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Interface Design Assistance

Apple human interface engineers labored painstakingly over every pixel in Aqua, so it’s important that you pay close attention to the details of your application’s Aqua user interface.Take advantage of the expertise of others to bring your Mac OS X product to life with expressive icons, clean design, and excellent usability. The interface/interaction design firms listed here, in association with the Apple Developer Connection, are offering their services at attractive discounts to all ADC Premier and Select members. Check below for program details.



Duarte Design iconfactory iconizer md3d Studios


Rocket Communications Software MacKiev


Duarte Design


Duarte Design

  • Icon design
  • Dashboard widget design

Contact:
Duarte Design
Harris Ueng
+1-650-964-6745 ext. 218

As a long-time service provider to Apple, Duarte Design is pleased to provide Apple developers the same collaborative focus and expertise in creating the iconographic vocabulary and design that is keyed into the Apple brand. We bring to you clear, meaningful, in-brand designs that enhance the user experience as well as the visual integration of your application into the Aqua world.

Duarte Design is currently one of the leaders in multimedia messaging, design and development. We look forward to further evangelizing the humanness in human computer interfaces.

Here is a sampling of services from Duarte Design:

  • Icon design
  • Multimedia design & development
  • Messaging strategy
  • Presentation graphics

ADC Member Discounts:

In conjunction with the Apple Developer Connection, Duarte Design is offering the following discounts to ADC members:

This offer cannot replace, nor can it be combined with, any existing contracts with Duarte Design.



The Icon Factory


iconfactory

  • Icon design
  • Interface design

Contact:
The Icon Factory
Corey Marion
+1-336-299-5251 ext. 201

Since 1997 The Iconfactory has been helping Apple developers make applications integrate seamlessly into the Mac OS user experience. Aladdin Systems, Meeting Maker, Palm, Macromedia, Microsoft, Intuit, Netopia and Roxio (among many others) have entrusted The Iconfactory to help bring their software up to Apple’s design standards.

Because The Iconfactory focuses exclusively on icon and user interface design services they are able to use their collective experience to solve your tough design issues. In addition to full-service custom icon design The Iconfactory also offers collections of affordable stock icons for developers.

The Iconfactory’s services include:

  • Custom icon design
  • User interface design
  • Ready-to-use stock icon sets

ADC Member Discounts:

In conjunction with the Apple Developer Connection, The Iconfactory is offering the following discounts to ADC members:

This offer cannot replace, nor can it be combined with, any existing contracts with The Iconfactory.



Iconizer


iconizer

  • Icon design
  • 3D/2D Illustration

Contact:
Iconizer
Wessley S. Roche
011 +34 96 391 1771

Office hours:
M-F 10am - 3pm (GMT)

While providing complete design solutions to software companies, Iconizer specializes in Mac OS X icon design. They blend creativity, innovation and technology to assist customers provide a high quality and professional look to their software.

Iconizer’s experience, fast turn around and affordable prices are some of the reasons to choose Iconizer for your icon needs.

Iconizer provides the following services:

  • Icon design Logo and Corporate material (letterheads, business cards, etc.)
  • 3D/2D Illustration
  • Packaging
  • Graphic Design

ADC Member Discounts:

In conjunction with the Apple Developer Connection, Iconizer is offering the following discounts to ADC members:

This offer cannot replace, nor can it be combined with, any existing contracts with Iconizer.



md3d Studios


md3d studios

  • Icon Design
  • Packaging

Contact:
md3d Studios
Scott Shepard
+1-775-450-8702

md3d Studios offers Apple Developers Photo — Illustrious (il·lus·triv·ous adj - Extremely Distinguished and Deservedly Famous. — Encarta® World English Dictionary) 3D graphics for the ultimate user experience with Apple’s Mac OS X. Full Service Graphic Support for Application Production and Promotion.

  • 3D Photo-Illustrious graphics, including icons and custom graphics for Mac OS X
  • Product, service, & corporate identity.
  • Realism & hyper realism artwork.
  • Product manual development, design and layout for print & PDF.
  • Packaging and collateral materials for products and services.
  • Complete web site design and production.
  • Publish design-development on private web site for client review.
  • From concept to multimedia deliverables.

ADC Member Discounts:

In conjunction with the Apple Developer Connection, md3d Studios is offering the following discounts to ADC members:

This offer cannot replace, nor can it be combined with, any existing contracts with md3d Studios.



Rocket Communications


Rocket Communications

  • Icon Design
  • Visual design
  • User interface design

Contact:
Rocket Communications
Michal Anne Rogondio
+1-415-863-0101

Rocket Communications, Inc. (Rocketô ) develops branded software Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) for Fortune 500 and leading edge companies. Since 1992, Rocket has delivered GUI design solutions for more than 100 high-profile, flagship products, including network, data and productivity management tools, communication devices, and consumer electronics. Rocketís 80+ clients include AOL, Agilent, Apple, Autodesk, Corrigo, Cisco, eBay, FileNet, Fujitsu, HP, Logitech, Motorola, Philips, Sun Microsystems, and Xerox.

Icon Design

Rocketís designers are the best in the industry at creating Visual Languages for product icons. Rocket creates icons that are beautiful yet provide easy to understand metaphors designed specifically for their intended audience. Rocketís design team thrives on creating icons for large icon suites and for incredibly complex concepts.

Rocket Communications provides the following services:

  • Aqua icon design
  • Custom icon design
  • Visual design

ADC Member Discounts:

In conjunction with the Apple Developer Connection, Rocket Commujnications is offering the following discounts to ADC members:

This offer cannot replace, nor can it be combined with, any existing contracts with Rocket Communications.



Software MacKiev


Software MacKiev

  • Aqua implemention
  • Icon design
  • Interface makeovers

Contact:
Software MacKiev
Jack Minsky
+1-617-227-6681

Software MacKiev is a full-service development company with more than three hundred programmers, quality assurance staff and designers. An entire process can be done in one location from interface redesign to implementation, quality assurance, and corresponding redesign of manuals and Help. MacKiev interface design expertise includes:

  • Aqua Icon Design
  • Interface Makeovers (Carbon and Cocoa)
  • Aqua Implementation
  • Mac OS X Technology Adoption
  • Conversion to Apple Help
  • Contextual Help System design
  • Manuals redesign for Macintosh users
  • Technical Editing

ADC Member Discounts:

In conjunction with the Apple Developer Connection, Software MacKiev is offering the following discounts to ADC members for their first project:

  • 20% for ADC Premier members off the total contract value
  • 10% for ADC Select members off the total contract value
  • Free evaluations of project cost for both Premier and Select members

This offer cannot replace, nor can it be combined with, any existing contracts with Software MacKiev.