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Fun With Typography

Ross | October 16th, 2008

GoSquared posted a short note to Twitter today with a link to a collection of frilly typography images. The work is truly oustanding and well worth a look. You can view it here. Do you have other great sites with outstanding examples of what one can do with typography? Please list them in the comments […]

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Professionalism Is Earned

Ross | September 22nd, 2008

In 2006, Jason Fried of 37signals posted a short article to the Signal v. Noise blog titled “‘Professional’ is a buzzword”. Jason wrote:  “It seems like it’s time to call a spade a spade: ‘Professional’ is a buzzword. It doesn’t mean anything anymore. Disagree? What does Professional mean to you?” Eighty-five comments were posted in response to […]

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DIY fun through the centuries….

Mike | July 28th, 2008

User innovation is a hot topic online and we pay close attention to it. We have always thought that the cS model was an incarnation of this type of open innovation and are proud to number ourselves among the open-source, mashup, DIY, and UGC crowds. People innovate. We can’t help ourselves – it is in […]

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The Design Process

Ross | July 24th, 2008

Many people would agree that the idea/concept is the most important part of the design process. After all, the final product is only as good as the original idea. And it’s important not to confuse originality and creativity. There are very few completely original ideas. Most creative ideas involve combining previously existing concepts in a […]

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Creative Video: Radiohead's "House of Cards"

Ross | July 16th, 2008

Radiohead’s music video for its song “House of Cards” (from the Rainbows album) was made without cameras or lights. Instead, Geometric Informatics (structured light) and Velodyne LIDAR (multiple lasers) were used to produce the video. Some interesting information at the following link, with both the video and the making-of video to explain the technologies that […]

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Industry Revolution: Music

Ross | June 30th, 2008

The Industrial Revolution, during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, brought with it significant changes in agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation. In the latter part of the 18th century, the labor-intensive economy of Great Britain was gradually being supplemented by machinery. For example, the introduction of steam power and powered machinery significantly increased production capacity. […]

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Three Kinds of People

Ross | June 12th, 2008

There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who ask, “What happened?” – Casey Stengel I emigrated to the United States in 1979 with my family (from the former Soviet Union). My father, 30 years old at the time, spoke only a few words of […]

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Chumby nation

Mike | May 30th, 2008

I got a Chumby, I got a Chumby (said in best schoolyard sing-song, please). Just off my right elbow is a 6″ wide bean bag with a touch screen. The device is hooked up to our wireless network in the office and the screen cycles through the half-dozen or so widgets I have loaded onto […]

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Innovative Design – British Currency

Ross | May 30th, 2008

In March 2008, the United States Department of the Treasury unveiled the new five dollar bill. Featuring a purple Helvetica five, the new $5 USD bill was designed by a 147 year old government agency (U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing) which employes 2,500 people and has an annual budget of $525 million USD. The […]

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