We don’t really talk about design, we talk about developing ideas and making products. Because the word Design has lost its meaning.Jonathan Ive, chief designer at Apple
Making jewelry out of your geo check-ins.
Harvard neuroscience researchers have just confirmed what many of us have suspected all along: social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest are “brain candy” for Internet users. […] We get approximately the same type of pleasure from talking about ourselves on social media as we do from having sex.
Think how swiftly and strongly a design experience shapes our opinion of that brand, company or store, for good or bad. […] Design-oriented organizations invest in thinking this stuff through. They put design at the heart of their company to guide innovation and to continually improve products, service and marketing. They recognize that a great design leads to differentiation, customer loyalty and higher profits.
Self-Expression in Real Time
“I think people are excited to take a bit of their everyday life with their phone and augment it toward something beautiful and emotional to share,” says Steve Jang, co-founder and CEO of Soundtracking. “As long as there is a captive audience that is responsive to this stream of personal media captured and shared on the fly, then I think we’ll continue to see people flock to these mobile communities.”