Calendar Business Cards

Monday, August 20th, 02012

As a challenge, is it possible to re-invent the year calendar through a different lens? Rather than appointments, red days or other events, what if we put the days of the week first rather than the number? Then, to top it all off, what if you had to fit it onto a business card? This articles walks you through the process, the pitfalls and links to some code so you can make your own designs.

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PaperNet Boarding Pass

Tuesday, May 25th, 02010

In an attempt to infuse some aspects of the Internet into an airlines boarding pass, many lessons where learnt about the airlines industries’ needs and requirements. This is a look from a prototype to a final product of an international airlines printable boarding pass with a touch of useful dynamic data.

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Print on Demand

Tuesday, February 16th, 02010

The world of print has always been too complicated, expensive and elusive for most people, but now under economic pressures, doors that were never available are slowly being pried open so that we can print to a heidelberg just as easy as an inkjet.

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What are 2D Barcodes?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 02009

The world of barcodes is truly black and white. These tiny print-outs of lines and dots act as physical pointers to more digital information. In the past, they have pointed to UPC values in a database, but now their abilities have expanded to much more. The next generation of barcode, the 2D Barcodes could become as ubiquitous as blue hyperlinks as on the web—only time will tell.

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Introducing: The PaperNet

Wednesday, April 29th, 02009

The PaperNet is an attempt at surfing the web on paper rather than a computer. Connecting the digital world to the tactile world of paper is not only possible, but in many respects is a better experience than on a computer screen. The ability to print-on-demand, customized paperNet browsers to suit your needs demonstrates the flexibility of Internet data on a printed medium.

This article looks at some paperNet examples, how they are use, how they can be extended and how they can reshape existing attempts at information dissemination.

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Sections: Paper

Using paper in new ways. Paper has been with us for thousands of years, we shouldn’t get rid of it just yet.

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