As I finish re-tooling my new design for bradmccall.com, I’m finding how much less I want to “blog” about design in the typical sense of the word. There are some great designers out there who do that full time and have refined it down to a science. That’s not me. I’ve decided that I’m going to use my blog “zone” as a format for sharing things I’ve run across that inspire me.
Lately much of my inspiration has been linked to my new toy, Apple’s iPad.
After hearing that I had purchased an iPad, a coworker mentioned that I try Flipboard, an application that turns your Facebook, twitter, and other new streams into a new, more consumable format. After downloading it, I’ve found that I can hardly view my regular twitter stream in any other format versus the more compelling view that Flipboard has created. Just this simple “redesign” of information has inspired me to think of other things in my world that can be looked at in new ways. It’s a product where the aesthetic design and enjoyable interactions have clearly improved the experience.