Sacrificing ease of use on the altar of design →
Ben Thompson put it last week, design is “about identifying, understanding, and ultimately feeling your end users’ needs, and then meeting those needs”. Agree. As a way of understanding why some products succeed or fail, asking whether it passes Thompson’s definition of design is a good first step. And as a way of conceiving new products, it should be an obligatory first step. Defining...
The CC100 Speedster Concept went from sketches to reality in less than six...– Aston Martin Shows New Design Direction With CC100 Speedster Concept
When design doesn't matter...
You’ve built a better looking CMS; so what? How does that help me, as a business owner, close more deals? You want to build a better looking Craigslist? Will it load faster on my 3G phone? If not, why would I bother? Justin Jackson is spot on. Solve problems and provide solutions.
Google+ integration hints to bringing back forums →
Vox Media is excited to announce that we have worked closely with Google to integrate Google+ into Chorus and across all of our properties — SB Nation, The Verge, and Polygon — in several different ways… Notice how publishers can target the sharing towards certain circles. Seems forums are reviving.
Next up: Pinterest developer accounts?
… we’re taking a first step toward making pins more useful. We’re also making it easier to pin no matter where you are. The day developers can integrate the Pinterest experience on their movie, product, or even recipe site will be huge. Pinterest will not only be a social network or place people visit. It will be a platform that’s easy on the user and the developer.
Reinventing The Supermarket As A Terraced Retreat →
… supermarkets lack the ambition to rise beyond their basic function. NL Architects aims to change that. Their proposal for a supermarket in Sanya, China, is ambitious and perhaps a little zany. Open call for community gardens to be the new supermarket or is it the other way around?
The 25 Most Audacious Companies by Inc Magazine →
These companies were not selected because they followed the pack or crowd. They were selected because they take risks and believe their company can do more. It’s these type of companies that know how to experiment and discover the possibilities. Now what if a company was both audacious and stubborn… Stubborn in that they will always stick to their craziness. Being audacious is a...
Warby Parker: Welcome to 121 Greene! →
Beautiful! We’re incredibly excited to open the doors to our flagship store in New York this weekend. Shopping for glasses should be like browsing at a library: quick, easy, and especially fun to do with a friend in tow. Inspired by classic libraries, the space is lined with books (and…
b.jonw.com: Making a physical product. →
Good read. I had been kicking around the idea for some kind of space themed dice game for a while. I thought it would be a really nice metaphor for what actually happens when galaxies are formed. The dice represent balls of matter floating around the universe. Sometimes they bump into other balls of matter…
Digg Blog: We're Building A Reader →
Like many of you, we were dismayed to learn that Google will be shutting down its much-loved, if under-appreciated, Google Reader on July 1st. Through its many incarnations, Google Reader has remained a solid and reliable tool for those who want to ensure they are getting the best from their…
Introducing a New Article Experience →
Since copywriting is interface design, you can do an awful lot of great design...– Jason Fried
RubyMotion Success Story: Jukely →
Bora Celik and Andrew Cornett created Jukely for music lovers to get hand-picked recommendations for local live music concerts and to discover new music. They used RubyMotion to create a visually stunning app that has already hit 5 stars in the app store! We sat down with Bora to…
Offscreen Magazine: Offscreen × Watsi: our first... →
With so much love we received from you guys over the last year, it’s time to give something back. I’m happy to announce the first ever Offscreen Fundraiser! Half of all profits of the month of March will be donated to Watsi to help them fund urgent, low-cost medical treatments for…
I like simple things, I like to simplify things, I... →
Behind the build of the new Element site →
A new creative shop called Element based in Austin, Texas made a new site for clients and others to view. Phil Coffman, the creative director, had this to say initially on Dribbble: … essentially our first site was never meant to be a long-term site for us. It didn’t go into enough detail on who we are and what we offer. This new site offers much more content and gives us room to...
Look at other types of art, as much as possible.– Jonas of 37signals
This is the new SB Nation. It is more beautiful... →
Meet Virb: A collaborative video awesomeness project
The 11th Principle of Good Design →
We need another Principle of Design. Something that takes into account interactive software, short product cycles, and effortless distribution.
Rapid growth of Walmart stores up until 2007. Look out for the 80’s and 90’s. Learn more about the project here.
The Public Earth is a concept for a touchless interface showcasing intercultural creative commons content on public displays. What do you think about the concept?
Are you working on any projects that are off... →
Which Font Makes You Seem The Most Trustworthy? →
Never Use Black, which is different than dark →
Problem is, we see dark things and assume they are black things. When, in reality, it’s very hard to find something that is pure black. Roads aren’t black. Your office chair isn’t black. The sidebar in Sparrow isn’t black. Words on web pages aren’t black.
A design podcast that is different in a good way....
Virb + (mt) Media Temple: Better Together
We’re excited to announce a new relationship with our friends at (mt) Media Temple. Find out all the details on our Announcement Page.
Cadillac introduces a new flagship car as well as... →
Future lineup also comes into focus
Font inspired in the plastic industry.