Introducing:

Clear Goals

a new web app built by Velora Studios

Turn your Goals Into Reality. Launching Soon! http://cleargoalsapp.com

Using Game Mechanics in UX Design

Catalina Butnaru - Monday, March 14, 2011 |

Have you noticed that more and more websites are using game mechanics to create more enjoyable experiences? Principles of game design can serve UX designers today more than ever, because - 1 - brands realize the importance of interacting with users and keep them engaged and - 2- current web technologies allow developers build interfaces that support rich interaction scenarios in real time. Game mechanics will rock the web. In this article we share the best examples of how currently popular websites use game mechanics to attract new users and add them to their fan base.

Day 62 - A,B,X,Y
Photo by: Brian J. Matis
 Read More

Experiences from the Velora Team Meetup 2010

Bryan McAnulty - Monday, December 06, 2010 |

A couple weeks ago we had our first Velora team meetup and spent the weekend exploring Bucharest, the capital city of Romania. It was a blast. Though we are a multimedia design studio based in Philadelphia, our team is spread across the world. We collaborate remotely everyday with each other using tools like our project management system, Dropbox, and Skype. Read on for pictures and more about what happened.

In this photo: Bojan, Alex, and Bryan eating at Club Dracula Restaurant 
 Read More

Don't Limit Yourself - 3 Awesome Tips for Creatives & Entrepreneurs

Catalina Butnaru - Friday, July 30, 2010 |

At Velora Studios we like to break down walls, erase boundaries and forget about limitations. We believe you can do anything if you put your mind to it. All too often you might find yourself stopping at a random point in a project and using some simple, stubborn and frustrated words such as: "It won't work"; "That's all I could do"; "It's over my head". Before you use these words again, remember: brilliant ideas, as well as limitations, most often come from within. One of the most important questions you should ask yourself next time you are having doubts is, "Why wouldn't this work?". By challenging yourself you can truly push yourself over the edge and discover that flying is way better than always walking on flat ground.

Photo by: divemasterking2000
 Read More