Why Public School's Fall/Winter 2014 Collection is Just. So. Good.

Curator: Alex Mustonen
date: July 22, 2014
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: Fashion
The experience of seeing Public School's Winter 2014 show in New York this past February was a little unreal. The excitement in the room was electric, like watching your hometown team move up to the majors. 

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Patatap: a New Portable Animation and Sound App for Making Musical Graphics Anywhere

Curator: Leta Sobierajski
date: July 11, 2014
Categories: Design in Music, Entertainment Design, Experience Design
Tags: App, Design, mobile, music, user experience
Patatap is a portable animation and sound kit created by Jono Brandel and Lullatone. The concept is incredibly simple: press a key on your keyboard, and a colorful animation appears on your screen. There are different color palettes, each with their own unique set of sounds, that resemble a visual drum pad with versatile melodies and colorful geometric graphics. Even better, Patatapis now an iOS app, so you can create music even if you aren’t at your computer.

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Fuse: Skout

Curator: Katie Dill
date: June 27, 2014
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: App, Digital Design, ux
Despite all of the other chat apps out there, this is my favorite at the moment. It’s not Yo, it’s not Slingshot, it's not SnapChat—it’s Fuse! Fuse uses the contact list on your phone and it lets you make groups where you can share posts and comments. The magic is that you can give every post a “fuse”, a timer of ten, five or three mins. Once the timer ends, the image disappears forever. It creates a playful sense of urgency, delight and mystery.
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Food Delivery: Sprig

Curator: Katie Dill
date: June 26, 2014
Categories: Experience Design
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There are tons of food delivery apps out there, but this one has an interesting twist. By limiting choice and accessibility, they’re able to provide a truly affordable and convenient experience. We’re overloaded with information and choices in everything that we do.
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Elevate Brain Training: Elevate, Inc.

Curator: Katie Dill
date: June 25, 2014
Categories: Experience Design
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Billed as “your personal brain trainer,” Elevate is a beautifully designed learning app. You can play up to three free challenges a day. All of them are fun, easy to use and absolutely gorgeous. They’re designed to help improve vocabulary, reading and listening focus, writing abilities and information-processing speed. The great thing is, they actually work! I can sense that it’s helped me improve my vocabulary and writing skills. I’ve already found myself applying lessons from the game when writing emails at work. 
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