Walked along a nice bit of beach-ish area near my flat. Realised that whilst I’m fairly experienced at creating UIs where the creation of sound is the end result (musical instruments), I’ve never really given much thought to the use of sound in other UIs.
The house lights across the bay twinkle a lot — perhaps because of the heat. It’s cold outside here, but inside all the buildings is really toasty, thanks to ubiquitous geothermal power.
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!