One of the best uses for wearable technology is to help you get around without being hunched over your smartphone. Google Glass and smartwatches do this, but you’re still staring at a screen instead of enjoying the scenery. That’s all set to change thanks to an Indian company that wants to put navigation equipment in your shoes. The Lechal interactive haptic footwear hooks up to your smartphone and when you reach a junction, vibrates the left (or right) foot depending on which turn you need to make.
For more: http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/24/vibrating-shoe-navigation/?ncid=rss_truncated
Erik Spiekermann is one of the best-known typographers and graphic designers in the world. Not only does he represent German typeface and corporate design like no other, but his work and the companies he founded—MetaDesign, FontShop, and EdenSpiekermann—have also had an unparalleled influence on contemporary graphic design around the globe.
At his newly opened letterpress workshop P98A gallery, Gestalten.tv meets this master, who has been “suffering from typomania” all his life. We learn about the beauty that benefits from constraints, the heritage of letterpress printing, and his unusual entrepreneurship principles. This video also gives you a sneak peak into Gestalten’s upcoming book “Hello, I am Erik,” the first-ever visual biography of Erik Spiekermann’s life and work. The book is written and designed by Johannes Erler and his office in close cooperation with Erik Spiekermann.
Given the popularity of the last Slide Makeover, I’ve decided to offer up another example for your learning and education. This one comes to us from our friends at Buffer, and their guide for how often to post on social media. The deck has gotten more than 38,000 views, but we think it could have gotten more with a more powerful design.