April 24, 2006 | By Peter Bihr |
Spiegel DesignKlicks has this weird futuristic quasi-3D interface. (You scroll/fly through a three-dimensional space where all the info and photos are spread out.) Fascinating, but quite odd, too: The images just fly by, and it’s really hard to actually stop at one to have a look…
The site itself is quite cool, as it’s clearly very experimental. Maybe a bit too much so: DesignKlicks is primarily a design & photography site, but it also tries to tackle a few other big issues/feats at the same time:
- The 3D interface mentioned above, which is a mix between a tag cloud and some hyper-hyper-whatever interface.
- A community site featuring votes, rankings and other 2.0-ish stuff.
- A bit of a personality, bloggish site featuring artists and experts.
I hope they don’t lose it, as the overall thing looks quite cool and clearly has the potential to be remembered as the ambitious project that it really is. It’d be fun talking to the people behind it, actually, to see if they really know what they’re on to…