Thus twat tweeted @rakeshrach.

The 2012 collection.

Smooth Sunday music this, Toro Y Moi’s latest:…[+]

1:56 PM Dec 30th 2012

@RITPress Previous tweet is regarding @vignelli I forgot to mention.

8:26 PM Dec 28th 2012

@RITPress Sorry about the late response. How can we help with the new book? Any info/links we can publicize for you?

8:24 PM Dec 28th 2012 in reply to RITPress

@dotb Really nice work mate. Loved the video, too. Inspired me to ticker with an Arduino soon.

12:49 PM Dec 7th 2012 in reply to dotb

R.I.P. Oscar Niemeyer. Huge loss to the world of architecture. I’ll forever remember his work and discipline.…-at-104.html[+]

1:27 PM Dec 6th 2012

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.”
—Henry Ford

1:20 PM Dec 3rd 2012

@rashmiswamy Thanks, I can’t wait for it to start.

9:18 PM Oct 30th 2012 in reply to rashmiswamy

@deanfra Haven’t taken my SLR for trips in a while, but it’s a must for this one.

9:17 PM Oct 30th 2012 in reply to deanfra

Road trip through Rajasthan starts soon. Nine cities, 16 forts and palaces, all that food and culture… Boy I’m excited.

9:28 AM Oct 30th 2012

@rekharach Awesome. But he shouldn’t be chewing on the box :)

10:28 AM Oct 25th 2012 in reply to rekharach

How great is that new Smart Cover ad:…i-smartcover[+]

9:54 PM Oct 24th 2012

The humble pen and paper (or whiteboard) serve me far better in designing and conveying UI concepts – discussions focus more on the story.

1:28 PM Oct 23rd 2012

Wireframes in design are much like a film’s storyboard, but early versions are better judged as a film’s script: on the story, not visuals.

1:13 PM Oct 23rd 2012

@deanfra LOL, we had no announcements at Sandown for 50 minutes. Silence. People were clueless and losing it.

10:57 AM Oct 22nd 2012 in reply to deanfra

@deanfra The delays were insane. I just went back home.

10:53 AM Oct 22nd 2012 in reply to deanfra

@grahamrb Pixemator and Acorn do the job well.

7:30 AM Oct 20th 2012 in reply to grahamrb

Facebook’s newsfeed view is possibly the biggest design opportunity of 2013 — aggregating, inferring and visualising all that social data…

12:43 PM Oct 19th 2012

Now this is a better local election message — clear practical goals and shared in person at the local train station.

7:35 AM Oct 18th 2012

@owenhodda We asked users what they wanted in a website and they said “I want it to be like an iPhone app.”

2:10 PM Oct 16th 2012 in reply to owenhodda

@adriancb Oooh that’s a useful homepage for @foursquare. Good find.

9:18 AM Oct 16th 2012 in reply to adriancb

And why are election campaigns limited to election times? We never hear from candidates during the year and now we have to believe them?

7:58 AM Oct 16th 2012

@andrewlitvak sounds like they deserve your vote. Can’t say the same of candidates here.

7:50 AM Oct 16th 2012 in reply to andrewlitvak

@grahamrb haha that’s an improvement. But still, you only hear f these guys during election time and they all say the same thing…

7:46 AM Oct 16th 2012 in reply to grahamrb

Local election ads are all the same: Cheesy portrait and “Vote 1” in large, empty slogan about working for the community, and not much else.

7:37 AM Oct 16th 2012

@JZ Great work on Basecamp’s speed. But mobile use doesn’t have to imply “bandwidth starved” – I use it around the office all the time.

9:11 AM Oct 9th 2012

If you could judge phones by looks (and concepts) alone, Microsoft’s Surface Phone would be a winner. (WinPhone?)…indows-phone[+]

5:08 PM Oct 4th 2012

@deanfra Sweet, but is that feature enabled by default? Doesn’t work for me and I couldn’t find it in Settings either

4:21 PM Oct 4th 2012 in reply to deanfra

“Strategy by gut, tweaking by data.” — The story of redesigning…default.aspx[+]: rainypixels….crosoft-com/[+]

5:55 PM Oct 3rd 2012

A retrospective on the late interaction designer, Arnaud Mercier:[+]

12:50 PM Sep 29th 2012

And that’s the fourth train too full to board. #peakhour

5:30 PM Sep 25th 2012

To anyone designing mobile web apps: take a good look at Basecamp on your phone. Insanely fast, lean and clear.

8:35 AM Sep 25th 2012

@deanfra it’s been working fine for me around Melbourne.

2:04 PM Sep 24th 2012 in reply to deanfra

@grahamrb NO! Maybe you should have lined up after all…

12:20 PM Sep 21st 2012 in reply to grahamrb

@trowdy That too, yes! So annoying.

9:59 AM Sep 21st 2012 in reply to trowdy

I cringe when I hear a design described as “sexy” or “lickable” — the thought of them actually doing that to a screen…

8:29 AM Sep 21st 2012

Well designed for a worthy cause: authenticjob…haritywater/[+]

8:21 PM Sep 19th 2012

Where’s the donate button on[+]? I feel guilty using it all the time for free.

2:48 PM Sep 19th 2012

@grahamrb better they take the time than take me up some wrong ally.

12:05 PM Sep 14th 2012 in reply to grahamrb

Who cares what nerds think about iPhones and Androids. The product that resonates with regular people’s lives is ultimately the better one.

6:22 PM Sep 13th 2012

Skeuomorphic design haters (me included): remember that the humble button, folder and desktop have skeumorphic roots too. Subtlety is key.

9:57 AM Sep 11th 2012

@deanfra Good luck working with FarmVille Fiona in the background :p

7:37 AM Sep 6th 2012 in reply to deanfra

Anything good endures. Indian classical music for example, centuries old and still inspiring bands like Maatibaani…[+]

10:00 PM Sep 4th 2012

Lawyers, here’s more money: Is this a Samsung laptop or a Macbook Air?…te-windows-8[+]

11:28 AM Aug 30th 2012

Respect to @digg for redesigning and relaunching out of near-oblivion. Quality work, but their future still hangs on quality content.

6:53 PM Aug 26th 2012

@xAbhishek I’ve had endless trouble with the new Tumblr IP. I’ve updated my A record to no effect. Any tips?

1:39 PM Aug 26th 2012 in reply to xAbhishek

The joy of receiving a beautifully packaged book from @uniteditions: Herb Lubalin’s monograph.

5:45 PM Aug 24th 2012

@owenhodda @deanfra All credit to her. She didn’t hold back at all.

3:29 PM Aug 23rd 2012 in reply to owenhodda

@owenhodda Scumbag Abbott. How he gets away with answers like that is beyond me.

2:59 PM Aug 23rd 2012 in reply to owenhodda

Context trumps consistency in UI design. Style guides are just that, guidelines. They don’t deal with every real situation, but you have to.

3:22 PM Aug 20th 2012

@xAbhishek @rashmiswamy Woah, I hadn’t seen this either. Nice design! Love the soft tones and use of pink.

2:57 PM Aug 20th 2012 in reply to xAbhishek

Kill time looking for an interesting typeface or spend the time making your copy interesting.

9:24 AM Aug 20th 2012

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” —Einstein

11:49 AM Aug 17th 2012

@grahamrb looks like the real thing. Quite nice.

1:18 PM Aug 11th 2012 in reply to grahamrb

@killamouseski Look at that smile! Great to see him in action again.

8:26 PM Aug 7th 2012 in reply to killamouseski

@37signals When I’m logged into Basecamp and I hit[+], why am I taken to the marketing site and not straight in?

11:06 AM Aug 2nd 2012

Refresh buttons have no place in today’s apps. They’re a shameful admission of outdated content. Consider auto-refresh or pull-to-refresh.

10:15 AM Aug 2nd 2012

Announcing @metrotrains disruptions because they can’t seem to: Defective train on the Pakenham line holding everything up. Yet again.

9:09 AM Aug 2nd 2012

Loved the interiors of Hamer Hall and DesignInc. “@MelbOpenHouse: Thank you Melbourne for helping us hit 135,000 visits over the weekend!”

7:22 PM Jul 29th 2012

@killamouseski Hurts to hear that, Chim. Get well Ziggy.

8:29 AM Jul 29th 2012 in reply to killamouseski

@established1987 Nice. You should also see architecture in real life at Melbourne Open House this weekend. Look it up.

2:03 PM Jul 28th 2012 in reply to established1987

@oddysee It’s just faster and smoother. Tab switching gestures are really nice and the unified search/address was much needed.

11:07 PM Jul 26th 2012 in reply to oddysee

Safari’s awesome again. Thanks Apple.

5:11 PM Jul 26th 2012

@Pesterino That’s a big smile! Great photo.

2:27 PM Jul 26th 2012 in reply to Pesterino

@andrewlitvak Of course. It’s just taking forever to download.

7:57 AM Jul 26th 2012 in reply to andrewlitvak

@andrewlitvak Yeah. It’s not right for the obvious ones, but if being aware of the alternate options is critical, then push it right.

7:26 AM Jul 26th 2012 in reply to andrewlitvak

@andrewlitvak Apple has placed primary actions on the right before. Highlighting it is key. On right can help users scan the other options.

6:20 AM Jul 26th 2012 in reply to andrewlitvak

“To most people, good design is invisible. Group decisions focus on the visible, bad aspects of design.” —@iA:…is-invisible[+]

9:00 AM Jul 25th 2012

@souvikdg I jumped on that deal too. No regrets. Loving the Mac app in particular.

4:20 PM Jul 24th 2012 in reply to souvikdg

Is there an online grid system for controlling the vertical rhythm? Most frameworks are columnar. The web needs a modular grid system.

8:02 AM Jul 24th 2012

“Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

8:25 PM Jul 21st 2012

Art direction for NGOs is an art in itself. Political correctness while provoking action, and privacy restrictions on people shots (victims)

5:35 PM Jul 19th 2012

Volunteered to quickly design this campaign banner for @riserefugee ([+])

C’mon Minister Bowen!

5:13 PM Jul 19th 2012

A developed nation we may be, but there is nothing developed about our public transportation system. Woefully unreliable and expensive.

9:35 AM Jul 19th 2012

@metrotrains delays over 25 minutes on the Pakenham line and not a single announcement?

9:24 AM Jul 19th 2012

Writing is the most overlooked skill in UI design. Copywriters prepare content, but functional copy (headings, form labels…) is up to you.

12:15 PM Jul 18th 2012

@melizaho I don’t know how they get away with it.

1:52 PM Jul 17th 2012 in reply to melizaho

@grahamrb But I assume it’s for credit card processing, and I’m making a group booking for a bunch of people. Not fair.

12:07 PM Jul 17th 2012 in reply to grahamrb

#ScumbagUX is @IMAXMelbourne charging an online booking fee PER person.

11:41 AM Jul 17th 2012

Reluctantly signed up to @foursquare. Getting swamped by badges and invites, but that free skewer @Sataybar for checking in was worth it.

5:33 PM Jul 16th 2012

Typography can’t hide your dull copy. Textures won’t fix your weak composition. Focus on the epicentre. Be creative in the right things.

3:21 PM Jul 16th 2012

@established1987 Amazing. Who’s desk is that? Birthday?

10:27 AM Jul 16th 2012 in reply to established1987

@trowdy Fair article. Imagine if print designers didn’t understand typography or the printing process.

8:37 PM Jul 15th 2012 in reply to trowdy

My weekend’s music taken care of by Maatibaani, a lovely new indie band from India:…[+]. Buy their music if you love it too

12:33 PM Jul 14th 2012

@trowdy @deanfra I’m bringin it back, hipsters.

3:51 PM Jul 13th 2012 in reply to trowdy

@deanfra Today it’s called UX, tomorrow something else. I just design for humans and try not to use the acronym version of User Experience.

2:54 PM Jul 13th 2012 in reply to deanfra

@trowdy @deanfra Sound principles, but ultimately UX is an end result, not a prescription. We need to design well FOR a good user experience

2:43 PM Jul 13th 2012 in reply to trowdy

@deanfra Pretty much. It’s what User Experience stood for historically, but overuse and misuse has misrepresented its real focus (People!)

2:20 PM Jul 13th 2012 in reply to deanfra

@deanfra I know it’s stretching it, but substitute ‘user’ with ‘human’ and the distinctions in design and channels start to fade away.

2:12 PM Jul 13th 2012

@deanfra They are interacting with your store’s staff, brochures, ads or floor plan at a psychological level. In that sense, they are users.

2:06 PM Jul 13th 2012 in reply to deanfra

@deanfra @established1987 Because user experience concerns people, regardless of channel. Designing a phone UX or web UX is not dissimilar.

1:55 PM Jul 13th 2012 in reply to deanfra

@deanfra @established1987 I don’t make that distinction. I am always designing for users, regardless of whether they’re a customer yet.

1:22 PM Jul 13th 2012 in reply to deanfra

Sometimes, the best user experience design is NOT to make a website or iPhone app. Could you design a better store or phone service instead?

11:40 AM Jul 13th 2012

@amolpradhan Those things are dangerous I tell ya

6:10 PM Jul 12th 2012 in reply to amolpradhan

I need an umbrella to counter the surrounding umbrellas from taking my eyes out.

5:54 PM Jul 12th 2012

Gosh, serving images for responsive design is a pain. Thankfully, this article spells it out nicely: css-tricks.c…uld-you-use/[+]

5:05 PM Jul 12th 2012

.@tweetbot of Mac: So good, so soon (Alpha release.)

Get it:…weetbot_mac/[+]

10:56 AM Jul 12th 2012

@andrewlitvak You’d think there’d be more left handers at a company like Twitter :)

6:11 PM Jul 11th 2012 in reply to andrewlitvak

@robzolkos @andrewlitvak Left handers layout would be ideal. They could also detect slight tap-and-holds to differentiate.

6:10 PM Jul 11th 2012 in reply to robzolkos

@andrewlitvak Why is that poor design? The tap area is different and the end result contextual.

5:50 PM Jul 11th 2012 in reply to andrewlitvak

@jymmysim Yep, Nitin’s music sure has that vibe with bit more synth. Love working to his tunes.

11:50 AM Jul 11th 2012 in reply to jymmysim

The clarinet playing to Indian Classical is really something:…[+]. Beautiful, @ShankarTacker!

/via @oddysee (thanks!)

11:05 AM Jul 11th 2012

So glad I’m getting Herb Lubalin’s monograph after missing out on TD 63-73: uniteditions…herb-lubalin[+]

9:44 AM Jul 11th 2012

@uniteditions Will there ever be a re-print of TD 63-73? I missed out and would LOVE to order.

2:56 PM Jul 9th 2012

@jymmysim It’s been fun. Come back to Melb soon!

/cc @chrisbride

4:20 PM Jul 4th 2012 in reply to jymmysim

What an incredible race, Valencia! Brilliant driving from Alonso, and Schumi on the podium! (His car not breaking down for once.) #F1

12:05 AM Jun 25th 2012

@deanfra @chrisbride Fiona was so quiet today. I want more of these FionaFridays.

5:42 PM Jun 22nd 2012 in reply to deanfra

@deanfra Is there such a client? I’d love a mute for certain hashtags at certain times @andrewlitvak

11:16 AM Jun 20th 2012 in reply to deanfra

@andrewlitvak LOL, it was temporary (during some Agile conf.) and I’d forgotten to follow you again, oops…

11:00 AM Jun 20th 2012 in reply to andrewlitvak

@melizaho You must’ve been in some seriously deep sleep. My whole house was shaking.

10:05 AM Jun 20th 2012 in reply to melizaho

@carlalindarte How big was the Christchurch one you felt? Must’ve been even scarier. They’re saying it was 5.2 here.

9:32 PM Jun 19th 2012 in reply to carlalindarte

Haven’t felt an #earthquake like that in Melbourne before.

9:04 PM Jun 19th 2012

@grahamrb hope it was nothing major. Work related?

6:24 PM Jun 19th 2012 in reply to grahamrb

Striking package design by Coca-Cola for the Olympic games: thedieline.c…c-games.html[+]

4:20 PM Jun 17th 2012

@amolpradhan Ah yes, forgotten it looks similar to what we saw.

6:33 PM Jun 1st 2012 in reply to amolpradhan

The honey hunters of Nepal:

2:10 PM Jun 1st 2012

@miranj Looks great! Didn’t realise it was a teaser site at first and was expecting to see/do more. Was confused until I re-read your tweet.

8:48 PM May 31st 2012 in reply to miranj

The @vignelli Workstation, designed by RIT student, Igor Sobolevsky (@Igoq): activatingth…workstation/[+]

3:04 PM May 21st 2012

@grahamrb nice time there man. Good weather for it.

3:13 PM May 20th 2012 in reply to grahamrb

German design goodness:[+]

6:40 PM May 17th 2012

@miranj I prefer Hg too but github as a platform and community is alluring. Have you tried[+]?

5:38 PM May 14th 2012 in reply to miranj

@miranj Where do you guys host your code? Locally? GitHub? I’m done with local repos; need something more flexible.

11:01 AM May 14th 2012

@marcoarment Loved your personal note in @instapaper’s software update. Congrats on becoming a Dad! Keep doing what you.

2:28 PM May 10th 2012

An interactive map of the federal budget:…pent/3971410[+]

10:20 AM May 9th 2012

Spielberg fans, you’ll love this footage of the director on the sets of Jurassic Park.…[+]. So good.

7:54 PM Apr 18th 2012

@melizaho Nah, that was a general observation than any one client or situation.

9:21 AM Apr 18th 2012 in reply to melizaho

In the end, your design can only be as good as your client.

9:11 AM Apr 18th 2012

Tumblr find of the day: The Forest Feast[+]

9:41 AM Apr 17th 2012

@rungta Also, the typography and overall polish on Loremo is exquisite. Your best, modernist design to date.

7:20 PM Apr 16th 2012 in reply to rungta

An outstanding website for a new documentary film on Kashmir:[+]. Designed by my pals @rungta and @souvikdg at @miranj

11:07 AM Apr 16th 2012

@rungta @miranj This is your best work yet! Favourite bits: use of textures in Loremo, and that perfect scroll for the documentary site.

10:59 AM Apr 16th 2012 in reply to rungta

.@jymmysim brings in all kinds of arty chocolate to the office. #donline #bestguy

10:48 AM Apr 16th 2012

“Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.”…/20276115783[+]

9:24 PM Apr 1st 2012

Farewelling our awesome dev team @ The Deck, Mercantile Place[+]

12:33 PM Mar 30th 2012

“Critique is not opinion. Opinion doesn’t need to be supported. Critique is a detailed, objective evaluation.” m.alistapart…tic-distance[+]

8:45 AM Mar 29th 2012

@grahamrb I’m going to order one as soon as I see the screen for real. Can’t wait. When’ yours shipping?

1:40 PM Mar 9th 2012 in reply to grahamrb

@rjs If the copy block must be think, I often include a visual beside it for focus and balance.

8:51 AM Mar 8th 2012 in reply to rjs

Mies fans will love this: a restoration of the most beautiful service station in the world…tectes-fabg/[+]

8:32 AM Mar 7th 2012

@k_tang LOVE all the notes you’ve left us. Yep, let’s reschedule that handover :)

P.S. Enzo looks adorable.

10:35 AM Mar 6th 2012

@andrewlitvak To innovate, you have to stop saying innovate and just do great things. Also, you have to enjoy your holiday –get off Twitter!

7:05 PM Mar 5th 2012

@timmackay The only great app by Microsoft (other than Notepad and Paint)

3:44 PM Mar 2nd 2012 in reply to timmackay

@owenhodda Not until we’re upgraded to Windows589 Blue-screen free Edition / @deanfra

7:26 PM Mar 1st 2012 in reply to owenhodda

@metrotrains Why didn’t you tweet about this morning’s repeated cancellations on the Glen Waverley line? Website wasn’t updated either #fail

9:05 AM Feb 27th 2012

@rashmiswamy Happy birthday! Cake on a Sunday morning sounds like a perfect start. Have fun.

4:32 PM Feb 26th 2012 in reply to rashmiswamy

@owenhodda Hell no. I would’ve been very disappointed if that was by default.

8:58 AM Feb 22nd 2012 in reply to owenhodda

Modernist interior design for children: design-milk….s-furniture/[+]

10:36 AM Feb 19th 2012

@xAbhishek Thanks so much for bringing Bret Victor’s talk to my attention. Truly inspiring and deeply thought provoking.

1:33 PM Feb 18th 2012

@grahamrb Looks productive :) Where are you?

7:47 AM Feb 17th 2012 in reply to grahamrb

“A book about code that doesn’t read like a 1980s VCR manual”:[+]

7:28 PM Feb 5th 2012

A beautiful timeline of the Eames story: hermanmiller…Documentary/[+]

5:15 PM Feb 4th 2012

@deanfra Glad I took the day off :) Thanks for the heads up.

3:42 PM Jan 27th 2012 in reply to deanfra

Design history will look back at all this ‘minimalist’ as simply modernist. Modernism never ended.

7:43 AM Jan 25th 2012

John Pawson: love his work, hate his website,[+]

Architects should not have terrible websites.

3:18 PM Jan 24th 2012

@rungta ooh that’s a nice travel site. Know them?

6:20 AM Jan 24th 2012 in reply to rungta

@andrewlitvak what on earth is an ‘Ultrabook’?

2:37 PM Jan 21st 2012 in reply to andrewlitvak

Amazon, please hurry up and ship my copy of Saul Bass. The wait is killing me.

3:33 PM Jan 20th 2012