The stuff of nightmares


Published: Apr. 15th, 2008. Categorized: Visual. Tagged: Clown, Photography, Portraits

Monocle: design notes

if you’re interested in the honest craft of website work, almost deliberately old-fashioned ‘classical’ web design - and how to ally this with innovation in magazine publishing - the following should provide a decent account of several of the key decisions in this particular project.

cityofsound: Monocle: design notes

Published: Apr. 14th, 2008. Categorized: Text. Tagged: Design thinking, Experience design

How do you like your eggs?


I enjoy making people laugh, but more than ever I like making people think too. I hope this piece evokes some kind of humorous and yet thoughtful feeling about breakfast in bed. My work is sometimes playful, and by playful I mean I play on the edge of what may start to produce mixed feelings. However, I never intend on offending the viewer, my aim is to go beyond the image creating a story and a thoughtful atmosphere.

Micah Spear. Via.

Published: Apr. 11th, 2008. Categorized: Visual. Tagged: Fine Art, Photography

More or less



Published: Apr. 7th, 2008. Categorized: Visual. Tagged: Maxim

Les plus beaux livres français 2007


I'm a sucker for this kind of type treatment. Found @ FFFFOUND!

Published: Apr. 7th, 2008. Categorized: Visual. Tagged: Poster, Typography

We are borg

By 2020 the terms "interface" and "user" will be obsolete as computers merge ever closer with humans. It is one prediction in a Microsoft-backed report drawn from the discussions of 45 academics from the fields of computing, science, sociology and psychology.

It predicts fundamental changes in the field of so-called Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

By 2020 humans will increasingly interrogate machines, the report said.

In turn computers will be able to anticipate what we want from them, which will require new rules about our relationship with machines.

Computers to merge with humans. Via Swissmiss.

Published: Apr. 7th, 2008. Categorized: Text. Tagged: Interaction design, Interface design

Exertion interfaces

We are going to soon carry out sports activities with our friends even when they are not in the same physical place as we are. More generally, computers will be increasingly used to persuade us to physically exercise and to make exercise more fun. At CHI 2008, Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller and Stefan Agamanolis have organized the workshop on Exertion Interfaces which is taking place today, and I asked them four quick questions before the workshop start.

Luca Chittaro: EXERTION INTERFACES. An interview with Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller and Stefan Agamanolis

Published: Apr. 7th, 2008. Categorized: Text. Tagged: Interaction design, Interface design

Design Is Dead

Philippe Starck apparently apologizes for the waste his design career has caused.

“I was a producer of materiality and I am ashamed of this fact.Everything I designed was unnecessary. I will definitely give up in two years’ time. I want to do something else, but I don’t know what yet. I want to find a new way of expressing myself …design is a dreadful form of expression…. In future there will be no more designers. The designers of the future will be the personal coach, the gym trainer, the diet consultant.”

Starck: Design Is Dead, Sorry on PSFK. Via Swissmiss.

Published: Mar. 30th, 2008. Categorized: Text. Tagged: Design, Designers

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