#InspirationFriday: Design vs. Practicality

This Inspiration Friday is going to be a down and dirty one. One of the most important lessons you will learn the further you get into your creative process will be: “Who is my audience?” or more importantly “Who is my client?” I know what you’re doing right now, and that’s sharpening your pitchforks ready to combat the fact that I have said the client is more important than the audience. In an idealistic world, yes the audience is more important, but in reality the client is the one who will allow it to be approved for the audience to...

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#InspirationFriday: Unique teaching

This Inspiration Friday branches off from three previous posts (Engagement, Have Fun, and Create Usefulness/Uselessness) but I didn’t want to mash it into other posts because I think it definitely warrants it’s own Inspiration Friday praise. A project by Josh Worth it is called, “If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel – A Tediously Accurate Map of Our Solar System” and I have to say, it is simply one of the most beautiful and well designed projects I have ever seen. One of the greatest challenges growing up as a kid (and even as an adult) is comprehending how big...

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#InspirationFriday: Create usefulness/uselessness

This week the inspiration comes from not one, but two near identical ideas: HEX clocks. Both the developers of the clocks – Jaca Pocolo HEX Clock and The Colour Clock – have an interesting idea, and something very visually appealing. The idea of a HEX clock is something I’m borderline about. Is it useful or useless? I understand it’s premise, and how it is a unique approach to the idea of a clock, but what does it offer that a normal clock doesn’t already do? And this is when it struck me! This epiphany point of view of the whole...

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