12 to Watch in 2012
Welcome to 12 to Watch in 2012, a new web series profiling some of New York’s top minds doing innovative things with technology and design.
Meet Khoi Vinh, creator of Mixel, an iPad application where people can create social collages with interlinked images, and then gives users the ability to remix already-created compositions. The simple and intuitive technology present in the Mixel application presents a new outlet for creativity with a user-friendly interface, and the social element of the app helps users completely rethink design, with the assistance of shared ideas. The iPad, to him, is the “perfect art making device,” and Mixel is the technology that allows users to harness that creativity.
Not long after Scott Dadich was appointed executive editor of digital magazine development for all of Condé Nast, “the tops of the mastheads,” as the senior editorial staffs are called, filed into the company’s fourth-floor lecture hall for a series of meetings. Condé’s new iPad king was holding court.
This wasn’t the first time the tastemakers of 4 Times Square had met Mr. Dadich. He’d been shopping “that Wired thing” around the company since it debuted in iTunes’ App Store in May 2010 to considerable fanfare and a flurry of downloads.
But this time, Mr. Dadich faced a few more sets of crossed arms.
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Four and half years ago, Khoi Vinh walked away from the award-winning design firm that he co-founded to take a plunge into the corporate world. He was hired as the design director of nytimes.com to lead a team of a dozen designers who were rebuilding the way The New York Times is read online.
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New York Times digital design director Khoi Vinh announced on his personal blog this morning that he resigned from the paper two in a half weeks ago, and his last day is Friday.
Mr. Vinh wrote that he was interested in moving on to other projects, and he had nothing but glowing things Read More
Earlier this week Radaronline.com’s Choire Sicha dropped by a panel discussion that featured, among others, NYTimes.com designer Khoi Vinh, nymag.com design man Ian Adelman and soothsayer Andrew Essex.
They argued that the future of media—magazines and newspapers—doesn’t rest in some gimmicky Esquire cover. Nor does it rest in repurposing magazine material for Read More