46 Seconds on Life from Steve Jobs

The world as Steve Jobs saw it:

When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

The Latest Thing in Fast Food: Edible Braille

Wimpy, a restaurant found an interesting way to let visually impaired customers know that they have Braille menus handy in all of their locations. To spread the word they made impressions of Braille messages on hamburger buns, with words spelled out in sesame seeds.
A video promoting the effort shows Wimpy sandwich artisans using tweezers to painstakingly place each individual seed on each bun. The specialized burgers bearing various messages about burger authenticity (“100% pure beef!”) were brought to three Braille institutions for future customers to enjoy.

Awesome idea 🙂

Electrolux Design Lab 2011, concept of intelligent mobility within home appliances

Electrolux design lab 2011 finalist have some cool interesting concept for Intelligent mobility within home appliances. Check out the video below to see the highlights from the final:

Adrian Makovecký was selected as the winner of Electrolux Design Lab 2011.

Click here to see all Electrolux Design Lab 2011 presentations.

“I believe the importance of our sensory perception is underestimated in a lot of today’s design. Too much importance is accorded to the visual. What if we could incorporate our other senses into design? Could we smell who’s calling? Or feel what’s on TV?” says Henrik Otto SVP of Global Design at Electrolux.

RIP Steve Jobs

“[Y]ou can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs

Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world Steve Jobs. We will miss your magic.

Vision for the Networked Society

We are all living through the early stages of an extraordinary revolution. Connecting not just people but communities, systems and intelligence. Enabling us to collaborate, innovate, sustain, learn, care and participate. When one person connects their life changes. With everything connected our world changes. A connected world is just the beginning.

Watch the above video campaign of Ericsson’s vision for the Networked Society.

The World’s Best Gadget Designers Speak in “Objectified”

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Just found this very intresting film “Objectified” which is a feature-length independent documentary about industrial design. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the people who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. It’s about our relationship to mass-produced objects and, by extension, the people who design them.

And in-depth conversations, the film documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential designers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?


New wishes and New year 2009 :)


I don’t feel its too late to wish all of you for a very happy & cheerful new year seasons 🙂 i was on holidays with parents and many new plans for this year. Apologies too if i haven’t replied to any of your mails, need to catch a lots of things .

Feel free to get in touch with me if you are looking for Graphics & Interactive designer. we can discuss projects offline.
just send me an email to vivek@i2fly.com

Cheers everyone

A Cross Cultural Study on Phone Carrying “Where’s the Phone?”

A Cross Cultural Study on Phone Carrying “Where’s the Phone?”

A Cross Cultural Study on Phone Carrying “Where’s the Phone?”

A Cross Cultural Study on Phone Carrying “Where’s the Phone?”

I found this very intresting research paper a Cross Cultural Study on Phone Carrying and Personalisation co-authored by Cui Yanqing and Fumiko Ichikawa which is presented at HCI International 2007 in Beijing.

This essay presents data from a series of Nokia street surveys conducted between 2003 and 2006 that explored where people carry their mobile phones and why?

A Cross Cultural Study on Phone Carrying “Where’s the Phone?”

“Where’s the Phone street surveys set out to document the extent to which people noticed their incoming communication and cross refererence this information to the location where the phone is carried. The mobile phone’s effectiveness as a communication device is partly dependent on its owner noticing incoming communication (though whether someone decides to respond to that communication is another matter entirely) and it was assumed by the authors that the process of deciding to carry an object would correlate with a minimal level of its effective use. Contexts where there was a high likelihood of missing incoming communication presented a design opportunity both in terms of thinking about device redesign and from the perspective of connectivity-related services accessed through that device.

Download this pdf here as powerpoint or pdf (3MB).

Where’s the Phone?

Read as from Jan Chipchase here.

View results of this research paper here

Very Interesting . .