Mike Arrington wrote yesterday about a funny PR pitch from DIGG asking him to write about the upcoming Diggnation episode in Las Vegas with Kevin Rose and – the man with more followers than Scientology – Ashton Kutcher. Here’s our take.
The Project was started as my final capstone project at School of Design, HK Polytechnic University on May 2009. My tutor is Dr.Xin Xiangyang.
The initial topic of this project was to design interactions on Chinese traditional tea. Actually in China, people go to tea house not only to drink tea, but also to talk and communicate. I took this characteristic of Chinese tea as my design direction and try to design interactions to gather and group people. Afterwards, I defined target user group and using context in order to build up the appropriate interaction model to further develop this communication concept.
Finally, I worked this CommuniTea out. CommuniTea is designed for IT professionals to enhance their social experiences and activities during work hours.
Using Interaction Model to define initial problems and design preferred solutions.
Final physical outcomes
Using Scenario to demonstrate final design solutions with use context and interaction task flow (See the video on Vimeo here)
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Column for CFYE. Part of a little essay done with the people that live under the minhocao at the heart of Sao Paulo, in the midst of the latest market meltdown. suddenly the bottom of the social pyramid is ahead of the trend. A life long adaptation for survival.
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Take a look at this exclusive new cover drawn and created by the famous SO ME. This issue features Keri Hilson and SO ME puts a creative twist on it and makes it so much more alive and animated. View more exclusive photos and special video footage here.
Check out this amazing and astonishing body of photographs by Lina Scheynius, it blows my mind to see how down to earth they are and the realness that is captured in every single picture. View more amazing pictures and information here
Tomokazu Matsuyama’s work is similarly influenced by both the austerity of post-war contemporary art and the rough extravagancy of popular culture. Perhaps the most intriguing and insightful in terms of cultural study, his work is a more conscious and introspective response to the tensions of bicultural experience. An upbringing split between Japan and America spurred the questions of national and individual identity that figure prominently in the style and subject matter of his paintings – attempting to parse the “natural chaos” of our social environment, Matsuyama pushes viewers to confront their conceptions of cultural homogeneity, which seems to contradict notions of Japaneseness. Discerningly appropriating influences from modern art and Japanese art from the Edo and Meiji eras, Matsuyama’s paintings are an aesthetically exciting and culturally fascinating facet, which portrays the lifestyle of this time. (Via)
This project is a kind of playing with typography.
J.R.R. Tolkien created new race – Elves with their language, culture and stylish alphabet. But did you ever imagine that the Elves evolve to present time ? Would they have their own Helvetica ? How their „Hengwar” typeface would develop ?
I made two modern elvish „Tengwar” typfaces (Tengwar New Light and Tengwar New Bold).