.io/segoe-mdl2/cheatsheet/  here

3. make sure font is selected as – “SEGOE MDL2″

some more links - https://icons8.com/

Segoe Font Win10 Icon set

Window 10 Icon

Drawing with alphabets

From Facebook I have got to see this exceptional video, great ways to learn drawing