Wednesday, January 31, 2007

January news...

If you missed the January newsletter here it is, you can sign-up by sending an email to:

We hope that you have all had a fantastic break and have started 2007 on a high. Please read on for this month's update...

Having successfully launched a number of marketing activities for our clients over the Christmas period, we remain extremely busy and there is a real buzz in our studio. We are searching for 'Junior Interaction Designers' to join our team so please email us if you know somebody who has lots of positive energy and is passionate about digital design.

Coinciding with the UK launch of Vista and Office 2007, Microsoft will be showcasing their new 'Expression' design tools at Designertopia in London this week. We intend to take them up on the offer to explore the new design possibilities, check out our blog: in February for a review of the event

Books that we have read this month and recommend
'Designing Interactions' by Bill Moggridge & 'ZAG' by Martin Neumeier.

Soon,(Brands from the future
This month's futuristic brand has been created by Adrian Baker. Someday soon, 'New Year's Diets' could be made easier with this fictional soft drink

Tricky Business - Brand New Ideas

Wishing you the best success in 2007


Microsoft make Expression Blend Beta2 available..

Microsoft have today made the BETA2 version of Expression Blend available for download, in my opinion the most exciting of the Expression tools.

The installation isn't exactly intuitive, especially as the product is aimed at creatives. Uninstall .NET 3.0, install .NET 3.0, install blend...etc

When this dialogue box appeared, I just had to screengrab it so that it could sit next to my previous example of interaction design...

Multiple fonts, bad typography, poor logo design, unintuitive & uninspiring.

C'mon guys - what happened to designers and develpers working together on interaction design?


Saturday, January 20, 2007

Creative Review Jan '07 issue... (Interaction Design)

Inside the cover of this month's Creative Review,I found this photgraph, on the subject of designers and developers working together, and the role of the interaction designer, I think that this picture really is worth a thousand words…

Photograph by Nicolas Zurcher, IDEO


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