tools http://design.org/tags/tools en Astro: Simple and Compact Time Lapse and Motion Control http://design.org/blog/astro-simple-and-compact-time-lapse-and-motion-control <p>Industrial engineer <a href="http://mindarin.com/" target="Oscar Ramírez">Oscar Ramírez</a> approached the conception process for Astro with three cornerstones in mind: Compact. Intuitive. Simple. Compared to the complicated, touchy and expensive panoramic/time lapse tripods that seem to be the norm, Astro provides a refreshing alternative. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="413" title="Design, astro, timelapse" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/09/astro_timelapse_00.jpg?1344564762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, astro, timelapse" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/09/astro_timelapse_05.jpg?1344564867" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, astro, timelapse" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/09/astro_timelapse_06.jpg?1344564867" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="346" title="Design, astro, timelapse" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/09/astro_timelapse_02.jpg?1344564867" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="137" title="Design, astro, timelapse" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/09/astro_timelapse_07.jpg?1344564868" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="439" title="Design, astro, timelapse" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/09/astro_timelapse_04.jpg?1344564868" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="367" title="Design, astro, timelapse" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/09/astro_timelapse_01.jpg?1344564868" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/astro-simple-and-compact-time-lapse-and-motion-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/astro-simple-and-compact-time-lapse-and-motion-control#comments design industrial photography startup timelapse tools Fri, 17 Aug 2012 05:19:30 +0000 wardandrews 4291 at http://design.org Tools We Use: Paper—Beautiful Sketching and Notation on the iPad http://design.org/blog/tools-we-use-paper%E2%80%94beautiful-sketching-and-notation-ipad <p><a href="http://www.fiftythree.com/paper" target="Paper">Paper</a>, designed by <a href="http://www.fiftythree.com/" target="53">FiftyThree</a> in New York and Seattle, features a simple and beautiful <a href="http://design.org/interface-design" target="interface design">interface design</a> that is a joy to use. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2012/04/10/paper_app_09.jpg" alt="" title="Design, app, paper" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="465" title="Design, app, paper" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/10/paper_app_00.jpg?1334119330" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="444" title="Design, app, paper" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/10/paper_app_01.jpg?1334119429" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="462" title="Design, app, paper" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/10/paper_app_03.jpg?1334119429" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="462" title="Design, app, paper" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/10/paper_app_04.jpg?1334119429" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="465" title="Design, app, paper" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/10/paper_app_06.jpg?1334119429" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="465" title="Design, app, paper" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/10/paper_app_07.jpg?1334119429" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="465" title="Design, app, paper" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/10/paper_app_08.jpg?1334119430" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="480" title="Design, app, paper" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/10/paper_app_09.jpg?1334119704" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/tools-we-use-paper%E2%80%94beautiful-sketching-and-notation-ipad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/tools-we-use-paper%E2%80%94beautiful-sketching-and-notation-ipad#comments app design interface ipad sketchbook tools ui design Wed, 11 Apr 2012 04:55:21 +0000 wardandrews 4199 at http://design.org The LunaTik Touch Pen from MINIMAL has Been Kickstarted http://design.org/blog/lunatik-touch-pen-minimal-has-been-kickstarted <p>One year after <a href="http://design.org/blog/tiktok-and-lunatik-ipod-nano-watch" target="TikTok and LunaTik">TikTok and LunaTik</a>'s resounding success on Kickstarter, <a href="http://www.mnml.com/" target="MINIMAL">MINIMAL</a> is at it again. This time, they're bringing us the convertible LunaTik Touch Pen. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="349" title="Design, lunatik, touchpen" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/15/lunatik_pen_04.jpg?1323993634" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="349" title="Design, lunatik, touchpen" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/15/lunatik_pen_07.jpg?1323993850" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="349" title="Design, lunatik, touchpen" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/15/lunatik_pen_03.jpg?1323993850" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="349" title="Design, lunatik, touchpen" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/15/lunatik_pen_01.jpg?1323993851" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="349" title="Design, lunatik, touchpen" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/15/lunatik_pen_06.jpg?1323993851" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="465" title="Design, lunatik, touchpen" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/15/lunatik_pen_02.jpg?1323993851" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/lunatik-touch-pen-minimal-has-been-kickstarted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/lunatik-touch-pen-minimal-has-been-kickstarted#comments chicago design industrial innovation ipad startup tools Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:10:36 +0000 wardandrews 3923 at http://design.org The Sensu Brush: An Artist's Brush for the iPad http://design.org/blog/sensu-brush-artists-brush-ipad <p>Artist Hardware, a group who usually designs products for other companies, has decided to develop a project of their own. They're using Kickstarter to fund the production of the <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/797362124/sensu-brush-a-true-painting-experience-on-your-ipa" target="Sensu Brush">Sensu Brush</a>, a true artist's brush for the iPad.</p> <p>And since the iPad is portable, the brush should be too, right? They designed the handle for dual function—to reverse as a cover with a stylus on the end. See the promo video below.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="400" title="design, sensu, brush" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/03/sensu_brush_01.jpg?1317659213" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/sensu-brush-artists-brush-ipad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/sensu-brush-artists-brush-ipad#comments design industrial ipad paint tools Wed, 28 Sep 2011 05:21:37 +0000 jessicapatterson 3354 at http://design.org The Online SLR Camera Simulator http://design.org/blog/online-slr-camera-simulator <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/05/19/SLR_simulator_1.jpg" alt="design, slr, simulator" title="design, slr, simulator" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p>Have you ever wanted to experiment with an SLR camera in real time to see exactly what tweaking the aperture or adding to the ISO would do to an image? I have an older SLR with a tiny view screen, so it's almost impossible to learn on the spot or get an accurate idea of how the image turned out.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="535" title="design, slr, simulator" alt="design, slr, simulator" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/05/19/SLR_simulator_1.jpg?1305854212" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/online-slr-camera-simulator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/online-slr-camera-simulator#comments design indianapolis photography technology tools Fri, 20 May 2011 01:20:39 +0000 jessicapatterson 2850 at http://design.org Photo-Lettering: A Lost Art and Forgotten Fonts Resurrected http://design.org/blog/photo-lettering-lost-art-and-forgotten-fonts-resurrected <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/05/02/photo_lettering_16.jpg" alt="Design, typography, photolettering" title="Design, typography, photolettering" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.houseind.com/" target="House Industries">House Industries</a> purchased the rights to and physical affects of <a href="http://www.photolettering.com/" target="Photo-Lettering">Photo-Lettering</a>, the go-to photographic type and headline service from 1936-1997.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="495" title="Design, typography, photolettering" alt="Design, typography, photolettering" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/05/02/photo_lettering_16.jpg?1304362252" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/photo-lettering-lost-art-and-forgotten-fonts-resurrected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/photo-lettering-lost-art-and-forgotten-fonts-resurrected#comments design graphic technology tools typography Tue, 03 May 2011 04:21:13 +0000 wardandrews 2819 at http://design.org Large Sticky Note Templates for Web and Mobile UI Design http://design.org/blog/large-sticky-note-templates-web-and-mobile-ui-design <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/04/21/uxstickynotes_1.jpg" alt="Design, uxstickynotes, wireframe" title="Design, uxstickynotes, wireframe" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p>These sticky notes from <a href="http://www.uxstickynotes.com/" target="UX Stickynotes">UX Stickynotes</a> are a pretty excellent idea. They're ideal for UI sketching in wireframes for web browser and iPhone, and they create a storyboard-like experience for designers. Ideas can be sketched, rearranged, removed or replaced quickly and easily.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="340" title="Design, uxstickynotes, wireframe" alt="Design, uxstickynotes, wireframe" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/04/21/uxstickynotes_1.jpg?1303421972" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/large-sticky-note-templates-web-and-mobile-ui-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/large-sticky-note-templates-web-and-mobile-ui-design#comments design office supplies tools ui design user experience web wireframe Thu, 21 Apr 2011 21:36:04 +0000 jessicapatterson 2800 at http://design.org Graphi USA Pens: Vintage Packaging and Design http://design.org/blog/graphi-usa-pens-vintage-packaging-and-design <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/04/19/graphi_pen.jpg" alt="Design, graphiusa, packaging" title="Design, graphiusa, packaging" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p>Score! We found this pack of Graphi USA pens in my in-laws' desk drawer. Check out the structure and type in this vintage packaging design. The design made great use of the space and negative space using geometric shapes, sans serif type and the three-way color scheme.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="463" title="Design, graphiusa, packaging" alt="Design, graphiusa, packaging" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/04/12/graphi_usa_4.jpg?1302630982" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/graphi-usa-pens-vintage-packaging-and-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/graphi-usa-pens-vintage-packaging-and-design#comments design graphic office supplies packaging pens tools vintage Wed, 13 Apr 2011 04:52:03 +0000 wardandrews 2782 at http://design.org