October 23rd: Weekly Design Links

“The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.”–Orson Welles

Last week I attended the AdobeMax conference in LA. 14,000 together in one place for three days–that’s a lot of consolidated creative energy. Disclaimer–I am an Adobe Creative Ambassador, and I got to attend for free this year. I’ve been lucky enough to attend quite a few conferences over the years. I have to admit that Adobe Max is now one of my favorites. It’s a huge event, covers many disciplines and the content is always top notch. One of the highlights of Max is Sneaks, where Adobe’s engineers showcase tech in the works. Here’s my favorite from that showcase…

#GoodBones: Manipulate complex vector illustration with bone structures → https://youtu.be/9OFtpPD8TYU
#ProjectWaltz: Use handheld device to create natural camera moves in 3D → https://youtu.be/DL-K4q0D0Ek
#ProjectFastmask: AI powered video masking tool (replacing tedious rotoscoping) → https://youtu.be/GPVx4Tg9EZ0
#Fontphoria: AI font magic, replacing static text with live type (even glyphs not in image) → https://youtu.be/eTK7bmTM7mU

and back to the regularly scheduled links…

Random

A Map of Every Building in America • https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/12/us/map-of-every-building-in-the-united-states.html

Web Design/UX/UI

16 Key Experience Indicators: Your UX needle • https://medium.com/pminsider/16-key-experience-indicators-your-ux-needle-743f049fc2e

MODALZ • https://modalzmodalzmodalz.com

Library for design activities • https://pprclp.co/uxtrail/

Adidas Yung Series • https://www.adidas.com/us/yung

Illustration

Meet the Illustrator Diversifying AirBnB’s Image • https://www.wired.com/story/jennifer-hom-illustrations-airbnb/

Daily AR Concept Design APP by waguoguo 哇过过 • https://www.behance.net/gallery/64152793/Daily-AR-Concept-Design-APP

Industrial Design

Steph Curry and the new Palm want you to forget your phone • https://www.fastcompany.com/90245288/steph-curry-and-the-new-palm-want-you-to-forget-your-phone

Superstar is a graphene wheelchair that promises strength and lightness • https://www.dezeen.com/2018/10/22/superstar-graphene-wheelchair-kuschall-strong-light/

Architecture

Blue/Green Gradient Mirrors Made From Inflated Metal by Oskar Zieta • https://design-milk.com/blue-green-gradient-mirrors-made-from-inflated-metal-by-oskar-zieta

Rachel Whiteread Nissen Hut Casts History onto Prefabricated Architecture • https://design-milk.com/rachel-whiteread-casts-history-onto-prefabricated-architecture

Graphic Design

Wired’s 25th Anniversary Cover is a Peek Into the Past, Present + Future of Magazine Design • https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/the-cover-of-wireds-25th-anniversary-special

…that’s all folks

designer, artist, skateboarder and video gamer