Monday, July 28, 2008

Recommended Viewing | Design Related Humor Videos...


I've been meaning to blog about these two videos I came across on YouTube for a while now... I found them to be rather amusing. Perhaps you will too? They're definitely targeted towards a designer audience IMO. The first one describes the process... 'what if there were no stop signs... and a major corporation was charged with inventing one?' I'm sure that the video is something that any designer could relate to, hopefully it will generate a smile! You can watch the process video, here (I originally had this linking to YouTube, but for some reason it's no longer available there)...


This font conference video is definitely targeted towards a design audience or for fans of typography... I'd have to assume that it likely wouldn't make much sense to the general public but, perhaps I'm mistaken... anyhow you can watch the font conference video on YouTube, here - enjoy!

3 comments:

Steve Ballmer said...

Reminds me of some of our wonderful "User Interface Operability Focus Groups". I realize that this video makes fun of it but the truth is that you can never have too much input! I mean, look at what we did with Vista! It rocks!

Adrian J.K. Shum, LGDC said...

Well, while I can't say anything about Vista since I'm a Mac OSX user... I have to disagree with your comment ... you can never have too much input! Ever heard the old saying, 'too many chefs in the kitchen spoils the broth'?

Well, IMO the same could be said in design, when clients ask for this and that to be added (or considered) after the initial strategic design/concept has been approved (based on their initially approved design criteria [which is derived after extensive review of client provided reference and relevant research])... if they persist in the inclusion of said additives, the likely-hood for a 'watered down' result is highly likely.

IMO, it's much easier to drive a sharpened/honed, targeted thought into your audiences' minds then it would be to try to sell a bulky, blunt, 'watered down' solution (i.e. it's like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole... it'd be better to try to find that round peg to fit the round hole). ;)

Beth said...

Gugh,.....reminds me of a client I just worked with...