Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Iconic


I realized a few weeks ago that lots of the apps in the Ubuntu app store have the default icon (a folder with some refuse sticking out) so I built this thing that would build icons or logos on the fly. 

Lots of developers, especially open source developers, want to build something useful but when it comes to making those apps attractive or intuitive the skills our developers use to push great code aren't necessarily applicable.

Iconic won't solve all that, but it can chip away at the block of ugly floating around out there, by subverting the scarce creativity we rely on now with abundant (machine produced) content - and asking the user not to create, but to curate.

Bit by bit, projects like this will make the world more beautiful, and easy to navigate, by amplifying our ability to navigate the vast terrain of all possible X.

One X down, N-1 to go.

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