TED on Objects That Tell Stories

Found on TED, a worth while video to watch – Yves Behar, Designer – speaks on Objects That Tell Stories. The approach is spot on and translate to any design or communication. Very inspiering design and thought. Check out fuseproject site as well…
A quote from the profile page summarize this quite well:

“[Behar] has the ability to strip something down to its basic functional logic and then apply a set of emotional and aesthetic considerations to create something unique. It’s an art.”Chris Hacker, chief design officer at Johnson & Johnson

Addictive Word Clouds

 CV Cloud by Wordle
(Generated from my CV)

Found this cool site that makes visual sense out of text – Wordle. Generates word clouds form any text you past in or takes info from your del.icio.us account. Great part is that you can then play around with the clouds design by changing color schemes, fonts and positions. This is ye candy for a visual guy like me. And it actually gives you a great overview on what the texts are about. Created one form my CV and one form my del.icio.us account. Thanks to  Dion Hinchcliffe for pointing this out and  Jonathan Feinberg for creating this great tool. Now go create @ Wordle.

deliciousM Cloud by Wordle
(Generated from my Del.icio.us account)

A Digital Experience Richer

… being really upset (worded politically correct) that my iPhone stopped working, the dead strip syndrome, after only 4 months of use I went on a rant trying to find a solution… Apparently this is a known problem and Apple will exchange it without hassle… now for me being in Sweden this becomes a little more complicated than walking into an Apple store… Either way, I am back using my old, really feels that way, Nokia N73… Seriously, after using the iPhone and going back to the Nokia (which has all the kit and functions) it feels like steeping back in time and using a relic. Big kudos to the guys at Apple for taking us forward… While setting the old one up for sync, twitter/jaiku/flickr etc. I started reading an article form iMedia Connnection on going beyond the browser. Nothing new but worth the read and with some good examples in there from the Max Zabramny, leader of the interface engineering group at Organic. Not knowing very much about Organic i poked around a little… some very cool cases on the site (check them out for inspiration)… and then the point of this rambling (via their blog) – Randy Pausch is a retired professor of Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.  He recently retired at age 47 because he was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.  In order to leave a lasting legacy for his children he gave this “Last Lecture”. A truly inspiring and a great story, a must to view. I am now a digital experience richer, hope you are as well…