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[11 Aug 2011 | Comments Off | ]
How to Make a Computer Virus

A beautiful infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code. This was produced for Australian TV program HungryBeast on Australia’s ABC1. I love the use of typography yet the playfulness never gets in the way of the story. It’s chillingly informative.

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[15 Apr 2011 | Comments Off | ]
One Day For Design

On April 13, 2011, AIGA brought designers and design enthusiasts together for One Day for Design—an open, global dialogue on the meaning and future of design, and on the meaning and future of professional associations in our field. Led by eight moderators, it was an astonishing 24 hours of input. More than 30,000 tweets. Nearly 3,900 Twitterers. More than 650 hashtags tweeted. At one point, it ranked as the number-four trending hashtag on Twitter in the United …

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[11 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Flickermood 2.0

We love type. We love music. Put the two together and the results can be awesome. Check out the video above—a playful little typographical study by Sebastian Lange that’s a whole lot of fun (via insidefaceout).  Check out more of his work here.

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[23 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
New Weather WebApp

We here at Disfluency.com love a good Web app and we love the simplicity of this weather app at wthr.in. Aside from the obvious step of visiting the web page, Wthr.in is a very simple tool that uses location services to provide you with a weather forecast in your current location. In the event your current location isn’t what you’re looking for, Wthr.in also lets your enter a different location to retrieve its weather forecast. Popular cities are listed in tag form below, and the …

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[16 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Mediocrity Campaign

Subaru has a cool advertising campaign called Mediocrity. They’ve created a fake car called the 2011 Mediocrity, complete with faux ad campaign and complete website. The video above is the Apple-esque designer interviews, on how they were able to make the car so incredibly mundane. The spoof is honestly what it seems some designers/companies think. The hard-working folks who brought 2011 Mediocrity to life talk about their inspirations for designing it. Darren Tibbits, Charles S. Veit and Marilyn Reiter reveal the level of thinking that went into every detail of …

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[15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Interactive Census Map

Everyone knows that the census takes in an extraordinary amount of information about the U.S. population but, once collected, how do you display it usefully? The New York Times created a series of interactive maps showing ethnic breakdowns, density, education, income, and various breakdowns within those categories. The information can be viewed on a census tract basis which allows for very detailed analysis or can be viewed zoomed out to see regional overviews. The amount of information shown is impressive as is the clarity of the data. Visit the New …

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[20 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Web Designers vs. Web Developers

Are you a web designer? A developer? Or a client that’s trying to figure out who’s responsible for doing what at your web design shop? Here’s a great infographic that can help you sort out the hipster creatives from the techerati. Yep. That looks just about perfect. (via Sixrevisions)

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[18 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

The folks over at Google have written an online guide for everyday users who are curious about the basics of how web browsing works. Called “20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web,” this online guidebook is also built as a showcase of HTML5, Javascript and CSS3. With great illustrations by Christopher Niemann, it’s a fun and informative piece that everyone can enjoy.
Because it’s built in HTML5, there are a few nice surprises that the visitor can take advantage of. The app remembers where you were so that the …

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[15 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Facebook Messaging: One Inbox to Rule them all

The blogosphere is buzzing about Facebook’s proposed messaging system. But is it DOA or the future of online communications?
History is littered with solutions to problems we never knew we had. Betamax was a better alternative to VHS tapes, Sony Mini Disc was more portable than CDs, HD DVD was cheaper to implement than Blue-ray DVD. But just because something solves a need doesn’t insure success. Does the world need Facebook mail? No. Will it succeed? Maybe. I think that Facebook, in opening up the ability for users to have an …

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[12 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Finally, a Visual Search Engine for eBay

There is nothing wrong with eBay’s search engine and in many ways, it approaches information search in the best way possible. But sometimes, particularly when you don’t know exactly what you want, a visual search is much, much better. Enter StoreSlider (storeslider.com), which allows users to perform keyword searches and returns a page of simple thumbnails as results.
If you’re searching for a carbon road bike that fits you perfectly, this isn’t the search engine for you. You can’t hope to use keywords to target your search closely enough. But if …