THE BLOG

30
Dec

Junot Diaz on The New America

This is the best video I’ve seen in 2012. Give it six minutes to get to the meat and you’ll want to invest a full hour. Why? MIT professor and McArthur Fellow Junot Diaz gets to the core of The New America. Absolutely brilliant: Rewriting the story of America.

08
Jun
26
Apr

The Art of Film and TV Title Design

More brands should pay attention to this

25
Apr
18
Jan

Who to believe about SOPA and PIPA? Ben Huh or an old white guy?

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Clearly Ben Huh and his great glasses. Seriously, the contrast between new and old, which is at the core of the debate behind SOPA and PIPA, is summed up in this still, captured from this debate last night on PBS. Watch it, listen, and you’ll see what this picture tells us: clearly Huh understands the Internet, the old white guy, he’s there to “protect the Internet” with “the rule of law” so that it benefits an old, stagnant industry that wants the world to be as it once was. Face it old white guy, you can’t win. The Internet is a monster. It can’t be stopped.

17
Jan

Want to understand what makes a great interface? Then watch this.

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I've been a Mac Fanboy since 1984 (when I ran back from the kitchen to see what the hell was that commercial playing on the SuperBowl), but I have to say, Windows Phone 7 is one very fine interface. Here's a video that every designer, interactive or not, should watch to understand the cutting edge of design today. The beauty is this: Windows has always been a horrible experience when compared to Apple, but the people at Microsoft have discovered the value and power of great user experiences while designing Windows Phone 7. The discovery is fresh for them, and in this video they lay it all out. I'm using it as a refresher course, a reminder of what to pay attention to, of how to think when designing. Thanks Microsoft.

Wow, I never thought I'd say that.

20
Dec

Yeti gets it

As an interactive designer, I signup for plenty of spam emails to better understand what makes good and bad online marketing. With videos and features like this, Yeti is one of the few emails I look forward to.

21
Aug

House 2.0 by architect Pieter Weijnen

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The use of charred wood is beautiful. More at Dwell.com

13
Jul
12
Jul

The Gamification of Your Daily Commute

Chromaroma takes your travel data and makes it into a game where every journey counts in a competition for the city!

Via @AndrewKorf