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  • Designing the face of IBM’s Watson

    There has been a lot of press this week about IBM’s Watson super computer playing on Jeopardy against the shows two...

    Stephen GatesFebruary 15, 2011
  • Dollar Rede$ign Project

    I came across the Dollar Rede$ign Project today which is an interesting exercise by a number of artists to look at...

    Stephen GatesAugust 19, 2010
  • MapQuest finally gets some direction

    Mapquest was one of the early originators of online mapping but the brand and it’s site have been dormant for a...

    Stephen GatesJuly 6, 2010
  • web.without.words

    Found an interesting site today called web.without.words which was developed by Paul Armstrong to visually represent the idea that hierarchy, grid systems...

    Stephen GatesMarch 18, 2010
  • Facebook Redesign circa 2006, sort of…

    First, sorry for no posts lately.  The new year brought a reorganization at work that has ben buried in new work...

    Stephen GatesMarch 9, 2010
  • Peeking Into Netflix Queues

    There is an interesting article in the New York Times today that uses Google Maps based data visualizations to show neighborhood...

    Stephen GatesJanuary 9, 2010
  • Vacation assignment – Help design Firefox 4

    Mozilla’s Firefox continues to chip away at Microsoft’s Internet Explorer’s market share and recently they been showing off new user interface mockups...

    Stephen GatesDecember 26, 2009
  • Personas – see how the Internet sees you

    I came across another interesting data visualization site today called Personas that was part of the Metropath(ologies) exhibit at the MIT Museum...

    Stephen GatesSeptember 30, 2009
  • Facebook facelift

    THE FACEBOOK FACELIFT IS A SELF INITIATED PROJECT TO CHALLENGE THE FORM AND FUNCTIONALITY OF FACEBOOK. 

IT’S STREAMLINED, STRUCTURED, LINEAR INTERFACE...

    Stephen GatesSeptember 30, 2009
  • New search tools – AppBoy & Addict-o-matic

    I came across two interesting new web search portals today for mobile applications and traditional search I thought I would share...

    Stephen GatesAugust 26, 2009
  • Louis Vuitton and Takashi Murakami bring design to QR codes

    When it comes to QR codes what you see is what you get because they all look the same and I...

    Stephen GatesApril 23, 2009
  • SHSK’H Music Player

    I am a sucker for really clean information design and unique interface design that is new but still easy to understand....

    Stephen GatesNovember 13, 2008
  • Real time information design – DIGG Labs Arc

    I am a sucker for great information design and I have thought for a long time that what Digg labs does...

    Stephen GatesAugust 28, 2008
  • I find bad information design everywhere

    Under redundant in the dictionary it says see redundant…

    Stephen GatesMay 22, 2008
Creative Director, Designer, Brand Builder, Speaker, Podcaster, Crazy One. As a designer, I have 20+ years experience creating the strategy, concepts, and designs for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 500 brands and creating innovative digital experiences. As a leader, I have 15+ years transforming agency and client-side teams using a mix of creativity, business strategy, process and political skill to create innovative, world-class work and cultures that change industries and companies. My clients have included American Airlines, W Hotels, Disney, Citi, ExxonMobil, Acura, Old Navy, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, Subaru and many others. My work has received over 150 international awards, my app designs have been named as one of the World’s 100 Greatest Apps, Apple has featured my work in 9 keynotes, 4 TV commercials and more.

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