Posts Tagged ‘Rich’

Gormley Studio

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

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I love watching anything that shows an artist working. It’s fascinating to see their process, but also to see the environment in which they create.

BBC Four has a series, What Do Artists Do All Day, that documents a single day of various artists and gives an glimpse into their process.

Recently they showed sculptor Antony Gormley, known for exploring the relationship of the human body and the space it lives in. As much as anything I enjoyed seeing the space he works in – a studio designed by British architect David Chipperfield (who also did the St. Louis Art Museum addition).

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Thursday, June 20th, 2013

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Ariane, Rich, n Hadley

Sometimes design says “hey, don’t notice me.” And it’s perfect.

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

I just had a conversation with a friend showing the importance of a well designed website, especially an information heavy site, and how great it can be when good design is “unnoticed”.

THE ISSUE

He has to renew his drivers license. He wants to to know where, how much, and if they accept credit cards.

THE PROCESS / THE PROBLEM

First question: MO.gov, department of transportation, or department of revenue?

MO.gov?

Home page.

There is a lot going on there. Scrolling images. More images to manually scroll through to see links. Three youtube videos. A bit much.

I’ll try online services. Ok, under More Services I’ll try Driver’s License Office.

Ah, the Dept of Revenue page. Ok, Driver License.

“Renew” is listed on the page once, in the exciting heading “Do you need to obtain or renew a driver license, nondriver identification card or permit? You’ve found the front door to all the information you may need about driver licenses, …”

Nowhere else. No links to click.

Recapping real world clicks to find out how to renew a Missouri Drivers License:

Mo.gov > Online Services > More Services > Driver’s License Office > Drivers License (on new website) and nothing yet.

Note, this is also where googling “MO drivers license renewal” takes you.

Drivers Licensing Checklist? Scroll down a bit and see this:

“Renewal 

Acceptable documents for Proof of Name, Date of Birth, and Place of Birth, Proof of Social Security Number, and Proof of Missouri Residential Address.”

Give up.

LETS SEE HOW IT SHOULD BE

Gov.uk won 2013 Design of the year.

“”You shouldn’t come to the website and say ‘wow, look at the graphic design!,’” Terrett says. “You should come to the website to find out what the minimum wage is.”

3 clicks. Everything I need to know.

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Not from space, but still best sky dive video

Monday, October 15th, 2012

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I spent 2 hours yesterday watching a man float in a balloon. It’s been three years ( ha! Exactly to the day today!) since I was that captivated by a balloon. Then it was a weather ballon reported to be carrying a boy, floating with the wind, being followed by news helicopters.

As cool as it was watching a dude float to the edge of space and jump, I’d rather watch this video looped for 2 hours. It’s a year old, but still the coolest video I’ve seen on the net.

Experience Human Flight – Melbourne Skydive Centre – by Betty Wants In & InfinityList

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