Monthly Archives: January 2010

iCarumba.

Written by Peter. Filed under advertising, brand, consumer, design, interactive, internet, technology, trend, user interface. No comments.
iCarumba.
Like many, I’ve had a long, strange relationship with Apple.  Since the 80s I’ve owned Apple II’s, Macintoshes, Performas, Quadras, G4s, G5s, Powerbooks, MacBooks, iBooks, iPods, iPhones, etc etc etc.  My disposition toward the company teeters between unabashed fanboy-ism to outright fury. Because we live in an age of rapid progress, I can’t find fault [...]

UI Realism.

Written by Peter. Filed under advertising, annunciation, consumer, design, interactive, internet, technology, user interface, work. No comments.
UI Realism.
I was a huge fan of Marvel Comics growing up, and love Scott McCloud’s books on comic art’s ability to communicate across languages via symbology, etc.  Found an article recently by Lukas Mathis of ignorethecode.net that applies cartoon principles to User Interface (UI) design.  Not quite ‘less is more’, but rather ‘just enough is correct’ [...]

00′s Infographic.

Written by Peter. Filed under business, consumer, design, politics, trend. No comments.
cool decade graphic
What’s changed?  A lot. Click image to get to glorious ‘big’ view.