There’s a smartphone-based app called Peek that can perform a series of tests to determine how well someone can see, helping to combat blindness in developing countries. Brilliant. Chandy Nath talks to the team behind the app in this Vimeo clip. “Approximately 80% of all blindness is either preventable or curable.” Via Creative Review.
“How long it takes to become aware of the fact that we know nothing.”
Steven Heller in conversation with Milton Glaser. An interesting listen. Here’s the video.
Copying as flattery? A good read from Michael Johnson on originality in design.
Great insight into working as a partner at Pentagram: The Pentagram Papers.
“Would you walk into someone’s home, eat from their bowl, and walk out smiling, saying, “So sorry, I’ve no budget for food”? Of course you would not. Because, culturally, we classify that as theft.”
Another interview, this time with the late Wally Olins on the eve of his book launch this month.
Clients often say, ‘We’re strong and doing well, so why do we have to evolve the brand’s identity?’ That question answered well on The Crossed Cow.
And this via @NickClement:
“If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the real costs of bad design.”
— c/o DR RALF SPETH, CEO, JAGUAR
Dr Speth was quoting someone else (I couldn’t make out the name) at the beginning of this 15 minute talk at the Design Summit in 2011.
Previously: From the reader #21