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Designers, like most people in other creative fields, can sometimes face a slump in their creativity and ideas. Looking to other people and their work is sometimes the best solution to get over this block. Keeping that in mind, we have put together a list of TED talks that can inspire designers and developers as they enter the new year.

1. Margaret Gould Stewart: How Giant Websites Design for you

Stewart is currently the director of product design at Facebook, and has had over 15 years of experience in designing interfaces. In her presentation, she points out the importance of even the smallest of designs, the value of design intuition and how to introduce new changes in an interface. …


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No matter where we come from, nearly all of us like to begin the new year with resolutions to better ourselves. Predictably, we tend to give up on these aspirations. Work, stress, lack of time, laziness or just the tendency to fall back into habits can bend our determination. Fortunately for us, smart phones can help us stick to our goals, cheering us on and reminding us to stick to our resolutions even after we are well into the new year.

Taking into account some of the most common resolutions made by people in the beginning of a new year, we have compiled a list of some of the best mobile apps that could help you stick to your convictions. …


The new year inevitably brings with it a barrage of articles predicting the new design trends in web design to look out for in the coming months. You can be assured that while this post does look at trends in design, it’s aim is to look at how designs that are in vogue presently will transition into the next year.

It goes without saying that design trends evolve over time, so let’s look back at the past year and discuss what design elements of 2017 will be carried forward into 2018:

  1. Asymmetry and Grid Designs

2017 saw a lot of websites break away from the design principle of symmetry that was commonly used for a long time. Designers no longer insisted on balancing design elements on both sides of a page. …


Most of us remember a time before flat design, when user interfaces did not consist of minimalist icons and bright colours, but objects designed to look very much like their physical counterparts. This mimicry was a design trend known as skeuomorphism.

Skeuomorphism began in the 1980’s but it became trendy thanks to Scott Forstall at Apple when iOS’s UI design used skeuomorphism across the board. You need only recall the designs for iOS 6 and before, where icons were mostly ornamental. and used textures, lights and colours to create depth and realism.

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The most easily recognizable example of skeuomorphism is perhaps the trash can icon. This icon was designed to look like an actual trash can, invoking a sense of familiarity and making it easy to discern what it’s functionality would be. You might also recall other examples of skeuomorphism from before, such as the newsstand icon for iOS. …


A dream is considered lucid if you know that you’re dreaming, and you may also have a degree of control over the dream environment and/or your actions within it.

Lucid dreaming may be a learnable skill

If you’ve never had a lucid dream, or you have but want to increase your level of awareness or control, you may able to learn with practice. A quick Google will reveal a number of techniques, like writing down your dreams or performing “reality checks” in your waking life, that many people claim have allowed them to achieve or improve their lucidity.

Playing video games is associated with having lucid…


In this blog, Dowmap GmbH will tell you how mobile apps will play a vital role in IoT world of future.

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Mobile devices are already empowered with apps and sensors that can reveal the great detail of information about its users. In addition to geolocation information, Smartphones and tablets can even trace light condition, the orientation of the device and a lot more information.

IoT will also enable you to remotely operate your office access system and even monitor your garage door from anywhere. …


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The beginning of 2017 saw a number of people predicting that intelligent apps would be one of the technology trends of the year. As the year comes to a close, we’re revisiting the idea of intelligent apps, explaining what it means and how it is bound to become more prevalent in the coming years.

So what exactly are intelligent apps? …


In this blog Dowmap GmbH will help you to protect your websites from hackers.

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You may not think your site has anything worth being hacked for, but websites are compromised all the time. The majority of website security breaches are not to steal your data or deface your website, but instead attempts to use your server as an email relay for spam, or to setup a temporary web server, normally to serve files of an illegal nature.

Hacking is regularly performed by automated scripts written to scour the Internet in an attempt to exploit known website security issues in software.

Follow some basic steps in order to keep your website safe and sound. …


More than ever, m-Commerce Apps have become a huge customer engaging and driving factor that is to be reckoned with. They have completely revolutionized the way people shop and have created a new world of unlimited opportunities. More and more businesses are joining this to create Mobile Commerce Apps that will serve as an extension of their brick and mortar business to reap the benefits of the online shopping space.

Dowmap GmbH gives you a list of factors you should plan and consider before you take the leap into developing an m-Commerce App for your business.

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Selecting a best Mobile…


In diesem Blogartikel wird die Dowmap GmbH ihnen die Zukunft der Automobile vorstellen mit IoT Technologie und Features. Aktuell befinden sich bei uns mobile Apps in der Entwicklung, welche IoT unterstützen.

Das Auto ist heutzutage ein Wunderwerk der Konnektivität — das technologisch fortschrittlichste Endkundenprodukt und eine integrale Schnittstelle des Internets der Dinge. Jedes Fahrzeug verfügt mittlerweile über ein lokales Internet, indem mehr als 50 Mikrocomputer, welche über 100 Millionen Zeilen Code beinhalten, miteinander verbunden sind und dutzende Sensoren und Aktuatoren ansteuern. …

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