New CGI of How Titanic Sank

A video excerpt of National Geographic’s upcoming two-day featurette about the sinking of the Titanic, a disaster that happened almost exactly 100 years ago (April 15th 1912, to be exact).

As a child, I was fascinated with the Titanic, from its construction and design to the eventual sinking of the ship. The notion that something designed to be ‘perfectly invincible’ to all reasonably preconceived hazards could still sink on its maiden voyage was, I think, what really moved me. Growing up and eventually becoming a designer, you learn to respect events like these even more.

Similarly, I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed shows like Air Crash Investigation, because they show you that even the most elaborately safe systems and products will at some point encounter strange edge cases in which every one of its design principle is tested to its extremes.

Propellerhead Figure

Figure is an absolutely fantastic app by the geniuses that brought you Reason. I suck at music, and I can actually do fun things with this.

Also, a superb example of ‘if you design an entirely custom UI, go all the way’.