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Entries in Design (13)

Interior Design on your iPad with Living Room

Living Room screenshot.jpg

This looks interesting.  Living Room from Helix Coding is an Interior Design app designed specifically for the iPad. It has a nice looking interface and some useful features.  

Here is the app description from the site:

LivingRoom for iPad gives you the tools to plan and design your space — from the floor plan to laying out furniture to choosing materials. Pick from a large library of objects to place in your rooms, keep notes for each project, even add custom textures from your photo library! LivingRoom for iPad lets you see, touch, and share your design ideas.

With key features like auto-save, a good range of objects in the built-in library, customisable textures for all objects in your design, the ability to save the design to your Photo Library or email it to someone as a PDF and integrated Notes for each project, it looks like a great little app for running up room layouts or designs on the move.

The developers seem quite responsive to user requests too with the app having recently been updated to version 1.1 to incorporate a lot of requested improvements.

Living Room is available in the App Store for £2.99 ($4.99).  Check out the demo video below for more of an idea of what the app can do, and if you try it out, as always, let us know what you think in the comments below.

Developing for the iPad? Omnigraffle Stencils for Free

We're not sure why, but this makes us want to develop an app for the iPad just so we can play with these stencils in Omnigraffle.  iA (InformationArchitects) are giving them away free in a bundle that you can use to mock up designs for apps on the iPad.  As an added bonus, "the text is fully editable on the lists, title bars, buttons, and scroll wheels", so you can overlay your own text on those elements, nice.  Check out the site and download the set here.

Apple design. The journey so far

Anatomy of Apple Design from Transparent House on Vimeo.

Though there are some glaring omissions in this gorgeous CGI production, you can't help but be captivated by the design journey that Apple have taken us on over the last 34 years. This has left us wondering what the Apple computers of 2044 might look like. Neural implants perhaps? (via: www.stylecowboys.nl)

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