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Very sad to hear of the passing of Hillman Curtis. His passion and work was truly inspirational.









HILLMAN from Hillman Curtis on Vimeo.

Oolone is described as a ‘visual search engine’ which displays search results as images of the websites rather than blue links above blocks of text, as Googlers may be more familiar with.”

Definitely an interesting concept for an interface. As a search engine tho, it consistently displays the wikipedia page in first search results.

via TNW: Oolone: A visual search engine designed by a London neuroscientist

A 2008 article from depicts a prototype search device developed by Google.

“The future of Internet searching has a strong future, especially as long as companies like the world-dominating Google keep making the most of mobility and advanced search algorithms. The Internet Search: Mobile Version incorporates a touchscreen, built-in camera, WiFi, Google Map and Search, and image recognition to produce a search platform like nothing we’ve never seen.”

“If you’re wondering what a word means of what building you are standing near, just whip out the mobile searcher and touch the translucent display as you would any touchscreen. The device then conducts a search of the area you clicked on using its image recognition and camera to find search matches for your criteria.”

What?? no app store

Thanks to Siobhan O’Flynn for the find.

Type design enters into usability conversations…

full article on

With more & more courses being offered free online, it seems that tuition is becoming a cost associated with gaining access to a network.

“For Wall Street Occupiers or other decriers of the “social injustice” of college tuition, here’s a curveball bound to scramble your worldview: a totally free college education regardless of your academic performance or background.  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) will announce on Monday that they intend to launch an online learning initiative called M.I.T.x,which will offer the online teaching of M.I.T. courses free of charge to anyone in the world.”

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Here’s a humorous look at why some people aren’t building Responsive or Adaptive Websites.

Via Dan Linton

RGD Ontario’s Annual DesignThinkers Conference will happen this year on November 2nd & 3rd in Toronto.

This years line up of speakers includes:

Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Geismar, and Sagi Haviv
Chermayeff & Geismar

Tom Geismar is a founding partner of Chermayeff & Geismar and widely considered a pioneer of American graphic design. During the past four decades he has designed more than a hundred corporate identity programs.

Brian Collins and Leland Maschmeyer

Brian Collins is Chief Creative Officer of COLLINS, a design company dedicated to inventing brand experiences and communications that shape companies and people for the better.

Stanley Hainsworth

Stanley Hainsworth is Chairman, Chief Creative Officer of Tether, a group of friends who are passionate about one thing: telling stories that matter.

Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer whose book jacket designs have helped spawn a revolution in the art of American book packaging.

Complete List of Speakers