Store House ()
"Drinking. The final stage in the
Guinness process. But what comes before?" This question
is answered at the new Guinness Storehouse visitor attraction
in Dublin. And this site attracts the visitors. This
is one the top web experience designs we've discovered
in our 5 year history. Note high level of detail, the
illusions of depth, the creative navigational elements,
and especially the branding metaphor of steel bars,
which plays upon the renown slogan; "Guinness for Strength".
Designed by: The
You needn't be an engineer to enjoy these 13 short animation
experiments exploring sound, electricity, and interface
interactions. Each funny animation unfolds like a short
film, with a unique variation upon the theme of sound
and electricity. We loved that the site has no words(!),
and all the elements are self-explanatory.
Designed by: Kip and Anthony of Friendchip.
We like it hard, and this is the
kind of site that ultimately gets us hard as steel.
Why? It's the navigation, stupid. Or rather... it's
smart navigation. Take a spin around Verb to see how
it's done: notice how Verb calculates your current position
and sends you links to relevant information from other
areas. Hot hot hot.
Designed by: Method.
für Gestaltungsfragen ()
Interface Design for BfGf, German industrial-design
studio. Complete flexibility for future updates inside
a dynamic template system with all of the extras: sound,
animation, experimental navigation. Unusual navigation
that contextualizes the nature of BfGfs work. This hot
interface design may take a couple tries getting used
to because it is so original and uniquely developed.
Designed by: 4RK.
A compact and window-driven site for the Milarepa Tibetan
action fund. The organization urges people to vocalize
their opposition to the physical and spiritual occupation
of Tibetan culture. The design uses the windows effectively
with a minimal of confusion and it's also foolproof
to technical disturbances. Great photographs of Tibet
and simple color combinations grace every page throughout
this pure pop-up site.
Designed by: Deepend-NY.
360degrees 'Perspectives on the U.S. Criminal Justice
System' creates a space where people with diverse stories
and experiences can come together to share their experiences
and opinions and engage in a productive dialogue about
the increasing numbers of incarcerated Americans. 360degrees
hosts a circular 'cell'-based interface that could only
be done effectively with Flash, however, it's worth
saying the HTML site is also pleasantly produced.
Designed by: Alison
to Oli and Ten ()
Wormholes could be described as an "interactive documentary"
of friendship and the everyday life of two people. You
can experience their everyday-life-environments in nature
and inside their homes where you can "go-in" their more
personal things. There's an interactive layer on top
of the pictures that creates another stage of reality
linked with wormholes... the ways you choose can be
different every time, and the first time is like an
uncontrolled random exploration.
Photographed and designed by: Thorsten Kloepfer
(Ten) and Oliver
Flugtag (IE) ()
Fun is the name of the game for the funky Flugtag competition,
and this site embodies the flavor of the competition
through it's functional and slightly futuristic design.
We featured another Flugtag site a couple months ago
Francisco), and this is the following feature flying
in from Ireland. Apparently the organizers have a fancy
for fine web design firms.
Designed by: Lessrain.