GOOD BAD DESIGN

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Carstens-KERAMIK Namenbecher

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Every name is something special. So why not buy a mug that’s identical to 25,000 other mugs?

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And don’t forget. Jeder Name is lieferbar…!

ProductNamensbecher
ManufacturerCarstens-KERAMIK
Manufacturers Price€6,90

Sky Player on Xbox

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So you spend an enormous amount of money on development and then hobble yourself within the first couple of screens. Anyway, here’s a short limp around the interface.

ProductSkyplayer on Microsoft Xbox 360
Manufacturer(s)Sky
Microsoft
Manufacturers PriceFree with Sky subscription.
Some services available free after signing up for a Skyplayer account.
Pay per programme available using Xbox Points.

Knog Skink

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Music: Ochre – Vegas on Benbecula Records
Many thanks to Carsten and Anne for the new light.

ProductKnog Skink
ManufacturerKnog
Manufacturers Price€28.46
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BMW Compact (E36) Clock

Good or Bad: ★

Recently we switched to winter time so clocks all over the place needed changing. This is in my girlfriend’s car.

Simple interface. No need to be any more complicated.
Excellent visual and aural feedback.
Graduated acceleration well weighted.
Responsive.
Am also keen on the interface design – simple face, good contrast for contantly varying light conditions.

ProductBMW Compact (E36) Clock
ManufacturerBMW
Second-hand Price£5 (eBay)

Rock Band iPhone

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How I came to it:

Rahul: Rock Band on iPhone. Most polished game on the platform?
Me:
Buying now. Hope it doesn’t run like a dog on my phone.
Me:
That’s a really really good game. Playable. Fun. Most surprising of all – responsive. Turns the iPhone into an almost feasible gaming option in my opinion. Just getting the basics like transitions right makes all the difference. Thanks for the tip.

I must apologise for saying ‘you get the score at the end’. But I think you know what I mean.

And any missed notes were purely to demonstrate the ‘fail’ system.

ProductRock Band iPhone
ManufacturerHarmonix
Price£5.99 (iTunes App Store)

What’s GOOD BAD DESIGN?

We come across things every day that we think are great. Work in the way we want, look super, feel right...that sort of thing.

We also come across things every day that don't quite work the way we would like.

These aren't necessarily massive things. But they tend to be the things that make people buy something again or try something different.

Work Profiles

What Am I Up To?

I, Daniel Lewington, live in London again and work at Apsmart. I spent last year in Hamburg with my partner, learning German and working at SinnerSchrader. It was great but then the Apsmart thing came up and I couldn't turn it down.

Great decision.

And before Germany, I'd been living in London (about 15 years) working for a number product/service/interaction/online design agencies. There's more information on the other pages.

Or you can look at my LinkedIn and/or Xing profiles.

When not working travel, play football, cycle, swim and see friends. Life stuff.

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Polite of Cameron to send congrats Obama. Wonder if that was the result he was hoping for?

Wednesday 4:01

Must not enjoy footage of Republicans crying. Can't help wondering if they display the same sorrow with regard to social inequality.

Wednesday 3:51

Got a few new followers after Creative Mornings. Thanks for coming along. Hope it was worth it. If not, at least there were croissants.

Sunday 10:58

Bookmarked a link: None

Sunday 6:54