History of icons

User interface icons help us operate technology. Some are obvious; others seem illogical. One survived a near-death experience, one involves a Danish king, and others depict objects on their way to becoming relics. Here’s a brief history of the lines and circles...

The game of life

Below is a presentation by¬†Jesse Schell¬†at DICE 2010 “Design Outside the Box” Conference explaining what’s next in gaming. Interesting points throughout. Great food for thought....
Analog zooming: “zoomable” paper map

Analog zooming: “zoomable” paper map

This company created a map that allows you to “zoom” in on areas by unfolding sections of the map. Interesting concept that could be build upon. Zoomable paper London streetmap Boing...

Cargo Cult Designs

Much of design stealing is simply cargo cult thinking. Once a successful product comes out, designers at competitor companies start copying. Many products that steal design are not much more successful than the actual cargo cults. Unless you understand the background...
Dead pixel in Google Earth

Dead pixel in Google Earth

Helmut Smits created this piece of art called “Dead pixel in Google Earth” Title: Dead pixel in Google Earth Year: 2008 82 x 82 cm burned square, the size of one pixel from an altitude of 1 km. photo: Jeroen Wandemaker Link: Helmut Smits – art &...