Thursday, April 22, 2010

GPS in a Hand Disk

DROP GPS device for the blind by Allan Sejer Madsen and Lukasz Natkaniec

This one’s for those of you who have low or no visibility with the eyes. Blind, sometimes people say. By Yanko Design

I got news for you

NEWS- New Electric Wheelchairs by Ju Hyun Lee

Motorized wheelchairs are a great invention, giving millions of disabled people mobility and independence but they’re still prohibitively expensive. By Yanko Design

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Apple elbows Google aside to become Silicon Valley's most valuable company

"The reason Apple has been able to do so well is that it produces products that consumers want," Kaufman Brothers analyst Shaw Wu said.

Friday, April 16, 2010

New Computer Interface Goes Beyond Just Touch

Manual Deskterity combines a touch with the trusty pen. Read the article here.

Designer of 2015 competencies

In order to fulfill the expectations placed upon designers in the future, they will need to employ a set of skills that include some beyond today’s typical scope. By Aiga

Match the Mental Model to the Conceptual Model

Mental model of books
Imagine that you’ve never seen an iPad, but I’ve just handed one to you and told you that you can read books on it. Before you turn on the iPad, before you use it, you have a model in your head of what reading a book on the iPad will be like. By Susan Weinschenk

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Slim Sexy Scanner Looks Like A Saber

Doing away with the traditional norms of a bulky scanner is the svelte scanU. By Yanko Design

Solar-powered 4-way traffic lights relay laser signals for better guidance

4 way traffic lights_01

With the increasing number of vehicles multiplied by square traffic lights on urban roads, chaotic traffic jams have become the order of the day, challenging the safety of the pedestrians on messy crosswalks. By The Design Blog

15 transparent gadgets that let you see through them

glassy glassy mobile phone concept

Transparent gadgets are at the top of the list of trendy designs making to the forefront. Here are some of the most elegant transparent gadgets that let the users see through them, just literally. By Naresh Chauhan

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

MIT Student Develops $3 Cutting-Edge Healing Device, Field Tested in Haiti

The new device could radically improve healing times for tens of millions, at a cost of $3. By Cliff Kuang

American-Designed Shanghai Pavilion at World Expo

ShanghaiExpo Theatre
When the World Expo in Shanghai opens on May 1, some of America's leading design talent will be center stage. And not just in the American Pavilion. By Linda Tischler

Branding, Identity & Logo Design Explained

Brand Identity Logo Design Explained
A logo is not your brand, nor is it your identity. Logo design, identity design and branding all have different roles, that together, form a perceived image for a business or product. By Just Creative Design

What are your Principles of Good Design?

Similar to a mission statement, a personal design philosophy defines a designer’s view on life. By Design Sojourn

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

40 Conceptual Print Ads – Creativity with concept!

With the rapid development of media and promotion, advertising is almost impossible to avoid. Simply put, advertising is everywhere. The graphic design field has significantly helped in development of advertising. By Graphic Design blog

24 Examples of Creative Logo Design

Full Time Logo
Having a well designed logo can separate you from your competitors and help you build your brand. This post showcases unique and memorable logos. By Toxel

Mercedes-Benz Museum Elevators

The Mercedes-Benz Museum houses an incredible amount of automotive history, unexpected surprises, and is in and of itself an absolutely mind blowing architectural space. By Notcot

First principles of interaction design, by Bruce Tognazzini

NN/Group's Bruce Tognazzini compiled an excellent and exhaustive overview of principles for interaction design, that he considers fundamental for the design and implementation of user interfaces. By Uselog

57th Annual P/A Awards

The 57th annual P/A Awards recognizes nine projects that exemplify the speculative value of progressive design. By Architect

Monday, April 12, 2010

Nomad RV to keep you safe and fit in post-apocalyptic times


The pace at which climate is changing all over the world with each passing year, the day isn’t too far when we will have to follow the nomadic lifestyle for survival once again. By Naresh Chauhan

Beyond the handset

Mark Rolston discusses the evolution from mobile devices to an ubiquitous digital life. Get his presentation here.

Designing for Awareness

Interaction designers talk a lot about a user’s emotional experience, but they understand very little about what motivates people to engage. How can designers understand triggers (signals, facilitators, and sparks) that help to change people’s behavior? frog VP of Creative Robert Fabricant investigates. By Kristina Loring

Teach Design: The Importance of Failure

Design is all about failure. It's about taking an initial swag at something and seeing how it works. By Rob Stokes

IDEO Method Card iPhone Application

The Method Card app is released as a free download with 8 cards for you to experience on your iPhone or iTouch. You can purchase the full deck of 51 cards for $4.99 within the application, eliminating the step of having to leave the app to upgrade your experience. IDEO

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Most Innovative Companies in the Red Dot Design Awards

evohome Individual Room Control System

Here are companies that designed and built some very innovative products.

A Conversation With Jan Chipchase and Frog Design's Chief Creative, Mark Rolston

How do you design for China, a country that hasn't had much exposure to design but whose citizens suddenly find themselves awash in new money? By Cliff Kuang

Almost Genius: A Mouse Made for Your Feet

Toe Mouse

The design is meant to aid those without use of their arms. That it doesn't yet exist tells you much about product development--and suggests a new solution to the bigger problem. By Cliff Kuang

Redesigning Education: Rethinking the School Corridor

Education reform is in the air and taking root in thousands of classrooms across the country. By Trung Le

Steve Jobs and Paul Rand: birds of a feather


You can read more about the story of Paul Rand and the NEXT logo here.

Scent as design

A one-day symposium on the conception, impact, and potential applications of scent, brought leading thinkers, designers, scientists, and artists together, to acknowledge scent as a new territory for design. By Eva Wisten

Watered by the Sun


Solar-powered irrigation comes to rural Benin. By Maywa Montenegro

henning larsen architects: palacio de congresos, lanzarote

The new concert and congress center, palacio de congresos by danish firm henning larsen architectsis based around the jagged and characteristic landscape of lanzarote. By Designboom

Thursday, April 08, 2010

A Collection of Printable Sketch Templates and Sketch Books for Wireframing

At the beginning of a web (or application) development project you should always create the sketches first. While sketching can be done on a blank paper, it’s much better to use a sketch template. By Ivana Jurcic

iA’s 2006 Facebook Designs, Redesigned

facebook startpage with chosen comment thread through the eyes of iA

From December 2006 to February 2007 we were in touch with the product manager of facebook. The prospective: Redesigning facebook. By iA