Brendan describes the software he’s using to get away from Adobe’s mafia business model.
An online documentary series featuring interviews with smart people about the changing role of design.
As technology becomes more complex and opaque, how will we as designers understand its potential, do hands-on work, translate it into forms people can understand and use, and lead meaningful conversations with manufacturers and policymakers about its downstream implications? We are entering a new technology landscape shaped by artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and synthetic biology.
So far there’s Kevin Slavin, Molly Wright Steenson, and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, with more to come from the likes of Matt Jones, Anab Jain, Dan Hill, and many, many more.
Something that I am increasingly uncomfortable with is our industry’s obsession with job titles. I understand that the landscape has gotten a lot more complex than when I started out in 2009, but I do think the sheer volume and variation in titles isn’t overly helpful in communicating what people actually do.
I share Andy’s concern. I kinda wish that the title for this open job role at Clearleft could’ve just said “Person”.
It turns out that a whole lot of The So-Called Cloud is relying on magnetic tape for its backups.
Dan compares the relationship between a designer and developer in the web world to the relationship between an art director and a copywriter in the ad world. He and Brad made a video to demonstrate how they collaborate.
Magnets: How Do They Work?
Magnetism might be the most romantic of all the topics in science to be metaphorically butchered by poets.
Interviews with designers, where they talk about their backgrounds, tools, workflows, and day-to-day experiences.
Mike lists five tool skills he looks for in a designer (not that every designer needs to have all five):
- Visual Design & Animation
- Interaction Design
- Getting Things Done
Swap the first one out for some markup and CSS skills, and I reckon you’ve got a pretty good list for developers too.
mozilla-magnet/magnet-client-desktop: A simple Physical Web menu-bar app for URL discovery and broadcast
This should be a lot more straightforward than process I linked to before.
Brilliant little magnetic cuddly nucleobases from Jun. You get all four bases to combine to your heart’s content: cytosine, guanine, adenine, thymine — take that, Pokémon.
This is such a great idea: magnetic HTML elements. And now Cameron is sharing the source files so that we can all print our own.
I love hearing stories like this. Anything that breaks down the perceived designer/developer divide is a good thing, in my opinion.
A nice resource (built in HTML5) to connect developers and designers who want to Make A Thing.
Beyond the personal annual report; it's the personal brand identity guidelines.
A logo designer accused of ripping off his own work — kind of like what happened to Dan.
Interface elements as fridge magnets. Make prototyping fun!
Game Neverending is back. For real. Get nostalgic with this blast from the past.
Cindy is now working for nclud. That's good for Cindy and good for nclud.
Flickr Places. This is what George announced at dConstruct. It's enthralling: interestingness mashed up with geotagging.
Beautiful artwork in a minimalist interface. But you'd better have your browser window maximised on a big monitor. *sigh*