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August 24, 2008

04:41
Seems like the rotating navigation mechanism has been steadily gaining popularity over the last few years, paritcularly for news sites, but also for ecommerce sites. With this device, you can highlight multiple stories or products within the same space on the page. Most have a very limited number of items–between 2 and 5. There are two [...]
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August 22, 2008

06:11

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Dumb sign, originally uploaded by blackbeltjones. Been asked to work on the nominations for designs of the year again at the Design Museum, which [...]
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August 21, 2008

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August 20, 2008

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August 19, 2008

22:00
  • NEGENTROPY "A non-recommendable near synonym for information." via Webb
  • lightning "The crystal structure spreads, architecture aligning, physics gentrifying, roads straightening, square paving slabs unfolding from one another. Another creak and a slump this time, L-- is caught in dust and rubble. I crouch over him; there's blood on my hands as I hold his head and the lightning is the same shape as his body. 'They're homogenising us out of existence,' he says. His teeth are red. 'Find the Deterritorial Army. Tell them the layers of emergence are becoming too tightly coupled. Tell them objects are no longer sufficiently mobile on the substrate. Don't wait.' It smells of wet brick; mysteriously I think of ferns. L--'s blood is thickening into hexagons. I turn and run."
  • Storytelling by Design I like Santa-Maria and HappyCog's work, but this argument seems to have fallen through a portal from 1999. Is there any mention of interaction or service design at An Event Apart I wonder? (Update: Yes: Liza Danzico, Heather Champ, Luke Wrobleski etc etc) Also - misattribution of a Spiekermann quote to David (ptui) Carson. Man I'm grouchy today.
  • Nokia Conversations: Thoughts on Nokia's carbon fibre phone "These sorts of features and physical gestures are emerging as more common methods of behavior, and when married with innovative materials, such as those used here, I think the experience becomes more natural and blends further into the unconscious, which is ultimately what we want - interfaces that don't feel like interfaces, they just do what you instinctively want them to do."
  • Skyscrapers in Order via thingsmag
  • The Escapist : Jonathan Blow's Shifting Intention
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07:03

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We will always be beaten on price, originally uploaded by blackbeltjones. Good marketing, especially in the current economic context!
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August 18, 2008

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August 15, 2008

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"Modern Architecture in Britain" (1 of 7), originally uploaded by blackbeltjones. Given to me by my Paul Peter Piech as I left for the [...]
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August 14, 2008

August 13, 2008

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August 12, 2008

16:17
The Etech ‘09 call for proposals/papers has been out for a week or so, and it’s theme/focus is “Living, Reinvented: The Tech of Abundance and Constraints”, which makes me doubly-excited to be participating this year on the program committee along with some y’know, actual smart people: Mike Walsh, Annalee Newitz, Natalie Jeremijenko, Matt Webb, Nat [...]
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August 11, 2008

22:00
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