Tohoku Kitchen

October 29, 2012

Oh the creations that are being crafted with Javascript these days! Here’s one of the best I’ve seen for a while – Tohoku Kitchen developed by SHIFTBRAIN. Just beautifully put together.

Nike goes reasonable responsive

October 19, 2012

Following with recent trends Nike have taken the plunge and gone reasonably responsive – although with an interesting take on the idea – seemingly not to support a bespoke smartphone views? Maybe they’re thinking that pushing people towards tablets is the better move?

tags: Online

It’s to sell tea – Honest

October 16, 2012

This summer, Honest Tea conducted experiments in 30 cities across the US to test people’s honesty. They set up unmanned pop-up stores and asked people to pay $1 per bottle on the honor system.

The data was collected and they compiled their findings into the National Honesty Index. A smart looking site created by Stinkdigital.

tags: Online

Microsoft gets responsive

October 10, 2012

Microsoft.com has recently launched an interesting new responsive home page.

The move to a responsive design framework is a reasonably brave one for such a corporate, and sees Microsoft transformed to the ‘bleeding edge’ of web design (some would argue), and certainly finds them aligning themselves with the current on-trend chatter, and ahead (from a digital design thinking perspective) of their obvious competition.

The site was designed by Paravel, who are very much leading the way in responsive design techniques. Check out Trent Walton‘s (Paravel) view of the project workflow. And get another perspective at Nishant Kothary‘s (Microsoft) excellent blog.

Bill Moggridge – R.I.P.

October 9, 2012

I was saddened the other day to hear about the death (to cancer) of the brilliant Bill Moggridge. I just stumbled across the news whilst hunting around for some data on human centered design.

Coincidently it was on the same day as the anniversary of Steve Jobs death, to the same dreadful deseas, that I heard the sad news.

This got me thinking about the perceived pecking order of creative talent that has influenced our lives today. Rightly so, IDEO present this memorial video reviewing the great man’s work, both within the company he co-founded and reflecting on his educational and curation work, on their home page – much as Apple did with the loss of their founder. Yet I didn’t see the news about Bill Moggridge set across the news headlines.

I realise that not every designer can make headline news, but Bill Moggridge was a true influencer (certainly in my eyes), and being a Brit I’d have loved to have felt his memory could be celebrated here, as one of our leading innovators in his field.

Taking nothing away from all those influential design innovators past and present, I’d just like to say – Bill Moggridge – you’ll be missed.

by____ Gavin Johnson