While I sit here doting over my new Samsung Galaxy S4, I thought I might share a fun little experiential piece by Swisscom + Samsung. :) Find out how people in Zurich used their eyes to win a Samsung Galaxy S4 of their own. Its inbuilt Smart Pause function means the S4 knows when someone is looking at it. The longer the person stares at the screen, the bigger the discount is but if you lose eye contact with the screen, the game ends! An S4 was given away once eye contact was made for the full 60 minutes, despite […]
Guess the randomised location from Google street view and get points based on distance from your guess! Love it! http://www.geoguessr.com/ M. x
News report from 1981 about the Internet. Hilarious find, thanks, Gual! M. x The Publishing Industry didn’t see it coming – News report from 1981 about the Internet.
Snickers created a way to make bad typers recognise why they were unable to spell correctly. Snikkers Googel worked to bid on misspellings of common search terms. Each time someone misspelled a word (which was probably often, since people generally rely on Google to correct the terms for them) they got tailored ads asking them to “Grab yourself a Snikkers,” because “Yu cant spel properlie wen hungrie.” According to the agency, the campaign reached 500,000 people in three days of launch. Pretty neat idea! M. x via: creativity online
Here is a freaking cool piece of sciencey goodness for your Friday afternoon! The self assembly lab at MIT are composed of designers, scientists and engineers who have been busy working away at inventing self assembly technologies. The self assembly team have been working with other departments such as mechanical engineering, computer science, media lab and architecture. These guys have been designing specific geometries with specific materials to respond to energy and change state – which can be anything from heat, shaking, gravity, pneumatics, electronics, ANYTHING! The research and the practise has only become possible with the cross-disciplinary collaborations between designers, scientists and engineers. […]
My blog has been officially pimped with a huge gay rainbow! This is from a cool side project we’ve been working on at Holler, created off the back of the support of the Oxford Street rainbow crossing in Sydney after Mardi Gras. You can create a rainbow code for your blog or website by typing the URL and pasting the code! Easy peasy. Take a look at http://www.therainbowcode.com.au/ M. x
For all you gamers out there. You’re welcome. :) Great find, thanks Matt! M. x
Now pre-ordering for $79.99 USD. So awesome! More at https://www.leapmotion.com/ Thanks Antonny! M. x
Here’s a cool new development from Google, which allows users to contribute to their map service! Google Map Maker allows users to add local information such as building outlines, hiking trials, rivers, railways and more to Google Maps. According to Map Maker program manager Jessica Pfund, users can edit and update anything from historic buildings and streets to agricultural land, the Independent reports. Contributions made through the browser-based map editor will be reviewed by other users and Google staff, in a system similar to Wikipedia. Once approved, map amendments will appear on Google Maps, Google Earth and the Maps mobile […]
… that this kind of stuff WORKS! http://www.superimportanttest.com/ Oreo’s Super Important Test is an online test, to see which is better, the White Stuff of the Cookie? One of these 34 videos will be shown when you chose. Nice find, Fitz! M. x *update* the site is no longer running, but here’s a mix up of all the hilarious ‘success’ videos!
Check it out! M. x
A very interesting read (with examples) on interface usability, and how it can improved with animation. Pasquale convincingly argues that animation isn’t just a tool for visual embellishment, but can help the brain understand cause and effect in an interface. https://medium.com/design-ux/926eb80d64e3 Thanks Matt! M. x
http://donottouch.org/ Thanks Heathy! M. x
Via Fastcodesign M. x
Thanks Can for this great find! M. x