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Android 10 Logo & Identity Review

Android Inc. was founded in Palo Alto, California in October 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White. Soon after its creation, it was acquired by Google in 2005, and first released to the public in 2008. Android is ...


User Interface Design Tips: Checkboxes vs Toggle Switches

Interactivity, or input from a user, is expected in almost every type of mobile or desktop application, website, or interface. Users enter personal information, change application settings, and navigate various menus while using an interface. As...


8 Readability Tips to Try on Your Next HMI Project

Why do we code PLCs, design HMIs, create complex SCADA networks? The short answer is - so that somebody can use them to get a job done. For an HMI to be useable, it must be readable. Readability isn't just a matter of word choice. Technical choic...


Flattening WinCC's Skeuomorphism: The Toggle Switch

I recently developed an HMI using WinCC 7.4 for an automation project. Building it from the ground up afforded me the opportunity to deviate from WinCC’s default skeuomorphic controls and instead experiment with more modern, flatter UI ele...


Multiplexing Arrays of UDTs in TIA Portal V14

It's back! When V13 SP1 was first released, one of the features I was most excited about was the ability to multiplex arrays of custom UDTs on a PLC using a simple index tag on an HMI. This feature allowed me to use a single faceplate or scree...


Creating an Augmented Reality (AR) Demo with the Vuforia Studio Pilot Program

Augmented Reality (AR) has been booming the past couple of months, especially with the deployment of Pokémon Go. If you're not familiar with it, Pokémon Go is a mobile app that encourages its users to walk around the real world in order to captur...


6 Tips for LabVIEW UI and UX Design

At NIWeek this year, there were a few sessions that I really enjoyed focusing on user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design in LabVIEW. I take a personal interest in designing intuitive and aesthetic interfaces for my applications. Here are ...


Lunch for Business: A Better Way to Lunch

DMC had a lunch problem. When noon rolled around, someone would inevitably decide they wanted to go to Chipotle. They’d get up from their desk and circle around the office, asking everyone they saw if they wanted to jump on the Chipotle train. ...


Simplifying UI and UX Design with Color Cheat Sheet

A while back I took a poll of the engineers here at DMC, and one of the main concerns the engineers had was that when designing a user interface they did not know what colors to choose. As a User Interface Designer I understand that there can be a bi...


Design and User Interface Series Part 1 - A Brief Intro

Design, User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) have become more relevant in our technology-driven world than ever before. To help you better understand this both subjective and objective field of study, DMC has created a video series to teach y...