The more interwoven the relationship between the appearance and the manufacturing process is, the more honest the material.
Too right. I love the way @kevingoldman advocates the use of movement, state and microcopy for emotive design on the web.
I wonder how small profile photos can be in multi-person streams whilst still giving each item a distinctive voice. #design
Brennan Novak reminds me of a lovely book I saw called Folds for Designers — filled not even with origami but just folded paper. Beautiful shapes!
T1: Checking to see what’s up with the weird note author thing
Pushed some styling improvements to individual note pages as a result of some brainstorming earlier today. Splitting the content into Primary, Contextual, Metadata and Network will give me a solid foundation on which to add more information (e.g. mentions).
One thing I haven’t added is an “actions” section, mainly because of double-click-to-edit. That only applies to the main content, though, and I have some other actions like syndicate to facebook, so I should make a section for those.#taproot #design #todo #web
I propose this law of system personality:
Put a system in a box and it becomes a thing. Give a thing a name and it becomes a product. Give a product a brand/atmosphere and it gains a personality.
aral I find I go in similar “abstraction loops” for many things. Start off basic → try out an abstraction → try out a higher abstraction → and another → get tired of abstractions, return to the original/something similar. The process always informs me in useful ways, however horrible the intermediate results are ;)
laurakalbag they add significant value to conversations, as they provide a recognisable visual indication of who is speaking and where each comment starts/ends. I am inclined against comments, but would recommend having avatars if you do :)
Yay! New ScribbleMovie update with some of the icons I put together!