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Good design: The ten commandments of Dieter Rams
These feel about right. Or, at least, about right if you agree with Rams as both a designer and a provider of commandments. He's hard to argue with, for sure.
design  advice  utility  explanation  simplicity  dieterrams  clarity 
february 2009 by infovore
Acceleration Due to Gravity: Super Mario Brothers
"The purpose of this analysis is to determine the evolution of gravity in the Mario video game series as video game hardware increases." Not super-accurate, but not bad; the bit when it starts the comparison against GPU word length is a little silly, perhaps. But otherwise: fun!
games  paper  silly  physics  explanation  mario  facts  gravity 
january 2009 by infovore
The Mid-Century Modernist: Polaroid SX-70 Film by the Eames
"[the film] presents the simple joy of photography and, without hyperbolizing or talking down to its audience, gives a comprehensive explanation of how the camera works." Lovely film explaining the way the SX-70 works, from the Eames brothers; the explanation of how the film itself works is beautiful.
sx70  polaroid  film  camera  eames  illustration  explanation  technology  video 
september 2008 by infovore
OpenID: Why, how, benefits, 37signals
Nice, customer-facing page explaining the benefits of OpenID to average users. Up to 37s usual standard.
openid  explanation  design  copy  37signals 
june 2007 by infovore

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