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Ask me anything  
I strongly believe that the atten­tion some­one gives to what he or she makes is reflected in the end result, whether it is obvi­ous or not. Inher­ent qual­ity is part of absolute qual­ity and with­out it things will appear shoddy. The users may not know why, but they always sense it. edenspiekermann

(Source: spiekermann.com)

[T]Do you feel a responsibility to contribute to something bigger than yourself?

[J]Definitely. The kinds of projects I’m drawn to working on are projects that have some kind of usefulness to them—if not a direct utility, then some way in which they help other people in the process of living. I love the idea of gift-giving, and I like to think of the projects I make as little gifts for the world that somehow carry a seed that other people can use.

That’s been important to me, but in terms of directly improving the world, I don’t try to do that. When you try to solve a problem by introducing something new, what you actually end up doing is changing the system in which the problem exists. You may “solve” the problem you set out to solve, but in doing so, you invariably introduce new problems. You can’t just change things; you make things more complex, which increases both the good and bad parts of the system. That’s the way of life.

Instead, I try to make things that can wake up something in me or in others. I think most true solutions are internal and have more to do with changing individual perception than with changing external reality.

Jonathan Harris responsibility to contribute to something bigger than the self. 

(Source: thegreatdiscontent.com)

A logo is a flag, a signature, an escutcheon, a street sign. A logo does not sell(directly), it identifies. Paul Rand

Transmedia

A snippet from an interview with Susan Kare, the iconographer for the Macintosh System Software1.0’s original icons.

As it was such a new discipline at that point, was there any previous skill or experience that helped you? Was the lack of previous work in that area a help or a hindrance?

I had a fair amount of experience in traditional graphic design so was able to build on that, plus common sense. Yes, a new medium but in another sense there is nothing new under the sun. I joke that if you can do needlepoint, you can design bitmap graphics.

The Xerox 8010 (aka, Star) Workstation. 

The Xerox 8010 (aka, Star) Workstation. 

When you copy something from a website, iA writer also appends the link to the paste text. Talk about the level of thoughts went into designing for a good experience.

Update: Seems like it’s not the iA side, but the site I am copy text from.

See, in dance, falling is sometimes just building up momentum for your next move. You can’t think your way through it, you have to experience it. Georg Petschnigg

"Bring art, technology and philosophy together" they did it. beautifully.

A general — and now obvious — rule for the digitization of any medium is that analog will always have a place, however niche. There is an undeniable warmth of listening to vinyl, just as there is a paper-aware rhythm to sentences pulled from a typewriter, just as reading a beautifully produced physical book will — as a pure reading experience — beat out a glaring iPad screen, just as, of course, taking pictures with mechanical cameras or printing in a darkroom will be meditative in ways a networked lens will never be.

(Source: craigmod.com)

Isn’t that a delightful way to find out about the holiday?


Hold to Preview

is this a learned “gesture” from mobile interaction pattern? #spotify #web_player

Hold to Preview

is this a learned “gesture” from mobile interaction pattern? #spotify #web_player

(Source: spotify)

To see if you are a human. Muahaha. #letterbox

To see if you are a human. Muahaha. #letterbox

Like Gmail’s tag fading out detail.

New application installed effect. Shiny. Fancy. lol #MissionControl #MacbookPro

New application installed effect. Shiny. Fancy. lol #MissionControl #MacbookPro