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The Emotion of Design

0 Commentsby   |  01.28.10  |  My Design Blog

Great Ted talk by Donald Norman addressing the roll of emotion within design. Most fascinating to me is the research he brings in from cognitive science and psychology. In the past he has argued persuasively for functional design but here he relates function to beauty, fun and pleasure. Much of this talk comes from his book Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things.

Paula Scher’s TED Talk

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0 Commentsby   |  04.09.09  |  My Design Blog

Quote from TED:
“Paula Scher looks back at a life in design (she’s done album covers, books, the Citibank logo …) and pinpoints the moment when she started really having fun. Look for gorgeous designs and images from her legendary career.”
“With a career that fuses rock and roll, corporate identity creation, and impressionistic geography, Paula Scher is a master conjurer of the instantly familiar.”
 

David Carson on TED

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0 Commentsby   |  04.09.09  |  My Design Blog

Quote from TED:
“Great design is a never-ending journey of discovery — for which it helps to pack a healthy sense of humor. Sociologist and surfer-turned-designer David Carson walks through a gorgeous (and often quite funny) slide deck of his work and found images.”
“David Carson is the “grunge typographer” whose magazine Ray Gun helped explode the possibilities of text on a page.”
 

Dynamic Diagrams

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0 Commentsby   |  04.07.09  |  My Design Blog

Great example of interactive/dynamic diagrams utilized to visualize data. The software was developed by Hans Rosling who has a great TED Talk on the subject of statistics and developing nations. If you are interested in world poverty, Africa, the developing world and social justice issues I highly recommend watching it. Here is a link to that:

 
And here is a link to the site where you can actually play with the data:
http://graphs.gapminder.org/world