Monday, September 15, 2008

Blindingly Fast Touchscreen Text Entry System

Everyone who has owned a cellphone over the last 10 years should at some point pour one out in thanks to Cliff Kushler, one of the inventors of the T9 text entry system that knows you mean "DONKEY" when you type 366539 in an SMS. Now Cliff is smartly shifting his focus on touchscreens with Swype—a way to type blindingly fast on a touchscreen by tracing your finger or stylus over the letters you want without lifting up, connect-the-dots style. It looks frankly amazing in a demo—so amazing that we remembered we've seen it somewhere before. Thankfully, it could be heading to the iPhone and Android really, really soon.

Source: Gizmodo

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Type Design Basics

This website is an old one... but useful in sharing archives of interesting type experiments and teaching basics of Type design and details involved in it. Again, an interesting read and stories on how people love to get tripped over things and create wonders!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Interaction Design

Interaction Design and ID:
You're already doing it...don't you want to know what it's all about?
By David Malouf

Monday, September 08, 2008

IDEO's NEW Website

IDEO ( has revamped their online presence in the first overall site overhaul in 7 years. Led by core-fave Valerie Casey, the site plasters up its wares not unlike the post-it note sessions it's famous for.

Bonus: Take a peak at the firm's sweet 1996 homepage background tile below--a nice technical drawing riff on Paul Rand's logo. (In those days, you got to choose between "shocked" and "basic" versions of the site.)