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Wonderful Wonderwall interface

And since we’re on the subject of innovative and cool user interfaces (The New York Times Innovation Portfolio), before we were interrupted by the worst policyical campaign in the Netherlands… Check out the this website of wonderwall. Very nice!

Check out the Wonderwall website. You’re gonna need a pretty serious bandwidth though.


The New York Times Innovation Portfolio

The New York Times has always been the most innovative online newspaper around. And now they want to show this to us in this portfolio. It shows a collection of the best interactive features designed to inspire conversation about how to apply storytelling techniques to the advertising process. And, as you could expect from the NYT, it looks great and appealing.

Check out the innovation portfolio website

Online shopping at Levi’s has become social

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Online shopping has become social. Levi’s has just launched a social media shopping site where they have added the new “like” facebook functionality to each and every product in the store. This allows customers to find and share their favourite products from Levi’s including seeing what their friends like on the same site. Essentially allowing you to socially shop with friends in real time.

Check the Levi’s store website
Also check this story on Inspirationspam: Next generation e-commerce interface

source: secondsight

CK augmented reality

Here’s an augmented reality web campaign of  Calvin Klein (I think it was in collaboration with GQ magazine). And I’ve tried it and it worked. It’s a little ‘blocky’ and it’s clearly a technology in progress. Watch the demo video and you get the idea. Or try it out you’re self, the website will explain you how. You also gonna need a webcam.

Check the Calvin Klein x-mark-your-spot website

Documenting Rock trough the decades

What makes me stick and hang around on a website for a while? Either there’s a lot of interaction with others, or I get the depth info I’ve been looking for (or stumbled upon) or I’m blown of my socks by the impressive creativity and beauty of the content or the website itself. Well, this one is in the last category. You really should check out this new website that group 94 designed for photographer Denis O’Regan. The site is a documentation of decades of his rock photography. I’m a fan of both the photographer and the designer. Make sure you don’t have anything else to do the next half hour when you visit the site ;-)

Top: The new website of Denis O’Regan
Below: Some of my favorites of Denis O’Regan

Templation nominated

dBOD is nominated!!!! for the Benelux POP Awards 2009 in the category Digitale Instore Media with

For the complete story about templation check this post: Gap in narrowcasting market filled

Gap in narrowcasting market filled

Narrowcasting seemed to have been for just the big players in the market; fast-food- and supermarket chains like MCDonalds and Walmart and so on. Only they seemed to be able to hang their stores full of large display’s. But there’s a huge potential in a group of users who basically couldn’t afford such system or for whom it was a way to complex system up til now. We are talking about the small and medium size businesses that would like to create their own content and don’t want to pay over € 500, for content, created by production company’s or don’t want advertisers in their content they have nothing to say about. And, what it comes down to, most of the systems have been way to complex for the independent shoe sales men or the butcher that are not a part of a big chain with their own IT-guy.

So design agency dBOD in collaboration with Samsung, came up with the solution (‘Hey, wait a minute, isn’t dBOD where you work at?’ ‘ That’s right, and I also worked on the project.’ ;-). Samsung (professional large display’s) created a display with hardware inside and is selling it under the name InfoEasy. dBOD created (with technical partner Insiders) a template website Templation. An extremely simple 1,2,3 solution to create content for your own narrowcasting channel. Templation is a website with templates especially made for narrowcasting applications. As user you can easily create your own content, based on these templates with themes, fitting to your business or your message or period of the year like Christmas. It sort of works like a stock website. The good thing: You create your own massage. And the best part: IT’S ONLY € 9,95 PER TEMPLATE! No monthly subscription, no obligations, no software needed, it’s all online. The screen start at € 999,-. Well, that sets a new bar in pricing in narrowcasting!

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Templation studio
The studio, where you can edit your own template

So, what’s so innovative about a template website? It’s completely new for a design agency to behave as software developer, but than without the making-it-complex part. You start without a client or a briefing. And you start with a 1.0 version. And it’s a completely new ROI (return on investment) for a design agency. As a design agency you’re used to think in communication, customers and end users, not in technique and that’s what makes it different and, most of all, easier than other Narrowcasting solutions.

This is how it works. Or find out more on the website: