Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How To Build a Stylish Portfolio Web Design Concept

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This tutorial covers part one of a multi-part series covering the process of building a stylish design portfolio website. By Blog Spoon Graphics

35 Inspiring Minimalism Website Designs

Web design has continuously evolved over time. From the simple to the more complicated layout, it is without a doubt a progressive form of art that never ceases to change. By Youththedesigner

Web Design Tips & Advice from A to Z

Here's a great list of web design tips by Just Creative Design.

Web Design + Psychology = Satisfied Users?

What’s one word people associate with web design? Some may say creativity. By Just Creative Design

16 Simply Stunning All-Black Packaging Designs

Black is a divisive color; either you see it as dramatic, mysterious and elegant or as somber and oppressive, to be used in small quantities. By Steph

Why 63% Don't Like Facebook's News Feed Change

Facebook recently changed the default news feed to show only the friends you interact with most. A lot of folks seem frustrated and unhappy about the change. By Zurb

3D Portraits Made of Screws

Andrew Myers creates incredible three-dimensional portraits by driving thousands of screws into plywood. By Toxel

Real life Up House

Flying house from Pixar’s animated movie “Up” was recreated in real life. By Toxel

Pop Up Street Furniture

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Carmela Bogman and Rogier Martens have designed a new kind of outdoor furniture that can be pumped out of the pavement by the inhabitants. By Toxel

Cool and Unusual Business Cards

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Collection of the most creative business card designs from around the world. By Toxel

Ultra Utilitarianism

BLANCORONIS and its unique accessory concept is utilitarianism at the highest level. By Yanko Design

Monday, March 14, 2011

LG Cubeboard Concept Keyboard

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Touchscreen technology is now fairly popular amidst gadget savvy folks. Most people prefer and choose gadgets in league with multiple device functions. By Designbuzz

AHHH is here to refine your mobile usage experience

Mobile phones have become as vital as breathing. With ever-increasing traffic one needs something to kill the commuting time. By Designbuzz

Lead a flexible life after 65 with FLEXi Stretch

Student designer Daniela Bruinsma, from the University of Technology, Sydney has designed a calf stretching equipment named FLEXi Stretch especially for people aged 65 and above. By Designbuzz

Restore full functionality with NIKE prosthetic

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NIKE products have always uplifted the spirits of sportsperson’s. Adding to this, the company is out with NIKE prosthetic (designed by Sam Weise) which will help people with disabilities to perform on field. By Buzzdesign

Konect Tokyo USB Concept Watch

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This will reminisces you of a gadget straight from a Sci-fi movie, wherein all the aliens in flashy robotic suits zoom around in their highly mechanised flying soccer’s. By Designbuzz

Alpha bicycle to preserve your surroundings

In today’s world, with non-renewable natural resources being consumed at an alarming rate, solar energy is proving to be an extremely useful source of energy. By Designbuzz

CCS-Cyclist Carriage System to help carry your cycle even while traveling

Huzaifah Khan from Queensland University of Technology is out with an idea that will allow you to carry your cycles on trains without causing any inconvenience. By Buzzdesign

Tuto mobile workstation helps analysts study sea turtles

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A new mobile workstation called Tuto by 2y1dea is an ideal sea turtle care machine for people who work in the sea or are engaged in taking care of sea animals. By Designbuzz

What Is The Future Of The Office? Can Boomers and Millenials Mix?

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Ginny Baxter is a member of Herman Miller's Applied Knowledge team. She is intrigued by the nature of the individual at work and impact of the generations. By Lloyd Alter

The Promise and Perils of a World Filled With Touchscreens

Corning's futuristic video about touchscreens of the future offers lessons about why they're not so great after all. By John Pavlus

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fuego's Portable Grill Makes It Easy to BBQ Anywhere

The Element is aimed at tailgaters, campers, beach bums, and balcony grill masters. By Cliff Kuang

Infographic of the Day: A Mind-Blowing History of Sci-Fi


Ward Shelley's sprawling, hand-drawn flowchart of science fiction's history.

What Starbucks Taught Us About Redesigning College Campuses


Think about how Starbucks changed coffee drinking. Can those lessons be applied to higher education? By Pat Posch

Peugeot XB1

It’s 2025. Cities have outgrown themselves, shifting mobility as we know it. Public transportation is more efficient than ever (ok, maybe it’s 2225), but car use is limited to long distance travel outside urban districts. By Yanko Design

UX is 90% Desirability

We are part of creating an experience. We are manufacturing something that wasn’t there before. Sure usability is important. But, are those really what sell the experience? There’s something more intangible that drives people to products: The desire to use it. By Francisco Inchauste

No paper was harmed during the making of this film

Polyedra is celebrating the shared heritage (and auguring future collaboration) between Swiss and Italian graphic design with Italian Design Is Coming Home. By Ray Hu

JR uses art to turn the world inside out


In his recent TED2011 keynote speech he begins to answer the question "Could art change the world?" by sharing his experience as a public artist. By Ray Hu

Saturday, March 12, 2011

An amazing and innovative bus shelter

Bus shelters provide a place for passengers to wait for buses and also act like a roof for them. By DesignBuzz

A Laptop for the Visually Challenged

Nazanin Oveisi has developed an easy-to-operate laptop for the visually challenged. By DesignBuzz

Floating Olympic Complex to give a new meaning to Olympic Games

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Olympic Games in today’s modern time means luxury served in front of players and all the visitors by the host country. By DesignBuzz

Why Wireframe?

Why do we wireframe, and what does it brings to the project: clarity of purpose, a streamlined set of features, and a focused, compelling way to communicate with users. By ZurBlog

What Motivates Us To Create Awesome Product?

People who work at JP Morgan on Wall St. dread getting up in the morning for work and were only looking forward to the next paycheck and bonus. Why is that?

Music and Design

Music and design are inherently connected - they are both forms of calculated expression. Musicians use tempo and pitch to set a mood or create a style, while designers use layout, color, typography and hierarchy. By ZurBlog

No Right Brain Left Behind

“In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives. It is how we make our living... If we want innovation to produce jobs in America and not overseas – then we also have to win the race to educate our kids.”
— President Obama, from his 2011 State of the Union address.

My Top 10 Design Business Failures

It's David Sherwin's hope that by sharing his early failures, freelance and student designers can learn from his mistakes and better operate and manage their their design practices as profitable design businesses.

"Creative Workshop" Author's Talk at SxSWi

What do you do when you get stuck? I mean, you'll always hit a wall on any design project when coming up with ideas. By David Sherwin

Nourishing Nostalgia

Putting functionality aside, a lot of product design is about understanding consumer's emotions, feelings, and desires. Design has the power to place a product in context and it’s the context that generates value and relevance for the user. By Andrea Bebber and Ralph Bremenkamp

Designing the Designers

Control is every tyrant's dream. It may be the rest of ours, too. By Lang Davison, Andrew Markell, Kate Markell

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Clever Logo Designs That Speak For Themselves

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A creative logo design plays a vital role in portraying the brand identity of any company. It is not only the name of the company, but also the brand’s message that communicates with the customers. Therefore, you should keep in mind that it is also the logo design that makes your business memorable and distinguishes it from the rest! By Aquil Akhter

Creative and effective ad designs

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Advertisements are one of the best ways to promote goods and services of any organization. With an effective and successful advertising campaign, organizations not only leave a strong impact on their customers but also communicate the company’s philosophy in an effective manner. By Obaid ur Rehman

Saturday, March 05, 2011

2016: The User Interface Revolution Underway

Looking at the next five years, the role of interface design will only increase in importance as companies compete to win market share worldwide. Ease of use is essential to winning hearts, minds, and customers. By Peter Eckert

Star Power in Mobile UX Design

Side-by-side comparison of the iPhone and Android versions of the SnapTax UI

A flood of 5-star ratings in the app store is what every developer hopes to see when they check in on their apps every morning. Positive word of mouth is the primary way great apps climb and sustain themselves at the top of the charts. By Alan Tifford