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Why art & design are so important to humanity

February 7th, 2013 | Posted by Dickon in Life Outside of Work, Opinion, The Design World | No Comments »

Can design stop a war? I’m not sure but it certainly raises awareness, gets people talking, connecting and having the experience of compassion and even love for their fellow human beings independent of race or creed. This is the kind of thing that makes me proud to be a designer. Design should make people feel, and hopefully what they’re feeling resonates out, extends to others and is a small step toward making humanity more joyful.

Design for skin, walls, whatever!

November 4th, 2011 | Posted by Dickon in The Design World | No Comments »

I’d seen something similar to this a few years ago but it was probably just a conceptual demo. What are the ramifications of having to design a ui for a projection device such as this? You’d need to define some design boundaries to make sure whatever is being created is usable on a host of different surfaces. Looks like it will be fun though.

Check out Chris Harrison’s detailed description here.

Great motion graphics describing Stuxnet

June 28th, 2011 | Posted by Dickon in The Design World | No Comments »

An infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code. This was produced for Australian TV program HungryBeast on Australia’s ABC1

Direction and Motion Graphics: Patrick Clair www.patrickclair.com
Written by: Scott Mitchell

Production Company: Zapruder’s Other Films.

Great attention to email detail

April 28th, 2010 | Posted by Dickon in The Design World | No Comments »

Yesterday I received an email from Panic, a Mac software developer and was so impressed by the attention to detail that I wanted to write a post about it. Turns out that the folks over at CampaignMonitor.com did just that so here it is.
Panic has always impressed with their clean and functional design, and they just took it to the next level with Transmit 4 (the ftp application) and this latest email campaign announcing the software upgrade.

A billion dollars spent and no one asked the client what they wanted!

January 27th, 2010 | Posted by Dickon in The Design World | No Comments »

CBS 60 Minutes reported this story about Boeing building a security surveillance system along the US and Mexican border, sounds like a total fiasco, partly because Boeing didn’t ask the border control what they needed.

“I’m just kind of amazed that they’re building this, what’s gonna be a multi-billion dollar system for the Border Patrol, and nobody asked the Border Patrol. What… they needed or wanted, or what would be helpful,”

Crazy.. I cannot imagine building a website or designing a brochure without checking in with the client – duh! Isn’t that like one of the most basic ideas of providing a service?

You should follow him on Twitter

January 24th, 2010 | Posted by Dickon in The Design World | No Comments »

This is a really interesting post from Dustin Curtis on the use of language on a website. Not only that but this guys really crafts his posts, very nice to see and very easy to read because of his page layout.

And of course you should follow us on Twitter here.