Category Archives: User Experience

Kelli Anderson: Design to Challenge Reality

The New York Times Utopian alternative

Kelli Anderson challenges the convention.
Watch her inspiring + thought provoking TED talk, and check her blog too.
Aha(!) moments guaranteed.

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cow + bird = story

Anytime my inbox has a message from Jonathan Harris it just makes my day.
See his latest Cowbird project, for visual storytelling. For us.

Stories that would last forever.

IBM: THINK

Lincoln Center through October 23. Highly recommended!
IBM’s THINK exhibit shares a narrative about how we can improve the way we live and work. Data wall, film and interactive experience, featuring design from print through interactive.
Also, see 100 icons of progress.
Data Wall

Data Wall

Immersive film

Followed by an interactive experiece

Gil exploring @interactive experience

Illustrated visuals bridge film and interactive experience

Pre MoMA – Talk to Me

Warning:
if you have homework due, do not click on the link below.
It’s addictive.
MoMA – Talk to Me

The purpose of design began to shift in the late 20th century from utility toward a more holistic combination of purpose and meaning.
Thus far, 21st-century culture is centered on interaction:
“I communicate, therefore I am” is the defining affirmation of contemporary existence, and objects and systems that were once charged only with formal elegance and functional soundness are now also expected to have personalities. Contemporary designers do not just provide function, form, and meaning, but also must draft the scripts that allow people and things to develop and improvise a dialogue.

Beautifying Information

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For those who share the passion for info graphics and data visualization: visual.ly



OpenIDEO

OpenIDEO is a place where people design better, together for social good. It’s an online platform for creative thinkers: the veteran designer and the new guy who just signed on, the critic and the MBA, the active participant and the curious lurker. Together, this makes up the creative guts of OpenIDEO.