• You beauty!

    Is data visualisation getting a bad name? I was pleased to see graphic design in the news this week, for reasons other than the usual public and tabloid outrage over massive fees for ‘just a logo’. Data visualisation was the…

  • Making things for real people

    Dean Vipond will be speaking at the O’Reilly Ignite event, in Leeds on 19th May 2010. It’s a great event, with a series of super-fast, five-minute talks on a huge range of subjects. Entitled ‘Making things for real people’, the…

  • Can we ruin it? Yes we can!

    The new, CG series of ‘Bob The Builder’ is a triumph of expense-saving over art and craft. As a father to a young family, I see more than my fair share of TV shows aimed at the under-fives. As has…

  • The Seven Ages Quest is now live!

    New Open University / BBC project now live! Dean Vipond was appointed by the smart folk at Six To Start, to provide visual and interaction design for an online game to accompany the new BBC TV show ‘The Seven Ages…

  • Can a brand have as many voices as customers?

    Could technology drive a bespoke brand experience? I touched on this notion during my talk at Future of Web Design, but didn’t have the time to explore it further. There seems to be a shift towards very specific personalisation when…

  • My favourite logo

    I have finally decided upon my all-time favourite logo. I can very rarely point out a single thing to be my absolute favourite ‘anything’. Ususally, there are too many shifting factors and circumstances which stop me being able to claim…

  • Decode at the V&A

    I headed down to London to see the Decode exhibition at the V&A. Based around the notions of data visualisation, technology and interactivity, it was a small yet flab-free exhibition that was impressive and fun. The entrance to the exhibition…

  • First birthday!

    Dean Vipond Brand & Interaction Design has been a fully-fledged business for one year and one day! It’s been a fantastic first year; I couldn’t have asked for more. The business was set up with the intention of working with…

  • Perfection is hard to love

    Is it the imperfections we see in things which endear us to them? My very first post on this blog was on the notion of ‘perfection’ in design, and how if you look at certain, often mundane things objectively, it…

  • Misfits online experience now live!

    The online experience promoting new E4 drama ‘Misfits’ is now live. Dean Vipond was appointed by entertainment production company Six To Start to provide visual design for the experience, which allows users to explore scenes from the show and gaining…