Saturday, August 09, 2008

Jobs meets Calvin and Hobbes


Thermo, slated for release in 2009, will let designers build rich internet applications (functional components) directly from artwork created in Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks etc. Check it out!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

40 Demotivational Posters

a nice article...though not a great deal take home from them

Monday, August 04, 2008

Innovative land irrigation system...

refer the picture...I found it in California Countryside... simple use of wheel technology to device a mechanism for watering large patches of agricultural land...wish this method is taken up in India would definitely be pollution free and a lot more convenient.

History's 5 Best Interface Designs

Modern interface designers hate you. With few exceptions, the modern gadget is as impossible to navigate as were the seas before the sextant and the marine chronometer. The reason? The internal functions bear no relationship to anything we might encounter in the real world, so arbitrary abstractions are needed to bridge the gap between microchip and brain. Add to this the fact that the UI is often an afterthought in most devices and you end up with something like the RAZR, hated far and wide for its labyrinthine control layout.

It wasn’t always this way. Perhaps if today’s designers payed a little attention to the past they might come up with something a little easier to love, and a little less frustrating to use.

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Knol: A unit of knowledge

Taken on as Wikipedia's competitor, Google has opened up Knol, which puts a stronger emphasis on authorship and encourages users to start different knols for the same subject.

The Knol project is a site that hosts many knols — units of knowledge — written about various subjects. The authors of the knols can take credit for their writing, provide credentials, and elicit peer reviews and comments. Users can provide feedback, comments, and related information. So the Knol project is a platform for sharing information, with multiple cues that help you evaluate the quality and veracity of information.

Everyone knows something. See what people are writing about, then tell the world what you know: