Apple Wallpaper

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Originally uploaded by daniel.aspenback


Earlier today I was eating an apple. After a few bites I realized that my apple looked like the Apple Inc. logo. I decided to take a few pics of my apple with (believe it or not) mobilephone camera. After some changes in photoshop, this is the result.

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New Look

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As the Smurf above, I’ll be painting my blog

As you may see, my blog has a new look and it will keep changing for a while until I’m satified with look. If I’m right, it will take a while before I’ve made my decision. If you have any tip or suggestion on any design, please leave a comment or sent me a feedback to my e-mail: daniel@aspenback.se. Any feedback or comment are appriciated.

What I’m trying to achive is a plain and stylish look with a nice color mix, not too garish. I’ll try to add one of these jQuery menu effekts: http://alistapart.com/articles/sprites2. I hope I’ll make it… =)

Stay tuned for updates!

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The Guarantor of Design

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We all have to take our responsibility for our decisions

We all have to take our responsibility for our decisions

Yesterday I had a presentation of the article “The Guarantor of Design” written by Erik Stolterman and Harold Nelson. It is a very interesting article in whitch they raises the ways a designer use to move the design responsible from the designer to an external gurantor.

i. e. Let’s say that I’ve made this site for a customer but the customer is not completely satisfied with the outcome. Instead of taking the fully responsible I’ll probably say that it looks like this because this is what you wanted it to look like.
In this case I’ve moved the responsibility to the customer and according to E. Stolterman and H. Nelson (2000) in this article, I’ve become more a facilitator than a designer.

As a designer you have the full responsible for every decisions you make in a desigprocess, but as the humans we are, we always find a way to move our responsibility to other things, also as a designer. But is this the right thing to do if you are a designer? Do you have the right to blame your decisions you make in a designprocess on other things or other people? What do you think?

In the article “The Guarantor of Design” they raise this subject, I really recommend you read this article. It’s really interesting and I think as a designer, this article will help you to become a better designer because you will be aware of things you maybe didn’t thought of before.

If you have any thoughts, you’re welcome to leave a comment below.

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