With the latest mobile technology getting more advanced every minute, people have to stay up to date with the newest trends. We are seeing more and more digitally-based design tools with each new smart phone, tablet and other Internet accessing device. Check out some of these 21st Century ideas that are changing design:
This year at NeoCon, QR (Quick Response) Codes were popping up in multiple showrooms, giving onlookers a fast way to scan the code and be brought to a website for more information.
FurnitureLab was showcasing their chair (left) with a large QR code printed on the back. The concept behind the chair is that a person can scan their seat before taking it and receive information from the place it’s located (i.e. school or hotel). Some showrooms were even using QR Codes as art, with a small QR Code at the bottom to scan, of course.
APPS FOR DESIGNERS
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- Moodboard – Add photos, text, color swatches, and special elements to your mood or inspiration boards, then share them with friends and colleagues, anywhere, anytime. Compatible with iPad ($9.99)
- Color RGB – Helps you find the color you need by giving you the Hex Code, RGB, or Hue values for the color. Compatible with iPad ($0.99)
- Palettes Pro – A powerful productivity tool for creating and maintaining unlimited color palettes and schemes. Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad ($5.99)
- Think Ink: Color Unleashed – Create palettes based on colors captured in your photos and your creation of CMYK or RBG values. Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (Free)
- cliqcliq Colors – Create palettes based on colors you like best and quickly convert between RGB, HSB, and CMYK as well as integer and floating point scales. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch & iPad (Free)
- Loupe – Capture color inspirations and create color swatches from your photo library or using the camera to save colors as you find them. Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad ($0.99)