Designing for Everyone Yields Bland Results / UIE
“When we try to design for everyone, we end up producing the design equivalent of an institutional cafeteria – producing bland results that aren’t interesting to anyone.”
Hoverstates / Chambers Judd
Neat gallery of innovative hover interactions. Especially like the use of animated GIFs as the showcase.
Poking fun at all things bound in virtual leather, stitched with pixelated thread, or printed on paper-textured DIVs. Or, as is often the case, all three at once.
Chrome Web Lab / Google
More cool experiments with Chrome
Wind Map / Hint.FM
An old (in internet years) favorite, particularly fascinating this week with Superstorm Sandy.
A History of the United States Congress Partisan and Ideological Makeup / xkcd
Amazing visualization of congressional partison/idealogical make-up. Things look pretty quiet until the “chaos” bubble. For more xkcd, be sure to also check out The Atlantic’s interview with creator Randall Munroe.
CTA O Scale L Layout
Building a scale model of Chicago’s L system, complete with ads, rust, and appropriate CTA signage.