Good design has strong ties to emotion: this is something designers do know and understand. Unfortunately, in a world driven by SEO and the never-ending evolution of web tech, it’s a very easy thing to forget.Our emotional response to design, from its visual aesthetics to the experience it creates, is part physiology, part math and part mystery. That’s also true for our approach to design, and again: it informs more than the aesthetic aspects. Emotion is also present in the best of its structure and strategy.
I’ve arrived back home a few hours ago after a great week in DevWeek 2014. This year DevWeek location was Central Hall in Westminster, London. What a great location for a conference! – the heart of London near a lot of London attractions such as Big Ben for example. The venue itself was spectacular with big to small session rooms and interesting architecture (real architecture not software architecture ).
James Chang, a professor of surgery at Stanford specializing in hand surgery and reconstruction, discovered that the hands on some of Rodin’s sculptures look very similar to the deformed and injured hands he operates on.
This is truly an extremely exciting time, Microsoft is Open Sourcing the C# Compiler (Roslyn). Even without being open source, the new C# (and VB) compiler have had some proven potential. We have seen some exciting things such as semantic merge and powerful plugins for Visual Studio.