Quotable Objectified (the Film)

I really enjoy the film Objectified. Every time I watch it, I find another nugget of wisdom I want to remember and integrate into the way I think about product and design. But as time goes on, my memory fades. I recently re-watched as a part of the fantastic HackDesign.org online course. But some time later, I often find myself asking questions like “what was that quote about objects you really love that get better with time? I think it was a guy from IDEO…”

I can try Googling parts of the quote I remember, and I might find a blog on it online. Even if this works – and it often doesn’t – how can I find that snippet to re-watch? I’m still faced with re-watching the movie to find that quote, or skipping through, hoping I get lucky.

This page is an attempt to solve that problem. Over the last year, I’ve collected all my favorite quotes from Objectified the film, in chronological order, including time stamps. I hope this makes it easier to find that elusive quote or moment of insight on the tip of your tongue.

By the way, you can buy Objectified on Amazon for only $2.99


Objectified on Amazon

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FF Chartwell – The Infographic Typeface


FF Chartwell is essentially a clever hack on ligatures. For example, in some fonts an ‘f’ followed by an ‘i’ gets cluttered by the f’s bar overlapping with the i, or not aligning right. So fonts auto-magically replace the ‘f’ and ‘i’ with one glyph ‘fi’. (That almost certainly didn’t happen in your browser just now, but you can learn more about ligatures on Wikipedia)

Except in this case, using a feature of the OpenType standard, FF Chartwell turns the ligatures dial up to 11. In FF Chartwell Pies, text like “25+30+25+20” gets turned into a pie chart with those numbers interpreted as percents. In FF Chartwell Bars, those same numbers would get turned into a bar graph, and so on. The graphics you create inherit the colors of the text you typed, and the text is preserved, you can simply toggle those ligatures on/off to edit the original.

Learn how to use it (and buy it) here:  https://www.fontfont.com/how-to-use-ff-chartwell