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Google Material design principles video – only for design nerds!

27 Jun


Google had an event and a talk about “Material design principles”. Though very nerdy I thought it was very interesting thus it’s also what I do in my ComputerArts.dk company – I love working with design and arguing about why we choose to use the design we chose is a very interesting debate.

This is basically mostly interesting for other designers working with usability and UX design and passionated people who work with the analysis and psychology of design and functionality.

About the video Material design principles:

Matias Duarte, Nicholas Jitkoff, Jonathan Lee, Christian Robertson, Jon Wiley all talked about Material design in this video.

Design is the art of considered creation. As designers, our goal is to satisfy the diverse spectrum of human needs. As those needs evolve, so too must our designs, practices, and philosophies.

We challenged ourselves to create a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science. The result is material design: a cross-platform design system grounded in tactile reality, inspired by our study of paper and ink, yet open to imagination and magic.

In this session, design leads across Google discuss the key principles of material design, and set the stage for the later sessions focusing on interaction, motion and visual design.

Other interesting Google design videos and Google talks

Designing for wearables
Emmet Connolly, Alex Faaborg, Hayes Raffle, Bob Ryskamp

Going responsive with the Google Play Apps Suite
Kirill Grouchnikov, Marco Paglia

Material design: Structure and components
Dave Chiu, Bethany Fong, Rich Fulcher, Zachary Gibson

Material design in Google Play
Will Kiefer, Nathan Streu, Taddeo Zacchini

 

How old recycled stuff can become upcycling designs

25 Apr

This is a must try for all you people out there who needs a creative kick in the butt. These “upcycling” designs will rock your interior design and household. “Upcycling” is the new black…
Recycled design / aka upcycling: if it doesn’t smells it sells! 😉

1. an old ladder as a bookshelf.
Vintage Wooden Corner Ladder Bookshelf with metal strap
Naturally Cre8tive on Etsy

2. Convert folding chairs into a shelf and closet.
    
Yiconglu

3. Turning an empty milk carton into a tetrabox lamp.

Bored Panda

4. Using old bottles as shades for pendant lamps.
Tangerine Dream Waterfall Mason Jar Chandelier - Hanging Spiral Lighting Fixture - Upcycled Mason Jar Pendant Lamp - BootsNGus ChandeliersSazerac Rye Whiskey Recycled bottle lampGalleon Green - Hanging Bottle Pendant LampSeagrams Gin Bottle Chandelier
Etsy

5. Make a lamp with hot glue and disposable spoons.

Bored Panda

6. Using old skateboard decks to make a child’s picnic table.

Or a Skateboard stool or bench


Etsy

7. Turning a glove into an adorable chipmunk.

Bored Panda

8. Making shelves out of old books.
Book shelves
Real Simple

9. Turn old bottle caps into cool tea lights.
Mixology - Recycled B-Lights Soy Candles 6 Pack Unscented Tea Lights, Upcycled Wine, Liquor Bottle Caps, Organic, Vegan
Etsy

10. Convert a discarded piano into a very cool shelf.

tothgergodizajn.blogspot.tw

11. Transforming wrenches into wall hooks.
3 Wrench Hook Set - Custom  Wall Hooks
Etsy

12. Organizing your cords with used toilet paper tubes.
Picture of TP Roll Organizer Box instructable
Instructables

13. This sink you can make out of a bicycle.
bicycle sink design bathroom wash funny clever bike
benjamin-bullins.artistwebsites.com

14. A portable bagel holder made out of CD/DVD tower case.
bagel holder box lunch design cd dvd case
Flickr

15. Make your wooden fence a little more private with glass marbles.
marbles in a fence panel
gardendrama.wordpress.com

16. Put your old computer towers to good use as a mailbox. It might not be pretty but its original.
Recycled Computer Mailbox
The Zooom

17. Buy packs of cheap hangers to create a room divider.
LIKEarchitects form chromatic screen installation with IKEA hangers
Design Boom

18. Create guitar pics out of credit cards (or anything else).
PickMaster Plectrum Punch - Make Your Own Picks
Amazon

19. Found another old piano? Turn it into a planter/outdoor fountain.

Twisted Sifter

20. Convert used light bulbs into oil lamps.

lamp1lamp2lamp3
lookslikegooddesign.com

21. Create a clock out of a bike wheel.
Recycled Bike Wheel clock
Etsy

22. Transform that old drum set into a chandelier.

Bored Panda

23. Use your favorite, old cassette for useful things.

Hometone


Vromans

24. Cut a bath tub in half to make one of the coolest couches ever.

Malangahechoamano

25. Use that old, vintage suitcase for a cool chair.

seekatesew.blogspot.com

26. Recycle used wine bottles as a classy chandelier.

Remodelista

27. If that old TV doesn’t work, transform it into an aquarium.
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Aqua Hobby

28. Make a purse (and many, many other things) out of woven pop tabs.

Bored Panda

29. If you don’t like wearing hats, make them into lamps.

hat lamp design diy
grahamandgreen.co.uk

30. Transform classic tennis rackets into mirrors.

Country Living so that you can see the tennis-star in the mirror

If you have any upcycling designs make sure to send us them and we will share the cool ones here on the blog for the world to see.

Also see Naturally Cre8tive.

30 Bizarre and Creative Packaging Designs

28 Apr

source:yourthedesigner.com

EVIAN 2005 LIMITED EDITION BOTTLE

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EXPERIMENTAL MILK CARTON

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TEQUILA GUN PACKAGING

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SALT & PEPPER CELL

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LIGHTBULB BOX

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KLEENEX PACKAGING

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360 PAPER BOTTLE

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WINE IN A CAN

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DORITOS PACKAGING CONCEPT

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HANGER TEA

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EL MIL DEL POAIG PACKAGING

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WINE PACKAGING

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EGG PACKAGING CORRUGATED CARD

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PRISM EYEWEAR

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POP-UP POPCORN

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SOY MAMELLE

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CRAVENDALE

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DINO GUM

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EGG PACKAGE

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BOXLESS PIZZA PACKAGE DESIGN

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INSTANT KARMA

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PAUL SMITH X EVIAN

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EL NEGRITO PACKAGING DESIGN

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JÁSZTEJ

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COCA-COLA 2009 HOLIDAY ORNAMENT BOTTLES

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BEAUTY’IN

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SEXY GOURMET FOOD

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QUICK FRUIT PACKAGING CONCEPT

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RE:CHARGE BEVERAGE PACKAGING

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EARBUDEEZ HEADPHONES

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Really inspirering creative books

23 Apr

Really inspirering creative books







Colorful interior design

23 Apr

Wonderful colored Kitchen towels
Colorish bed linnen
yep its lasercut thin colored paper baskets – notice the detailed shadow!
wooden parrot!
Monkey hangers
Striped hat with… hold on… a plector
Colorful clock for the wall!