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What happens when you turn off the traffic lights
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Scott Thomas, the design director for Obama for America (and the guy who kicked my butt every day for two months to make sure Vote for Change was as good as it could be) has put together Designing Obama. This a fantastic book chronicling the art both from and inspired by the Obama campaign. Here’s …
gap.com == fail
Store hours? What store hours? The Gap web site was clearly not designed by anyone who actually wanted to shop. It might have been designed by people who wanted to sell things, but that doesn’t help me. So what’s wrong? Store hours are not listed. Anywhere! (I tried calling the Burlingame store, hoping to get …
Make a typeface (font) sampler with AppleScript
Every wanted to find just the right ampersand? Or question mark? Checking it against every font in your system manually would be a pain. Font Book doesn't have the font sampler feature you need to do this. But the problem can be solved with ... AppleScript: tell application "TextEdit" make new document at the …
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Friendster is a click whore, too
If you tell it to, Friendster helpfully reminds you when your friends’ birthdays are coming up. This is handy for calling them, writing them, or leaving them happy birthday comments on their wall Friendster profile. Look at the email itself: What’s missing? The birthday itself. Instead of building trust with its members by providing them …
What is design?
“Design can be a form of social activism.” Yes, it can be.
Design roundup: PC Financial, Canada Post
My favourite Canadian bank, PC Financial added a brilliantly designed feature to their ATMs: No more addition mistakes. Enter checks one at a time, and let the ATM do the math. So smart! Why didn’t anyone think of that before? Wells Fargo does this now, too — they scan the checks and read the amount …
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So the idiots at Sprint send Joel Splosky an LG Fusic phone to review, thinking he will promote their service. Phone companies, as Joel points out, have a history of bad decisions: And itâ€™s 2006, and I almost canâ€™t believe Iâ€™m writing this, because way back in 2000 I wrote almost exactly the same thing …
TED, the uber-cook, uber-exclusive Technology/Entertainment/Design conference, now has a blog.