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Inspiration ↓ Jul 9, 2020

The more I understand what Base16 is: a structured way for setting up and applying color palettes (a design system), the more I am impressed by it.

from http://chriskempson.com/projects/base16/

Inspiration ↓ Jun 20, 2020

Thread by @helvetica on how genre conventions are a shortcut for the cognitive load of game rules. And why that hinders movement towards new, less toxic conventions.

from https://twitter.com/helvetica/status/1274450330726645762

Inspiration ↓ Jun 20, 2020

Jennifer Jacobs on work as a “series of productive failures” (in her case trying to mash programming and drawing together).

from https://futureofcoding.org/episodes/048

Inspiration ↓ Jun 19, 2020

MakeSpace - I love the attention to the expressive possibilities of spatial arrangement in this project.

from https://makespace.fun/

Inspiration ↓ Jun 15, 2020

Diagrams and asemic language by Ariel Gonzalez Losada. Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing.

from https://www.flickr.com/photos/99778654@N05/ via https://twitter.com/derekbeaulieu/status/1272267885541330944

Inspiration ↓ May 25, 2020
Inspiration ↓ May 24, 2020

Why Kakoune — The quest for a better code editor

from https://kakoune.org/why-kakoune/why-kakoune.html

Inspiration ↓ May 18, 2020

ZeptoBars - die-shots of electronics.

from https://zeptobars.com/en/ via @phooky

Inspiration ↓ May 17, 2020

Orb.Farm by Max Bittker.

from https://orb.farm/

Inspiration ↓ May 10, 2020

Chatting with Glue by @maxkriegers

from http://a9.io/glue-comic/

Inspiration ↓ Apr 26, 2020

PLATO let you SHIFT+SPACE to back up and overwrite characters, which apparently led to lots of homebrew emoji.

from http://www.platopeople.com/emoticons.html via https://twitter.com/ianh_/status/1254123182694346752

Inspiration ↓ Apr 21, 2020

Autotiling script for i3wm that orients the next split based on the current window size. Working perfectly for me so far.

from https://github.com/nwg-piotr/autotiling via https://www.reddit.com/r/i3wm/comments/g4q8b6/autotiling_this_changed_my_i3_experience_totally/

Inspiration ↓ Apr 17, 2020

Pattern mutation tool by Loren Schmidt.

from https://lorenschmidt.itch.io/pattern-mutation-tool

Inspiration ↓ Apr 11, 2020

The objective of allRGB is simple: To create images with one pixel for every RGB color (16777216); not one color missing, and not one color twice.

from https://allrgb.com/ via https://twitter.com/njdbush/status/1248775521552515072

Inspiration ↓ Apr 6, 2020

The fuzzy edges of character encoding by @everestpipkin.

from http://ifyoulived.org/fuzzy/

Inspiration ↓ Apr 1, 2020

Lewitt chess from Chesses 2 by @pippinbarr.

from https://pippinbarr.github.io/chesses2/

About

Grant Custer is a designer-programmer interested in alternative interfaces.

Feed is where I document work and inspiration in progress. It is built using Hugo with a private Node.js app for posting. There is an RSS feed.

You can see my experimental interface work at Constraint Systems. I also design and build prototypes for Cloudera Fast Forward. I’m happy to talk on Twitter, email: grantcuster at gmail dot com, or Mastodon. You can see a full list of projects on my Index.