Monthly archive for August2010

What Kicker Was Doing the Week Ending 2010-08-29

Nice design: Tapi Turns a Tap Water Faucet Into a Drinking Fountain http://is.gd/ex02F # The End of Moore's Law: A Love Story http://is.gd/ezavT # RT @thingm: Download the Sketching in Hardware 2010 presentations here: http://www.sketching10.com/presentations/ # The Significant Objects Project: "Narrative transforms the insignificant to…

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Finger Positions for Touchscreens

When it comes to touchscreen devices, we’re not making the best use of our fingers.

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What Kicker Was Doing the Week Ending 2010-08-22

What is a Device? by Kicker principal @odannyboy http://is.gd/eiKYA Includes the 6000-year history of devices. # "With 1 hour’s training, RearType…was not statistically different to a touchscreen keyboard." http://is.gd/ekal9 Why bother then? # Hey, it's only 4 days from @devicedesignday! Have you registered yet? http://devicedesignday.com/register…

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Six Questions from Kicker: Jared Benson

We sit down with Jared Benson and ask him our Six Questions.

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What Kicker Was Doing the Week Ending 2010-08-15

The Sharpie Liquid Pencil http://is.gd/ea48L (HT @pboersma) # Throughout the week, register for @devicedesignday and thanks to our sponsors you might get a free book! http://devicedesignday.com/register # Next 5 people who register for @devicedesignday will get a copy of Designing Gestural Interfaces courtesy @OReillyMedia http://is.gd/eagLJ…

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Work @ Kicker: Business Development Manager

Think you have what it takes to be a Kicker? We’re looking to add a business development manager to our staff.

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What Kicker Was Doing the Week Ending 2010-08-08

Disposable plastic bottled water for babies http://bit.ly/d0yZi9 Instant bad idea hall of fame nominee (via @mkapor) # Managing Productive Visual Design Reviews http://is.gd/dYvBu # "Please, let me redesign your airline for you." http://is.gd/dYvQ5 # A Touchy Subject: Windows 7 and Touchscreens http://is.gd/dZ6O6 # RT @mikekuniavsky…

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Six Questions from Kicker: Ian Myles

Ian Myles is the founder and CEO of a new mobile stealth startup called meep. Prior to that, he was a VP at Astro Studios and Design Director at Motorola. As far back as 1989, he was advocating for environmentally considered design as part of O2, a collective of European designers. He’ll be speaking at Device Design Day, so we thought we’d ask him Six Questions.

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The Function of Function Keys on Apple Keyboards

I recently upgraded my four-year old Macbook Pro to a new MBP, and one of the surprises waiting for me (aside from the larger trackpad and its button-less state), were the changes to the function keys. This is the row of keys at the top of the keyboard that are used for specific actions like controlling iTunes or system-wide settings like volume.
Apple made some curious design decisions that are worth examining.

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What Kicker Was Doing the Week Ending 2010-08-01

Reality TV hits product design: Students compete in hopes of a placement with Philippe Starck. http://bit.ly/cWmfZP (via @cjarnold) # Only a week left to get a chance to win a free iPad by registering for Device Design Day http://devicedesignday.com # "The best design capabilities…are worth…

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New blog post: Eyes on the Road! Or why my car should NOT be a giant smartphone on wheels: http://t.co/O4Z8OJ3N6S4 hours ago