Friday, August 28, 2009

Vital Tips For Effective Logo Design

There have been numerous creative logo design showcases, logo design resources and logo design tutorials posted across the Web. While these help you to create a powerful toolbox for your logo designs, first you need to gain a solid understanding of what makes a logo design good and what you need to consider before starting to use this toolbox.

Rand Logos

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Palm Pre Goes Pre-Fab

To promote its smart phone, Palm deploys a well-known prefab house in L.A. shopping malls.

Palm Pre itHouse

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Amtek Office Building brings flow of energy in architecture

Introducing the traditional Indian science of construction, the “Vaastu Shastra,” to modern architecture, the Amtek Office Building with its entrance facing the East seems to bring the flow of energy in building designs.

Proxima 2 bike-car hybrid with aggressive but realistic styling


Building on the Proxima hybrid concept, Alvino Design has popped up with a bit more aggressive but elegant vehicle dubbed “Proxima 2.0” that makes a more realistic and aggressive package than the former.

LG's futuristic handset doubles as a headset

Winner of LG’s Design The Future competition, the ingeniously designed “HiFi” concept is by far the most thrilling invention by LG.

MP3 concept replaces touchscreen for sleek buttons

If you are one of those who do not like touchscreen gadgets, British designer Vincent Ashikordi, drawing inspiration from pebbles, has come up with a functional MP3 player that removes the touchscreen for sleek buttons, giving it a conventional look.

Bombo makes a new deal between transportation and humans

An entry at the Michelin Challenge, the Bombo by Italian designer Matteo Sgherri is a futuristic car that makes a new deal between transportation, with its many controls and ways to lead the road, and humans

Liftup: A hi-tech transportation vehicle for the elderly and disabled


To make life easier for disabled and elderly people, Cenk Aytekin has designed a hi-tech uphill transportation vehicle called “Liftup.”

RFID-enabled checkpoint eases your shopping

Standing with our shopping bags in long lines at the cash register to make the payment is without a doubt irritating and depressing at times.

Belgian pavilion takes you straight into the human brain

Winner of the competition to design a pavilion for Shanghai Expo 2010, the Belgian Pavilion by Conix Architects and JV Realys resembling the brain cell image seems to take you straight into the human brain.

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Lightningbug phone to enlighten your chatter


The futuristic cellphone opens like a fan to reveal the flexible, possibly holographic, screen.

Top 5 powerpoints to help you build the case for design

Here are five presentations on how these design and innovation firms present to a general business audience their case for design.

What’s The Future Of Design In China?

What’s the future of design in China? Or will China ever have a real design future? Do they ever need one at all?

Seattle Central Library: Civic Architecture in the Age of Media

Current technological devices are changing our understanding of time and space. Most importantly, they are changing the way we expect to experience time and space.

Design Thinking at TED Global

Here are various presentations on Design Thinking that took place at TED.

USA Today news deck

Essentially a page full of widgets displaying the day’s news.

Tool Link: RFID tells you if you've left anything behind

Always losing stuff? If you carry an assortment of expensive gear around, here's a great idea that will assure you you'll never again leave anything behind.

Orbis is like a Segway that actually fits on city sidewalks

Segways have had a tough time in big cities, mostly because the city planners can't seem to decide whether they should be ridden on the street or the sidewalk.

Orbis is like a Segway that actually fits on city sidewalks

Redesigning the ATM interface for Wells Fargo

When replacing their old ATMs with newer touchscreen models, US bank Wells Fargo hired design firm Pentagram to redesign the on-screen interface.

5 Steps to a Better Design Brief

Top on the list of things to have is an “elevator pitch” in your design brief.

25 logos with hidden messages – Amazing Graphic Designing tricks!

It's not just enough getting a simple logo designed for the sake of just having it. Now its time to make your logo design more exceptional.

No Longer Color Blind!

Touch Color is the combination of a Thermal digital tablet and a Rainbow Color picking ring that allows a blind person to paint colorful pictures with his fingers on the tablet.

Touch Color Digital Braille Drawing Board by Yun Li, Guopeng Liang, Ke Zhao, Xin Liu, Peng Zhou, Tian Gao, Wei Zhao, Yun Zhou, Wenbo Yang, Ling Tao & Qian Sun

Newspaper Is No Longer In Paper

E-book readers, emails and other such digital facilities are making paper redundant to an extent.

The Makings of a Great Logo

Logos. They’re the most important part of branding any business, service, or anything at all. Without one, it’s nearly impossible for you to be recognized in any way at all except memory of your name.

Why Mood Boards Matter

It has happened to everyone. You spend countless hours producing a beautiful, pixel-perfect comp only to have it rejected by the client because it isn’t what they were envisioning in their mind’s eye. It’s the dreaded “I’ll know it when I see it” curse.

Template Style Mood Board

Creating an effective mood board

By creating a mood board you can tackle many issues early on, which you would usually encounter too late into a project.

The Mood Board: A designer's best friend

In a recent episode of Bravo TV's The Fashion Show, fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi instructed contestants on the importance of the mood board, a collection of images that will inspire a particular project.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

11 ways to use images poorly in slides


As digital cameras have become ubiquitous, and cheap (or free) photo websites plentiful, more people than ever are using images in presentations.

Really Really Smart

SmartMeasure by Ryan Eder & Chris Daniels of Priority Designs

What a simple solution to getting the measure right; The SmartMeasure Cup it is! It’s got an angled display at the handle so that you don’t need to haunch over or crane your neck to see the unit-markings of the cup.

No More Overspills Even If You Are Blind

Try this, blindfold yourself and pour a glass of water without spilling it over. Ok, make this tougher, fill in exactly ¾ th cup. Tough?

SkyTran's Personal Magnetic Transporter Is a Physical Version of the Internet

Imagine zipping above the sidewalk crowds in a personal transporter pod suspended from a two foot wide cable propelled by a magnetic field. It's not as far-fetched as you may think.

The Design Mind Behind Twitter? He's 21.

Vitor Lourenco

Vitor Lourenco is responsible for creating the elegantly spare Twitter UI. At the ripe age of 21, he's got 7 years' experience and counting.

100 Great Resources for Design Inspiration

Veer: Ideas

Finding inspiration is not always as simple as it sounds, whether you’ve been designing for years or only weeks. Here's a collection of 100 great web resources to find inspiration and direction on your next project, whether it be online or in print.