Saturday, April 25, 2009
Rapid urban development in the recent past has enticed designers to toss up some sophisticated auto designs to meet the style and authority of the next-gen commuters.
Posted by Rick at 3:23 PM
Friday, April 17, 2009
A strange man uses a set of sophisticated holographic tools to build a world for the woman he loves, like SketchUp on steroids. See the movie.
Posted by Rick at 7:47 AM
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
TechCrunch is getting a feel for its subjects’ woes now that photos of the prototype TechCrunch Tablet are in the wild.
Posted by Rick at 9:44 AM
Twenty-five designers, writers and academics from an array of disciplines took residence on the Beauchamp 'Electric Barge', to begin a trip to Powerday waste recycling plant in west London. Docked at Little Venice in Paddington, the electrically powered barge is a silently running and environmentally sound answer to canal travel.
Here's GOOD Magazine, and their website www.good.is. The magazine was launched in 2006 and focuses on issues related to sustainable living, politics, and other social issues of our time. On their website they feature many short video presentations that are worth checking.
Posted by Rick at 9:15 AM
Here's a collection of 40 more beautiful and creative logo designs. Browsing through the showcase, you will notice many trends. Some of these include the usage of simple shapes to create something complex, origami shapes, coloring and transparency trends, and many more.
Posted by Rick at 8:44 AM
The utilization of paper as a design element in a web design is one of the most popular design trends. By using scraps of paper, cardboard textures, notebooks and notepads, a designer is able to compose an interesting and elaborate design.
Posted by Rick at 8:41 AM
Visit the miniHome.
Posted by Rick at 8:37 AM
Strategic Designers have a very unique approach to things, especially in regard to the design process. The strategic designers’ pathway around the design process oscillates from a “bird’s eye” view of things to a “telescopic” focused one and then back up to a “bird’s eye” view again.
Posted by Rick at 8:24 AM
While there are amazing things happening throughout the visual thinking community, some of the most interesting are happening at our sponsors, not the least of which is happening at Tableau.
Posted by Rick at 8:10 AM
“Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose. It is the strength required to bring about social, political, and economic change …
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted by Rick at 7:49 AM
Anders Ramsay, a UX designer, has done an excellent job in explaining on his blog the advantages of an Iterative Design Process versus a “Waterfall” (or Linear as I call it) design process.
Posted by Rick at 7:46 AM
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The secret to successful innovation for CPG companies is knowing how to fail early, fail cheaply.
Posted by Rick at 12:15 PM
The VertaBrate focuses on areas where the spinal nerves begin to permeate through the back and aims at diminishing the amount of discomfort that spawns at the beginning of these spinal nerves. It bends over the shoulders and clings to the body using sticky pads.
Posted by Rick at 11:44 AM
Here's a collapsible snow stretcher that enhances the safety measures that will allow an immediate rescue, in case of an accident or injury.
Posted by Rick at 11:29 AM
You may not have heard of Bill Buxton yet, but the Canadian designer and computer scientist is well known in the field of human–computer interaction. Currently he is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. Read article.
Posted by Rick at 10:44 AM
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
GM and Segway showed off a two-wheel prototype vehicle based on Segway's scooter platform that lets two people tool around the city at 35 miles an hour on electric power. GM touted the vehicle's OnStar wireless communications to let people communicate with each other and stay clear of other vehicles. Go to Segway/Puma here
Posted by Rick at 12:31 PM
Saturday, April 04, 2009
A good designer always tries to see things from the point of view of the user (or the customer, viewer, audience member, etc.).
Posted by Rick at 9:46 AM