Filter Forge - Features →
giving you the pass to Adobe Photoshop Program backstage. On the surface, Filter Forge is just a Photoshop plugin, a pack of filters that generate textures, create visual effects, enhance photos, process images. However, there are 3 things that make Filter Forge unique: 1. You can create your own filters. Filter Forge comes with a visual node-based editor allowing you to create your own...
Seek Excellence and Success Will Follow– unknown
#7 of 100 Best Typefaces of all times by Font shop
The great German corporate designer Anton Stankowski (1906–1998) announced in an advertisement in 1989: “I only accept functional typefaces. The one you are reading right now is the one I preferred for 60 years now. It isAkzidenz-Grotesk.” What makes a font so desirable that a confident designer would restrict himself to it for his entire career? [[MORE]] Akzidenz-Grotesk has no known date of...
NY MOMA art data base
a great online database for search on modern art theories and activities.
The Thinking Mindset vs. The Doing Mindset: Pick... →
Practicing What We Preach : Leading with Empathy →
A New Tool for UI prototype: Maquetta
Interesting new tool to try for making UI mock-ups after Adobe Muse trial version expired. Maqetta is an open source technology initiative at Dojo Foundation that provides WYSIWYG tooling in the cloud for HTML5 (desktop and mobile). Maqetta allows User Experience Designers (UXD) to perform drag/drop assembly of live UI mockups. One of Maqetta’s key design goals is to create...
Skeuomorphism in app design
Skeuomorphic design is a controversial topic amongst designers with one side arguing it is merely decoration and a trend with a high potential to date, whilst the other side argue it adds a level of comfort and results in a more user-friendly and engaging design. 但是蘋果自己的 calendar app 上頭的那一排縫線，真的是很多餘，既沒有增加主標題的辨識度，也與內容沒有任何關係，感覺就像是拿一條花紋紙膠帶無故的貼在那裡。
and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.– R. Forst
Design Bookstore: Gestalten Space
Gestalten Space Sophie-Gips-Höfe Sophienstraße 21 10178 Berlin 一間設計出版社， 店裡一部分陳列書籍與設計商品， 另一部分則擴為藝廊空間。 今日展出日本Tokyo ADC Award， 新穎的手法， 衝擊參觀者視覺感官， 隔日，影像仍然在腦中繚繞著。
Workshop: Critical Mapping and Analysis
Part of the events at 7th Berlin Biennale, I attended this interesting one-day workshop, Started first on an introduction to the brief history of mapping, then with examples of data mapping and information diagrams. Collaborative ‘network mapping’ platform to create, share, navigate, and learn about relationships among people, organizations, and concepts. More info Notes on...
Data Journalism Handbook
The Data Journalism Handbook is a free, open source reference book for anyone interested in the emerging field of data journalism. It was born at a 48 hour workshop at MozFest 2011 in London. It subsequently spilled over into an international, collaborative effort involving dozens of data journalism’s leading advocates and best practitioners - including from the Australian Broadcasting...
So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he...– Dead Poets Society, 1989 (via alyssahhh)
Shanghai Subway map design
I love this graphical representation of the tourism highlights in Shanghai. Filled with joyful colors it shows the lively atmosphere in the very heart of the city. The use of basic CMYK(or similar colour groups) here also catches the essence of Neon-light-lit night scene of China’s largest port city. Once a small fisherman village, Shanghai has grown to be the largest city in PROC. The...
The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things:...– J.R.R Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories
loveyourchaos: I feel so fucking inadequate.
Prototyping Processes for Industrial Designers by karl frankowski
Strategic Aesthetics Top Ten
Here are my picks for the best businesses using strategic aesthetics. Within their categories, these brands use aesthetic design in a unique, differentiated way that helps their business succeed. This list is continuously changing, so please weigh in with your opinions and feedback. Apple The veteran of strategic aesthetics, Apple’s appearance shouldn’t come as a surprise. So much has...
Interaction design is first and foremost the design behavior that occurs over...– Alan Cooper, David Cronin, Robert Reimann, About Face 3
SKIM MILK: REFURBISHMENT BY SFARO ARCHITECTS
Located in Tel-Aviv, Israel, this 40-square-meter refurbishment is the design of SFARO Architects. The bustling city has seen a sharp increase in housing prices within the past few years. As a result, people have been more inclined to renovate their homes instead of selling and buying bigger homes. The owner of this home decided to transform a studio into a one-bedroom with storage units,...
New arrangement for my tumblrs
For now on, I am going to separate my posts into three tumblrs: 1. Wendiez Neverland: Still the main tumblr where I collect interesting designs, fun stuffs, reblogged posts and some of my personal reflections on movies, books and etc. 2.Yuchi’s Life and Travel : album of photos taken by myself 3. Yuchi’s portfolio: an online collection of my own design works. Sometimes I will...
Success is a natural side effect of persistence and passion.– www.core77.com/blog/secret_to_my_success