Web design trends to expect

If you haven’t read it yet, you should check out Forbe’s “9 Web Design Trends To Watch In 2016“. As we all know, the internet is always changing its apperance and with the power designers have been given, their designs have become more and more amazing. The article spoke about 9 trends that are expected…

Google star trek communicator

This week’s HCC in the news comes from an article titled “Google Made a Secret Prototype That Works Like the Star Trek Communicator” which can be found here. Google has developed a prototype wearable device based on the communicator in Star Trek. In science fiction, Captain Picard and his crew used their lapel pins to…

Prime air drone

This week’s HCC in the news comes from Techcrunch’s article titled “Amazon Shows Off New Prime air drone With Hybrid Design” written by Drew Olanoff which can be found here. The article consists of several pictures and videos speaking about Amazon’s new prime air drone. The video, moderated by ex-Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, talks…

Bitdrones

This week’s inspiration comes from a gizmodo post titled “These Drones Are Like Floating Lego Bricks” by author Chelsea Scherer which can be found here. Bit drones is a 3-D modelling tool that uses Nano quad-copters as self-levitating, tangible building blocks. There are three types of BitDrones:  PixelDrones come with an LED light for different color…

Ferrari Can’t Stop Making Ugly Cars?

This week’s HCC in the news comes from “Ferrari Can’t Stop Making Ugly Cars” by Tavarish which can be found here. This article (more accurately rant) speaks to the lack of effort put forward by Ferrari to make their cars visually appealing. The author speaks about Enzo Ferrari’s raison d’etre as wheel-to-wheel automobile racing and…

ocean cleaning swimsuit

This is a summary of the article “Best Design Award Goes to the Bikini Type Swimsuit that Cleans Ocean” by William Acosta which can be found here. The article speaks about a new type of material which when applied to swimsuits, will be able to clean water as the wearer swims. The material used is called…

MARS ICE HOUSE

I chose to take my inspiration from a 3D design because I recently started exploring 3D design technologies. My inspiration comes from NASA’s winner of their 3D-printed design habitat. The article can be found here. The first place prize of NASA’s competition went to Team Space Exploration Architecture and Clouds Architecture Office for their “Mars…

Glyphs

This week’s inspiration is taken from “The secret history of the hashtag, slash, and interrobang” which can be found here. This article speaks about the book titled “glyphs” and its exploration into the importance and necessity for glyphs. Although we may not recognize it, glyphs “give intention and structure to a sentence; they help you…

Disney’s AR coloring book

This week’s inspiration comes from Disney’s new coloring books which can be seen here. This isn’t the traditional coloring book though, Disney has done its research and has come up with a drawing book that comes to life through augmented reality. The Zurich based design team grew bored with the traditional drawing books which were losing…

Periodic table of typefaces

With our recent classes in typefaces, I felt drawn to this design as my inspiration. Below, several different typefaces are arranged to resemble the periodic chart of elements. My fascination towards chemistry and my newfound knowledge of typefaces made this design inspire me. I think that this is a good design. Imagine being in an…