The most popular misconception about the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (or any other InDesign-Plugin resulting in an iPad application):
What you create is not an app. You make content that is displayed by another app. You cannot break out of that. This gives you great possibilites for editorial content, if you fancy other things, consider other tools.
Khoi Vinh, former design director for NYTimes.com:
Unsolicited redesigns are terrific and fun and useful, and I hope designers never stop doing them. But as they do so, I also hope they remember it helps no one — least of all the author of the redesign — to assume the worst about the original source and the people who work hard to maintain and improve it, even though those efforts may seem imperfect from the outside. If you have good ideas and the talent to execute them and argue for them, the world will still sit up and pay attention even if you take care in your language and show respect to those who don’t see things quite the way you do.
Consider this my public apology for so quickly embracing one side of the argument and failing to contemplate the other.
Update: Some of you are suggesting I shouldn’t apologize. Aside from that being a matter of my own choosing, I believe we sell ourselves short if we consider only one side of an argument, especially in matters of design and UX. I’m fortunate to know both Khoi and Andy quite well, and to fail to consider both their opinions — very experienced opinions, at that — would not be fair to them nor to myself.
METAPHYSICAL GAMING PHOTOGRAPHY.
Robert Overweg is a photographer in the virtual world he sees the worlds of (first and third person shooter) games as the new public space of contemporary society and as a direct extension of the physical world.
Overweg dwells either by foot or by air through the outskirts of the virtual world which he dissects through his photography. He makes use of the new possibilities which the virtual world gives him for his photography but he also documents the limitations of the virtual world.
Here his site, and here some pics.
Lot’s of military helicopters over East London this afternoon. Dry run for Obama State Visit (probably)…
We update @TheSprezz with our thoughts.
We THEN check Google for any news updates.
And there WE are, @TheSprezz, front and center in the ‘real time results’
Kind of blew our minds a bit. (Sad, aren’t we?)
It’s not a HUGE deal, but certainly made us appreciate how accurate and relevant Google’s algorithms are.
Thats is all. Just wanted to share.
John’s Nan Is An Internet Nihilist.