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Johnathan Yesson26,597Complete Circle Of Google Employee'sAdd this circle if you want to connect with the lovely people who work at our beloved Google.I have curated this circle personally and it list's ONLY Google staff.I personally LOVE Google in it's many forms and I think the people behind the scenes deserve some appreciation, so if your reading this follow these steps if you agree:1.) +1 2.) Comment3.) RE-SHARE4.) Add people***************************************************************The following people are some of my favourite G+'ers and I'd love them to re-share this circle if they would be so kind:+Christine DeGraff +Tancredi Matranga  +Vladimir Samsonov +Ludovic Moreeuw  +CircleCount +Edith Kukla +Miguel Almeida Sharing  +Michael Q Todd +Amanda Blain +Mikhail Petrovsky +Daniel Mihai Popescu  +Gorka Ortiz  +Erik Barrett  +Cristian Bianchi +Hoang Duong  +AyJay Schibig  +2014-04-16 12:59:42501214CC G+
Gustavo Franco1,547I've started an experiment with my Google+ account disabling this circle (Googlers and Xooglers) from showing up on my home stream. I'll see how it will look like without my coworkers and former coworkers.In case you are wondering how to adjust and even disable the posts from a circle showing up in your home stream, read:https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1269165?hl=enI've moved the circle to be the 1st on my bar though so I still can easily peak at what folks are saying.  In case you are wondering how to do that, read:https://plus.google.com/113895942978964425455/posts/igWgAhX22qM2014-02-15 23:38:47324301CC G+
Scott Buehler69,427Web Designers of Google+ - These are people that came up in my searches for web design on Google Plus. I'm sure this group has people that may not be actual designers but are people interested in design but nonetheless, I gave it a good effort.Keeping the community aspect alive. Get to know these people.This is a one time release. If you are a designer but I missed you, just leave a comment for others to find you. Rock on Google+Scott's New Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/115253059523607863437 #webdesign   #webdesigner   #circleshare  2014-02-09 22:54:294548832CC G+
Custom Button Co.119People on Plus to Network with for feeding your Graphic Design NeedsSo we've been carefully curating the best designers, pages, and communities to procure the best logo designs for your business and more.If we were to fill up promotional space on buttons, business cards and other ideas, these are the people we'd look to for inspiration:Some of whom we've recently mentioned in our blog posts+Jake Dugard +Daniel Coelho - Graphic Design +Karl Gookey - Graphic Designer +Aylin Hakova Graphic Design +Chris Metzner Graphic Designer +F5 Graphic Design  #business   #graphicdesigners   #sharedcircles   #customdesign   #custombuttons  2013-12-12 22:00:23169002CC G+
Ramón Sansone López0Awsome #sharedcircle #bestengagersComment, Do +1 and share it, you'll belong to one of my best #sharedcircles 2013-09-05 06:26:23501003CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN's Designers, Graphic Artists, And General Artists ListWant some art in your life? Follow this circle of designers, graphic artists, and general artists. Know someone not on this circle who should be? Let us know!2013-06-21 01:12:47124124CC G+
Rob Miller292+Bill Haggerty, Bill, if you're enjoying using Google+, add this circle. It's all people and sites that discuss Android. 2013-03-04 14:35:29115403CC G+
Antony Jackson4,488Circles of Googlers - Part 4 of 4Second Googler Circle share today - as always a great bunch of people to have in your circles(Same disclaimer - Although I tried to make sure that everyone did actually work at Google, and have tried to update the circle as people have occasionally moved on, I make no claims that everyone is a verified Google employee.)#circlethegooglers #googlehrthoughttheywereprettydamngood #sharedcircles2013-01-25 16:54:30494200CC G+
Vago Damitio8,775Mixed Creative Tech Social CircleCreative Circle 1 of 11I am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better! I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-13 00:16:04150101CC G+
David Carver401Alright, thought I'd share my "Everyday" circle.  This contains people that use G+ frequently.  It is has a wide variety of topics, and content.  It is a grab bag full of posts and people I find interesting.  Some post pretty frequently, others post less often.Topics cover tech, video games, food and drink, beer, adult material, and much more.  Many people here have graduated from my "Following" circle to my "Everyday" circle, which is my top circle.  If you are here.  Congrats.  You only have down wards to go. :)2012-11-19 21:46:36157404CC G+
Bill Ramseyer0NEXUS 7 SHARED CIRCLE. (3 OF 3) ADD IT TO YOUR NEXUS 7 CIRCLE PUT YOUR NAME HERE IF YOU WANT ADDED. YOU CAN ONLY SHARE 500 PEOPLE AT A TIME SO I HAVE 3 NEXUS 7 CIRCLES. IF YOUR IN THIS CIRCLE BY MISTAKE PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I WILL REMOVE YOU.#sharedcircles #SHAREDCIRCLE #NEXUS7 #NEXUS7CIRCLE #nexus7circleshare #nexus7sharedcircle #ANDROID #ANDROIDFANS 2012-11-15 04:50:26192215CC G+
AJ Durling0This is a bonus circle, and is actually pretty much where I started when I was creating my first circles - Top 500 PlussersIt is the people with the highest number of users - and is actually now only 308 people. When I first collected the Top 500 Plussers on Google+, I spend a lot of time weeding out the people whose posts in which I didn't particularly have an interest (e.g. almost all of the photographers - nothing against people who post photos to G+, it's just me: this is Google+, not Flickr; people who only ever promote themselves - so quite a lot of the pop musicians). The list that is left are people who, I think, actually contribute to the stream. You may find some surprising choices (Dolly Parton?! Actually, yes!). But I hope you enjoy it.I've kept the name Top 500 even though it is a lot fewer than 500. I like the irony... #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #celebrity   #topcircles  2012-10-19 15:06:56307302CC G+
AJ Durling04) The fourth of today's circle shares - Google+ EmployeesA moment ago a shared a circle of people who work for Google. Out of those, these are the people who a special to Google+If you like it, share it; if you don't, ignore it. #Google   #googleemployees   #googleplus   #googleplusemployees   #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2012-10-19 15:03:1487000CC G+
AJ Durling03) Third out of the circles I thought I might share today - Google EmployeesThis is a small list of people who work for Google (at least, I think they do... please correct me if I'm wrong!) and post interesting stuff. It includes (and is, in fact, predominantly) a selection of Google+ employees - I will be sharing just those employees in their own, special circle in just a minute.If you like this, share it; if you don't, ignore it. #Google   #googleemployees   #googleplus   #googleplusemployees   #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2012-10-19 15:02:39117000CC G+
AJ Durling02) Second on my list of circles to share - Android NewsPerhaps of more directly relevant interest to the mobile Plussers amongst us, this is a collection of predominantly company pages, but with some notable personal accounts, distributing interesting, breaking or otherwise mainstream-overlooked Android news, tips, tricks and discussions.If you like it, share it. If you don't, ignore itNotable mentions: +Shane Cloherty +Garnie Bolling +Todd Bailey +Justin Ellenbecker +Martijn van der Meulen +Ravi Patel +Tom Brander +Android Headlines +MIUI ROM +Droidaphile +Android Central +Android Newbies +Android Developers +Samsung Mobile USA +xda-developers +Android Community +Android Authority +RootzWiki 2012-10-19 15:01:2547204CC G+
Andrew Jackson0So it's a Friday thing.. here's a few Android folks I follow#sharedcircles   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #followfriday   #ff  2012-10-05 14:28:01501104CC G+
Cliff Wade7,287It's time for some #FollowFriday  and to start the day off, I'm going to share nearly 500 Android users from one of several Android circles that I have.You really need to circle them all!!2012-09-28 04:26:11489527CC G+
Hillel Fuld31,879Circle These Awesome Tech Folks!I am always looking for interesting people to circle here so if you have any suggestions for people or circles, leave em in the comments below. Meanwhile, enjoy this circle I created over a few months!2012-08-26 11:10:211778211CC G+
Jason Bauman3,359Here is my "Circle of Awesome" (Patented!).  Basically, I first grabbed all the people who's posts I enjoyed reading.  I added a few celebrities because I enjoy seeing +Wil Wheaton 's rants fill my stream with their epic rage.  I also added people who've commented on my posts frequently with useful content, or who I've had interesting discussions with on other members walls.I have around 900 people circled in total (I know, I need to find more) but these are the creme of my crop.  2012-07-25 17:12:0235304CC G+
Alex Maxham099 most relevantHere are my 99 most relevant people on Google+. These people are great and make Google+ a truly amazing community. Without their interaction over the past year, Google+ would have just been another social network. To me, Google+ is much more than a social network. It is a part of my life. Thank you all, for being you.Share your Circle of your 99 most relevant people. Click on the Circles navigation button on the left. Select 'Your circles' if not already selected. Select 'Relevance' if not already selected. Drag and drop the top 99 into a new Circle. Share, share, share!2012-07-23 23:21:1199304CC G+
Thomas Power29,643to follow the Google I/O 2012 event over the next few days please use/share this Circle. This event is critical to the development of your knowledge of the Google+ ecosystem and most importantly the G+API.2012-06-27 06:15:011945610CC G+
Scott Knaster5,498version 4 update: Shared circle of Google I/O speakersIf you've already added the previous version of this shared circle, just add +Rich Hyndman and you'll be up to date. That's the only change in this version.Whether you're coming to San Francisco for Google I/O or participating online, there are many ways to keep up. Here's another: follow the I/O speakers by adding this shared circle. #io12  2012-06-27 03:51:201963176CC G+
Christian Kurzke (cnkurzke)8,673WOW, #io12  has not even started yet, and +Google+ is already on fire!If you guys try to stay on top of what's going on here, I'd like to share who I have on "speed dial" here in my "Movers and Shakers" circle.Most of them are Googlers, some of them are speakers, others are helping making stuff happen behind the scenes.All around, a great group of people to follow if you're here at Google IO, or if you're watching and following from home.Remember, most sessions are LIVE broadcast, all other sessions are recorded and available later!Let's ROCK THIS TOWN!(yeah, and follow me for my whacky music selection i'll share with you throughout the week... ;) )2012-06-26 19:22:093147411CC G+
Mano Marks0I'm getting really excited about Google I/O. We have a full set of +Google Maps API sessions. My session in on Wednesday, and will be live streamed. Of course all sessions will be recorded and posted. Here's a shared circle, started by +Scott Knaster of #io12  speakers.2012-06-26 16:39:05194247CC G+
Scott Knaster5,466version 3 update: Shared circle of Google I/O speakersv3: added one +Robert Pufky , removed another +Robert Pufky  (apologies to both), added +Ali Afshar .Whether you're coming to San Francisco for Google I/O or participating online, there are many ways to keep up. Here's another: follow the I/O speakers by adding this shared circle. #io12  2012-06-26 16:01:541951124CC G+
Scott Knaster5,435version 2 update: Shared circle of Google I/O speakersv2: added +Daniel Hermes , removed +danny hermes (apologies to both)Whether you're coming to San Francisco for Google I/O or participating online, there are many ways to keep up. Here's another: follow the I/O speakers by adding this shared circle. #io12  2012-06-25 16:26:241940342CC G+
Jaana Nyström50,117Google 8 by Jaana -circleHere is circle 8 / 8 of Google employees on Google+, for now...The first circle with explanation: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107742059751171695340/posts/5TMQbd48fPVYou are notified because you are in this circle.The circle in circlecount.comhttp://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z13vcntrcq3vxzypd04cd1ea5yric3njxj0#Google #circleshare #Jaanatip  There's more to come some other day...  I'm receiving more Googlers circles from nice Plussers!Thank you my dears, you know who you are... :-)2012-06-08 20:05:40846210CC G+
Michael Kendle (doeiqts)0Here's a circle of tech people. The circle is bigger but only lets me share 500. If you're interested in tech, this is a good place to start.2012-06-07 13:57:05501115CC G+
Jaana Nyström49,593I've been hoarding these peeps...My Googlers CircleGoogle employeesEveryone in this circle works for Google, been collecting the guys since July last year.Well, worked at the time of me adding them, anyway...Here it is in +CircleCount:http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z13uvt3okqj2cxxvc22celljpvm0wvzfsVery international...  If you have some more to add that I've missed, please comment! #circleshare   #CircleSunday  2012-06-03 13:44:1447837828CC G+
Alexander Becker7,953Designers on Google+Back in the day, when G+ was all new, we created circles by profession or by some other label, in order to classify our incoming reading streams.This proved wrong, because nobody posts consistently and exclusively in exactly one topic. Now, turning this around, we know that designers are interested in design and we can use the circles to narrowcast and direct our posts to those who are potentially interested.Either way, make of that what you like and feel free to suggest some more relevant names. *The concept would work even better, if we had distinct circles for graphic/UI/industrial/3D/... designers.2012-04-26 12:10:051541718CC G+
John Holme3,233My Google Google Group :-)2012-02-29 15:30:01201010CC G+
Jaana Nyström27,889#circlesharing #circlesunday My Google employees CircleHave you noticed that there is another circle sharing possibility: When you look at a certain circle's stream, there is a green button on the right saying Share this circle.That's what I'm testing right now. Works like a charm.I've been collecting this circle for a long time. Googlers from all over the globe.Enjoy! :-)#G+Tip #googleplustip #Jaanatip PING +The Best Circles on Google+ +Shared Circles on G+PS: Here's a Googler circle from +Natalie Villalobos with +58 peeps different from my circle. You might like to add this, too:https://plus.google.com/u/0/109895887909967698705/posts/VrfWQrgcVmUCombining the two circles is a good idea, that's what I did. Now it's a MEGA Googlers circle, have to share that later! :-)2012-02-05 10:04:22335221121CC G+
Ryan Howard0So I'm actually really digging Google+. It seems that a lot of folks have given up on it as simply a Facebook alternative, but I think that's the wrong way to look at it.Really I think it's best to look at G+ as a hybrid of something like Twitter, FB, RSS and a blog. While you can use it to keep in touch with friends it also offers a lot of opportunities for sharing information and ideas across a wide variety of people.For example I started following this Google circle that I'm sharing, from it I've learned a LOT about android development, chrome and other google projects, but at the same time I've learned more than I imagined about the science of coffee brewing and some great travel destinations.One of the important steps to actually using Google+ effectively seems to be realizing that it's not all about your "wall/stream" as a catch all. The tool seems to be much more effective when you skip through your streams by circle. For example, when I want to see what my friends are up to I check that Circle's stream, when I want to see what my friends in the States are doing I can check out that stream, or if I'm looking to see what different projects are coming up through Google I check my Google Circle's stream.I think it's also important to realize that unlike facebook but like twitter, you WANT to follow people you DONT KNOW. Don't be afraid, there are lots of interesting folks and posts out there and if you see something interesting, give that person a follow and throw them in a Circle that makes sense. Then going forward you can target your posts to people in the circles that might find them interesting.Anyway, the tl;dnr: Use circles, follow people, be a nerd.. and more importantly let's share some circles. If you have one with interesting people, share it like this and you'll really see the potential of the site open up.2012-01-19 23:34:0266603CC G+
Steve Jaszczak833A Resolution For 2012Warning: Long post!Earlier today, I was having an interesting conversation with +Coenraad Loubser about Google and the the potential of Google+. The conversation was sparked by a "devil's advocate" type post that - considering how much of a Google fanboy I am - certainly managed to get my attention!It got me to thinking about the role of the user in all of this; the question of how much influence we can have in shaping the product that Google+ becomes. Coenraad made some excellent points about the potential of Google+ to be an extremely powerful knowledge-sharing tool. And I absolutely agree!For me; that is where the true magnificence lies in the future-state of the Google+ platform. The knowledge we can acquire by interacting with people from around the world; from different backgrounds and different social circumstances, is truly awe inspiring.I believe in the vision of a social and intellectual web of connections that could arguably do more good than anything on the internet that has come before it. It's not just about the dissemination of information; it's about the acquisition of knowledge. Anyone can read a book; but I believe we learn more through practical experience and interaction with others.All that said, it's the responsibility of everyone who shares that vision to make it a reality. The clever coders at Google can provide us with the platform; but we can help provide the inspiration for those lines of code by being vocal and demanding of the service WE want.How can you help?For starters; you can add a few of the Googlers who make things happen to your circles (shared circle included below). Engage them in conversation (whether that conversation is specifically about Google+ or not). If you consistently use your voice; you might actually get heard!Know who is in chargeEveryone who cares about the Google+ platform should have +Vic Gundotra in their circles. He's the head honcho who can make things happen. What's more; he reads all the comments on his posts (and often the +mentions of him). You may not often get a response but it pays to be vocal with Vic around. Then of course there is +Bradley Horowitz who reports to Vic. Always worthwhile commenting on his posts.Maybe you have ideas about the mobile app and the games section? +Punit Soni is the guy for that!Think you have an idea to improve Hangouts? +Chee Chew is the boss of that.But there are plenty of people working on the Google+ project that I'm not going to mention right now. Check them out via the shared circle below. Community managers like +Natalie Villalobos are always worth mentioning because they somehow manage to read all their +mentions!2011-12-28 12:33:3329002CC G+
Rima Regas0My Art circle has reached over 1400 wonderful artists of different disciplines, as well as some art lovers like me. Each artist is delightful in his or her own way. I thought I would share them with you this evening.2011-12-06 05:11:14500413CC G+
Louis Gray71,017It's been a little while since I shared with you my Googlers circle. This circle includes a massive number of people working on the Google+ project, company execs, and a lot of sharp people working on many of the services you use every day, including +Blogger +Android +YouTube, etc. Now that we can share 500 at a time, have at it. But this circle isn't for everyone, so if you do add them, expect geekiness ahead.2011-11-22 19:13:55500623669CC G+
Raghd Hamzeh5,495#google #PublicCirclesI think it's about time I shared this circle of Googlers.. Over 680 people in it! (only 500 can be shared at the same time)Some of them are obvious, some of them you've met, some of them post on blogs, and some you have to hunt down!You will find an interesting insight on the people who power this juggernaut :)2011-11-20 21:15:53500101CC G+
Karyn Lanthois882I have compiled a Graphic and Web Design Circle using +Chris Porter 's Google+ Shared Circles and my own collection. Hope it's helpful!https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ao1OX3UN25EvdHRWR3lwWXQ0a0RhWnFuWml5RnJHdkE&hl=en_US#gid=02011-11-14 04:25:42500214CC G+
Dylan Hunt0INTERNET NEWS MAKERSBloggers, Journalists, people who write and blog about Tech. Includes reporters from major news agencies, top ranked websites, and more. Google Plus's Top Internet News Makers.2011-11-04 01:07:36448414CC G+
Rafael Minuesa02011-11-04 01:04:481311613CC G+
siam simte0For those who think Google Inc. employee must be Totally Circle ; Here's your chanceWhatever and however they're awesome thoughsiam simte shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 20:18:31473000CC G+
Paul Alexander Thornton0My artists circle, if you'd like to be added comment under the link! Thanks :)Paul Alexander Thornton shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 19:46:43501103CC G+
Marjorie Bucabal0Designers CircleMarjorie Bucabal shared a circle with you.2011-10-22 12:54:32129001CC G+
Jakob Marovt0Awesome circle with top of the top designersJakob Marovt shared a circle with you.2011-10-22 03:43:08130101CC G+
Jon Evans0a circle of artistJon Evans shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 02:05:08501443CC G+
Artem Russakovskii4,379Android developers on Google+Artem Russakovskii shared a circle with you.2011-10-19 18:23:3621101012CC G+
Johann Werner0These are artists, I'm only sharing public because I want to delete the circle but have it saved somewhere.Johann Werner shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 08:45:51156102CC G+
Steven Rose0have some artistsSteven Rose shared a circle with you.2011-10-15 22:56:48128101CC G+
Vago Damitio3,134This is a circle that is filled with creative people - not all are writers, some are readers, some are artists - but the basis for inclusion in this circle was something about writing...Vago Damitio shared a circle with you.2011-10-15 15:08:06500406CC G+
Brandon Teer0ART Circle!brandon teer shared a circle with you.2011-10-13 06:25:38331000CC G+


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2014-04-18 15:38:51 (9 comments, 20 reshares, 202 +1s)

This is a great video highlighting the importance of managing a user's perceived performance (rather than actual quantitative performance or speed of the actual software & hardware) to delivering a great user experience. 

+Ilya Grigorik  did an amazing talk on perceived performance that really nails this point. Form a user's perspective, performance is really perceived performance rather than actual performance. And it's possible to match their expectations so that something feels faster. More info on his talk: http://goo.gl/GZHxQa

#uxd   #perceivedperformance

/ht: +Loc Nguyen  , +Ilya Grigorik 

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2014-04-17 02:29:27 (38 comments, 49 reshares, 210 +1s)

"This isn’t their problem, guys. It’s ours. We have to solve it.

Sexual harassment isn’t an occupational hazard. It’s not a glitch in the complex matrix of modern life. It’s not something that just “happens.” It’s something men do. It’s a choice men make. It’s a problem men enable. It’s sometimes a crime men commit. And it is not in the power nor the responsibility of women to wage war on this crime."

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2014-04-17 01:14:00 (57 comments, 24 reshares, 323 +1s)

Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all around...now at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available onn... more »

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2014-04-17 01:09:46 (6 comments, 19 reshares, 191 +1s)

Design is a big focus for Google.  In preparation for a design-focused Google I/O event, we've kicked off a new "Google Design Minutes" series.  +Sian Townsend  and I talk about designing and researching Google Maps.

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2014-04-16 16:07:15 (27 comments, 66 reshares, 447 +1s)

"You'll absolutely need a screen... but you'll need more than one."

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2014-04-10 16:27:00 (23 comments, 39 reshares, 451 +1s)

Our latest update makes it easy to discover content you’ll love based on recommendations from the people who matter to you. Just select "People" from the sidebar of the Google Play Store app to follow friends, curators and critics. To kick it off, +TIME, +The New Yorker, +WIRED, +Mashable and +CNET, as well as +Arianna Huffington, +Steve Aoki and +Cee Lo Green are sharing their favorite entertainment with you. http://goo.gl/c6lTV6

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2014-04-10 16:25:46 (55 comments, 60 reshares, 524 +1s)

Sonos and Google Play Music together - it just makes so much sense and it really is a great experience!

http://www.sonos.com/googleplaymusic

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2014-04-09 18:11:59 (18 comments, 65 reshares, 239 +1s)

Right after I talk at  #AccelDesign  on the limits of #flatdesign  and the potential of #TactileDesign . Coincidence, or cosmic synchronicity?!

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2014-03-24 21:41:07 (6 comments, 17 reshares, 249 +1s)

Better blur transitions

When first working on #Muzei, one of the things I thought about was how to make the blur transition (the animation between focused and blurred states) as natural as possible.

The naïve and computationally cheap approach would be to simply crossfade the blurred and focused versions. But the digital displays in NYC that inspired the effect in the first place [1] did a much better job, animating the blur radius over time, just like what happens in the real world (i.e. the effect you see when a camera's depth of field changes).

Unfortunately, to achieve this effect in a UI, you'd need to blur the image on-the-fly, with a different radius for each animation frame. That's pretty computationally expensive.

However, if you create a handful of blurred 'keyframes' with different radii and crossfade between those keyframesd... more »

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2014-03-20 17:56:29 (44 comments, 63 reshares, 362 +1s)

The interwebs are practically on fire with insight today!

"While Google’s applications are showing signs of flat design, it does not seem to be removing elements such as drop shadows; it also still uses gradients in subtle ways. The company seems to be taking the best of flat and rich designs and integrating both in a way that just works."

I think the problem is we haven't come up with a pithy name for our approach yet... I've been evangelizing it as "Tactile" since Ice Cream Sandwich, but perhaps that's a tad too abstract.

How about "Tactile Minimalism" or "Tactile Modern"?

#flatdesign   #skeuomorphism   #design   #Android   #Google  

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2014-03-20 17:46:21 (37 comments, 78 reshares, 672 +1s)

+Ars Technica +Ron Amadeo  #NailedIt  
"Wear is the first OS to fully make use of the the Notification Access APIs introduced in Android 4.3, and as a result, every notification from every app just works. ... No matter what, you get an app icon, the full notification text, and any buttons the notification has. All of this was made without [the third party app] having to do a thing other than having an Android notification."

#AndroidWear   #watch   #android  

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2014-03-18 17:58:39 (48 comments, 71 reshares, 640 +1s)

Yes Virginia, Android Wear is for real. This isn't a concept - this is the real UI and these are real products!

Check out our Developer Preview to start getting ready!

#Watch   #AndroidWear   #design  

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2014-03-18 16:52:21 (70 comments, 132 reshares, 812 +1s)

So here's a preview of a little something we've been working on... ;-D

Congratulations team! The team's been working furiously on this for quite a while, so it's big relief to be able to announce! Can you guess when we first planted the seeds?

#watch   #androidwear   #design  

2014-03-13 02:56:30 (18 comments, 12 reshares, 220 +1s)

You may have noticed that Google Search on desktop looks a little different today.

Towards the end of last year we launched some pretty big design improvements for Search on mobile and tablet devices (mobile first! :-). Today we've carried over several of those changes to the desktop experience.

We've increased the size of result titles, removed the underlines, and evened out all the line heights. This improves readability and creates an overall cleaner look. We've also brought over our new ad labels from mobile, making the multi-device experience more consistent.

Improving consistency in design across platforms makes it easier for people to use Google Search across devices and it makes it easier for us to develop and ship improvements across the board.

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2014-03-08 08:05:16 (13 comments, 9 reshares, 180 +1s)

Happy International Women's Day! #GoogleDoodles

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2014-03-03 20:28:09 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 63 +1s)

One of my favorite quotes is “Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” There are a few variations, but I trot this quote out each time someone wants to chat at length about a design problem. I don't want to talk about it, I want to draw about it.

Anyway, the quote has an interesting history.

2014-02-26 22:27:14 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 60 +1s)

Every year I struggle with the Survivor's Guilt and wonder what if I had a Time Machine
So February first rolled around again and I go through what could I have done differently if I went back in time to try and save Columbia and her crew (assuming The Doctor says it is not a Fixed Point in Time and Space). Now with 9 years of experience since the accident, the Shuttle put out to pasture and no access to space on our own changing that point in time almost seems more important.

Scenario One - Day of Deorbit:
From the time the Entry team came on console to GO For Deorbit burn it is typically about 6 hours. So it would be the "12 Angry Men" scenario, bit by bit trying to convince the team to wave off the burn. By Go for Deorbit Prep, maybe my Front room could be convinced, then Go for Close Payload Bay Doors a few more and finally at Go for the Burn the Flight Director... more »

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2014-02-26 22:02:11 (9 comments, 11 reshares, 63 +1s)

Quick somebody Kickstart a pair of Anna boots in adult sizes! I know of at least two buyers...

If you like animation illustrations, or if you like a good behind the scenes design story, or if your three year old is also singing Let It Go on perpetual repeat, then you should check out Brittney's blog.

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2014-02-26 21:00:32 (76 comments, 57 reshares, 546 +1s)

A few months ago we introduced an experience on Nexus 5 that made it easier to access all the goodness of Google Now directly from the home screen. Today we’re making that same experience available to more devices when you install the Google Now Launcher on any Nexus or Google Play edition phone or tablet running KitKat.

Google Now Launcher gives you quick access to Google Now, while keeping your apps right where you want them. Just tap home and then swipe right to access Google Now cards that show you just the right information, at just the right time. And anytime you see the search box at the top of your screen, you can say “Ok Google” (if you’re in the US, UK, or Canada), or you can tap the microphone button to trigger voice input. From there, you can ask a question, or tell your phone what to do, like send a message, get directions, or play a song. If you'd rather type your query,tap the... more »

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2014-02-14 15:09:26 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 88 +1s)

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Enjoy these heart warming messages from #GoogleDoodle and #ThisAmericanLife

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2014-02-11 22:36:24 (6 comments, 24 reshares, 124 +1s)

A nice breakdown of Her from a UX perspective.

HT +Nick Fey 

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2014-02-11 22:16:09 (2 comments, 22 reshares, 77 +1s)

Embrace the power of "YES".

HT +Lindsay Metcalfe 

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2014-02-09 07:56:35 (14 comments, 10 reshares, 94 +1s)

It's Tablet Gaming Sunday! Or at least it should be, so let me recommend Traal, a nostalgic stealth adventure game.

Traal really takes me back to my youth of Commodore 64 and Atari 800 gaming. Games were limited, but unlike the simple games you got on the 2600, the computer games for the first time let me explore and discover rich worlds with strange rules. There was no story, no tutorial, no manual, and deciphering your goals was part of the joy of a new game.

Traal is all that, however the heart of the game is a very clever sneak mechanic that's quite modern, relying on subtle analog control and light casting. While the creators capture the precise and demanding play of nostalgic games perfectly, they also do a great job of updating the death/retry mechanics in a way that is respectful of your time.

What are you going to play today?

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2014-02-07 12:27:20 (69 comments, 32 reshares, 1121 +1s)

A rainbow for freedom. The Google doodle takes a wonderful stand against discrimination to mark the opening of the Sochi Olympics. 

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2014-02-04 19:39:46 (16 comments, 15 reshares, 234 +1s)

Just in time for Valentine's Day: Nexus 5 now in bright red on Google Play: http://goo.gl/qxCgR5

What do you heart? We want to know about the people, places, pursuits and even pets that matter to you. Upload a picture of something you heart, and we'll reward the most impassioned entries with Nexus prizes: http://goo.gl/FIKAaY #iheartred

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2014-01-24 16:31:05 (7 comments, 36 reshares, 214 +1s)

Once we stop depriving our children of play time, maybe we can start looking at giving back our adults some play time as well!

2014-01-24 03:25:57 (17 comments, 14 reshares, 110 +1s)

Today’s #AndroidDev #Protip from +Katherine Kuan and Sean Cotter is about Android writing style.

Be concise. One of the guiding principles for Android designers is “Keep it brief.” Use short phrases and simple words that are easy to scan quickly. People are likely to skip sentences if they’re too long.

Be simple. Use short words, active verbs, and common nouns. The user doesn’t need to know everything – especially technical details. Too much info can make the interface more complicated than needed.

Be friendly. Use a casual and conversational tone, which includes directly addressing the reader as “you” and using contractions. However, avoid slang, which may be unfamiliar to some users or difficult to translate.

To see examples of how to edit your text, along with formatting and punctuation guidelines, refer to the “WritingStyle” section of t... more »

2014-01-15 21:43:43 (5 comments, 40 reshares, 141 +1s)

Warning: an utter time-suck (but a really great collection of maps).

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2013-12-23 04:10:38 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 121 +1s)

On the appropriate serving of fine bourbon. +Ficus Kirkpatrick  #pappyncoke4shame  

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2013-12-13 01:40:58 (21 comments, 20 reshares, 204 +1s)

Nice gadget guide for the Holidays if I do say so...

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2013-12-11 16:32:12 (9 comments, 31 reshares, 131 +1s)

Your random word of the day: Objectification

If you ever hear people talking about women’s role in movies, or video games, or the like, you may have come across the word “objectification.” I spent years being confused about what this meant, because nobody ever explained it very well, and thought it meant something crazy when actually it turns out to be something really interesting and important. A few years ago I finally got a better explanation, so today I’m going to share it. (And side note: if you’re going to comment here, read what I have to say carefully. If you comment and it’s obvious that you didn’t read what I said and are instead having a rant about your own thing, I’ll just delete the comment. K?)

So let me tell you what it isn’t, because you may have heard that, too. I had a teacher (way) back in high school who was very well-intentioned butabsolutely terrib... more »

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2013-12-10 21:16:39 (32 comments, 18 reshares, 272 +1s)

Today we're introducing a new white Nexus 7 just in time for the holidays. It's available starting now on Google Play in the US, UK & JP: http://goo.gl/Bfv5CC

2013-12-09 16:18:28 (36 comments, 18 reshares, 444 +1s)

Dear corporate emailer, I know you think sending me a Happy Birthday email will generate good will.  However that I'm not really all that jazzed about mail from a robot. Next time please send a coupon, a charitable donation in my name, or chocolate. I like all those - even when they come from robots.

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2013-12-06 15:33:39 (16 comments, 40 reshares, 246 +1s)

U.S. government agencies claim they don't need a warrant to ask for private content—such as Gmail messages, documents, photos and YouTube videos. (Here at Google, we push back.) We urge reform to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to require a warrant for online info, just like for offline. 

If you're in the U.S., sign this petition to the White House today—we need 100,000 signatures to guarantee a response: http://goo.gl/N2C7Uu

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2013-12-02 20:51:42 (30 comments, 4 reshares, 116 +1s)

A perfect stocking stuffer maybe? ;-)

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2013-12-02 20:46:05 (19 comments, 21 reshares, 278 +1s)

For an entertaining afternoon take an 8 year old to antique stores and have them name or describe things they see.

Case in point. Here is Tessa next to an "old fashion texter"... "people used it to text each other before they had phones, right daddy?"

Yes honey that is correct.


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2013-11-21 20:01:45 (46 comments, 11 reshares, 195 +1s)

Have you seen our new Nexus wireless charger? Check it out!

(We also launched a couple colorful cases for both the N5 and N7 if you want to dress up your Nexus for the Holidays!)

https://play.google.com/store/devices/collection/web_home_5000005_accessoryUS

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2013-11-21 04:16:23 (50 comments, 24 reshares, 462 +1s)

Google Play Newsstand is on folks!
If you like beautifully designed applications, you can't not love this experience.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.magazines

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2013-11-08 15:44:48 (63 comments, 52 reshares, 618 +1s)

A special Halloween unboxing video! #Kitkat   #android    #throughglass  

2013-11-04 21:36:27 (38 comments, 41 reshares, 446 +1s)

Those of you who run websites,

People share from mobile. A lot.

People who click links on a desktop that were shared from mobile do not want to see your mobile site.

No, not even if the link starts with m. or mobile. because that's what the person shared.

Stop using subdomains to determine your presentation. It's leaky and wrong in a world where people share links. TIA.

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2013-10-31 18:30:00 (38 comments, 91 reshares, 508 +1s)

In today's special episode of Android Design in Action, +Nick Butcher, +Adam Koch and I talk about some of the key aspects of Android 4.4 KitKat that all Android designers should be aware of. Specifically:

1) The new Nexus 5, with a beautiful 5-inch / 1920x1080px / 640x360dp / XXHDPI (480dpi) display.

2) The new Your Branding section of the Android Design guide (developer.android.com/design), including KitKat's use of a more neutral system color palette to let your brand colors shine.

3) Changes to touch feedback, specifically the more subtle pressed visual state.

4) The new Full Screen design guide section, including a description of the lean back and immersive approaches. Immersive mode allows your app to go truly fullscreen, hiding the status and navigation bars while consuming all touch events.

5)... more »

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2013-10-31 18:27:13 (40 comments, 32 reshares, 269 +1s)

Google+ Hangouts v2 for Android: SMS, Location, GIFs & Status!
A couple days ago we announced we’re adding a bunch of new features to Hangouts for Android, including SMS support, location sharing, animated GIFs and more.  

Here’s a bit more on what we’ve added in Hangouts v2:

- SMS/MMS (Android 4.0+): send and receive text messages in Hangouts! No more chasing conversations across apps, texts will now appear in Hangouts and you can reply right there. We also let you import all of your existing text messages into the app, send/receive group texts and even text emoji to your friends on Android, iPhone, etc.  

- Animated GIFs: view and send GIFs in your Hangout, you can even send your Auto Awesomed photos (and kitten GIFs, of course). 

- Location: you can now quickly share your location into conversations.

- Device, in-call, moodstatus: ... more »

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2013-10-31 18:09:40 (20 comments, 30 reshares, 296 +1s)

Here's a couple of Halloween treats for you!

https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_5_white_32gb

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/android-for-all-and-new-nexus-5.html

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2013-10-30 15:33:57 (62 comments, 28 reshares, 146 +1s)

Interesting mathematical argument: assume that women and men are sexist with the same probability. The amount of sexism experienced by any particular woman or man is in proportion to the gender imbalance squared. So if tech is 80% men, 20% women, women will experience 16 times more sexism than men. Yow. :(

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2013-10-14 15:45:33 (79 comments, 57 reshares, 237 +1s)

The GOP's little rule change they hoped you wouldn't notice

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2013-10-09 22:35:00 (26 comments, 12 reshares, 236 +1s)

The latest Android platform version dashboard shows Jellybean at nearly 50%, and Gingerbread devices below a third.

With the Android Support Library and Google Play services offering support for many APIs all the way back to Gingerbread, it's easier than ever to build applications that take advantage of new Android features, while still providing a great experience for users with devices running earlier Android releases.

With nearly 50% of your potential user base is now using a device running Jellybean, why not invest the time to make your app just a little more magical for them?

Links
http://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html#Platform 
http://developer.android.com/tools/support-library/index.html
http://developer.android.com/google/play-services/index.html
Google I/O 2013 - Android Protips 3: Making Apps Work Like Magic

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2013-10-07 22:19:56 (23 comments, 53 reshares, 185 +1s)

As simple as possible but not simpler...

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2013-10-07 02:01:42 (57 comments, 44 reshares, 444 +1s)

While some articles out there are busy making noise on how much Android is fragmented, I haven't seen a lot of noise about the latest http://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html#Platform update: Gingerbread is down to 1/4th and ICS + JB is up to almost 3/4th.

Let that sink a moment.

It means if you want to reach 75% of your potential customers, you can safely use API 15 and +, which has all the modern bells & whistles. And if you want to reach 97.8% of your potential customers, all you need is use a minSdk of API 10, which combined with the support-v4 and the appcompat-v7 libs gives you all the benefits of ICS or JB modern UIs with fragments, animations, action bar and whatnot without having to think too much about multiple API levels.

There are quite a few new APIs in ICS and JB (listed at http://developer.android.com/about/versions/index.html) but... more »

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2013-10-02 23:51:05 (25 comments, 16 reshares, 423 +1s)

Big night for Google Design at Fast Company's Innovation by Design awards! Congrats to all the winners and finalists! #design

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2013-10-01 23:29:10 (20 comments, 43 reshares, 129 +1s)

I knew total cognitive load deeply impacted people's lives... but wow!

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