Making waiting at pedestrian crossings more entertaining

Making waiting at pedestrian crossings more entertaining

Since we removed humans from the road crossing process our junctions and traffic lights for pedestrians have become pretty dull. But here’s 2 examples that make the waiting process a little more entertaining. There is a school of thought that…

Drawing Shakespeare on a Surface Pro 3 using Fresh Paint

Drawing Shakespeare on a Surface Pro 3 using Fresh Paint

A few years back, tablet artist Paul Kerkal introduced me to drawing on a tablet. Windows 8 tablets are particularly well suited to this, especially the new Surface Pro 3 which has over 250 levels of pressure sensitivity and Palm…

Creating game audio by Microsoft Soundlab

Creating game audio by Microsoft Soundlab

Microspotting: Inside Soundlab Ever wondered what the connection there might be between a leek and a femur? Perhaps they sound the same when they break? Not one for vegetarians – watch the complete disregard for fruit and vegetables in this…

Most viewed picture of all time?

Most viewed picture of all time?

Photographer Charles O’Rear tells the story behind the Windows XP desktop wallpaper known as, Bliss.

Quick generation of Windows 8 app tile and visual assets

Quick generation of Windows 8 app tile and visual assets

In order to take advantage of the different screen resolutions and pixel densities that your Windows apps will be displayed at, you’ll need to output some of your apps’ bitmap assets at different sizes – this is to factor in…

Sound travels faster than light

Sound travels faster than light

I’ve spoken at a few conferences recently about the use of audio feedback in products. I say products, because this thinking spreads across both physical and digital interactions. One of my arguments for why we should care about audio feedback…

Exploring the Photosynth Technical Preview

Exploring the Photosynth Technical Preview

Photosynth is for me a brilliant piece of software that’s crying out for creative exploration. The latest release is in a technical preview stage and has introduced a few new features such as the walk and the wall and I…

Monochromatic Icon resources for Windows Apps & the Modern UI

Monochromatic Icon resources for Windows Apps & the Modern UI

Creating great icons for apps and web projects is hard. It is a skill that many people take forward to a full time occupation as it not only requires great thought and inspiration, research and dedication but also technical and…