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Webinar with Frank Yoo - Director of UX Design at Lyft

Hey guys! I attended a webinar hosted by User Testing with Lyft’s Frank Yoo, head of UX & Product design at Lyft. He revealed some of Lyft’s secrets about their process and I’m here to give you the cliff notes! Side Note: User Testing has AMAZING

UX in the context of Industrial Design

If you’re a designer of any kind, you probably know by now that designing with empathy, making things intuitive, and creating a form that follows function are foundational practices of design. All of this encompasses a good User Experience (UX) a

3 Differences - Apple's HIG vs Google's Material Design Standards

#1 Depth of Field vs Material  “The fundamentals of light, surface, and movement are key to conveying how objects move, interact, and exist in space and in relation to each other. Realistic lighting shows seams, divides space, and indicates moving

LCD UI Prototyping in Photoshop

One of our current projects has a requirement for a small screen to display some data to the user. In order to down-select which of the sourced screens to use, we’ve had to look at a few characteristics including cost, energy consumption, screen

Nectar at AT&T ioT Hackathon

IoT Hackathon hosted by Traction Labs at The Vine – Irvine, CA The Nectar UX team participated in an IoT hackathon event at The Vine in Irvine, CA. The team came with an open mind and an excited spirit and met many amazing people. We had 12 hours to

Nectar Develops Award Winning Products Using SolidWorks

Using SolidWorks software, Nectar can more efficiently execute the collaborative, multidisciplinary development process that has become the trademark of its success. Saravis says the firm develops products five to 10 times faster with SolidWorks

Successful Strategic Partnership – Microchip & Nectar Product Development team up for unbeatable product offering

Nectar Product Development is an authorized Design Partner for Microchip located in Southern California. Nectar brings a breadth of knowledge to Microchip's Design Partner network, specializing in user experience, industrial design, mechanical and

Designing For Change: Darren Saravis at the Duncan Anderson Lecture Series

  IDSA LA Presents a Duncan Anderson Lecture featuring Nectar's Darren Saravis Thursday, October 4th, 7:00 – 9:30pm In the Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach Over the last few years Darren’s company,

Nectar Wins Four Bronze 2012 IDEA Awards

Nature-emulating Pure Rain product line recognized for design excellence LONG BEACH, Calif., July 2, 2012 — Today Nectar received four Bronze IDEA awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) for its revolutionary Pure Rain garden

Darren Saravis at TEDxSoCal

Decked in t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan "I'm a polluter," Nectar CEO Darren Saravis appeared at TEDxSoCal to present his vision for the one-of-a-kind SolarFlora, a solar-paneled sculpture that melds public art with renewable energy for the