Thursday, December 31, 2009

Industrial Design Is in His Blood

Tucker Viemeister
Designers often talk about the moment they realized their destiny lay in design. For Tucker Viemeister, it was pretty much the moment he was conceived. By Alissa Walker

All Up In A Cell

Audi Allivictus by David Polášek

Concept cars is what everybody needs in the future. You bet. This right here is a futuristic vision of the Audi cell car set up on independent axles and center turning drive shafts. By Yanko Design

The Decade's 14 Biggest Design Moments

minority report

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A look back at the last ten years in the design world reveals 14 moments where design changed the way we interacted with technology, culture, sustainability, and ourselves. By Fast Company

Three Brilliant Bits of LED Lighting Design

Jean-Marie Massaud

Today's most beautiful lamps also tout some ultra-smart engineering details. By Fast Company

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

yves behar/ fuse project: one laptop per child generation 3

Back in 2007 yves behar of fuse project together with nicholas negroponte
released the 'one laptop per child XO laptop'. By Designboom

Designing Interactions is a book and a DVD as well as this website

In this book Bill Moggridge introduces us to 40 influential designers who have shaped our interaction with technology. The introduction and final chapter combine to describe the approach to designing interactions that has evolved at IDEO.

NYC High Line Designers Turn Their Eyes to Downtown Cleveland

How do you revitalize a downtown area that's become a ghost town? With a stunning new park. By Fast Company

Three Strategies

Yes, not smart designing

Monday, December 21, 2009

Apple Launches Redesign of the App Store [SCREENSHOTS]

Apple has begun a rollout of a redesign of the iPhone App Store within iTunes. By Ben Parr

Friday, December 18, 2009

3 High Design Hammocks

Hammocks have come a long way since pre-Columbian natives in South America wove together sheets from the bark of a Hamack tree and strung them up between two poles. By Spot Cool Stuff

3 High Design Hammocks

Barefoot Running Shoes

Question: What’s the single best designed piece of running equipment?

Answer: It’s a pair of gear you already own—your bare feet.

Barefoot Running Shoes: Vibram Five Finger KSO

23 creative and amazing bike designs

If you think that bikes are pretty boring, think again. These bicycles or concepts will maybe convince you to drop your car, or at least they will be please your eyes.

nulla minimalist bike

The 15 Best Articles For Designers in 2009

Here are fifteen of the most popular design related articles from 2009. There are great resources for fonts, Photoshop, web design templates, as well as amazing web design and graphic design tutorials. By Design Reviver

"Objectified" - Jonathan Ive talks about Mac design & Unibody MacBook manufacture

A clip from the 2009 documentary "Objectified" which is all about industrial design. Here, we see the wonderfully creative genius of Jonathan Ive, as he talks about the Mac, and specifically the Unibody design of the MacBook/MacBook Air & MacBook Pro.

What good is design research?

A recent article by Don Norman brings up some valuable and provocative questions about the value of design research. By Adam Richardson

5 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year – 2009

It was a huge year for data. There's no denying it. Data is about to explode. By Flowing Data

5 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year – 2009

Mag+, The magazine’s digital future

This conceptual video is a corporate collaborative research project initiated by Bonnier R&D into the experience of reading magazines on handheld digital devices. It illustrates one possible vision for digital magazines in the near future.

Mag+ from Bonnier on Vimeo.

60+ Creative & Inspirational Newsletter Designs

Web designers know how to build a modern, semantic and accessibility-oriented website, with proper XHTML and CSS. They understand all the necessary ingredients in making a good website and their implementation.

How about creating an equally good newsletter that matches its company’s standard. Many companies practice sending newsletters periodically/occasionally to their clients. By Best Design Tuts

10 Twitter Design Lists You Must Follow

With Twitter giving one the ability to create lists, here's a list of 10 Twitter Design lists to follow. By Just Creative Design

.mitIntroduces the Copenhagen Wheel

The Copenhagen Wheel, which turns any bike you already own into an “electric bike with regeneration and real-time environmental sensing capabilities.”

How to Present like a Pro!

One skill many designers should often work on is presentation. Designers of all levels can always benefit from a little more jazz in their presentations. By Design Sojourn

Spaces for Ideas: The Beginning

An idea and a sketchbook. By Design Sojourn

Spaces for Ideas Sketchbook - Concept Sketches 03

Team iPhone versus team Droid

Form vs. function -- it's a classic challenge in the design world. When it comes to developing mobile devices, many designers would agree that consistency and an efficient user experience matter most. By Tim McLaughlin

HTC evolve Concept Tablet

HTC evolve is a concept tablet computer that features a “concave side” ergonomic body design. By picocool


Picture table on the wall!

Picture Table. As the name says, it’s a table that becomes a picture when not in use. By picocool

Timeless Design: Future Perfect

Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair, the Eames lounge chair, George Nelson’s Ball clock, and Giancarlo Mattioli’s Nesso lamp are just a few of the prodigious products that one might claim are timeless. By dwell
velib bicycle jcdecaux landscape

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Design Crime: Electrolux Musical Vacuum Cleaner

Electrolux unveils a prototype of its Silent vacuum cleaner--with speakers and an iPod dock. By Cliff Kuang


Architecture and Design's New Hot Spots: Hong Kong and Shenzhen

If some of architecture and design's biggest names seemed conspicuously absent from this month's Art Basel Miami Beach--that annual, must-attend conclave for the glitzy-arty set--it was because they were halfway around the world in the adjacent Chinese cities of Hong Kong and Shenzhen. By
Aric Chen

Ditch the Resume; Make a Chart Instead

We all know it: Polish that resume all you want, but it's gonna be "read" for 10 seconds, tops. So it makes a lot of sense to ditch the resume altogether, and create a chart instead.

resume infographic

Three Limbs Less and Still Rollin

This particular wheelchair was designed specifically for Bryan Anderson of Pride Mobility.

Wheelchair for Bryan by Mark Veljkovich


Over a quarter-century ago, Xerox introduced the modern graphical user interface paradigm we today take for granted.

That it has endured is a testament to the genius of its design. But the industry is now at a crossroads: New technologies promise higher-bandwidth interaction, but have yet to find a truly viable implementation.

10/GUI aims to bridge this gap by rethinking the desktop to leverage technology in an intuitive and powerful way.

10/GUI from C. Miller on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Nokia Unik cellphone changes texture with your mood

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Targeting the global market, French designer Clement Logereau has designed a unique mobile handset that lets users modify its back made of 152 customizable small squares. By Naresh Chauhan

Hans Rosling: Asia's rise -- how and when

Hans Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world's dominant economic force. At TEDIndia, he graphs global economic growth since 1858 and predicts the exact date that India and China will outstrip the US.

Ring°Wall: World Largest Multi-Touch and Multi-User Wall


The World's Biggest, largest, longest Multi-Touch (and evidently Multi-User) Wall.

Design in the Wild: VW + Fun = Viral

“The Fun Theory” is a series of experiments, captured on video, to find out if making the world more fun can improve people’s behavior.

Among the experiments: does turning a set of subway stairs into a real-life piano encourage people to use them (answer: yes, 66% more).

Kitchen ecology exhibition in seoul

Ecology is a broad discipline. The greek 'oikos', where ecology is derived from, means 'the home', the place where we live. The micro-cosmos of our kitchen is a good place to start in investigating our habits and relationship with nature.

Eye Candy of the Day: 300 of the World's Hottest Poster Designs

Typo/Graphic Posters unveils a beautifully redesigned site, showing off typopgraphically driven posters from over the world. By Cliff Kuang

Typo/graphic Posters

Monday, December 07, 2009

Designing Superior Shopping Experiences

Imagine shopping in a store where the displays never change. Customers select items by browsing through monolithic aisles of products. Store displays are minimal and uninteresting. Items in the displays are hard to find or even unavailable. By George Plesko

Sunday, December 06, 2009

101 Things

A set of short, easily digested learnings from the world of Interaction Design, inspired by "101 Things I Learned in Architecture School", by Matthew Frederick

The Designers Accord Global Summit on Sustainability & Education

The Designers Accord Global Summit on Sustainability & Education held October 23rd & 24th in San Francisco, marked an important step forward for the sustainable design movement.