Monday, January 18, 2010

Take it

Wow, my blog has sure gotten...empty.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

We broke the weather forecast design

Clearly Seattle is experiencing unusual weather. Our weather forecast wasn't designed to accomodate three digits.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Creativity with mundane design elements

Barcode being unzipped and invaded by a scorpian

Those wacky Japanese designers. ;-) More creative barcodes on


Thursday, August 21, 2008

John Lennon Interview with Animation

This is a pretty inspiring conversation in our current world state. The animation is beautiful, compelling, and fluid.

Thanks to Richard for the link. rb.log» Blog Archive » John Lennon Interview Animation


Friday, May 16, 2008

Graphic design + Politics

Logoblink has an interesting collection of presidental logos from 1960 to the present. It's makes for a fun scroll. USA political election logos 2008 - 1960

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Web Falacies

This is an interesting article that tests the validity of the "Three Click Rule" of web design--namely that nothing should be more than 3 clicks away from the user. This research found that there was correlation between task success or user satisfaction and the number of clicks. I think this astute observation at the end of the article nicely sums it up.

"The Three-Click Rule isn't completely bad. People talk about it with users in mind, even executives who have never designed a web site. The rule may help designers focus on the information that users need and may help them create better web sites....

However, the Three-Click Rule does not focus on the real problem. The number of clicks isn't what is important to users, but whether or not they're successful at finding what they're seeking."

An interesting aside in the article that I wasn't expecting.

"[I]n one e-commerce study, we found that the more pages users visited (more clicks), the less they bought."

Read the article: Testing the Three-Click Rule


Thursday, July 26, 2007

Not overdesigning your portfolio

I agree with the general thrust of this article, though I haven't visited and reviewed each of the portfolios cited. Looking at the miniature versions of the site though, it seems like a reasonable selection. 10 portfolios that get right to the point


Thursday, June 28, 2007

Redlines to the rescue

Screenshots of MySpaceTV and YouTube with red lines outlining similarities This strikes me as a great example of the power of visuals to get a point across in milliseconds. Article: MySpaceTV vs YouTube: 12 Things MySpace Copied

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

An advertisement for Jack Astor's Bar and Grill Viva Italia Festival depicting illustrated Mobsters and a dead stick figure with a meatball on him to provide blood spatter Another great ad seen on design fckr.


Creative Advertisement

A photo of an American Apparel t-shirt tag that says 'Made in LA by a woman with healthcare for herself and her three children' This really effectively gets to the heart of what American Apparel is all about. Very effective in reinforcing why it's worth buying from them even though their clothes are much more expensive than the equalivent stuff made overseas. Not that I've shopped there... Seen on design fckr.


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A collective sigh is heard from designers around the world

There is a lot of Apple envy today among user interface designers, and others, around the world. Steve Jobs announced the release of Apple's new iPhone in his keynote this morning at Macworld San Francisco 2007. I'm not rushing out to buy one, but the demo videos on Apple's website are pretty stunning.

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