Archive for March, 2008
David Chen at Always Watching complied a great post on Typography, especially usage of Typography in motion to convey complex emotions of spoken words, taking famous movie monologues and dialogues for example.
But first a great Typography primer directed and animated by Boca and Ryan Uhrich
Watch all other ‘typography in motion’ at Always Watching
At the WritersUA conference, John Wiley walked through the fundamental principles that guide Google in designing user experiences: Guiding Principles of Googley Design
- Useful: focus on people -their lives, their work, their dreams.
- Fast: every millisecond counts
- Simple: simplicity is powerful.
- Engaging: engage beginners an attract experts.
- Innovative: dare to be innovative.
- Universal: design for the world.
- Profitable: plan for today’s and tomorrow’s business.
- Beautiful: delight the eye without distracting the mind.
- Trustworthy: be worthy of people’s trust.
- Personable: add a human touch.
My first Bitstrips gig!
I was watching this presentation on my way home in my iPod and telling to myself – I have to blog this as soon as I reach home. It’s a fascinating presentation. If you are interested in theories of human cognitive behavior pattern; if you like to know about ‘how brain works’ – you will love this. if you have nothing to do with all that – I can guarantee, still you will love this presentation by neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor. This is one of the most beautiful presentation I have ever watched. While watching, I felt, it’s like a convergence point of philosophy, neuroscience and an enactment of Shakespearean tragedy!
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
You can read the whole transcript here.
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