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I have long wondered why those taking addresses require you to give your city and state. Whether it’s over the phone or through a web-form, why not just ask for the zip code, allow the computer to look up the city and state, and then simply confirm the result with the user?

I was pleased to experience such purchasing my new AppleTV a few minutes ago from

posted by wade on Wednesday, Sep 01, 2010 · 0 comments

Does that long commute have you feeling blue? Park one of these in your garage and make that daily trip more enjoyable.

See more at Martin Jetpack

posted by rick on Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

Great piece of emotional advertising from the UK.

posted by rick on Friday, Feb 26, 2010

The new trailer for 37 Signals’ new book Rework. I was hoping he would stuff the guy’s mouth with the paper, but hitting him with it is OK..

posted by jason on Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010

Listed amongst the nominees for Best Animated Film is this gem of a movie that I’m now dying to see: The Secret of Kells. Illuminated manuscripts and killer animation, I’m there!

posted by tyhatch on Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010

The Butterfly Circus by Joshua Weigel, Doorpost Film Project 2009 Short Film Contest grand prize winner.

posted by wade on Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010

Via August De Los Reyes—fun video on helping folks choose to do the healthy thing by taking the stairs… by making it more fun to do!

posted by ted on Monday, Oct 12, 2009

Typophile Film Festival 5 Opening Titles from Brent Barson on Vimeo.

“Handcrafted with love by BYU design students and faculty, for the 5th Typophile Film Festival. A visual typographic feast about the five senses, and how they contribute to and enhance our creativity. Everything in the film is real—no CG effects!”

posted by kaleb on Saturday, Sep 05, 2009

SVA’s MFA in Interaction Design program posted this series of short videos of designers answering the question, “So you’re thinking about becoming a designer? If I could tell you only one thing about going into the field, my advice would be _ .”

Kevin Chang’s answer, above, is especially rad: “Remember to think about more than just design.”

posted by jason on Wednesday, Aug 12, 2009

iQ font - When driving becomes writing.

I know for certain there are a few guys here at work who wish their day were a bit more like this.

posted by john on Monday, Jul 20, 2009

Information from MAYAnMAYA on Vimeo.

Have you ever stopped to think about what information is, really? If you’re as big a nerd as I am, you have. I was introduced to the concept through Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon and was reminded of it when I came across the above video from Maya Design (via etre)

If you haven’t watched it yet, please do so now….

Users are constantly picking up information from your site. What they can and can’t do, where they could go, where they should go, or whether they should go away all together.

Thinking about information abstractly will help you convey your message using more than just body copy.

Good luck.

posted by sam on Friday, Jun 05, 2009

One of the coolest things at last week’s 99% Conference was the Cool Hunting videos they showed during breaks. Above, an inside look at Grafica Fidalga, a print shop in NYC. Love it.

Also see PapaBubble and Baggu Bags. Incidentally, the conference stuffed a Baggu bag with candies and a poster, so it was cool to see and hold products from these little spots. Nice touch.

posted by jason on Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009

Cam pulls a Foster and launches something everyone loves. This is Cameron’s first big internet success, so everyone give Cameron a hand!

posted by jason on Thursday, Apr 02, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are trailer, with the track “Wake Up” by Arcade Fire.

posted by jason on Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009, a startup that launched about 3 months ago, is a new way to study user behavior on your site. The service lets you record your site’s users’ actions and then play them back in your own browser. You are able to see exactly what people are doing, which includes mouse clicks, keystrokes (except for those in password fields for obvious security reasons), page scrolling and navigation across multiple pages. Everything happens as if you’re browsing the site yourself, except the actions you see follow another user’s recorded session.

posted by Alan on Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009

The trailer for Gary Hustwit’s next film Objectified hit the interwebs today. I really enjoyed Helvetica (twice at screenings and on DVD several times) and am looking forward to enjoying this one as well.

posted by tyhatch on Monday, Jan 05, 2009

The Making of LittleBigPlanet, the uncontrollably cute game for Playstation 3.

posted by jason on Wednesday, Dec 31, 2008

What a wonderful story. Sheds new light to accessibility and the power of thoughts.

posted by frank on Sunday, Nov 02, 2008

Reflections of Christ is a wonderful project of photos depicting the life of Jesus Christ. There is just something about the images being photos instead of paintings that make them feel different to me. It brings life and reality to the scenes much as Lamb of God did when I first saw it. It is rare that a YouTube video can allow you to feel the spirit, but this one will definitely move you if you allow it to.

These photos are part of a traveling display that is currently at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City until Nov 7, 2008.

posted by aaron on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008

I’d like to discuss this book for our next team off-site.

posted by kaleb on Sunday, Oct 26, 2008