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Typography primer and more

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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

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March 24th, 2008 at 9:25 am

Posted in Rich Media Design

Google Design Principles

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Via Konigi, Luke Wroblewski summarizes

At the WritersUA conference, John Wiley walked through the fundamental principles that guide Google in designing user experiences: Guiding Principles of Googley Design

  1. Useful: focus on people -their lives, their work, their dreams.
  2. Fast: every millisecond counts
  3. Simple: simplicity is powerful.
  4. Engaging: engage beginners an attract experts.
  5. Innovative: dare to be innovative.
  6. Universal: design for the world.
  7. Profitable: plan for today’s and tomorrow’s business.
  8. Beautiful: delight the eye without distracting the mind.
  9. Trustworthy: be worthy of people’s trust.
  10. Personable: add a human touch.

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March 22nd, 2008 at 7:56 am


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My first Bitstrips gig!

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March 20th, 2008 at 3:19 am

Wonderful Presentation by Jill Bolte Taylor at TED 2008 : Stroke of insight

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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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March 17th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Educause podcast channel : EDUCAUSE Now

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Educause launched a Podcast channel, Educause Now

EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly podcast, focusing on the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Each episode features a variety of stories, interviews, and views that relate to IT in higher education. EDUCAUSE Now will also inform you about upcoming events, report on past events, and feature the movers and shakers in policy, teaching and learning, security, and a whole host of other important topics for our members.

The opening show includes George Siemens and Michael Wesch

Why not iTune subscription?

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March 14th, 2008 at 3:32 am