It was only a matter of time before google glass would help you shoot around corners, have your superior officer pull the trigger remotely, or hackers disable or adjust your aim. Welcome to the tomorrow of today.
I have been looking for a product that would help me turn my ideas into working prototypes. My partner Kristin Sloan found Proto.io, which we compared against Moqups.com So far I have been really happy with how proto.io handles itself.. it took a bit of time to understand the relationship between elements, but now that I have a working knowledge, it's getting fast...
I recently found this code called "Color Thief" created by Lokesh Dhakar a powerful tool that pulls color palettes from images. I could image this helping create dynamic design systems that use the dominant colors in images to inform color blocks on websites, or even typography.
I really love how a brand can become a parent, teaching it's children how to pack their suitcase.
Lego's were a huge inspiration to me as a child. Playing with legos gave me an understanding of geometry, color, composition, and even engineering. Lego seems to be a company that despite innovations in technology has managed to stay relevant and capture the imaginations of children and adults alike. I recently ran into an article pimping a new book by called Beautiful LEGO, by Mike Doyle.
Francis Bitoni, created a workshop to help participants uses computational design techniques to create new means for wrapping the human form. Two teams merged two designs to create the final form that was critiqued by design, architecture, and 3d printing heavy hitters.
In early June 2013, Michael Reichmann & Kevin Raber sat down with Thomas Knoll, co-inventor with his brother John, of Adobe Photoshop. Thomas tells the story of two young brothers and the beginnings of Photoshop. Later in the video, Thomas talks about the controversy surrounding Adobe's Creative Cloud and the solution he proposed for photographers.
This modeling tool is amazing, and looks really fun. How many years before we find thin in Photoshop? CS10?
A paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography. 291 Paper Letters. 2,454 Photographs. 140 hours of work. Created by Ben Barrett-Forrest © Forrest Media - 2013
Sources: Thinking in Type by Ellen Lupton Just My Type by Simon Garfield
The Anatomage Table (formerly known as the Virtual Dissection Table), developed by Anatomage in collaboration with Stanford University's Division of Clinical Anatomy, is a breakthrough in visualizing human anatomy.