Sunday, October 24, 2010
In response to questions from Amy Knox regarding US.UX and EU.UX, Søren Muus (creative director at FatDUX and co-initiator of ECUX) recently posted on the mail list of the Information Architecture Institute some interesting ideas in this matter. By Soren Muus
The Windows Phone 7 Series UI Design and Interaction Guide is available for download as a PDF from from microsoft.com here. By Charlie Kindel
Screen sizes seem to be diverging more and more, with huge desktop monitors coexisting with tiny mobile phone screens—meaning an app’s available screen space is difficult to know. By Janet M. Six
Picture this scenario: You are using an application to work on a time-critical project, and suddenly, you are stuck for want of information about a particular screen. Time is running out. You reach for the application’s documentation and spend a few minutes trying to figure out what to do next. By Niranjan Jahagirdar and Arun Joseph Martin
In this short film, Continuum strategists demonstrate and discuss the methods they use to guide the development of experiences and products that matter to people and keep them coming back for more. By Continuum
If you look at the way many professional corporate and consulting design groups were set up in the past they were segregated by discipline. The product designers sit over here, usually with the engineers, and possibly the product marketing or business strategy folks. By Core77
-Think constantly. Be curious about the world.
-Realize that you don’t know what you don’t know, and that you’re on a quest to figure those things out.
-Never burn your bridges, and if you do have to burn your bridges, try to end things nicely.
-A career is really what you make of it, so follow your heart; follow your passion.
By Clement Mok
With increasing number of big, motorized vehicles cramping the city roads, two-wheelers especially bikes have emerged as a brisk and sustainable mode of commutation in urban environment. By The Design Blog
Designed by Matt Day, the Dialum Task Lamp has lot more to speak apart from its sleek and elegant design. By Shikha Chauhan
Friday, October 22, 2010
This post is a compilation of 40+ Cheerful Bird Logos to Inspire Your Creativity. These logos illustrate a few effective utilization of a bird image in logo-making. Check out this “tweet” collection and see the great possibilities of creating art inspired by those well-loved creatures! By Youthedesigner
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Booklets are useful tools in conveying information and in advertising. Aside from being easy to carry, they are less likely to bore the reader since their content is shorter. By Youthedesigner
It is a future where we never get out of our cars, just drive home into the lifts and rise up to our apartment and desks. Where every resident gets to park their car in their own little "garden." By Lloyd Alter
The X-RAY is a totally new type of cell phone: one designed for pure aesthetic delight. By Suzanne Labarre
If you live in a city, you've probably seen a Dyson vac or two sitting in a corner, attracting undue attention -- simply because the thing is too big to store. The new Dyson City is meant to solve that problem. By Cliff Kuang
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Sticker industry may get a setback because their “Push” and “Pull” stickers may soon get redundant. The In & Out Door solves the problem of indicating push or pull on doors by making the door handle intuitive. By Yanko Design
How many of you see carpenters fumble for the nails in their span or gripping a mouthful quite hazardously. The Nail Hammer is an easy solution, where the handle holds a silicon case full of nails and is easily accessible. By Yanko Design
Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book. What new experiences might be created by linking diverse discussions, what additional value could be created by connected readers to one another, and what innovative ways we might use to tell our favorite stories and build community around books?
The electric vehicle (EV) revolution has begun. But it can only be fueled if the right ecosystem is put in place to support the mass of energy-conscious consumers who hope to hit the road in one of the new EVs soon to hit the streets. By Kristina Loring
How do you keep evolving the brand for a $49 billion retailing giant? At Best Buy, keeping the company brand fresh starts with the vision of CEO Brian Dunn, who addressed 650 Razorfish clients and employees at the 10th Annual Razorfish Client Summit. By DDeal