A beautifully simple piece of UI design inspired by Braun’s Dieter Rams – who as you know is the inspiration behind many of the Apple’s products.
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As a long time fan of TED talks this looks like a great idea – something for the train.
I’m sure I’m pretty late to the party on this one, but what a great tool for researching social trends – Google Ngram viewer.
Search occurrences of words in books published over the past 200 years. Although obviously it is only the books scanned by Googles Books Project (a pretty amazing thing in it self).
Even better you can compare occurrences of different words. To me this seems like a great way to search and understand social trends over an extend time frame (i.e. before the internet)
Here is my comparison of art vs design, (design in blue) interestingly since the late 70s design has begun to be mentioned more frequently – what does this mean?