Is this the future of graphic design?

This video from the german demo scene has some really interesting frames, especially in the first half.

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The Holga Digital Concept

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This concept by Saikat Biswas combines two things people love to hate: lomo and concept renders.The Holga D is a concept that takes the simple controls and form of the Holga, and adds a digital sensor. In order to simplify the idea, Biswas’ design removed many of the features and buttons associated with digital photography. There’s no rear LCD, no way to see your photos as you take them, and only a handful of shutter speeds and ISOs, controlled with small dials. In order to save battery, the only screen is a small e-ink display showing the current settings. Biswas also posited used old generation, full-frame or APS-C sensors to keep the cost down.

 

Your complete gesture guide

For designers and touch users, here comes a great Touch gesture guide, courtesy of interaction designer LukeW. Thanks  for sharing.
Download here

Touch Gesture Reference Guide

 

The brand new Windows 8 metro interface

Here comes a good walkthrough of the pre-release version of Windows 8, if you have missed it. It’s an interesting example of how difficult it is to support both Touch and Pointer interaction mode on the same UI platform.

Apple revealed its Iphone and Ipad prototypes

At the Apple vs. Samsung trialIn the course of his testimony about Apple’s design process, Apple designer Christopher Stringer showed dozens of rejected iPhone and iPad designs. They give us yet another look at Apple’s design process and reveal a bit about how the company forms its design aesthetic. Some of the newly revealed phones do appear to have more in common with Sony’s design aesthetic than Apple’s, for example “Apple Proto 87” goes for a flat, black metallic look with all the major buttons and ports on the side of the device.

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The Mixtape of the future

Remember the mixtape? I always had this dream of taking the tape to my ears and listening to the music without any Walkman player. Well, 20 years later, my dream came true.

PS: The mixtape components are made on a MakerBot Replicator 3D printer, and available on the Thingiverse network.

The MakerBot Replicator: your home 3D printer

The Replicator from the Company MakerBot is one the most affordable 3D printer on the market, and the first one I have seen targeting Hipsters instead of Tech Nerds. Will it take off, and become commodity, as paper printer did?MakerBot 3D printer

Read our older post about 3D printing: Thingiverse

The Future of dating (in augmented reality)

This a very clever student project about a guy who is dating a girl, somewhere in a near future. It doesn’t only encompass dating, but also “gamification”, virtual reality and the behavioral changes led by such technologies.

Sight from Sight Systems on Vimeo.