March 22nd, 2012
Forward Thinking Vol. 68
Our weekly update, where we share what’s inspiring us:
Always on the lookout for beautifully designed websites, httpster.net makes our quest for inspiration a whole lot easier. A curated showcase of sites that bring simple ideas to life (good typography, clean, classy design), httpster even allows you to browse these sites by type and style. Some of our favorites include dangersoffracking and helveticons.
Picle: giving your memories a soundtrack
Not just another camera app, Picle gives your memories a soundtrack by recording short audio clips alongside the photo you’re taking. The app allows you to create a vibrant story that can be shared with friends in a simple, fun way. “Video for the Instagram generation” – could this be the start of a new trend?
Wantful helps you curate a set of perfect gift ideas and delivers them in a custom printed gift book, where the recipient can make their pick of what they want the most. The process is beautifully designed every step of the way and a perfect example of a compelling user experience.
What is Curation?
With the growing amount of content available on the web and an increasing need to curate it based on our personal tastes (from the tools mentioned in this post, to the likes of Pinterest and Tumblr), this short video explores what we really mean when we talk about “curation” and how it’s changing with the ever-growing amount of content.
Fluent: the future of email
As the way we view things online shifts towards news feeds, live streams and timelines, it seems that email hasn’t quite caught up; but Fluent wants to change this. Still in beta, Fluent aims to create an email experience designed to reflect the way we communicate – by transitioning your inbox from a flood of subject lines to a workflow-oriented stream that allows you to view email threads at a glance and perform simple tasks with just one click.