Friday, August 26, 2011

Steve Jobs: An American Icon

The discussions of Steve Jobs impact on our lives has only just begun with the announcement this week of his resignation as CEO of Apple, Inc. Much like Henry Ford a century before, Jobs has create an American story that will continue to reshape industries far into the future.

Fast Company: What makes Steve Jobs So Great?

Steve's Bold Leadership

The video below summarizes Steve Jobs career at Apple in two minutes.

History: The Development of IDEO's Logo

IDEO has made a name for itself as the leading product development consultancy in the world. The companies original logo designed by the godfather of commercial graphic design, Paul Rand.

Link to IDEO Logo History

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Good Design and a Smart Gift for Kids and Adults Alike

Sifteo Cubes have arrived! Long hyped as the most exciting new development in table-top entertainment, the cubes -- part Lego, part video game, part board game -- started shipping to American and Canadian customers today.The cubes are 1.5-inch, motion-aware blocks with full-color screens that wirelessly connect to a computer and can be shaken, tilted, rotated, and clicked to play a vast array of games.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

In the latest installment of their "Off Book" series, PBS explores the power of type with some of its most talented practitioners.

PBS Off the Book Series Website

Friday, August 05, 2011

Visualizing Data: What Does it Mean?

A book by Nathan Yau who writes for FlowingData, Visualize This is a practical guide on visualization and how to approach real-world data.

FlowingData Website

Thursday, August 04, 2011

A Leader in Fashion Design: Natalia Allen

She share her story in the video below. Natalia proves a powerful argument for the role of a designer in creating sustainable products.

Design Futurist Website