Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Interactive Web Design

I just found this website whilst doing some research, and I think it's a nice, fun example of interactive web design. You can 'draw' anywhere with your mouse (or tablet) and it will reveal an image which can be clicked to enlarge and view the info/picture. Or you can search by drawing a vertical line, and create a load of news links by drawing a horizontal one. The diagonal line deletes things you've already drawn, and there's still a nav bar at the bottom for if you'd rather not 'interact.'
The whole thing is great:


Other nice websites:


insidepiet | This is amazing when you look around and see how everything's done, especially how the projects are displayed. I suspect this site will always be amazing even when my post is out of date.

m1-design | Flash portfolio of German design studio M1 Design.

greydient | Nice how you can choose the speed to navigate with the mouse.

fringefocus | I love how when you choose a project to view, the other projects stay on the page, arranged around the current one.

midtonedesign | The simplicity works very well, has a nice clean feel and looks great.


teoskaffa | Hover over the thumbnails and the whole image pieces together around it. :)

serialcut | Nice and simple, easy to use and utilizes space well!

soft | Nice sound effects too.




And finally: bio-bak | Nice and odd, and great interaction.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Examples of Well Designed CD Packaging

A design for a sustainable CD Case to replace the traditional case. It is designed as a detachable continuous strip adaptable to the number of CDs needed. It is made of recyclable and recycled cardboard and has no adhesive.

An album design for 'Necessarily Two', a piano and oboe duet from Germany.  I like how the interactivity of the disc and the cut out on the front cover reflects themes from the music, which is said to be an emotional voyage of joy and broken hearts.

The design for the detailed cover was inspired by etchings, however it was produced using screen-printing rather  than etching as more than one was to be made by hand.

The album starts as a pack with a perforated edge , containing a jewel case with the disc in. The outer packaging then folds out to transform into a poster :)

Marrow - Sunshine Enema. The music is on the USB pill which comes in a bottle and with 'instructions.'

Scratch off ink! :D


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