Monday, September 26, 2011

QR Codes are Coming

Quick Response (QR) Codes are replacing the traditional bar code as the method of digitizing scannable information. The smart phone revolution as enabled this technology to reach the hands of consumers so that organizations can quickly share information with smart phone owners.

NYTimes Article

Fast Company Article

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Obama Administration Use Graphics to Tell the Jobs Story

The White House has released a stunning, but simple slide show that explains the American Jobs Act.

The White House Website

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

9-11 Memorial Designer: Michael Arad

It sounds like the 9-11 memorial turned out as a great testament to the people that lost their lives on that faithful day, and to their families and the country.

Michael's individual committment to find a fit tribute is core to the success of the final solution.

Audio Interview with Michael Arad

Exhibition: Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects

Interaction design helps humans relate to the computer systems framing our daily lives more with each passing year. The beauty of the NYC subway vending machines is largely in how easy its design helps users to understand how to work it. But for me it is also in the materials and color coding that is really very attractive.

MoMA Exhibition

Fast Company Article: Why-does-interaction-design-matter-lets-look-at-the-evolving-subway-experience

Review of the exhibition, Talk to Me

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dyson Designs a Heater

Dyson continues of expand its product offering with technological advances being applied to common household products.

How the Dyson Hot Works from Core77 on Vimeo.

Fast Company Magazine: Design Issue

This annual issue on Design captures the moves in the field and things to look out for in the changing face of design.

Fast Company October 2011

Article: The United States of Design

Rewriting the Rules of the New Economy?

Steve Stoute the founder of Transitional Advertising as authored a new book about the impact of hip-hop culture on the global marketplace, titled the Tanning of America.

Steve Stoute Interview

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Aging Designer, Do They Get Better?

Steve Heller,the co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts and co-founder of the MFA Design Criticism program, reflects on the number of older designers who are practicing far beyond the age of retirement.

Let the 80s Roll: In the Design World, Octogenarians Rule - The Atlantic"