When you’re coming to design user experiences some things are no brainers. If you’re in the business of selling tangible things then more often than not it helps to have an image of the thing your selling, unless it’s so generic and popular it’s entered the national consciousness – paper clips perhaps or metal clothes… Read more
Cornicing silhouetted around the top of the lifts in Bush House, London. They look like puppets, or perhaps the British Subjects in the ‘Age of Empire’ when the lifts were made? lift design Originally uploaded by JamesB.
Nick Currie’s offerings from his sabbatical in Japan could be read as postmodern artefacts from a psychiatric institution. There’s genius there but unconventional, mad-as-eggs genius. His movie of people making noises for 5 seconds is a weird, strangely compelling thing. Link: 5 second human noises movie [8.9 mb] So this got me thinking. Getting… Read more
Link: hypergene | amazoning the news . How could you sustain social interaction around a news story? A truly democratic Fourth Estate? The authors argue that Amazon tells the best stories on the web. They argue Amazon do the best job possible for that medium. As they say "the web is really about people". If… Read more
Link: adaptive path � user expectations in a world of smart devices. Expectations are the blueprint for how people try to interact with an interface — be it physical, environmental, or on screen. Our experiences with technology shape our expectations of the world, and the more technology permeates our world, the greater our expectations. Thus,… Read more
Found this product design database, via this We Make Money Not Art post [thanks]. The site is chockablock full of fab things from the 70s. What I found particularly appealing was Honda’s 50cc scooter. How great is this? Having just bought a Honda Dylan 125 to get round town I’m always looking at scooters… Read more
Official Homepage – Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) is a homage to a different age of lush graphics, what would now be considered site architecture of the high-rise-block school and plain speaking. No magnolia here, no user tested navigation or useful information. Kim Jong Il requests you email him with your greetings… Read more