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Emergence

23Dec12

Emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions. Emergent structures are also a common strategy found in many animal groups: colonies of ants, swarms of bees, schools of fish and the flocking of birds. Ant colonies, for example, exhibit complex behavior and have even been able […]


Lately I’am highly interested in infographic design work. I see lots of infographic posters and illustrations. And a few months ago I also saw some resume’s build up like an infographic. From that point on I always wanted to make one of those visual resume’s for myself. And I finally did it! Check it out […]


The simplest designs are often the most cleverest, this is definitely the case with the Eko Stoplight from designer Damjan Stankovic. Designer Damjan Stanković came up with a concept where a timer is added to stoplights. Stanković promotes this stoplight as an eco solution in the following ways: If you’ve got the amount of time […]


A few weeks ago Boy van Amstel and I had funny idea for a twitter mash-up. We would basically measure your twitter popularity in the form of a giant penis. Better know as the e-Penis. Funny enough? Well in order to see if we really created something to talk about we registered a URL: http://www.epenis.nl […]


Apparently, the ‘close doors’ button on most lifts does not actually work. It is there mostly to give passengers the illusion of control. We press it but the lift control mechanisms decide when the doors should actually shut according to their pre-programmed cycles. Human brains are finely tuned belief engines. Millions of years of evolution […]


I’m a sucker for simple but intelligent logo’s. Logo’s that can communicate their name in simple way are often the most powerful. Take a look at the following examples. All masterpieces in my opinion. Wiesinger Music Zip KingFish FoodWriters Objectified Climate group Curious Schizophrenic Health & Rehabilitation


While traveling through Schiphol Airport a month ago I couldn’t stop but notice how clear all the signage was. I remembered having an college about a few years ago. Mijksenaar has been responsible for signage at Schiphol Airport since 1990. When designing signage for a Airport or a other public building you have to take […]


In a recent paper by Donald Norman about the psychology of waiting lines Norman discusses the experience people have while waiting in line. How can designers make this experience better? The paper made me think of this classic story about a building where tenants were complaining about long elevator waiting times. In a multistoried office […]


Intrigued by the graphic style in Obama’s Posters I couldn’t help it but think that this poster was somewhat similar to some old war propaganda posters from Russia, Germany and The United States. Although the colors are different, the simplistic style is certainly comparable to these old posters. The simple word ‘Progress’ is also characterizing […]


When thinking about wine, smell and taste are probaly the first things to come in mind but packaging is starting to play a bigger rol these days. Madrid-based branding agency Baud made a braille-printed label of Baud’s “Lazarus Wine” wich are not merely meant for the blind; The primary objective of the design was to […]