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URL Dump – DesignNotes by Michael Surtees http://designnotes.info Testing & Sprinting Wed, 29 Jun 2016 01:11:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 27th (February 2009) http://designnotes.info/?p=1690 http://designnotes.info/?p=1690#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:00:08 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1690 Advertising - Tropicana Discovers Some Buyers Are Passionate About Packaging - NYTimes.com_1235667856277clear_001Tropicana's Marketing Folly - Peter Merholz - HarvardBusiness.org_1235667889647clear_001Never Mind! Pepsi Pulls Much-loathed Tropicana Packaging | Design of the Times | Fast Company_1235667898870clear_001 Tropicana to return to old packaging design_1235667911775clear_001perez-fox.com » Tropicana Says “Undo
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This week’s Link Drop Contextd is slightly longer because I wanted to include as many posts about Tropicana reverting back to their old packaging. I have a couple more notes about that process below. The week I came across a lot of posts that had tried to turn data into some meaningful data, usually with a diagram. Some were more successful than others as you’ll notice. UX was on my mind again, though I should throw out the question if you’re a designer how can it not be a consideration?

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Advertising - Tropicana Discovers Some Buyers Are Passionate About Packaging - NYTimes.com_1235667856277

Tropicana Discovers Some Buyers Are Passionate About Packaging
thanks kitsunenoir, faramarzhashemi, litherland

Tropicana's Marketing Folly - Peter Merholz - HarvardBusiness.org_1235667889647

Tropicana’s Marketing Folly
thanks chroma

Never Mind! Pepsi Pulls Much-loathed Tropicana Packaging | Design of the Times | Fast Company_1235667898870clear_001 Tropicana to return to old packaging design_1235667911775

Never Mind! Pepsi Pulls Much-loathed Tropicana Packaging and Tropicana to return to old packaging design
thanks mel_chirps

perez-fox.com » Tropicana Says “Undo

Tropicana Says “Undo” to Packaging Re-Design

thanks scottperezfox

related_1235667929578clear_001 Pepsi Takes the Tropic out of Tropicana_1235667941753

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The controversial Tropicana redesign is rolling…, Pepsi Takes the Tropic out of Tropicana, In Brief: Tropicana Hits Command-Z and Peter Arnell Explains Failed Tropicana Package Design

This is one of those design times that I do think should be taken note of. The last time I felt this way was when UPS introduced their new mark. This time a company, Tropicana in this case has gone back to their previous design which carried a lot of equity. I can’t recall this kind of pull back happening like this before. It’s kind of interesting to read how mainstream media outlets are talking about the story. I wasn’t entirely sure how many posts were out there with the story so I threw out the question on twitter to those that follow me. Above is what I got for posts. Did I miss any?
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Photograph of Jesus by Laurie Hill in association with the Getty Images Short & Sweet Film Challenge
This video has it all, a compelling story, great visuals, great music and something you want to pass on to others.

How much information overload is self-induced

How much information overload is self-induced?
This is worth a view if you’re needing to be connected all the time. Fascinating stuff as I’m perhaps a bit too attuned to info overload at the moment.

 Are You Counting The Numbers Behind the Numbers


Are You Counting The Numbers Behind the Numbers?

Interesting questions to post with what you’re doing online.

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See Your (Social) Influence and Grow It vs. i don’t like circles.
Idea for showing some social influence data, though maybe too complicated for me to understand, and a rebuttal to that diagram…

The Invisible War -- Social Design Notes_1235668085840

The Invisible War
NYT introduced some api’s of their content. Not sure if they had this in mind when they opened it up.

Metafilter and the Case of the Obscured Book Cover | Ask Metafilter_1235668093316

Metafilter and the Case of the Obscured Book Cover
Can you help this person find this book? thanks jordanclaire

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Core Principles
I still have a problem with science trying to be design but…

Celebrating the Concorde's streamlined beauty - International Herald Tribune_1235668121681

Celebrating the Concorde’s streamlined beauty
I have very few regrets in life, but one is that I never flew in the Concorde.

Pleasure and Pain » Gel conference videos now online_1235668134219

Gel conference videos now online
I still remember getting the dvd for this conference a couple years ago. Really good people talking about stuff…

 Is incremental design the wave of the future

Is incremental design the wave of the future?
Yes, this is the way design will continue to happen.

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Best in class tweets
Really liked this idea from Johanna. Nice way to collect quotes from twitter.

When Personal and Corporate Web 2.0 Brands Collide - Advertising Age - DigitalNext_1235668169256

When Personal and Corporate Web 2.0 Brands Collide
I thought this was a good addition to the idea of my post on faces and logos.

The Periodic Table of the Social Media Elements « eyecube_1235668191810

The Periodic Table of the Social Media Elements
Some of the break downs of different media types are kind of interesting.

Massive Installation Utilizes 41,000 LEDs - PSFK.com_1235668202836

Massive Installation Utilizes 41,000 LEDs
I want to make a room like this.

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Miss u newspapers
I wonder if this post will be relevant a year from now if there’s no newspapers left?

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Digital Design Blog
Razorfish has a digital design blog – now you know.

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sampling or Costco dim sum
Kind of crazy what you can get at Costco for nothing.

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dear ada
This blog has a lot of good posts.

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Showing posts with label sun/sky
Nice project.

Robert L. Peters » Good Design in ten commandments._1235736975203

Good Design in ten commandments.
Good philosophy to keep in mind if you’re a designer.
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12 months of condensed DesignNotes in 2008 http://designnotes.info/?p=1626 http://designnotes.info/?p=1626#respond Wed, 31 Dec 2008 17:37:34 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1626 designnotes_keyboard

Wanting to take a look back so I can figure out how to proceed with 2009, I grabbed a bunch of notable posts that I thought were worth spending a bit more time with. Below each image I’ve made a note now that I’ve had some time away from each of the original posts. Here’s to the new year and thanks for visiting, and linking and commenting and…

Do you have an iPod shuffle… and live in New York?
01.16.08

Do you have an iPod shuffle… and live in New York?
This seemed like a great idea at the time, trade my shuffle with someone else and hear some new music. I ended up trading but due to my own business it took way too long to trade back with her. I learned my lesson – anyone else want to try trading?

Copywronged Google Map
01.18.08

Copywronged Google Map
I wanted to combine some of my photography with a listing of location. Another idea with good intentions, problem was it took a lot of time to map it out and I had no way of exporting the data offline if I wanted to. So after a while I stopped posting to that map.

Living Patterns
01.29.08

Image from Urban fabric/form comparison: Spacing Toronto
This post gave me the first really big pop traffic wise for the year. There were a ton of people that thought the map was pretty cool.

Architecture wrapped up as a shoe
01.31.08

Gucci Newton
I didn’t see as many women wearing these shoes as I hoped (probably b/c they were stupidly expensive). But it’s still true that NYC has the most beautiful people anywhere in the world…

Actually seeing those Obama posters outside
02.02.08

HOPE
This was before things really took off with Obama, I had seen the Hope graphic floating around the web but this was the first image I saw of it actually on the streets. A while after that post someone mailed me a couple of the posters. That was a very good day.

Orange Bicycles in New York
02.03.08

Orange Bicycle at 42 and 6 ave
There was an interesting discussion after I posted this – unfortunately when I installed Disqus after the fact that comment stayed in the old database of comments. In effect the person was objecting to the commercialization of the idea of the Ghost Bike. At the time I was pretty much on the opposite side thinking that a company shouldn’t have to worry about worry such things. As I’ve walked a lot through the city and seen those white bikes out there, that person may have been correct with their objections.

Making something understandable as opposed to just simplifying
02.04.08


I still luv this design, I wish everything I design could be as smart as that tag.

Talking Sticker
02.08.08

motobus diagram 2
I was fascinated with how this post happened. Took a photo of a cool sticker, the person that designed it contacted me and this was the diagram that tracked it.

36 days of New York Sky: January 16th 2008 – February 20th 2008
2.20.08

36 days of New York Sky: January 16th 2008 - February 20th 2008
This project is still going on for a couple weeks, but the number of people that saw it and contacted me after this post was quite amazing. Not sure where this project will end up but up until now it’s been interesting to watch it grow.

Looking at MoMA’s Design and Elastic Mind Exhibition
02.25.08

Design and the Elastic Mind: Dressing the Meat of Tomorrow by James King
There was three events that were sort of art, sort of design that I really enjoyed seeing. One was MoMA’s Design and Elastic Mind Exhibition, Murakami at the Brooklyn Museum and Buckminster Fuller at the Whitney. I would have luved to have blogged more about the last two exhibitions but since they don’t allow photography inside I’ll just mention that it’s a stupid policy that will hurt them more than what it will help. Banksy’s installations would be up there too in really good things to have seen now that I think about it.

Can you exist without a permalink?
02.26.08

permalink
Until people realize this concept they’re toast.

Unmarked Shoe
02.28.08


Just like the Frietag instruction booklet I mentioned above, Camper’s shoes are a product that other designers should want to strive for. They are perfect for the weather of NYC and never wear out. There’s only two brands of shoes that I buy, Camper and Giraudon.

A Tagger in your midst?
03.03.08

Tagger
I feel bad for whoever had to make this and deal with the text.

Love Me, next come the t-shirts – maybe on Etsy?
03.07.08

loveme 2
Here’s to wishful thinking.

Taking a quick look at Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior
03.26.08

MM001: Front Cover
Of any of the books I blogged about, this by far had the most hits coming from people wanting more info on it.

Multiplatform Complaining
03.26.08

Multiplatform Complaining: Visualized by me
This post was the start of me sketching more fluently for blog posts.

Air Bear
03.31.08


Pure genius via Wooster Collective

Faux Eiffel Tower Extension
04.02.08

EiffelTowerExtension4
haha, sigh.

Clay Shirky on Stephen Colbert
04.05.08

Review Copy
There’s a lot of really smart stuff in this book. In my top 3 of things to read, and more interestingly I don’t think this book will date itself as much as some of the others along the same genre that came out this year.

Thinking about Mind 08 after the Symposium
04.07.08

MIND 08 Notes Cloud
I’ll really liked the design I did for this tag cloud, nothing more nothing less to this post.

reDesign Haiku
04.12.08

find, define, design
then refine the redesign
do it one more time

A friend wrote this for me over im as I talked about work…

Over at Paul Smith in SoHo – MAY 68: STREET POSTERS FROM THE PARIS REBELLION, and other poster finds around New York
05.02.08

MAY 68: STREET POSTERS FROM THE PARIS REBELLION
I hope the start of next May has some great posters like this year.

I Hate Perfume, Ideas I Love
05.10.08

CB I Hate Perfume: Perfumes A-Z
How cool would it be to commision someone to make a scent for you?

Today’s Sky Mention
05.14.08

+KN | Kitsune Noir » Today Is the Day
This unexpected use of my sky pics made me smile.

Looking at yourself as a Graphic Designer
05.15.08

changes
Very smart diagram…

If you care about your stuff, make sure people can duplicate it
06.01.08

Duplicates of the films and videos that were destroyed were stored in a different location, according to the president of NBC Universal, Ron Meyer. "Nothing is lost forever," he said.
This concept was an addendum to Permalink post.

My M.O.
06.11.08

see think live
This was another post where I got back some unexpected responses. I like going back every once in awhile to read the dialogue.

What are you doing today?
06.22.08

You Should Do It Now .com
While this ad could be just about for anything, there’s some subtle and smart things going on past the surface. Too bad I couldn’t embed it and had to take a screen shot.

The Flo in Florent
06.30.08


This is why people need to hire designers.

NPR Cancels The ‘BPP’ (Bryant Park Project)?!?
07.14.08

NPR Is Canceling The 'BPP'
I’m still not happy about this. More surprising (or maybe not), no one has picked up the ball on voice news since. The Daily Beast is starting to pick up the pace but it’s just txt for now.

Scrolling Through Photos
07.21.08

PicLens
I can’t say enough positive things about this startup. There’s a ton of smart things going on with them.

People interpreting news events and information
07.30.08

Search terms after Earthquake Rattles Southern California Jul 29, 2008
I don’t understand why this hasn’t been fixed or updated. There’s so much potential for Google Hot Trends to be a go to source.

Everyone is not just a designer, but also a photoshop expert too
08.14.08

mybestfriendsgirl-poster-full
It’s not bad enough that everyone wants to be a designer, now they think they can art direct photos too.

Hypothetically Say You Lost your Mac Book Pro
08.18.08

what was in my bag last night - there's a happy ending to one of the worst/best nights i've had in some time...
Possibly my best blog post of the year imho.

Clean iPhone psd template
08.20.08

iPhone_GUI psd layers from teehan+lax
I’m surprised that Apple never made a psd themselves so people could sketch out apps.

Say what you mean w/ a click
08.25.08

dear adobe
For all the chatter of sites that tagged brands, I think Dear Adobe changed the game more so than any other UGC site. If I was wanting to study site concepts for company’s, this is where I would start. And no, Adobe didn’t design the site.

Flow sex
08.27.08

flow_sex [not sure who designed this]
What can I say? A lot of people are interested in sex.

Walking around NYC finding the David Byrne Bike Racks
09.02.08

David Byrne Bike Rack on 39th street
I like to walk and this gave me an excuse to go to some areas that my normal routes wouldn’t take me.

Banksy at work in NYC: Broadway & Howard St.
10.01.08

banksy in nyc
There’s a saying about being lucky to be good, but you have to be good to be lucky. Sometimes it just helps being in the right place at the right time.

How I Find Good Stuff on the Web
10.15.08

How I Find Good Stuff on the Web
This post kind of blew up things for me. The number of smart people that checked out my blog after this was pretty amazing. Hopefully I can build on that in the new year.

What’s your internet?
10.21.08

13 points at ten15am
The amount of traffic I received after this post kind of made me eat my words about tumblr and ffffound. I just wished tumblr would archive things better…

The old and new MetLife Signs above New York
11.02.08

The old and new MetLife Signs above New York
It’s amazing to watch the stats on how many people from MetLife check out this post everyday.

Looking at the Nooka Zon
12.08.08

Nooka Zon
I’m guesstimating that I got an extra 9,000 unique hits b/c of this post. A couple blogs and twitter really sent a lot of extra traffic my way b/c of that watch.

What Graphic Designers need to understand
12.09.08

the_it
I’ve probably had more face to face conversations about this post than anything else I blogged about this year.

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A pattern http://designnotes.info/?p=55 http://designnotes.info/?p=55#respond Fri, 24 Nov 2006 17:25:58 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=55 A pattern

I’m not sure what it takes for you to consider something a pattern, but for me it only takes two other people. If something has caught my attention and then over a period of time two other people I know mention something similar to what I’ve filed in the back of my mind – I know I should investigate it more. With that philosophy in mind I present this good link about John Maeda and the new shuffle that I’ve been playing with. Click on at Presentations and the “Laws of Simplicity” at http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2006/11/presentations_a_1.html

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Check out Limited Language http://designnotes.info/?p=111 http://designnotes.info/?p=111#respond Wed, 04 Oct 2006 16:08:22 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=111 .flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; }
Disjointed dog, originally uploaded by Michael™.

“Beautiful as the chance encounter, on an operating table, of a sewing machine and an umbrella.”
Comte de Lautreamont, Songs of Maldoror (1869)

Read the full essay of Visual communication in 0.4 seconds at Limited Language

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Ever wonder who shot that Sony image from a couple years back?
David Robin

Stefan’s Branding Blog
Of brands and people, around each other
Launch!

pieceoplastic.com
pieceoBlog – where words turn to plastic, roughing things up .:. wordwise, lost in the mix – never missing a beat
Launch!

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