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Daniel Neville
Melbourne, Australia
Daniel Neville wanted to be a scientist as a child. He even started a science group in grade three. Somehow he ended up as a freelance designer.
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In case anyone of worth is still coming over here hoping for something to happen, I've moved. You can now find me at or follow me on tinyletter at Systems and Surfaces. It's great over there, but this will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Nevolution
The fidelity of a deliverable is always a tricky proposition. The business need to standardise a system is always going to be a bother, especially to solely fill spaces in a spreadsheet. I like exploring the possible fidelity of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Nevolution
It's fairly clear to me that the redesign doesn't really work. The text doesn't read well on small screens and it doesn't read well on this super amazing 15inch macbookpro retina. Typepad just isn't cutting it anymore either. Making this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Nevolution
Thoughts that were in my head on September Seventh that I desperately needed to get out of my head where each line is probably a whole post that will never happen. These have been reorganised to make sense for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Nevolution
It's been way too long between posts, so I want to explore that as a soft landing into the unfinished drafts sitting in my patch of the cloud. I'm torn between differing versions of blogging; different mental models of how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Nevolution
2012 was a funny year. The world didn’t end and the batshit insanity of the year before seemed to die down somewhat. It all just kept on turning, more of the same but with just enough fluctuation to keep us... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at Nevolution
Heath asked me to write another bit for Desktop, and I was more than happy to play around with a few thoughts on video games. I tried exploring some of the useful attributes that make up a game. What sets... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at Nevolution
I'm sensing a fine thread connecting a few cafes and bars in Melbourne which take a nuanced approach to the past. Either that or I've taken my love affair with drinking Campari and other italian bitters a little too far.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at Nevolution
Bit of an obvious lead-in, but could Instagram be affecting the nature of photography, and to a broader extent the nature of art exhibitions. It seems that certain mediums, even specific artworks, are more suited to be spread on a... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at Nevolution
These notes on these two models are not structured or completely thought through but are a quick edit of some notes I made a few months back. I initially started writing this after meeting someone who was providing a gardening... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at Nevolution
There's been quite a bit written up recently on the Little Printer that could, but there's one thread that's worth teasing out a little bit more. By giving the various Little Printer mascots haircuts BERG have begun their (hopefully) never... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at Nevolution
I've wanted to contribute to Pie Paper since first hearing about it a few years ago. It's a fascinating publication filled with miscellaneum centered around a particular topic that changes with each issue. For this issue it moved away from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Nevolution
When Heath told me that the December issue of Desktop Magazine was to be on the future and would I be interested in writing the opening essay it took me no time at all to say yes. The article was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Nevolution
Hell yeah. Planning on doing one every year, until I die, or get bored. Finding it much harder than last year. Finding that I'm too self aware of what I keep in the mixbook pile.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2012 on Mixbook 2011 at Nevolution
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For a while now, I've been trying to collect tumblrs thats signal a maturity of the New Aesthetic. These move past the pixellated glitch hunt that everyone was arguing and obsessing over not long ago. Instead, these point to the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at Nevolution
Every child goes through an Encyclopedia stage. Where one realises that there is this large world, full of vague yet moving parts, and it has been around for far longer than the few years of awareness that a kid has.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2012 at Nevolution
Just ran out. Had to keep one for myself. I've got the pdf lying around somewhere, I'll email it to you. They're very cheap to do yourself though. Ended up being about $5 per book.
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2012 on Mixbook 2011 at Nevolution
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I made this little video as a means of enquiring into the state of the Heads Up Display as a design trope. It seemed like there was more space for discussion regarding Project Glass and wanted to compare what Google... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at Nevolution
Thinking of using this as the base for the web app. Seems to tick all the boxes. Boilerplate Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at The Weather
A quick little jaunt through Thailand for two weeks resulted in me being fascinated by all the various manifestations of their residential architecture. I'm a big fan of three and four story apartment blocks and think they hit the sweet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Nevolution
Do you need to support older browsers? If the answer is yes, then your only choice isRaphaël. It handles browsers all the way back to IE 7 and Firefox 3. Raphaël even has some support for IE 6, although some of its underlying technology cannot be implemented there. Do you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at The Weather
Spent half an hour on iStockphoto looking at the cheaper end of weather icons. Lots - LOTS - of noise in there, especially most of these, but some of them are useful in some way or another. Leaning towards the clean line vibe as a way of makong life easy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at The Weather
The final product of this project will be a web based app that displays daily weather information in a more intuitive manner than what is available using dynamic icons as the means to display this information. As one example, traditional weather icons do not alter the size of the sun... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at The Weather
Continuing on with the Australia Day weekend charm offensive, these all came from the lovely book Fragments of the Everyday. Considering I'm on holidays at the moment, it seems right that this be a travel themed selection. And what a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2012 at Nevolution
Considering it's Australia Day weekend, it seems somewhat necessary that I regail you with some nice and crunchy vernacular design. These are all from the book Symbols of Australia by Mimmo Cozzolino which used to reign supreme in my book... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at Nevolution