By Nick Salter, Junior Strategist
Our weekly round-up of the things that inspired us, challenged our thinking or left us with a warm, fuzzy feeling.
Data Visualization Reinterpreted
In this first video from VISUALIZED, Peter Saville talks about the design of Joy Division’s iconic Unknown Pleasures album art and how the image has transcended the decades to be reinterpreted and take on new meanings.
The Rules of Engagement
Another great piece from Google’s Think Quarterly e-zine detailing how consumers are increasingly taking control away from marketers of how brands are perceived, talked about and interacted with in the digital space. Some great thoughts on how brands can embrace digital channels to “create the most responsive, innovative and efficient campaigns ever.”
Why focus groups kill innovation
Continuum’s Gianfranco Zaccai lists four steps to take before introducing a new design to the masses.
AOL Alto: reinventing email
AOL’s senior director of UX design, Bill Wetherall, discusses how an idea borne out of frustration will change the way we use email forever.