Lyft Launches Open-Source Design Tool

Most of the world’s largest companies protect their patents, data and design tools at all costs. But, as coding and design careers become increasingly coveted in today’s market, more people are interested in mastering (or at least brushing up on) the tools and techniques of the trade. A handful of larger companies have decided to go open-source with some of their internal tools, and Lyft …

Molecular Flipbook

A free, open source 3D animation toolkit designed for and by scientists

Janet Iwasa isn’t the average biochemistry researcher. Frustrated by inadequate drawings representing the work she and her fellow scientists were doing, she felt there was a better way. Though she had no background in art or animation, Iwasa saw the toolset as a means to better create more accurate renderings for scientists and lay people alike. The only drawback was the complexity of the software …

Context Mock-Ups

A million lines of code, an air pollution vacuum, NIGO for Uniqlo UT and more in our weekly look at the web

A new application launched by LiveSurface designer Joshua Distler, Context allows creators an opportunity to see renderings on new or in-development concepts—in real time. Design a pattern and see it immediately applied to an object of your choice, from cups to buttons and banners. This technology accounts for shadows, angles and reflections, while clipping out the process of exporting a flat design first, and ultimately …