Dieter Rams “Cold War Modern”
Dieter Rams, one of the godfathers of 20th century Design gives us an insight into how he almost single-handedly revolutionised the look and functionality of Braun’s electronics, and how that has been vicariously passed down to contemporary Apple designer Jonathan Ive.
An interesting article on online economies and money supply. This is specially relevant to me since I seem to have hit the ceiling in Diablo 3 Inferno Act II. Between the exponential difficulty curve of monsters and maintenance of gear when you die, I am now broke and unable to buy any gear that would allow me to survive longer or kill more monsters and having to resort to ‘farming’ previous Acts and ‘trolling’ the auction house to progress any further.
I have a long list of things I dislike about d3 but I shall keep them for another post.
A nice comprehensive model for business models, well worth the watch.
”(…)You don’t need everything in your first product, it’s usually too complicated (…) so you need to make sure that you set those milestones, set those constraints so that you can actually ship… because you must ship. Why must you ship? You must ship because the people on your team need to put something on their resume. They need to that result. What happens if you never ship? Or you never ship something that everyone believes in? They go to their next job and they try to find it and they go what did you do the last two years? Well we kinda f*cked around…”
Tony Fadell is the founder and CEO of Nest Labs, Inc., the company that developed the Nest Learning Thermostat. Prior to Nest, Tony served as senior vice president of Apple’s iPod division, reporting to Steve Jobs. He was responsible for creating the first 18 generations of the iPod digital music player and the first three generations of the iPhone.
This rings quite true when I think about the work I accomplished at Interzone. I think it’s important as a team leader to have results that people can look at and say “yep I did that!”
More info about this presentation here.
Short piece relevant to the ethics and expectations of working as a design creative.
A small thoughtful and interesting article about Steve Jobs and his approach to vision written at the 99percent.
Lavalicious: delicious lava for all to enjoy now at a store near you, serve warm!
Quick sketches done in harmony and then imported in photoshop and textured/coloured. I really like harmony, something simple and the fact that there’s no real eraser means you need to think before putting the pen (or mouse) down.