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AND HERE IT IS

Apple launched the iPad 2 at an event in San Francisco.
Revealing it to be faster and thinner than the original iPad, with two cameras and a gyroscope!

Expected Release Date: 25th March.

I remember it was around May 2010 when the iPad was first launched in the UK. Since then apple claims that they have sold nearly 15million tablets. Everyone was so hyped and excited about this ‘technological wonder’.
All flaws and little user faults were shadowed by the brand and concept (design)…. ‘It was a design that makes you happy’ But…
Could it have been more functioning? More usable with more purpose to it? I don’t know, maybe! All I know is that if I did buy the iPad back in May 2010: It would have kept me happy and busy for the first 3-4 months,  then I would have just pick it up from my desk from time to time… maybe to keep myself occupied!
9 months later Apple would have just launched a new one!
The iPad 2 better looking, better functioning.. with maybe a bit more purpose to it!
Basically when all comes to an end I would have been sitting there and wondering; where has my money gone?..
So what do I do now! Do I scrap this and buy the iPad 2… or just wait for the iPad 3?
Read more about the first review on wired.co.uk.

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The most effective advertising is achieved through visual communication. An image says alot when placed behind  afew words…and some times no words  are needed at all. I’ve picked out some creative and effective ads using strong creative visual communication.

Take a look… enjoy


BOOK OF THE MONTH

FUNNY, INTELLIGENT, BRIEF/CLEAR, THINKING AND TOTALLY COOL;
Yep! all of the above qualities in this awesome book of Philosophy Terms along with funny stories/ jokes to back it all up. I think its just fantastic, I’ve just finished reading it and I plan to re-read it after afew weeks… this way I keep it all in my mind!
Plato and a Platypus walk into a bar… written by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein… New York Times Best Seller!

A BIT OF ANALOG AND ABIT OF DIGITAL, YOUR LEFT WITH A ‘DIGI-LOG’!

A CASE STUDY: ZIBA FOR TDK. (source: core77) (All image credit: Ziba & Core77)
TDK approach the design team at Ziba to build the bridge between the old and the new.
When you look around today hardly anything is done manually; the user interaction through products, gadgets and objects has changed in a ‘no-going back’ way!
Music is one of the perfect examples, portraying this change. It is so different to adjust a volume or any other enhancement on your player compared to what it was like. Plus not to mention how the digital world enables an easier access to it all!
People perceive the anolog to be social, for the simple fact; because you could touch it. -and I totally agree. You couldn’t bundle a bunch of functions into a single screen back then. Users had this direct connection with the act of playing music, which had this physical attachment between the product and the user, building up to an emotional relationship!
Thats it! everything in design is all about emotional and physical attachments, whether it is good or bad. Anyway to sum it all up: ‘music was harder to get and harder to play back in the day, but because of that we celebrated it!’ -(ziba)
The product line, designed above; show Ziba’s approach to bridge  the gap between the good parts of the analog and digital; ‘Something warm and tactile but also precise and flexible’. – I believe that they have been a success, in terms of doing so – The designs show a great amount of detail and constructive thought. It’s a product range that I would definitely consider having around. I also believe, that the designs  are a success to user satisfaction; visually with an iconic feel to them. Seriously I really appreciate what Ziba has come up with and I hope TDK are satisfied too.