Saturday, May 24, 2008


April Showers Bring Nubrella's Hands-Free Weather Protection (and Thumbs-Down From the Ladies)

42 Awesome Business Card Designs


In today’s tech-oriented world of short attention spans it is more important than ever to make a compelling first impression. A brilliant business card that speaks to your profession, serves some unusual function or that transforms into something else can be a great way to grab attention and inspire those you meet. Organized by category here are 42 extremely creative business card designs.

Yamaha Branded Motorcycle Exoskeleton: A Segway on Steroids

Art Center Pasadena student Jake Loniak has taken everything that is cool about exoskeletons and motorcycles and crammed it into this Yamaha-branded Deux Ex Machina motorcycle.

Friday, May 23, 2008

The Most Incredible Parking Garages

The architecture and design of these buildings is as sophisticated and intricate as the cars they were built to house.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Autodesk at TED2008

At this year's TED2008 conference, Autodesk not only participated as a major sponsor, but hosted a lunch on Sustainable Design featuring Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and IDEO CEO Tim Brown as well as demonstrated a technology experiment called the BIGVIZ.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Thoughts on Interaction Design

Interaction Designers are the shapers of behavior. Behavior is a large idea, and may, at first blush, seem too large to warrant a single profession. But a profession has emerged nonetheless. This professional category includes the complexity of information architecture, the anthropologic desire to understand humanity, the altruistic nature of usability engineering, and the creation of dialogue. These topics are discussed in the four sections of this text.

Bezos On Innovation's founder discusses his approach to innovation—both how to do it and how to stay focused when critics question high-risk projects.

Friday, May 16, 2008

A Zero-Emmissions Moto-Unicycle

The Uno accelerates with a simple lean and turns like a street bike on side-by-side wheels.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Yahoo! Design Pattern Library

Welcome to the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library. They're thrilled to be sharing patterns and code with the web design and development community.

Inside Steve's Brain

Lots have been written about Steve Jobs and Apple. Leander Kahney’s book, though, runs the full gamut on sharing the business mindset that drives Jobs and drives Apple to succeed. You’ll learn insights into developing new products, designing the customer experience, fostering an innovation spirit, hiring top talent, and sharing passion to “… put a ding in the universe.”

It’s a worthy read.

Sample some of INSIDE STEVE'S BRAIN...

Friday, May 09, 2008

Joshua Prince-Ramus: Designing the Seattle Central Library

With beautiful visualizations, architect Joshua Prince-Ramus deconstructs the collaborative process of building the Seattle Public Library, hailed by critics as one of the masterpieces of contemporary architecture. Watch the YouTube video above [20:43]

Innovation and Control

Navigating the complicated space between creativity and control in medical device design.

Luke Wroblewski on Web Form Design

Check out the podcast, where Luke answers a variety of questions such as:

  • Why web form design is important.
  • If form design is everywhere and easy, why are there so many bad forms?
  • What are some of the common mistakes web form designers make?
  • What are the Top 3 tips for improving web forms?

Monday, May 05, 2008

Inspirational PDF Magazines

Numerous visual arts publications from around the world are available for you to draw inspiration from. PDF magazines serve as excellent sources of both conceptual and visual.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Meet the real Iron Man

While audiences flood theaters this month to see the comic-book-inspired Iron Man, a real-life mad genius toils in a secret mountain lab to make the mechanical superhuman more than just a fantasy with the XOS Exoskeleton.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Forest Fire Clear Cut Robot

The forest fire prevention robot by Jordan Guelde is an advanced robot designed to clear large areas of foliage from around a forest fire to help stop the flames from spreading.