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Hello World, again!

I started my own personal website and blog in 2008. It seams like ancient history now, and in Internet time it definitely is. I haven’t made any significant changes to it since then, but have decided to finally do them now.

Not much has changed with my new design. It is still very simple, both in terms of design and structure. However the subtle changes will make for a nicer reading experience on desktop and mobile allowing more readers to discover and share my posts.

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Playful sterile masks

Doctors and their uniforms can sometimes look intimidating to patients, especially children. This is particularly true when doctors are wearing sterile mask. Because of this, Amsterdam and Tokyo-based product, textile, and interior design studio Samira Boon decided to make sterile masks more playful. They say that their mask is no longer masking, but transforming the part of the face it is hiding. Currently there are 15 types of masks, varying from animals and human snouts, to zippers.

samira boon mask

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Creative Health Advertising, part 5

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Purell
You are what you touch

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Reborn to be alive: Obituary
“One organ donor can save 8 lives.”
“One organ donor can save 8 lives.”

Nivea: Goodbye Cellulite Sofa
Nivea: Goodbye Cellulite Sofa

Miradent oral care system
Dental floss
Miradent oral care system: Dental floss

Hospital São Luiz: Rubik’s Cube
“Newborn Care Classes.”“Newborn Care Classes.”“Newborn Care Classes.”“Newborn Care Classes.”

Voltaren: Everyday movements
“When everyday movements seem impossible.”
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ADESF: Lungs, Stomach, Heart
“Stop consuming your body”
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Be sure to check out other creative health ads:

Creative Health Advertising, part 4
Creative Health Advertising, part 3
Creative Health Advertising, part 2
Creative Health Advertising, part 1

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Two Medical Winners of Apple Design Awards 2008

The Apple Design Awards is a special event taking place at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The event is meant to recognize technical excellence, innovation, and outstanding achievement in software development. This year, two medical applications managed to win awards.

MIM for iPhone, which I presented in an earlier post, is Best iPhone Healthcare & Fitness Application.
MIM software for iPhone

MIM for iPhone is a revolutionary medical imaging application that provides multi-planar reconstruction of fused data sets such as PET/CT, which are crucial in diagnosing cancer. MIM lets physicians retrieve patient images wirelessly on their iPhone or iPod touch, manipulate and adjust them using simple gestures to isolate crucial pieces of data, and gather important data for a patient diagnosis on their rounds. MIM’s features include true dynamic multi-modality image fusion, multi-planar volumetric image reconstruction, linear measurement tools, Quantitative Standardized Uptake Value ROI, fusion blending between PET/CT and PET/MR, and display of PET, CT, MR, and Nuclear Medicine images. MIM takes advantage of technologies including Core Animation, Foundation/Core Foundation, UIKit, WebKit, and the accelerometer.

Macnification 1.0 won the award of Best Mac OS X Leopard User Experience.

Macnification

Working with scientific images has never been easier or more rewarding than with Macnification 1.0, the new scientific image management solution for Mac OS X Leopard. Analogous to an Aperture for digital microscopy, Macnification helps scientists, engineers, and academicians import, organize, annotate, analyze, modify, compare, and publish huge volumes of microscopic images in a wide variety of formats. Macnification takes advantage of the advanced capabilities and efficiencies of Objective-C 2.0 and leverages an abundance of Mac OS X frameworks, including Image Kit for image handling and display, Core Image for fast, non-destructive image modification, QTKit for the creation and display of time-lapse Quick Time movies, Core Animation for live-updating stack views, and Core Data for automatic data saving and the implementation of Macnification’s complex relational data model.

Macnification also goes the extra mile and integrates with numerous Mac OS X technologies allowing users to search for images using Spotlight, preview images using Quick Look, export image measurements to Numbers (and Excel), and back up their entire image library with Time Machine. What really puts Macnification over the top is its gorgeous, easy-to-use user interface. Closely adhering to Apple’s Mac OS X Human Interface Guidelines, Macnification focuses on exactly what its audience needs, while surprising and delighting users with its subtle use of animation, appropriate use of transparency, and unwavering attention to aesthetic details.

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280 Slides

A new tool for online creation of slide presentations is out. It is called 280 Slides and it is very easy and fun to use. You should definitely consider trying it the next time you have to present. I made a little presentation myself, just to show that you can design pretty nice looking slides and publish them online in under 20 minutes.

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