March 27, 2008

Flip

Flip All the cool kids seem to be getting into this thing. It's called the Flip and it's a very small camcorder and the point seems to be that instead of the usual "feature creep" design which effects most devices of this type, they've stripped away everything and made PC integration excellent. Mobile phone makers take note!

There's a good review on the New York Times site.

December 17, 2007

For the gadget man...

Closed_charger Gadget_charger If I had one of them and one of them and one of them...

I'd want one of these....

http://www.kangaroomstorage.com/product/office/152/kangaroom-phone-pda-charging-station.html#

October 18, 2007

Top 100 User Centred blogs

As the links says... Go read.

And for the lazy among you, here's the Top 10.

  1. Signal vs. Noise
  2. 456 Berea Street
  3. ./with Imagination
  4. Functioning Form
  5. This is Broken
  6. Adaptive Path
  7. Boxes and Arrows
  8. A List Apart
  9. UX Matters
  10. UX Magazine

September 21, 2007

Thermo @ Max

Is this a dream product???

You will lead a highly motivated team developing an innovative new tool, codenamed Thermo, that will enable designers and creatively inclined developers to easily build rich internet applications and interactive content. “Thermo” will streamline the process of adding interactivity, behavior and motion to creative assets and will work seamlessly with both Adobe’s Creative Suite tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and Flash, and with developer oriented tools such as Flex Builder.

Thermo is a strategic project for Adobe. It will enable designers to more efficiently build the richer experiences that are reshaping the internet and give developers greater control over creative assets without leaving the development paradigm that fits the way they work.

Found while having a nosey here.

And it looks like the cats out the bag... Thermo will be forming a big part of the keynote at Adobe Max (Europe) in a couple of weeks.

September 12, 2007

Make the logo bigger!

Makethelogobigger  All you designers sing along! A simple message with a powerful delivery.
Make the logo bigger .

Is Apple about to switch typefaces to Myriad? And go 2D?

Applesigns

This might be the Mac-geekiest thing I've ever seen. Sharp-eyed reader Morgan W has a flickr pool of signs around the Apple campus in Cupertino, and notes that three of their newest building signs (at Bandley Five, Six, and Eight) have an updated logo with no 3D effect, and use Myriad for the font instead of Garamond, which the old signs used.

August 31, 2007

Depth of Field with Papervision 3D

mrdoob has been playing with Papervision 3D in his lab and the results are very nice indeed. Stunning in fact.

Mrdoob

Papervision3D is an open source 3D engine for the Flash platform, written and maintained by a small core team, and contributed to by a growing community.

A real world example of the engine in action is Paper Critters, an online application for creating and sharing 3D paper toys. Its a polished piece of work that uses Papervision 3D to display content created in 3DS Max.

Coincidently the guy behind mrdoob, Ricardo Cabello has just been hired by the agency Hi-ReS! A longtime fan of their work I see they recently did the movie site to Darren Aronofsky's time traveling tale, The Fountain. Which kind of makes sencse as they did the movie site for his earlier film, Requiem for a Dream. Quality Flash work.

August 14, 2007

Echochrome

Screenshot005This game looks very cool indeed. It's based around that kind of impossible-object drawing that you'd see on the front of maths books in school but requires you to rotate & move the objects to allow a little man  to reach his goal.

I love the way it completely messes with your sense of space and yet it has a very definite internal logic of it's own. I'd imagine it's one of those games  which if played too much would cause you to see objects slightly weirdly for a while afterwards.

July 12, 2007

Sans For The Memories

Comicserif Someone has created a variant of all our favourite font called ... wait for it ... comic serif.

NB: alternative titles for this post included:

- The Sans Of Time
- Live At The Sans
- I Shot The Serif

June 22, 2007

iApolloGearsPhone?

Very interesting article about iPhone, Nokia, Google, Adobe and web/desktop apps.

In short, there is a strong possibility that applications built for the iPhone will run on Nokia Series 60 devices with relatively little re-coding. [...] The applications will also run on Windows and Mac desktops with the Safari browser.

The final pieces of this jigsaw are supplied by Google and Adobe, who are working together on an open source project - Google Gears - to enable browser-based applications to function off-line. Adobe is planning to incorporate this capability into Apollo [...] which runs across desktop and mobile devices.

[This is] more than just interesting in a mobile context - it is a way of solving one of the key issues which has constrained web-style application development for phones, i.e. what happens when the device loses the network connection.

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