Your Design Homework This Weekend
November 23rd, 2011
First, watch this amazing video created by a newspaper industry research group. It depicts the digital newspaper of the future. The surprising part? The video was created in 1994! And yet the newspaper industry didn't listen to their own research.
Tim Berners Lee on Open Data
July 12th, 2010
This is a short video (~6min) where Tim Berners Lee (Mr. Web himself) talks about the successes of open data. Take special note of the end section where the Open Street Map project is used to help relief efforts in Haiti after the earthquake.
The Future Is Now
May 11th, 2010
UI Design Assets and Tools
April 28th, 2010
20th century advertising has taught us to associate quality artwork and polish with quality products. Given two apps that do the same thing, a potential customer will pick the one that looks and feels better. This means every great app needs great art. Since most developers aren't artists or designers by trade, I've assembled a list of resources that can help. Here are icons, fonts, sounds, color schemes, and other great art assets to help you make your app stand out from the crowd.
Philippe Starck, Vintage Ads, and More
April 21st, 2010
A round up of interesting stuff I've been collecting lately. An interview with Philippe Starck, vintage ads, UI design tips, and electronic comics.
January 27th, 2010
Tomorrow we will hopefully awake with news of a magical Apple tablet, so tonight I thought I'd give you a few things to read as you drift off to tablet dreamland with touchable sugarplums.
Interesting Stuff I Read This Week
December 14th, 2009
40+ Vintage Posters to Inspire Your Next Designs Color Palette