The New York Times has picked up an eye-tracking study by Jakob Nielsen, a Web site consultant and author of a number of books about design and user interface. Not surprisingly, Neilsen found that some types of pictures are completely ignored while others are scrutinized. In an aspect of the study comparing a set of […]
Some people are dumping on The Gap’s new logo. Someone’s out there defending it.
Irish journalist Trevor Butterworth writing for Forbes makes a salient point about Facebook’s poor design, and how it endangers the long-term viability of the site. If you’re actually busy, maintaining the site is simply too much work. Anything that can deliver the useful essence of Facebook without the effort has a distinct advantage; the problem […]
This is classic footage of Alex Bogusky and his dad Bill.
Pac-10′s commissioner, Larry Scott, is out to re-vamp and re-brand the conference and put it on every sports fans’ radar. To forge a new and unique identity for the conference, Pac-10 approached Portland Oregon’s Mutt Industries – among other firms. Mutt designed the logo to capture the powerful landscapes that set the West Coast apart […]
Ben Jacklet at Oregon Business is reporting on Portland Center for Innovation and Design, an emerging materials library for the design community. Sohrab Vossoughi, CEO of Ziba Design, is spearheading the initiative. Vossoughi says the plan is to set up a Portland branch for Material Connexion, a global design consultancy which runs a “library of […]
“I’m completely uninterested in buying an iPad — it really feels like the second coming of the CD-ROM ‘revolution’ in which ‘content’ people proclaimed that they were going to remake media by producing expensive (to make and to buy) products.” -Cory Doctorow Writing on his blog, 9GiantSteps, George Howard–a musician, producer, educator, and writer who […]
Seattle’s Best Coffee has a new brand identity and to celebrate Seattle-based Creature and the Zeno Group collaborated to help the brand take over the iconic Starbucks building in Seattle. Overnight on May 11, a clandestine team wrapped the famous Starbucks Siren in the new logo. By the way, Starbucks owns Seattle’s Best Coffee, so […]
Seattle-based Things That Are Brown is “a small, intelligent web design studio with good ideas and lots of experience.” Matt Brown works there and Tiffani Jones works there. Jones also runs her own copywriting and content strategy company, Second and Park. Both sites are impressive, beautifully designed and instructive. For instance, here’s Jones on things […]
Mucca Design in New York really went all “the media is the message” for their client Brooklyn Fare, but it works. [Hat Tip: Cathy Solarana]