Very Britisch outcome of brilliant usability design

June 27th, 2016 Comments off



best practice in usability, the British ballot

You are looking at a prominent best practice example for usability.



Now that we are witnessing the Brits exiting the European Union, which by the way is never going to happen, it sure seems as if the Brits are the only ones who really ever loved the EU.

brilliant usability
Barry Blitt cover for the New Yorker magazine July 2016

Barry Blitt cover for the New Yorker magazine July 2016

However British the outcome from this brilliant ballot design, it’s strict uniqueness, no distracting use of colors or added elements outside of brief instructions and the boxes to place your vote.

Supernormal1. No-one consumed themselves with the brilliant usability design of the ballot paper while they placed their crosses. The very moment when design dissolves into behavior. That is supernormal. That’s when design is sooo good.


when the world zigs, zag.


For as long as I live, Britain has been renown and adored for its beat, promotion abilities, advances in contemporary design, classic advertising, digital thought leadership and with this ballot for UID, user interface design.

Creatives have the London ad agency BBH to thank for being typecast as black sheep. You can disagree, but this is what we essentially are.

With Brexit it has become obvious that the only ones who love the EU are the Brits. The young, the Scots, Irish and Londoners.
The E.U. with its Brussel’s suits sucks.



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Google Fonts genius new site

June 14th, 2016 Comments off



Everything gets a redesign



Google Fonts neugestaltet

Google Fonts impeccable redesign



Google Fonts



Iconic typeface of The New Yorker Magazine

Iconic typeface of The New Yorker Magazine



The right choice of a typeface to fit your brand’s behavior will contribute to your website’s uniqueness. The iconic typography of the New Yorker Magazin has demonstrated this to be true for as long as I live.

Find a fitting font among the 800 open-source font families you can license without cost for online use. Using Google Fonts has always been the easiest to use of available options. Now selecting a font has become even easier with the impeccable new interface design.

See Mark Wilson’s entry on Co.Design. Visit new siteGo to Google Fonts



Google Fonts



The city of Munich sets digital record

June 13th, 2016 Comments off



Munich waves to the machines
Munich sets digital record
Germany owes its reputation to dead thinkers, dead poets, dead inventors and dead scientists.

Europe and its historic past and extensive history.

Since the rise of new technology and the departure into the 21. century, Germany has no role in this play. It lives off of the myth its dead left behind, and enjoys – more than ever – a mighty fine reputation around the globe.

Last month, the journalist Arie Wahl reported for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, that businesses and politics are stepping on it.

A Blitz take-of, Like the one by Munich start-up Celonis, comes as a surprise and with a fatal announcement:



“This software aims to dismiss business consultants”



made in munichThe Munich start-up is growing faster than any German tech company. The secret of success is an algorithm.“This software aims to dismiss business consultants”by Helmut Martin-Jung in German language

Munich sets digital record



People on the web are losing it

May 25th, 2016 Comments off



Das Netz ist ein verärgertere Ort

Mars Australia and agency Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
know why and how to stop it





losing it
People around the world are losing it. From down under some know why:

  1. The people want something else
  2. People just want something to bite on

Snickers Australia has defined the cause and introduced an algorithm to solve a world wide issue.

Find out who to thank for redemption and learn further details from Tim Nudd:Read in fullby Tim Nudd



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Trending colors of the decade

May 24th, 2016 Comments off



How this year’s
‘it’ colors came to be.

Forecasters analyze and choose “important” colors for the year and determine color palettes. These are the ‘important’ colors of the decade:



Color palette: The important colors of the decade.

The ‘important’ colors of the decade



Trending colors of the decade
You may think buying that particular color shirt or houseware item was your decision, but color analysts and forecasters actually anticipated the color you may choose a few years in advance. Here’s a nifty interactive application by the Washington Post for your short attention span:Lifestyle learning experienceby the Washington Post
Washington Post





Trending colors of the decade



This’ll look nice when its framed

April 20th, 2016 Comments off





Unlike Banksy’s work, which can be discovered elsewhere on urban walls and objects, web content always gets displayed within the frame of a physical device. Be it your cell phone, your tablet or your desktop monitor.

Web designers have come to accept that adding frames to their website design is a notorious redundant and silly act. Digital content by default lives on displays framed by physical devices.



Source Apple and Forrester

Looks and feels

Source Apple


Looks and feels

Source Forrester Research


Even with frames removed from site design, navigation bars, header background images and boxed elements now contribute to cluttered web design.



Should you, as a designer want to do some good, try focus on content and its context. Add white space, and match the brand’s character and behavior with a distinctive, fitting webfont. Toss aside most everything else.






Working not Working special One Pager

March 27th, 2016 Comments off



Illustration by WNW Member #5094 Jonathan Calugi





Working not Working
special One Pager

Working not working” is an invite-only community of the best talent in the creative industry. Not a recruiter, much rather an un-recruter. Understandably, everyone claims to be a disruptor these days. It is the dominant success factor, today’s most successful brands have in common.

A One Pager asking your attention with the introduction of a half-automatic service. Members wanted.
Perfect use of a One Pager.


One Pager

One Pager

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Illustration by WNW member #5094 Jonathan Calugi


25 Songs that tell us where music is going

March 12th, 2016 Comments off



Caroline Shaw photo by Richard Burbridge for The New York Times

Caroline Shaw. Photo by
Richard Burbridge for The New York Times



NYTimes Magazine


Where music is going.
“Sorry” by Justin Bieber, “Say No To This” by The ‘Hamilton’ Cast, “I Watched The Film The Song Remains The Same” by Sun Kil Moon, “Get Away” by Syd Tha Kyd & The Internet, “One Sunday Morning” by Wilco, “’06” by Vince Staples, “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle)” by Margo Price, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16.” by Matt Chamberlain, “Consideration” by Rihanna, “Blue Boy” by Mac Demarco, “Marvin Gaye” by Charlie Puth, “The Blacker The Berry” by Kendrick Lamar, “Early” by Run The Jewels, “The Colours Of Life” by CFCF,
“Hymn For The Weekend” by Coldplay, “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap, “Hello” by Lionel Richie, “Untitled” By Pharrell & J Balvin, “Partita For Eight Voices” by Caroline Shaw, “El Taxi” by Pitbull, “Really Love” by D’angelo, “Weh Dem Feel Like” by Vybz Kartel, “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots, “Sunday Candy” by Chance The Rapper, “Habibi” By Azis, “Blackstar” By David Bowie.

With contributions by Nitsuh Abebe, Mary H.K. Choi, Wesley Morris, Sam Hockley-Smith, Jenna Wortham, George Saunders, Jace Clayton, Carlo Rotella, Jeff Himmelman, Doreen St. Félix, John Wray, Jia Tolentino, Marlon James, Bijan Stephen, Max Read, Jeremy Gordon, Jamie Lauren Keiles, Jody Rosen, Mark Levine, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Amanda Petrusich, Miriam Markowitz, Jayson Greene, Jazmine Hughes, Mac Mcclelland and Will Hermes.


Best practice one pager

One Pager


Good work by NYT Magazine with a one page website, serving up best practice for the design community and typographers. A sound ‘n’ sweet reading experience for visitors. Do go there:ExperienceA One-Time Spectacular


where music is going



BMW Group sports new website

March 7th, 2016 Comments off



Everything gets a redesign



BMWGroup.com - Teslamotors.com

BMWGroup.com       –       Teslamotors.com



BMW has just launched their new corporate site to celebrate the next 100 years.Launch site

Sheer Driving Pleasure

BMW’s famous claim always meant to address the act of getting behind the steering wheel on your own.

Sheer driving pleasure on autopilot is what Tesla’s site demonstrates, if you ask me. The BMW clubs in America do a much better job at celebrating 100 years of BMW.






A social platform for your neighborhood only

February 23rd, 2016 Comments off


A welcome Facebook alternative from Germany






Foto: Lukas Barth for the Süddeutsche Papers



A social network, where you exclusively get to see what your neighbors have to say

Im contrast to dominant social networks there’s no advertising. The platform aims to score with strict privacy measures and data security.

A formidable approach by Christian Vollmann to offer a platform dedicated to your immediate neighbourhood and only that.

This may contribute to proper behavior amongst its users and avoid the misconduct and bad behavior demonstrated on popular social platforms. You wouldn’t want to blackmail a person you will run into the next day, would you? Nebenan.de (next-door.de) is a great title and a fabulous idea, which may succeed when extended to all of Europe.

Features such as optional cross-connections by permission from one neighbourhood to another may help in the process.


neighbourhood only


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