Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix
Finding iOS Simulator -
A neat way to fire up iOS simulator without all the Xcode hassle.
(This article was also posted on The Tech Block.)
Schools of design thought move back and forth like pendulums. Handmade vs. Mass-produced. Local vs. Global. Minimal vs. Expressive. Tradition vs. Future. Every generation believes we have figured out what the previous generation didn’t, only to later realize that even older generations were doing it that way long before us.
Innovation vs. Refinement. Innovation being loosely defined as new products or features. Refinement being loosely defined as improvements to those products and features. These feel like new terms, but years ago they may have been known as Revolution vs. Evolution. Which is more important?
Right now, the pendulum has swung heavily in favor of innovation, to the point where I believe we are placing too much emphasis on it. I know that sounds like sacrilege coming from an industrial designer, whose very profession seems to be founded on the idea that everything should be innovative, but hear me out.
XOXCO: Is it time for password-less login? -
Logging in to web sites is ironically one of the most difficult tasks put before our users. Usernames and passwords are hard to remember, and harder than ever to type on the tiny on-screen keyboards of mobile devices. Even large, successful websites report that they receive an outsized number of…
The term “social media guru” has almost become a dirty word within the Web community. In fact, despite most of us being early adopters of social networks such as Facebook or Twitter, we consider social media the purview of marketeers.
The problem is that building great experiences is everyone’s responsibility and nobody’s job. — http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670034/great-brands-are-about-fusing-product-and-service-how-do-you-do-it
Color is mysterious, eluding definition; it is a subjective experience, a cerebral sensation depending on three related and essential factors: light, an object and an observer.” Enid Verity, Color Observed, 1980 — http://designmodo.com/color-psychology/#ixzz1z6T0AHYy
The Past and Future of Experience Design -
Streakmachine: Thinking about iOS6 -
Since it has yet to be announced and everybody and their uncle has already chimed in with what they want and think we will see in the next major iteration of Apple’s iOS, I figured it was about time for me to say my thoughts on a few things.
Files and file management
Often lamented upon, we…
32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow -
An abridged guide to the many ways that your day is about to get better.
The Russians Used a Pencil: The Making of Frameographer -
Tom and I have been working on Frameographer on and off for about 6 months. Like our other products, it was created to scratch our own itch. We were dissatisfied with the current offerings in the market and we wanted to make something really great, something that we enjoyed using. I can’t tell…
Game made on an iPad -
The first (serious) example of software I know of, that’s been made on an iPad. Codea has been a great place to fool around. Now it proofed to be way more than that.
Pinterest And The Perfect Picture | The AwlThe purpose of a photograph, the ones I keep in old boxes that manage to stick with me from apartment to apartment and closet to closet, is to render up nostalgia, of what was happening in my life at that time. I don’t want to digitally pin them into organized categories; I like them messy and creased and in a state of visual anarchy.
I still don’t get why someone produces these obscur remote controls. There is just one possibility: on OR off.