On Friday, Jack and I had a chance to attend talks at TEDxCambridge, focusing on local research and the Cantabrigian spirit. One of our favorite talks came from Deepak Jagdish and Daniel Smilkov, researchers at MIT’s Media Lab and the people behind Immersion, a tool that allows you to map and manipulate your email metadata.
We get a little worked up about user experience, online and in daily life. (Why are horizontal door handles clearly meant to be pushed ever acceptable on pull doors?!) Jack sent me this little snippet last night, and it’s really great for a bunch of reasons. If you don’t have time or inclination to watch, […]
Jack is finishing up a course on data visualization, and one of his final lectures referred to the video Wealth Inequality in America. Politics aside, it’s a great example of an infographic video that does an excellent job of making complex data more accessible. Here’s hoping you’ve had a lovely weekend! video credit: politizane
Picking the right color for a project is no small feat. We’ve long used Adobe’s kuler as a tool for browsing colors, but this morning Jack came across a bare bones alternative that has already taken over as a household favorite. Devin Hunt of Hailpixel is behind some other excellent things on the internet – […]
Sometimes, the world of the world wide web can get a bit confusing. Jack studied information science, and works in an IT role daily, so these things come easily for him. I fall somewhere between the levels of expert and exceptionally uninformed, and I’ll admit to a tendency to tune out conversation that delves into […]
We’re not much for Valentine’s Day ourselves. (Arbitrarily assigned love days are out. Sneaky surprises on random Fridays are in.) Tonight, Jack has class, and I’m headed out for an annual night in with some of my very favorite women. We will, as always, rendezvous at home. I will, as always, think he’s pretty neat. […]
Setting aside personal political perspectives, I still felt it necessary to share the concept of Occupy Design. As a couple with backgrounds in political science (him), international affairs and anthropology (me), the idea of going beyond hand-drawn signs to associate good design and effective infographics with political protestations is intriguing beyond partisan bounds.
For Friday, we leave you with this. By way of brief explanation (for truly, in some things, less is more) – the title of the original assignment was “My. Touchy Face,” the object of which was to develop a character in flash whose features would animate into five emotions when a user hovered over a […]
We’ve recently entered the early stages of a few big projects, but it’s been quite some time since we shared something we’ve finished. The site for Design Make is one that we wrapped up earlier this summer. Michelle already had a mockup of her design; we stepped in to translate her work into a custom […]