This is another photo I liked from our trip down Highway 101. It just didn’t fit with the other photo’s tones.
Another example of the sort of work I want to do in my career. Mr. Clock by Hye-Yeon Park from London explores a product with a personality, playfully cycling through random sequences until we—the owner—look at it, asking it to stop fooling around and tell us the time.
Rediscoverd this BERG video called ‘Inciedental Media’ from a post on Co. Design about Microsoft’s utilitarian futuristic productions. These passive, playful interactions are exactly what I want to explore in my career.
We need more of this in our life. It adds nothing more than a playful interaction to make us smile. But that’s certainly not nothing.
Path - Shows a smiley on the pressed state of its signup button.
My current philosophy in 140 characters. What’s yours?
Create theatre through the interactions of a product, to make our lives more playful and to encourage greater observation of our built world.
Konstantin Grcic, notes on systems.
by/ Konstantin Grcic
Couldn’t agree more
The beauty of Industrial Design. The die-cast seat shell as it comes out of the mould, of Chair ONE.
An interesting concept by Ford, giving the driver an alternate seat color. I kinda like it.
Some interesting concepts by Studio Whitehorn along with One & Co. Have a read of the project details at the source link for an interesting insight.
Untitled: A public urinal that limits splash back and drips. In progress, updated 07/09/2011.
Some nice work by No Love Lost from New Zealand. I appreciate how they adapted their logo into a pattern that isn’t just a duplicated carbon copy of their logo—as you see with many less experienced designers.
Progression of Economic Value
It’s funny how stray thoughts trigger events of past. This morning I was reminded of this great TED talk by Joseph Pine about authentic experiences and the progression of economic value.
What reminded me of this video was the thought of how the web is now predominantly about building connected services and user experiences. Yes, web has provided services since the 90’s but not to the scale it is now, insomuch that we even have a hot new term for it: a tech startup. Of course, in the typical nature of the web, this progression has been condensed to two decades, where it took the physical world centuries. And I can’t help but feel that these digital ‘experiences’ are becoming commoditized before they are even fully realized.
What will be next? I had this discussion with a friend in Turkey last year. We challenged the notion that it could be ‘integration’; that a product won’t exist on it’s own with it’s own services and experiences; that it will work flawlessly with other products and services. Alternatively, the rise of the DIY maker movement could provide clues. Perhaps it will be the ‘platform’ for which we can build out own products, services and experiences, that will naturally provide us with greater authenticity and more personal customization.