Archive for March, 2007

Google is not (only) a search engine

Friday, March 30th, 2007

In a recent issue of Wired, Clive Thompson writes about the new radical transparency in business communications in his article “The See-Through CEO.” Thompson points out that we need to start thinking of Google as more than a search engine: Google is not a search engine. Google is a reputation-management system. And that’s one of […]

Helvetica, the movie

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

A new film about a great bunch of characters… Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. More: Helvetica A […]

Are designers the enemy?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Business Week online’s Bruce Nussbaum examines whether designers are the enemy: In the name of provocation, let me start by saying that DESIGNERS SUCK. I’m sorry. It’s true. DESIGNERS SUCK. There’s a big backlash against design going on today and it’s because designers suck…. At least we’re stylish enemies. More: Are Designers The Enemy Of […]

Prototyping retail: Apple redesigns the store

Friday, March 9th, 2007

We prototype web designs with paper printouts of page diagrams. We mock-up prototype web pages in HTML to demo our CSS. We use Flash to preview the functionality of those proposed dynamic elements. Apple mocked-up it first retail store, in a warehouse. They designed their store like they would design a product. Apple Store Version […]