Archive for the “Rant” category

Apps and community

by Dries De Roeck on May 22, 2012

What started out as a rant on how different apps generate revenue got me thinking a bit further. No doubt that similar statements as the ones I am going to make have probably been made elsewhere, but the past week (…)

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Question

by Dries De Roeck on March 29, 2012

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Coders & monks

by Dries De Roeck on January 26, 2012

Excerpt from a comment on a Gigaom post regarding codeacademy, which I believe is full of truth. In the old times when only a few men and even fewer women could read and/or write I’d bet they thought it’s okay (…)

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World creativity forum 2011

by Dries De Roeck on November 22, 2011

Thanks to creativeskills.be, I had the opportunity to attend the World Creativity Forum in Hasselt (Belgium) last week. The lineup of speakers was pretty interesting and highly relevant for both my research and my design research work. I did a (…)

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Geocities of things

by Dries De Roeck on October 25, 2011

Geocities was awesome, it’s gone now. The talk below by Russel Davies provided me with a very useful and relevant metaphor to think about the current status of the internet of things. Russel refers to the, once very popular, geocities. We’re (…)

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Spot on

by Dries De Roeck on September 27, 2011

A quote read in BERG‘s weeknote 328 which captures a major challenge designers and design practice face in the years to come. I feel very naive around process right now. I observe that we’re a design company, with a design (…)

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Google correlate, etsy & arduino

by Dries De Roeck on May 27, 2011

A couple of days ago, google labs released google correlate which allows people to enter a search term and it will try to find correlations with other (not necessarily related) search terms. While playing around with it, I was pleasantly surprised to (…)

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Believe in process

by Dries De Roeck on May 5, 2011

Yesterday I read an interesting article on the impact of prototyping on design results by Steven Dow in the interactions magazine. The thing that stuck with me most was the image on the front page of the article which is (…)

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Generative logo hype, I join!

by Dries De Roeck on April 13, 2011

I’ve been looking at generative logo’s for some time, the first one I ever came across was the Casa da Música logo by Sagmeister. More recently the MIT Media Lab launched their generative identity, and other well known organisations like TATE (…)

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Change of vocabulary

by Dries De Roeck on March 18, 2011

The other day I was playing about with google trends, and found an interesting visualisation of what seems to be some evidence in a paradigm shift regarding digital creation. If you look at the graph below, you see the search (…)

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