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Wired Ads Get Interactive

Check out Wired's January issue for an amazing new interactive advertisement.  Featuring a tiny battery and LED membrane buttons, the phone changes color as you push the buttons at the bottom.   The ad appears in issues on newstands today in New York and Chicago. 
Behind the scenes with Editions designer David Robinson

Behind the scenes with Editions designer David Robinson

Editions Icon.pngEditions, the highly anticipated magazine App produced by AOL, Mobile has just hit the App store boasting the tag line "The Magazine that Reads You". It's the first digital magazine I know of that integrates tagging of a user's interests and maps content to those choices offering up a unique personalized magazine every day. Recently I got to sit down with David Robinson, Head of UX & Mobile Design for AOL to ask him a few questions about the process from a designers point of view.… MORE
5 Questions for The Wonderfactory on the Apple Tablet

5 Questions for The Wonderfactory on the Apple Tablet

Next week it is almost certain that Apple will announce the iTablet (or iPad, product name TK). This Kindle size device could be a game-changer for the magazine industry by enabling and launching new and innovative paid digital content products. Sports Illustrated has worked with The Wonderfactory (TWF) to prototype their magazine's look and feel for the new platform. Late last year, TWF posted a video of the prototype on YouTube that has been viewed over 580,000 times. I sat down with David Link, co-founder of TWF, and had five questions for him about the experience and his thoughts for what's coming next.… MORE

NYT: Magazines Get Ready For Tablets

Good piece today in the about Wired and Sports Illustrated taking the initiative -- both creatively and business wise -- by developing prototypes for the inevitable release of the Apple tablet. Check it out here.
Follow the Pub 44 Gala on Twitter

Follow the Pub 44 Gala on Twitter

Alright kids, time to chill the champagne, fire up your Tweetdeck, and settle in for the big night this Friday. For those of you not lucky enough to come see the show in its adult-beveraged splendor, you can now follow us at SPDTweets. We'll keep you up-to-date with medal winners and the big daddy of them all, Best in Show, so stay tuned at 9 p.m. EST.
The Daily Beast: A Q&A

The Daily Beast: A Q&A

Tina Brown's much talked about -- and visited -- online launch The Daily Beast is now two months old. Self described as not just another news aggregate, but as a site that "sifts, sorts and curates"...

"We're as much about what's not there as what is. And we freshen the stream with a good helping of our own original content from a wonderfully diverse group of contributors ..."
In mid-November I got in touch with Brandon Ralph the CD and co-founder of Code and Theory, an interactive agency responsible for the new site's interactive and visual design, to do a Q&A.

"New E-Newspaper Reader Echoes Look of the Paper"

There is a notable piece in the NYtimes today about a new electronic newspaper reader from Plastic Logic due out next year. It seems to be similar in many ways to the Kindle, but larger in size and looks to have the ability to display layouts.

While I don't own a Kindle, I was blown away recently when I sat next to a subway rider using one. The legibility was so good I could even read over his shoulder.

From the article ...

... "Even though we have positioned this for business documents, newspapers is what everyone asks for," Mr. Archuleta said.

The reader will go on sale in the first half of next year. Plastic Logic will not announce which news organization will display its articles on it until the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, when it will also reveal the price.

Read the full NYtimes article for more.

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