Posts categorized: Litehouse

JavaScript and its transformation

Litehouse, UI / UX, UI Development /

When JavaScript first appeared many programmers dismissed it as just another framework for verifying the data in the form or integrating annoying popup windows, they failed to foresee it as a strong foundation that would one day dominate the entire web world. Those who perceived its value and adored its new features like lambdas and functions as first-class objects brought JavaScript into mainstream.

Visual Design and Working Memory

Litehouse, UI / UX, UX Design, Visual Design /

A great design doesn’t imply glitzy colors or eye catching icons, but it’s about being simple, effective and reducing cognitive load. So what’s cognitive load? – It refers to the total amount of mental effort being used in the working memory. The working memory is where we learn, where we calculate, where we reason and it’s what we use when we’re using any application. Working memory processes information that’s stored momentarily in our short term memory and more perpetually in our long-term memory.

Bridging the Gap between Design & Development

Developers and designers have very varied roles in the creation of a product. While Designers are completely engrossed with things like graphics and interface features like color schemes, web developers are into behind-the-scenes stuff that makes the product work — basically developing codes. Hence it’s obvious that designers and developers have a disconnect and exchange of information occurs when the designs are shared, bridging the gap can help in cohesively building the product.

Designing Voice user experience

Customer Experience, Litehouse, UX Design /

Technology advancements and emergence of cloud computing, virtualization, and GPU acceleration have made voice user interfaces a reality. The experience landscape is set to transform from taps and clicks to screen less experiences like the Voice User Interfaces. Research from Gartner indicates that 30% of interactions with technologies is set to be done by means of voice in 2018. Brands are relying more on voice interfaces which have no display or a tactile interface. The advance interfaces are beyond the limitations of swipes, taps, and clicks. The new wave of voice user interface design is based on conversation and is on the cusp of becoming mainstream.

What’s new in Angular 5 – Key Features to Watch Out For!

Angular is the most popular open-source web framework that simplifies the development of web applications. Web developers can build unique and advanced web applications using various front-end frameworks that support AngularJS. Web developers can build dynamic, single page web apps (SPAs) using Angular as it supports the Model View Controller (MVC) programming structure.

Weaving Narratives Across Dimensions: An Origin Story

Litehouse, People & Culture /

Becoming a Narrative Artist

Artists, whether they’re aware of it or not, have origin stories: a psycho-analyzable fear or frustration or insecurity that explains why their work is the way it is. Mine just so happens to be a lifelong deep-seated feeling of being misunderstood, a constant gnawing sense of living on an alien planet, trying to convincingly blend in and not be discovered.

How do user stories influence design?

Litehouse, UX Design, Visual Design /

Stories are an effective way to capture user interests, they offer extensive information and represents user goals that are to be achieved. User stories are used to articulate the user’s perspective by enhancing their creativity and imagination. Designs influenced by user stories help the user to engage with the design effectively and the impact on the user is massive. Stories are a vivid way of delivering a message subtly.

Landscape and Etching Painting-My passion for Art

Litehouse, People & Culture /

Nature and landscapes have been the predominant themes for artworks. Artists get inspired with landscapes and capture the beauty of nature by sketching and painting mountains, trees, rivers and more as these are incessant source of inspiration. Even for modern artists nature remains to be an inspiration and its complexity is what motivates them. A few artists precisely replicate the beauty and transpose it into a completely new medium like canvas or a wall; while a few of them manipulate the existing view and then turn it into their own art.

Traveling – My passion for exploring novel experiences!

Litehouse, People & Culture /

The famous quote by St. Augustine explains “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” Travelling has given me great experiences and memories that make me immensely happy. When life gets stressful (or really busy), I believe travelling brings back a sort of balance in everyone’s life. Stepping out of the comfort zone, encountering the unexpected and experiencing varied cultures, is the beauty of travel. Travelling has progressed towards becoming a fundamental aspect of our lives. Since I have a partner who enjoys travelling as much as I do, it makes most of our holidays perfect.

How are SVGs important for Front End Development?

Litehouse, UI / UX, UI Development /

All of us live in the age of pixels. We want everything to be visually appealing but at the same time we need to ensure the image sizes are down for performance. As a developer I believe there is only one way to achieve this and that’s  through – SVG. Scalable Vector Graphic looks clean for all screen resolutions, they are very small size files which are editable and can be modified effortlessly.