I have long wondered why those taking addresses require you to give your city and state. Whether it’s over the phone or through a web-form, why not just ask for the zip code, allow the computer to look up the city and state, and then simply confirm the result with the user?
I was pleased to experience such purchasing my new AppleTV a few minutes ago from apple.com.
Does that long commute have you feeling blue? Park one of these in your garage and make that daily trip more enjoyable.
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Great piece of emotional advertising from the UK.
The new trailer for 37 Signals’ new book Rework. I was hoping he would stuff the guy’s mouth with the paper, but hitting him with it is OK..
Listed amongst the nominees for Best Animated Film is this gem of a movie that I’m now dying to see: The Secret of Kells. Illuminated manuscripts and killer animation, I’m there!
The Butterfly Circus by Joshua Weigel, Doorpost Film Project 2009 Short Film Contest grand prize winner.
Via August De Los Reyes—fun video on helping folks choose to do the healthy thing by taking the stairs… by making it more fun to do!
“Handcrafted with love by BYU design students and faculty, for the 5th Typophile Film Festival. A visual typographic feast about the five senses, and how they contribute to and enhance our creativity. Everything in the film is real—no CG effects!”
SVA’s MFA in Interaction Design program posted this series of short videos of designers answering the question, “So you’re thinking about becoming a designer? If I could tell you only one thing about going into the field, my advice would be _ .”
Kevin Chang’s answer, above, is especially rad: “Remember to think about more than just design.”
Have you ever stopped to think about what information is, really? If you’re as big a nerd as I am, you have. I was introduced to the concept through Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon and was reminded of it when I came across the above video from Maya Design (via etre)
If you haven’t watched it yet, please do so now….
Users are constantly picking up information from your site. What they can and can’t do, where they could go, where they should go, or whether they should go away all together.
Thinking about information abstractly will help you convey your message using more than just body copy.
userfly.com, a startup that launched about 3 months ago, is a new way to study user behavior on your site. The service lets you record your site’s users’ actions and then play them back in your own browser. You are able to see exactly what people are doing, which includes mouse clicks, keystrokes (except for those in password fields for obvious security reasons), page scrolling and navigation across multiple pages. Everything happens as if you’re browsing the site yourself, except the actions you see follow another user’s recorded session.
The trailer for Gary Hustwit’s next film Objectified hit the interwebs today. I really enjoyed Helvetica (twice at screenings and on DVD several times) and am looking forward to enjoying this one as well.
The Making of LittleBigPlanet, the uncontrollably cute game for Playstation 3.
What a wonderful story. Sheds new light to accessibility and the power of thoughts.
Reflections of Christ is a wonderful project of photos depicting the life of Jesus Christ. There is just something about the images being photos instead of paintings that make them feel different to me. It brings life and reality to the scenes much as Lamb of God did when I first saw it. It is rare that a YouTube video can allow you to feel the spirit, but this one will definitely move you if you allow it to.
These photos are part of a traveling display that is currently at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City until Nov 7, 2008.
I’d like to discuss this book for our next team off-site.