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Weekly Top 5 #56 – Validation, Design and FramerJS experiment

One Experiment: Playing with FramerJS

A short blog post I wrote last week on learning to use FramerJS for prototyping. Both Invision and Pixate failed to create the type of animation and interaction I was hoping to experiment. *The demo is a completely rebranded and repurposed interface to protect my client.

One Tool: Validation Board

Business ideas are literally a dime a dozen, they are completely worthless until you can REALY proof they work. This Validation Board can help you walk through the steps you need to take to fully test whether business idea would work.

One Product: No More Tying Shoelaces

I can’t really explain it, but I seem to be pretty bad at tying shoe laces. They are always coming lose and to me, they waste so much time, something like this would make me pretty happy. (Yes, you would be correct to think I’m rather strange).

One Website: Fubiz

Fubiz is not a new website, but it is one of my favourite for visual inspirations. Fully of innovative designs in various mediums, this french website is absolutely packed with truly amazing designs every single day.

One TV Show: Stranger Things

I am without any doubt, a child of 90s movies, I loved movies back then, they have a certain quality and excitement around it that modern movies nor TV shoes just can’t recreate. Until Stranger Things that is, highly recommended

My Week
Hello from Hong Kong!
It has a bit of an exciting week for me, since my last newsletter I’ve had two presentations as part of an interview process and I’m very excited to say, things are looking pretty good. Hopefully I have a bit more interesting news to share next week ūüôā Wish me luck!
[The Good] Might have an interest job very soon
[The Good] Been going to the gym a few times and are enjoying it
[The Bad] Not too much this week, feeling pretty good (despite the heat)

Blog Tech News and Trends

Future Trends for TV

3D TV sucks

I personally don’t see the point of 3D TV. To me, they are more of a fad than functional tool.
First, lets look at the the purpose of a traditional TV: To provide passive entertainment for a number of people, most likely sitting at home during the evening. Most 3D TV sets require user to wear some sort of hideous 3D glasses, so not only will you need to have enough expensive 3D glasses for all your friends and family, you will also need to make sure everyone is sitting within the correct viewing area to experience the 3D-ness. If you have a massive TV and with an even bigger living room, fantastic!
Than there’s the issue of the¬†clumsiness¬†of 3D glasses, what if I’m on the iPad or busy doing something else. I would either have to put on a pair of 3D glasses and look at whatever i’m doing with discomfort or tolerate see doubled images with my eyes.
Finally, lets not forget the most important fact. 3D effects are just not that impressive. Yes we live in the third dimension, but our eyes are only able to process objects infront of us in 2D, our brain figures out what is happening and tell us what’s really happening, Unless you keep on moving your head, you’ll soon forget you are watching something in 3D, which to me renders the whole idea pointless. ¬†Until 3D holographic projects is possible. I don’t see how 3D tv could be of use.
Bonus Moan: Smart TV like the one by Samsung with Gesture Control is not going to work for me either, why? Because what would be easier? Having to sit up right and wave your hands around to find the control you need to change channels? or, click on a few buttons on a remote? Could you imagine siblings fighting over claim gesture control? They would have to shoulder barge each other out of the way, or cover the camera Рwhich i think would ultimately result in the TV being ripped from the wall. I prefer the Nintendo Wii U method, a smart control in your hands that can interact with the TV.