Skeuomorphs and Spandrels, redux →
A nice example via @hypergogue of a technological spandrel (i.e. a feature or function brought about as a by-product of other design choices.). Zoom Lens and skeuomorphs The idea behind the zoom lens was that, as a director, you could save money during a shoot by changing the zoom on a lens, instead of taking one lens off and putting another one on. That takes time, and it’s cumbersome and...
What The Telephone's Unbeatable Functionality... →
This is a great design. But is it because the telephone is single-minded? Because it does only one thing and does it right? Design and architecture might work much better if they too were more single-minded — in fact, we humans might work better if we were more single-minded. We must be like the telephone. via: @odannyboy
Freud was right, ‘love and work are the two things you have to do in...– Robert A. Kenny a developmental psychologist who works with the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy quoted in the Atlantic: Secret Fears of the Super-Rich
America’s finances were in great shape by the year 2000. We went from deficit to...– Barack Obama Just the Simple Truth | Mother Jones
You can learn more from failure than success. In failure you’re forced to find...– - Fred Brooks via: Master Planner: Fred Brooks Shows How to Design Anything | Wired Magazine
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-4-10) →
The Rolling Stones (44) The Decemberists (4) Lesley Riddle (2) Roscoe Holcomb (2) Stick McGhee (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
500 Startups plans a fund that’s all about... →
arainert: Still, he said that there’s no clear path for designers (compared to programmers) to found their own companies, so “too few are actually venturing out and starting their own thing.” 500 Startups is already trying to instill startups with stronger design sensibilities through its own mentorship programs, but that doesn’t necessarily attract designers to the startup world. I would...
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My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-4-3) →
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (13) Flox (13) Fanga (13) Charmaine Clamor (12) Shaolin Temple Defenders (11) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz