… at some level, I think you’re aware of a calm and considered solution, that...– Jonathan Ive on one of his designs
Good design should be innovative. Good design should make a product useful....– Dieter Rams
“Cargo is a web publishing (CMS) and community-building platform currently in development. It powers a variety of creative communities in the fields of Education, Design, Research, and Conceptual Art. ” Click on Featured projects on the left and then explore way too many web sites on typography, photography, etc.
In the last half century, more girls were discriminated to death than all the...– Sheryl WuDunn, TEGlobal 2010 video here
David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization at TEDGlobal 2010 Must see along with TED videos of Hans Rosling. Search here or ted.com for his presentations on data visualization.
How schools are putting the iPad to work →
“Universities and schools around the nation—and even the world—are distributing iPads to students and faculty to start the new school year. Some are using the device to lure talented freshmen; others hope faculty and students will merely experiment with the tablet as a learning tool. But a few educators are betting the iPad will herald a revolution in the classroom, once-and-for-all displacing...
Flood Lite: Apple’ s Attention to Detail →
In July 2002, Appled filed a patent for a “Breathing Status LED Indicator” (No. US 6,658,577 B2). They described it as a “blinking effect of the sleep-mode indicator in accordance with the present invention mimics the rhythm of breathing which is psychologically appealing.”
Inside the secret world of Trader Joe’s →
Fortune magazine writes about the American grocery chain and its expansion, history, methods, and secrecy. Quick little NPR story here too.
The Reading Habits of E-Reader Owners →
“The study” paid for by Sony “looked at owners of three devices: Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle, Apple Inc.’s iPad and the Sony Reader.”
Hard hitting top female tennis players in slow... →
Tonight Show Writer Todd Levin on How Conan... →
“Conan made an unexpected appearance in the writers’ room Monday morning. His daily visits had dried up since the bad news started to trickle in, but today he sat among us and spoke briefly about his disappointment and his options. Then he polled the room, asking each of us what we’d do: take the 12:05 a.m. time slot the network was offering or get out. Nearly unanimously, we favored cutting...
Some wedding photographers are selling iPads... →
“If I’m presenting photo packages to a bride and groom, I can tell you when the guy sees that iPad, he sits up and gets excited for the first time in the whole wedding-planning process,” said Stephen Yanni, a photographer who does weddings across Florida. Since starting to offer iPad albums just two months ago, about half his clients are buying them.” Interesting idea. I wonder if this...
China’s fight against disposable chopsticks →
“Begin with China’s 1.3 billion people. In one year, they go through roughly 45 billion pairs of the throwaway utensils; that averages out to nearly 130 million pairs of chopsticks a day. (The export market accounts for 18 billion pairs annually.) Greenpeace China has estimated that to keep up with this demand, 100 acres of trees need to be felled every 24 hours.” Actually, this would...
Nice little funny video about mixed recycling. Hey, don’t crush your cans, flatten your plastic bottles or, recycle shredded paper! Doing any of that gums up the system.
A Marian Bantjes interview →
A good one to read. Excerpt: JLW: And the ones that got away? MB: MoMA [the Museum of Modern Art, New York] asked me to do an invitation for its 2009 ‘Party in the Garden’, something festive and spring-like. I came up with a rather nice design that included gardeny shapes and drinky shapes but in a sort of semi-abstract way, and could be altered from year to year, to get a different look with...
“PluralEyes™ saves hours in post-production for multi-camera edits, dual-system audio or multi-take workflows such as music videos. It automatically synchronizes all your audio and video clips without the need for timecode, clappers or any special preparation.” and it’s affordable! A must for DSLR HD use and film students.
How to prototype interactive iPad applications in... →
Of course, this was always the way to do it going back to CD-ROM interactive design but we mostly did simple prototypes as Photoshop screens which were linked quickly in Macromedia Director. Why spend a lot of time on the final work when your client might shoot it down. Time is better spent prototyping any kind of design project as simply and directly as possible. Start with a pencil and paper!...
U.S. Inaction Lets Look-Alike Tubes Kill Patients... →
“Nurses should not have to work in an environment where it is even possible to make that kind of mistake,” said Nancy Pratt, a senior vice president at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego who is a vocal advocate for changing the system. “The nuclear power and airline industries would never tolerate a situation where a simple misconnection could lead to a death.” Tubes intended to inflate...
This New Design
Please bear with me while I integrate the new design of Design Info. I had a very comprehensive redesign and rethink on the site. But while adding some minor touches, tumblr decided to mess it all up and, much of what I had vanished. So what you see is, sort of where I was going. Removing as much as I could to keep it as simple as possible. In time, you may see a new “masthead”...
Frank Chimero’s blog →
Anonymous asked: What advice would you give to a graphic design student?
100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners... →
How world economy is recovering from the recession →
Nice roll over info graphic. Simple. Now, USA, let’s get going. If Germany can be booming, where people get 4-6 weeks paid vacation and state supported health care, surely we can!
America’s 100 Greenest Colleges and Universities -... →
Out of 900 surveys, they got back 162 responses and rated those schools on environmental issues.
The more I think and write about Mad Men, the more I take the show as a personal...– George Lois from the August 2010 Playboy
34 Typographic Sins →
1, 2, 3, 15 (or just never justify), 24, 25, 26, 27, and 29 are the most common beginner design student mistakes.
Hi-Fi (by bante) Jazz covers come to life (wait for it).
How the iPad changed my reading habits →
It seems people read more with and on the iPad. I wonder if this translates to kids and teens reading more if they read it on an iPad? Convenience and portability seem to trump the printed text only book.
Transbay Transit Center: Reality →
0ver 10 years ago, I said it was odd that California did not have high speed rail from SF (via Oakland and San Jose) to San Diego (via Los Angeles). Well, the construction of the SF station has begun. First connecting to Sacramento. I guess the politicians wanted to go from the capital to the Bay Area first… Here is the whole CA high speed rail system. Here are all the planned future high speed...