Sunday, October 24, 2010

Start your presentation with PUNCH


The primacy effect, when applied to presentations, suggests that we remember more strongly what happens at the beginning of a presentation. By Presentation Zen

Logitech Revue Google TV

Packaging design for the Logitech Revue Google TV. By Notcot

US UX versus EU UX: What’s the difference?

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

Windows Phone 7 Series UI Design & Interaction Guide

The Windows Phone 7 Series UI Design and Interaction Guide is available for download as a PDF from from here. By Charlie Kindel

Going Mobile: Designing for Different Screen Sizes | Promoting Your Mobile App

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

Using Personas During Design and Documentation

Persona development in the documentation development lifecycle

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

Design Mind Salon with Bill Buxton

Resonance: a short film about getting to the right idea

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

Whole systems and life cycle thinking

What a great idea: a 'green' product to make a difference, make one happy, and assist in performing the menial tasks that litter an otherwise hectic day. Or is it? By Simon Lockrey

Building design teams like cables

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

Gap's failure wasn't the logo

Gap experienced the power of social media about two weeks. They unveiled a new logo, quite badly designed, and the reaction was an immediate social media backlash. By Baekdal

The future of the MacBook Air

The new Air is really beautiful, ultra slim, and have that Apple "gimme gimme gimme" factor. By Thomas Baekdal

Success Secrets from Clement Mok


-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

Link-T cruise bike folds for easy parking and transportation

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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

Honda Air Design: The pow(air) dreams of future!

honda air design

Conceptualizing the vision of the future of four-wheeler vehicles, Honda Air Design is the latest take by Honda Advanced Design Studio. By The Design Blog

Vario concept trike with variable wheel width for the urban commuters


Making commuting sling and affordable for two persons, Vario concept takes the definition of the vehicle to a new dimension. By The Design Blog

Dialum Task Lamp emits efficient and intense spectrum of light

dialum task lamp

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

40+ Cheerful Bird Logos to Inspire Your Creativity

Bird Logos - Subio Creative
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

35 Awe-Inspiring Booklet Designs for Print Design Inspiration

Booklet Designs - Cute Booklet

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

Clement Mok

Clement Mok, recognized for his enduring and visionary work in interactive design and multidimensional branding, and leading the profession in its progression toward experience design and design strategy. By AIGA

Why design now?

Where good ideas come from

"Clean, Green" TATA Tower is a Bleak Vision of the Future, Dominated by Cars


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

Design Demigod Tokujin Yoshioka Creates Transparent Cell Phone

The X-RAY is a totally new type of cell phone: one designed for pure aesthetic delight. By Suzanne Labarre

Dyson's Full-Powered City Vac Is Small Enough to Sit on a Sheet of Paper

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

Push-Pull; Tug Of War Is Over!

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

The Nail Within!

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

The future of the book

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?

EV Drivers Get a Cure for Range Anxiety

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

Know Your Customer's Motivations

The concept of user experience (UX) is a good one, but many people try to position it as a role in an organization that helps make an app or website successful. By Bryan

How Best Buy evolves its brand


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

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

5 Futuristic Concept Phone Designs

The now ubiquitous cell phone has progressed by leaps and bounds, from the bricks-with-battery-packs of the 1980s to the sleek touchscreen devices of today. By Amy-Mae Elliott