21 8 / 2014
It’s interesting to see the increasing amount of autonomy, personalisation and control people are getting over their products.
This trend isn’t changing when it comes to clothes. People want their clothes to be unique and different from others and retail brands are exploring technology to create new models of production and new marketing opportunities relying on personalisation.
This is not the ‘Maker’s Revolution’ yet but we’re heading on that direction; and this could be the first step for people to start making their own clothes from scratch.
Generative Scarves is a project by the London design studio Convivial. A range of scarves that feature intricate patterns randomly generated by algorithms. Each piece from the Generative Scarves range is unique.
To create a unique scarf - The Generative Scarves app. It features a set of modifiable parameters to customise colours and patterns and create a unique print for an individual scarf.
21 8 / 2014
Penguin-Companhia has developed a way of turning social media’s habit of distracting us into a means of motivation to finish a book.
A smart bookmark that detects when a book has been left unfinished for too long and sends the reader a tweet from the author, reminding them that they still have some reading to do.
21 8 / 2014
Context enables you to visualise your design ideas in the real world without leaving Illustrator.
Invision enables you to visualise your design ideas for web and mobile.
01 8 / 2014
FOLD is a new service created by Alexis Hope and Kevin Hu at the MIT Media Lab. As they describe it “is a context creation platform for journalists and storytellers, allowing them to structure and craft complex stories.” a service that “helps readers confidently engage with new material, providing curated tangents to capture interest and attention.”
16 7 / 2014
Mextures - make your own Instagram style filters.
Material Design - Principles of good design with the innovation, technology and science by Google.
Cardboard - a basic VR headset by google.
Retail in Real-Time - a glimpse of how and where the US spends its cash.
Ikea - how the world wakes up.
Niice - ‘A search engine with taste’
Cartegram - a game with a notebook, stickers, Instagram, and your legs.
03 7 / 2014
Love this!!! Fuffr is challenging the way people interact with handheld devices. Use any surface outside of the screen as a control pad for your device!
Check the technology and some nice features
Say Hello to Fuffr
And finnaly! Check how Fuffr changes the game experience of Bird!
They are looking to hire people learm more here
01 5 / 2014
If like me you create online experiences for living and you love music, you should have a play with this.
When it comes to music, there are lots of services where you can search, browse and discover new sound. Curation is more than ever a key need for people and interaction enables a more personalised experience – just have a think of how you use features like: similar artists, latest music, music categories, discovery by mood…
Some online services have great user experience others less – some reframe experiences around key needs, others impress by designing for hidden, unveiled desires. But what I really enjoy is when things are done in a surprising, fresh and new way - that is clearly the case with Marmoset website.
Before I share some stuff I liked about it; let me give you a bit of context. Marmoset is a music agency – they curate and sell music for visual stories. In other words sound for movies.
My overall impression of the website is clearly positive: clean, easy and simple. But my goal here is not to share my general point-of-view of it; instead I am going to focus on a specific section of the site: the browsing section. For a company that aims to sell music for video it’s all about finding and matching the right sound with the right images and I really believe they nail it.
The website browsing experience and the way content is presented makes so simple to match a sound narrative to a visual narrative and I certainly helps users to imagine how sound and image can be combined into a unique and strong peace of art.
Some browsing features in focus:
Define your mood by making your story “mashup”. Just love the idea of serving music as a result form the connected elements of a story.
Browse music visually. This may be a bit geeky but I really enjoy the ability to filter results by arc of a story it offers a simple visualisation graph that enables users to quickly get a quick picture of a song. Every story has a beginning, middle and an end – and so does music.
Filter music by length; seems quite simple but not very common. Also very simple users have to drag a slider to the desired length of a track.
And finally beyond the usual filtering options we find on other music services: type, genres, years etc. Here we also have the option to filter by instrument type, vocals and energy type.
Have a try here. Play with it, add your filters and enjoy your discovery.