Obsessions Make My Life Worse and My Work Better, an 8-day project by Sagmeister Inc., involved more than 100 volunteers and 250,000 euro cents (€2,500). Within 20 hours, the police called in a cleaning company and swept away the temporary installation.
Commands, a series of 3 digital prints by Christopher David Ryan.
“A ‘perfectionist’ and a ‘purist’ are not the same person. The perfectionist seeks to do everything to the best of their ability against standards that are often set higher than average. The purist, on the other hand, seeks to adhere to some set of rules that are written for conditions in a world wherein Tom Cruise is taller and a lot less creepy, and every morning the box of Trix is full and fresh without all those lame crumb particles at the bottom of the box.”Greg Storey recounting an incident between (perfectionist) Dan Cederholm and a (purist) follower of Dan
Some candid shots from yesterday’s brainstorming meeting for upcoming lds.org improvements. Notice Gilbert’s head conveniently positioned away from me in both shots. A dramatically improved experience for General Conference (in an Asian langage, can’t remember which) sits on the screen in the second shot.
Apple : “We have decided to drop the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for released iPhone software…. [T]he NDA has created too much of a burden on developers, authors and others interested in helping further the iPhone’s success, so we are dropping it for released software…. Please note that unreleased software and features will remain under NDA until they are released.”
Microsoft and Nokia are adopting jQuery as part of their official application development platform. “This means that jQuery will be distributed with Visual Studio (which will include jQuery intellisense, snippets, examples, and documentation).... This [also] means that jQuery will be distributed on all Nokia phones that include the [WebKit-based] web run-time.”
The Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam argues that visual thinking is one of the most effective ways to “tackle tough business problems.” (Video ‘C’ on the home page is particularly interesting.)
Avast! Keep yer office maties from stealin’ grub with Anti-Theft Lunch Bag.
“For love is divine, and then most divine when it loves according to needs and not according to merits.”George MacDonald, Unspoken Sermons
Aaron Cannon’s Web Accessibility Checklist in German.
northtemple journal of design ~ August Issue
Reflecting on perhaps one of the greatest works of Beethoven’s career, Cameron finds an answer to the question, “What does it take to go from good designer to great designer?”
Mobile experts reply to the question, Will the mobile web dominate the future of the internet? I’m surprised how many of us say something similar, that the future of the web is ubiquity, which includes mobile but isn’t necessarily limited to “mobile.”
No surprises here: Jonathan Ive had a hand in the design of Eve, Wall-E co-star. “A call from [director Andrew] Stanton to Jobs in 2005 resulted in Johnny Ive, Apple’s behind-the-scenes design guru, driving across the San Francisco Bay to Pixar’s converted warehouse headquarters to spend a day consulting on the Eve prototype.” Via DO.
Andy Rutledge: The Employable Web Designer. I’m still reading through this myself, but first glance tells me much of this aligns well with the idea of “generalist” designers.
BusinessWeek: Moving to the Mobile Web. Jessie Scanlon’s article on the current state of the mobile web and iPhone’s influence on it. (Somehow my name slipped into this article a few times.)
“In any project, the text itself will have its own tone, rhythm and meaning. It’s our job to provide it with a stage on which to sing. Typography serves the spirit of the text, bringing it before an audience, and then quietly fading into the background as the reader delves into the meaning.”Jon Tan, The Paragraph in Web Typography & Design
A snippet from Aaron Cannon’s presentation here at LDS headquarters, November 2007.
“There is a marked difference between the introspection that focuses on ‘How did I do?’ and the introspection that asks, ‘Did I do enough?’”Neal A. Maxwell, All These Things Shall Give Thee Experience