In a world where there’s a lot of prejudice and judgment, TV 2 in Denmark did a promo that takes a look at how easily we put people in boxes. It opens with groups of people organized by looks. It continues by moving people around based on prompts of similar backstories, like they’re step-parents or if they’re lonely. It asks a timely question: “Maybe we have more in common than what we think?” If only we could bridge differences in real life.
(via Connie Richardson)
Design works when we see it in action. Instead of forcing a path or a story or a product, Tom Hulme did a TED Talk called “What We Can Learn From Shortcuts.” It’s about observing how people behave and then accommodating to them based on what they’re already doing. One of his points is “about designing for real needs with low friction, because if you don’t, the customer will anyway.”
(via Daniel Landau)
Information is Beautiful hosts a data visualization that looks at budgets for every major film over the last eight years. It’s fascinating to see big budget films that flop charted out and then sleeper hits that really stood out, side-by-side with peers that you don’t necessarily think about. Sorting by genre or script type is also quite eye-opening.
(via UCLA Studio 22)