Thursday, September 30, 2010

11 Trends in Web Logo Design: The Good, the Bad and the Overused

Designing and critiquing logos for web-based companies and startups is a pursuit of endless fascination for many of us. By Jolie O'Dell

Thursday, September 16, 2010

6 Steps to Building a Better iPhone App

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Here’s a list of steps which should be considered when getting into the iPhone app game By Brian LeRoux

The most powerful colors in the world

The Most Powerful Colors in the World

Is blue really THE most popular and dominant color online? By Colourlover

Good designers learn from history

One can foolishly think of history as dusty facts and faded images. And only the foolish child thinks history doesn’t matter, that it’s irrelevant and inessential to growth. By Alexander Ross Charchar

Tips For Working with Photoshop & InDesign

Adobe CS5
Knowing Photoshop is one thing, but knowing how Photoshop can be used across the whole Adobe Creative Suite is another. By Just Creative Design

How to Further Design in an Organization without Design Management?

With the growing momentum of design thinking and organizations wanting to have a competence in design, more and more designers will find themselves hired in organizations without a design friendly management structure or colleagues sympathetic to the needs of design. By Design Sojourn

Paper to pencil, just like that!

P&P Office Waste Paper Processor is one of those things that you wish you knew how it works, but dang! no reasonable explanation provided at all! By Yanko Design

Chilling outside the window

It’s interesting to so how cultural practices can trigger off inspiration to design a product that can be an extension of the same. By Yanko Design

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

10 unusual and creative rulers

Unique and innovative rulers that will help you get accurate measurements. By Toxel

Try air to stay dry


The Air-umbrella with wind power is designed innovative and over fixed idea. By Yanko Design

Portal 2


PORTAL 2 is coming!!! By NOTCOT

One clock for all time zones

We all know the look of that wall of international clocks that harried travelers and traders anxiously glance towards. By Core 77

Flippable screen turns laptop into tablet


Whoa-ho! Dell, the onetime producer of boring beige boxes, pulled the wraps off of their new Dell Inspiron Duo yesterday at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. By Core77

2010 Idea

The final event in the IDEA judging is the intense competition for Best of Show. In this first ever behind-the-scenes video of the process, jurors wrangle over four wildly diverse products they've deemed the best of the 2010 entries, acutely aware that their final selection will send a message to the industry about what they value, and where they think design is heading. By Fastcodesign

Using iPad as a Brush, to Create Time-Lapse Light Paintings

Making Future Magic: iPad light painting from Dentsu London on Vimeo.

A beautiful experiment by BERG. By Cliff Kuang

Almost Genius: A Tool Helps Patients Breathe Easy

Oxygen masks are a huge pain. This invention eliminates them altogether. By Cliff Kuang

Sunday, September 12, 2010

40 Tutorials and Techniques for Creating Business Logos

A logo alludes to its company’s identity in its appearance and visual impact; that’s how it starts branding.

Why Apple is the master craftsman

Apple iPhone 4 detail

Whatever you may think about Apple, there is no denying that it continues to set new standards for its craft. Craft? By Adam Richardson

20 creative concept cars

Creating concepts for cars helps give designers freedom from creating boring and standard car designs. By Matthew Heidenreich

Gorgeous Packaging Designs and Concepts

Packaging design is all around us. On a day-to-day basis we probably see hundreds of different packaging designs, a high percentage of them being food or drink products; especially when making breakfast, lunch and dinner. By Callum Chapman

Presentation: A few minutes with John Cleese on creativity

Read the article here.

Nod Young: Khaki Creative & Design

Based in Beijing, Khaki Creative & Design co-founder and creative director, Nod Young, is a prolific artist whose passion lies in typography and graphic design. By Zara Arshad

Politics please, we;re social dseigners

What happens if design-based social innovation is not just a way of avoiding conventional, explicit politics, but a way of undermining politics altogether? By Core77

Fred Dust presents at TEDX Berkeley

IDEO’s Fred Dust speaks about how people can think and act like designers. He gives examples of how good design doesn’t just look beautiful — it acts differently — and it makes the people who use well-designed products act differently, as well.

How to Build a Better Vital Signs Monitor

By bringing a patient’s vital signs into one system, the EVD helps doctors and nurses to better capture patient information and send it wirelessly to an electronic medical record. By Sars Munday

The Future of Information: Touchscreens EVERYWHERE!

Digital interfaces are going big -- so big pretty soon we might not be able to distinguish between what's real and what's fake, whether we're talking about ads on the street or the reflection in the mirror. By Suzanne Labarre

Can Architecture Help the Elderly Age Gracefully?

Matthias Hollwich thinks so, and he's set up a new program at the University of Pennsylvania to explore how. By Jenara Nerenberg

Women's Prosthetic Limbs as Fashion Accessories

We live in in the post-human world augured by William Gibson. Need proof? Look at all the freakish examples of plastic surgery on TV. Does Heidi Montag look human to you? By Suzanne Labarre

A Magical, Gestural Remote

As TV content blends into the Web, we'll probably need a remote as intuitive -- and button free -- as this one. By Suzanne Labarre

Google Equates "Design" With Endless Testing. They're Wrong

Google Instant is the (unholy) product of Google's infamous design process. By Cliff Kuang

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Never ending pencil

To cut a long story short, what we have here is a simple writing tool called the Continuous Pencil, which can be used till the very end. By Yanko Design

For The Apple Geek Of The Day!

This concept is going to bring smiles to many iGeeks (me included) and keep us lusting for it to become a reality! By Yanko Design

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Clever Crosswalk Squashes Jaywalking

Jaywalking: Everyone does it, so you might as well legalize it. But is there any way to make it less dangerous? By Suzanne Labarre

A Brilliant Touchpad Mouse

Once again, a darling of industrial design gets down and dirty. By Suzanne Labarre