News from 2007

The archive of news items on For Inspiration Only’s previous endeavors, opinions by Ianus Keller and other short messages.

Vintage collection

Panomorphosis Table at Innovation Playground December 7, 2007

On Thursday, November 29, 2007, For Inspiration Only and fieldOfView presented our improved and interactive version of the Panamorphosis Table at the Innovation Playground 2007. The table itself worked surprisingly well and appealed to a wide audience from all ages and backgrounds.

Touching the iPhone August 28, 2007

Through a friend living in the USA, I was able to temporarily get my hands on an iPhone. Though I could not use the phone capabilities, merely the music, photo and web applications were sufficient to win me over. I would love to build a tiny Cabinet for this little fellow.

il Metodo di Passione June 15, 2007

On Thursday, June 21, 2007, Ianus Keller will be giving an energizing intermezzo at the Dutch CHI Conferentie on methods for designing interfaces in Eindhoven. Ianus will be supported by Dennis Luijer on Cintiq and Pieter Diepenmaat on samples. Even better… Waldorf is there! And we will have live coverage!

Sketching User Experiences May 29, 2007

Bill Buxton’s latest book Sketching User Experiences is out now and it is truly a joy to read, explore and share with others. Most of all, I am very flattered by the nice words about Cabinet as well as other work work by my former colleagues at the ID-StudioLab.

I ♥ ISM May 22, 2007

I never would have thought I would say it about a big “full service web agency”, but ISM eCompany stole my heart today with their full service approach.

Designing for Tangible Games April 16, 2007

On Friday, April 13, 2007, For Inspiration Only offered an interactive lecture on how to Design for Tangible Games at the TU Delft faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, based on the students’ own design postcard concepts.

Visiting LUST exhibition April 13, 2007

On invitation by Piet Westendorp we were invited to visit the very impressive interactive Generation Random 10 years LUST at the <>TAG gallery in The Hague on Friday, March 30, 2007.

Methods for Rietveld April 12, 2007

On Monday, April 16, 2007, For Inspiration Only will offer a workshop on methods and tools for the creative process at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. During this workshop Daniel Saakes will present and bring along the Skin 2.0 prototype.

Tools in Leiden March 13, 2007

On February 27 and March 13, 2007, For Inspiration Only offered a Workshop on Tools at Leiden University’s Mediatechnology. The goal of the workshop was a further exploration of the notion of tools; an important subject in Ianus Keller’s research thesis and Pecha Kucha presentation in Rotterdam.

MacCover February 5, 2007

My friend and fellow entrepreneur Philine van der Vegte has just launched an interesting new product: the MacCover. A natural felt cover for your Black or White MacBook in 7 cool colours. Get yours now at http://www.maccover.com

Windows Vista Launch January 30, 2007

Today Microsoft officially launched its new operating system Windows Vista. In the Netherlands this launch is supported by an impressive press tour by Microsoft’s Design Director Tjeerd Hoek, with whom Ianus Keller worked on the 2003 Microsoft Research Design Expo.

Van Opstal in Elsevier January 10, 2007

My mentor, friend and longtime collaborator Huib van Opstal has done a four-page review of the Exposition Hergé in Elsevier magazine .

An Inspiring 2007! January 3, 2007

I would like to wish you all a very inspiring New Year. Keep looking around, searching for things you are not looking for. I hope to bring you even more and better news than in 2006 and 2005.

Research assessment January 3, 2007

Starting on December 6, 2006 For Inspiration Only will coordinate, edit and design the self-assessment report for the faculty of Industrial Design at the TU Delft as part of the research visitation over the period of 2001-2006.