Massimo Vignelli design giant.


Sad news. One of the planet's greatest designers Massimo Vignelli is very ill and is spending his last days at home with family.

Navy e-reader design challenge


An interesting read.
Design constraints provide the possibility to be extremely creative. This was a challenging brief. It resulted in NeRD.

Where are you twitter?

twitter new profile design

Twitter used to be a sort of surrogate newsroom/barroom where you could organize around ideas with people whose opinions you wanted to assess. Maybe you wouldn't agree with everybody, but that was part of the fun.

Marketing equals surveillance


The security people speak the truth. We should listen.

“Surveillance is the business model of the Internet,” Schneier told attendees. “We build systems that spy on people in exchange for services. Corporations call it marketing."

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Almost analog

Waiting patiently with a smile, little printer.

At first look the Little Printer seemed too cute, silly. After a bit more investigation that impression changed.

There is something almost analog about this little printer. It's a low-tech mash up. A funny little box that stands up on legs that appear to be made from a pair of disassembled sunglasses. The face-like cutout is a viewer of advancing images and text. When it has completed its task one of a number of cartoon faces is rendered and welcomes you to print something more.

Samsung and too darn big.

Samsung and the "One-Handed Operation" feature

All we could do was laugh when we discovered on of the Samsung Galaxy S5's amazing features the "One-Handed Operation". Emphasis in Pogues review by us.

Greg Christie leaving Apple


A new Apple continues.
His influence on Apple shouldn't be underestimated.

Greg Christie is listed as an inventor on nearly 100 Apple patents. On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Mr. Christie a patent for a way to unlock a phone on a touch-screen display. He has 31 more applications pending with the patent office.