Copy. Transform. Combine.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

If you haven't already, you should stop what you're doing and check out Everything is a Remix Part 3 which is the latest video in Kirby Ferguson's wonderful series about creation and innovation.

I wholeheartedly agree with his three basic elements of creativity: copy, transform, and combine.

The video does an excellent job at describing how those elements work together to produce innovation. One of his detailed examples is the the fabled history of the Apple Macintosh.

Well produced and well worth your time. Enjoy!

Images for your Curio tags

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I recently stumbled across another fantastic listing of icon sets that Curio customers may want to check out.

25 Fresh Icon-Sets for Web Designers

Check out the sites listed, download the icon sets (preferable high resolution PNG versions) and then drag-and-drop the individual image files from the Finder into Curio's Preferences > Tags image well to associate an image with a tag you've created.

Enjoy!

Dieter Rams: good design

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The 10 Principles of Good Design by Dieter Rams has been making the rounds on the blogosphere lately. Apple's Jonathan Ive gets a lot of his inspiration from Dieter Rams with his minimalist product designs and concepts.

This topic seems appropriate for a number of our Curio customers so I thought I'd include it here as well.
  1. Good design is innovative.
  2. Good design makes a product useful.
  3. Good design is aesthetic.
  4. Good design makes a product understandable.
  5. Good design is unobtrusive.
  6. Good design is honest.
  7. Good design is long-lasting.
  8. Good design is thorough, down to the last details.
  9. Good design is environmentally-friendly.
  10. Good design is as little design as possible.
I encourage you to read the original posting to see associated images and additional details regarding each topic.