Animation in interface design is magical when well implemented — it can illustrate a function, effect a transition, or prompt feedback. Too often, though, animation is added thoughtlessly, and is irritating and disruptive. Learn from an interactive lesson on when to use animation in design.
A new Pew report shows similarities and differences in news consumption among Facebook and Twitter users. Least surprising finding: younger users are more likely to cite the social networks as a primary source of news.