infovore + service   14 - Quick and simple image placeholders
"How does it work? Just put your image size after our URL and you'll get a placeholder." Nifty!
web  design  markup  mockup  images  dynamic  service  useful 
march 2010 by infovore
Mule Design Studio's Blog: The Failure of Empathy
"As an industry, we need to understand that not wanting root access doesn’t make you stupid. It simply means you do not want root access. Failing to comprehend this is not only a failure of empathy, but a failure of service."
culture  service  design  ipad  products  computing  generalpurpose 
february 2010 by infovore | where halo screenshots become art
"In collaboration with Bungie and Microsoft we are bringing the artistry and almost infinite content of the Halo 3 world into your world. For the first time ever, custom screenshot images created on the Xbox 360 console during Halo 3 gameplay are available as remastered fine art products, and delivered ready to hang on your wall." Single-click from the screenshot viewer to buying prints (or canvases) of your screengrabs. Superb.
art  service  gaas  halo3  games  screengrabs  printing 
july 2009 by infovore
Orange Cone: ETech 2009: The Dotted-Line World
Lots of great stuff in this talk from Mike Kuniavsiky from this year's ETech. I like this explanation of (the confusingly-titled) "avatar", and some of his points on service design are excellent. Lots of meat in here; make sure you get the PDF.
design  ubicomp  product  computing  service  mikekuniavsky  etech09 
march 2009 by infovore
Pulse Laser: Endless Notebooks
A first, rather long, post on the S&W Blog, in which I talk to Jack about a project he's been working on for a while.
design  product  manufacture  work  service  schulzeandwebb  jackschulze  notebooks  bookbinding 
february 2009 by infovore
rodcorp: Maintenance, or the keeping of too much at hand, having delivered too much
"Thus maintenance would become a punishment for delivery, which may be a hollow joke for some of us working in technology. And every now and then, when reading contracts, I would like to follow Henry VII's lead and pass a law against maintenance."
service  history  maintenance  servitude  delivery 
october 2008 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: not present in the present
"The future is terribly easy to predict. It’s predicting the instantiation that’s hard."
prediction  futurism  design  product  service  technology  chrisheathcote 
october 2008 by infovore
Photomake - Ponoko
"Turn photos of your designs into real life things." Fabbing based upon photographs or illustration. Blimey.
prototyping  fabbing  making  design  manufacture  service 
september 2008 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: this is not my beautiful house
"Just as the words consumer and user are condesending to people, the word experience is condesending to the activity of people, or life. And it’s condescending to the people who work hard to create the products and services. Everyone seems to be an experience manager these days, but we should be proud of what we do." When Heathcote blogs, he blogs big. Great post.
management  design  hr  experience  userexperience  brand  strategy  service 
august 2008 by infovore
The Greener Grass: Linc - The Lifecycle Concept Phone
"LINC is leased to the user as a service, not a product." Lovely concept design, especially for the process of migration from an old device to a new one.
concept  design  phone  service  product  subscription 
march 2008 by infovore
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: More on the Evolution towards the Knowledge Economy
"Nocera mentions Bezos’ belief that if you do something good for one customer, they will tell one hundred others. [...] Put it all together, and you begin to see what a truly empowered, truly knowledge-based global economy looks like."
amazon  service  experience  knowledgeeconomy 
january 2008 by infovore
The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts) [dive into mark]
Mark Pilgrim looks at Kindle through what's been said about it so far, and what's been said about the act of reading in the past. His comparisons prove depressing, and worthy of at least some consideration.
kindle  publishing  electronic  reading  amazon  jeffbezos  analysis  criticism  service 
november 2007 by infovore
Twittercal — tweet your google calendar
Twittercal is "a free service that connects your Twitter account to your Google Calendar". Very nice!
twitter  service  api  calendar  google 
september 2007 by infovore
On the ground running: Lessons from experience design « Speedbird
Remarkable piece from Adam Greenfield on experience design. The second time I've seen the Saarinen quotation pop-up, too. A must-read.
design  experience  interaction  ux  product  service  article 
june 2007 by infovore

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