Thoughts on Indian design by Massimo Vignelli, directed by Hillman Curtis for DESIGN YATRA 2013.
“Less, but better.” – Dieter Rams
“Connecting” documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry’s thought leaders.
As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also expected to play a leading role in shaping the coming “Internet of things.” Ultimately, when the digital and physical worlds become one, humans along with technology are potentially on the path to becoming a “super organism” capable of influencing and enabling a broad spectrum of new behaviors in the world.
“Do it a lot, iterate a lot, look at everything”
“The Design is not just about making things more useful it’s not just about making things more beautiful is about really figuring out what is the right thing to make and how to make it right.”
- via the verge
Few sketches i did during my vacation in Goa, India. Some times its good to take break from routine life to see the natural beauty around.
Wish you all happy and blissful new year ahead.
For me, there are a few well made points:
- Journeys drive strategy; personas aren’t enough
- “Mono-messages” are no longer useful in ecosystems; marketing and UX have to co-exist
- Ecosystems are pushing us to reinvent the way we work together, literally
- Designing for experiences within an ecosystem requires a deep understanding of data. Data are the new pixels – they are the cell units of ecosystem design. Algorithms are the new rules of style and composition
At many times technology that helps you to explore and share your world around you, putting you back in the moment.
It’s a old video from Project Glass but i still love the interaction it’s intuitively designed.
A nice little video documentary about photography in the era of Instagram.
I trust that the creative eye will continue to function, whatever technological innovations may develop.
- Ansel Adams
The product is easy. The hard part is building the machine that builds the product.
- Dennis Crowley, Foursquare
The investigative design process moves from the inside out: “The correct shape is the shape of the object’s meaning.” The Vignelli commitment to the correctness of a design has taken their work beyond the mechanical exercise of devising a form best suited to a given function. They’ve always understood that design itself, in the abstract, could and should be an integral part of function. More than a process and a result, design—good design—is an imperative. “Everything has its own order,” they’ve said. “You can’t take a piece of music and scramble the notes. You can’t take a piece of writing and scramble the words. You can’t take a space and scramble the chairs around.”
Beautiful thoughts by Massimo Vignelli