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You will all know of my admiration for the Eamses creative process…(if not, read my latest post about them HERE!). I found this awesome Q&A from 1972 in which Charles says it all when he answers the question: What are the boundaries of Design? – “What are the boundaries of problems?”

I think my favorite theme that the Eamses often touch on is the idea of process and action and in this Q&A when asked if design is a method of general expression, he answered: “No – it is a method of action.” Pay attention to the process. Learn from it. And just do it!

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I found this article over at Brain Pickings and this is what they had to say:
“Legendary design duo Charles and Ray Eames shaped the mid-century modern aesthetic and influenced the voice of design for decades to come. They were also prolific filmmakers, perhaps best known for the iconic Powers of Ten film. In this fantastic Q&A from 1972, found on the excellent compilation The Films of Charles & Ray Eames and reproduced here in House Industries’ typography journal, Madame L’Amic of the Musee des Art s Decoratifs in Paris asks Charles Eames 29 questions about design, covering everything from the balance between form and function to the role of computers in creativity to the impact of influences. His answers are a timeless treasure trove of wisdom and insight on all that design is and should be.”

They are indeed. Check out the whole post HERE!

This is an interesting article about companies who focus on the competition rather than simplifying the user experience…”Rather than strategizing against competitors, you should empathize with your customers. Everything else falls into place afterward.”

This statement below is spot on and why I believe Design Ethnography can lead us to create better experiences for the user …careful observation and meaningful conversation…

“The first step in creating user experiences that are truly differentiating is to stop thinking about differentiation and start feeling your customers’ pain firsthand. Some of our best design concepts come from watching a user write something on a sticky note, or print something out for comparison, or manipulate raw data in an Excel spreadsheet, or walk over to ask Joe in accounting a question. We are able to see these inefficiencies in a system only through careful observation and meaningful conversation.”

Read the whole article HERE!


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“Minimalism. The art of continually removing things until all you have left is beauty” (the Green Ant poster campaign)

August 3, 2011 //
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This is a nice ad campaign for Green Ant, a vintage modern furniture retailer. The series of posters was created by Salt Lake City-based Richter7…

See the whole series over at Communication Arts HERE!

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All Shall Be Well CD Packaging via FPO

July 6, 2011 //
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God’s Comic – a sculpture constructed from polystyrene blocks via Generator.x

July 6, 2011 //
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Six minimalist posters for ICONIC architects by Andrea Gallo

June 27, 2011 //
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Want. Correction: MUST have.

I stumbled upon this incredible set of posters depicting iconic architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, Alvar Aalto and Walter Gropius and some of their most famous works. They were created by artist Andrea Gallo and from what I can tell, they will be available for sale soon…

Check them out at Abitaire HERE and check out Andrea’s Flickr stream HERE!

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Design de um Chateau Contempor??neo (and the most amazing skylight I have ever seen!)

June 20, 2011 //
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