Monthly Archives: March 2010

Dirty technology…

Tired of shuffling random pictures on the Microsoft Table, Sick of random sounds on the Reactable, Done with the impeccable whiteness and clean cut of every single Apple product?

Some new interface for you..Dirty dirty interface!

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We need data!

I woke up today in the right mood for giving some critics to everything on my way…and suddendly i’ve seen some headings on the Repubblica about what’s happening back home in my loved and hated italy..and i really can’t stand it..

Information is distorted, words are used with other meanings…and it looks like people don’t understand what’s happening..or just can’t do anything about it..

Are we suddendly becoming stupid? no..but our way of understanding is changing…we need vizualization..quick and direct way of saying what’s happening..something that punches..something that goes straight from the cornea to the brain and makes you realize..

Raw data are objective, people opinion less. Understanding trough other people words makes the piece of information already altered. Of course visualizing data implies already a subjective choice of what data to show, but numbers are numbers. And visual information can be a common language understood by everyone.

Check how real visualized data can change your view of the “third world”..

How a single economical graph can become something else ( by Michael Najaar)..

Let’s now go a bit deeper into politics..let’s see what is done by Obama’s graph guy Edward Tufte

Is it all real data? we don’t know..is it understandable? o yeah..

Let’s start gaining data and communicate them..let’s put them togheter chronologically and see evolution (or de-evolution)..

We need it!

Material boy

Always on the laptop, discussing which concept, drawing vectors, modelling 3d, faking materials and present it…Pixel driven design, Human alienation, total need and symbiosis with the machine…unreal, unnatural.

It can be different.

Dirty hands, try by making, no ctrl+z allowed. Reality..

and a nice setting…

Yes i’m doing this…

everytime i get the question..but what are you studying?

i have to think then, what should i reply? should i think that design meaning is already common knowledge ? and what about interaction design?

Hard times for real meanings, as design is a redundant world nowadays.

Most of my friends know that they don’t have to ask me this question if they want to avoid a five minute explanation that probably will end up in “i’ve lost you at the second interactive you said…” or “weren’t you doing lamps?”..or “so like an engineer or a programmer?”

Well sometimes it’s best to just make it clear..as i don’t design chairs or cars also if i’m italian born in Torino, as most of the people probably think.

and i don’t do flyers!