posts tagged ‘Hi-Tech

It has to be Readable

By James Caldwell | Published: February 11th, 2011

There are so many key phrases in the design industry and for the last decade the technology industry has supplied the design industry with even more jargon. We now talk about sustainability, ROI, stakeholders, experiential design and usability as we have evolved from paper, to screen, to multitouch to gestural… and the list keeps growing. But every time I sit down with clients I try and take them back to the core purpose of having empathy with their audience and making sure that their message is eminently readable.

Readability

An exercise in readability.

BookCamp Toronto 2010

By James Caldwell | Published: May 17th, 2010

My initial thoughts about the day were: “Okay so it is supposed to be the first nice day this week and I am going to BookCamp Toronto 2010 to sit inside Robarts Library all day and listen to and participate in various discussions.” I was conflicted, I really needed a sunny day and I wanted to be outside but thankfully the weather wasn’t nice this day as it turned out to be overcast and even threatened to rain.

Welcome to BoockCamp 2010

Welcome to BoockCamp Toronto 2010

ebook nausea

By James Caldwell | Published: April 26th, 2010

I am part of an ebook group that began at OCAD about one year ago. We call our ebook the ‘sbook’, short for ‘smart book’. Our goal is simple: to envision the successor to the printed codex – not so simple.

LG Philips LCD e-Ink Flexible Paper

LG Philips LCD e-Ink Flexible Paper

Bookcamp Toronto 2009

By James Caldwell | Published: June 9th, 2009

On Saturday June 6th of this year Bookcamp Toronto was held at the University of Toronto. It was the first time it was held and I believe the event surpassed the organizer’s expectations. They put on a wonderful event, brought in great speakers and were even able to provide everyone with a great free lunch, which was donated by Booknet Canada.

The Future of Newspapers

By James Caldwell | Published: February 23rd, 2009

I recently sat down with Gary who was writing his graduating thesis on the topic of newspapers. Because of my background in traditional and online news media he wanted to pick my brain about what I thought were the real issues concerning the future of the medium. This topic is of great interest to me considering I am also participating in a research group that is trying to define the future of the book.

For the love of news on paper

For the love of news on paper

Zoonlab Identity

By James Caldwell | Published: January 2nd, 2009

Zoonlab needed several logos to enhance the synthesis of its company and its products.