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February 1, 2010

The sense of the book: iPad / eBook interface

…;Like a laptop” and “a big iPod Touch” don’t really do justice to the possibilities. The iPad as an e-book reader is a no-brainer. It’s just infinitely better-looking and more responsive than the Kindle, not to mention it has color and doesn’t require external illumination — a dream screen for reading and watching–at some loss of convenience in creating. (Book fans should note, however, that the iPa… Continue reading

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January 27, 2010

Steven P. Jobs, the iPad Apple Tablet, and the Drawn Story

Firescript: the hand, the drawing, the gesture and a legacy. I’ve got history on the concept of the tablet. Friends of mine, running hardware design at Microsoft – I told them – what about the idea of showing the art of what this hardware could be? What can, what could, it do? No go. But that never came to pass — it was abandoned nearly as quickly as the hardware dropped out of sight, off the table. That was then, this w… Continue reading

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February 17, 2010

Human Brands | Innovation and the Auteur Model of Brand Creation

Steve Jobs, iPad and the persona of innovation. In the past, I’ve explored the idea of the human brand, a persona driven organization type that focuses on the character of central leadership in defining brand approaches to enterprise and marketing expression. The idea of person, alone, driving a brand isn’t new. Brands are made by people for people. Someone, inherently, will be at the top. And the long shadow that comes from that pe… Continue reading

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September 25, 2014

The Sign | A Meditation on a Journey in Storytelling

There is the sign, which is a way — a tool to explain process and direction, to instruct, to mark, to place: made. The Ace Hotel, Expressed Metal Plate But to the notion of place-making, how that sign is made, gesture or stone, or cut metal, wood can tell a layering of story — hand, digital, projected — holistically, a sign can be more — every detail, an attribute of telling. Hand, digital, scribed, painted, cut, applied, nailed on, illuminate… Continue reading

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August 19, 2014

7 YEARS: The iPhone and Vogue

PRODUCT STRATEGY, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, FASHION, AND THEIR INTERTWINEMENT I was thinking about my relationship with the micro-camera, which — for years, that was a folio of 10s of 1,000s of photographs. After clearing out my files, and reducing the collections, I’m still storing about 60,000 photos on my drive, and about 6,000 on my iPhone. Then I got this daily updating e-Blast from CondéNast. Some GIRVIN notes, earlier. 6.29. Sharing that tellin… Continue reading

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July 1, 2014

A Journey of Personal Perfume | Selfridges&Co.

Designing a Pathway of Personality, Fragrance and Their Retail Perfume Portal. In a note forwarded by retail strategist and architect, Dawn A. Clark, she notes Selfridges’ newest innovation — a Perfume Laboratory [Videolink]. As has been pointed out by many, Selfridges&CO. is a retail group that seems perpetually poised on stretching the edge. In fact, their history is rife with first times — first-to-market revolutions. With a tablet-ba… Continue reading

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