Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
Thursday, December 21st, 2017
Friday, December 8th, 2017
Collections of design principles that you can contribute to.
The aim of the site is to help us analyse what good Design Principles are. How Design Principles are created and measured. How they develop.
Monday, November 27th, 2017
A table of design systems, pattern libraries, style guides, or whatever we’re calling them.
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
A collection of publicly available design systems, pattern libraries, and interface guidelines.
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Here’s a fun premise for a collection of sci-fi short stories:
Flight 008 through a temporary wrinkle in the local region of space-time. What these passengers will soon find out as they descend into SFO is that the wrinkle has transported them 20 years in the future, and the year is now 2037.
Read the stories of the passengers from Flight 008, imagined by the world’s top science fiction storytellers, as they discover a future transformed by exponential technologies.
Authors include Bruce Sterling, Madeline Ashby, Paulo Bacigalupi, and Gregory Benford.
Monday, March 6th, 2017
To be clear, every company currently does some form of this tracking of users. There would simply be no other way to measure operations. But Facebook has quite clearly been tiptoeing outside the bounds of what is ethically acceptable data business practices for a while.
A thorough round-up of Facebook’s current data collection practices and what you can do about it.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
When Aaron talks, I listen. This time he’s talking about digital (and analogue) preservation, and how that can clash with licensing rules.
It is time for the sector to pick a fight with artists, and artist’s estates and even your donors. It is time for the sector to pick a fight with anyone that is preventing you from being allowed to have a greater — and I want to stress greater, not total — license of interpretation over the works which you are charged with nurturing and caring for.
It is time to pick a fight because, at least on bad days, I might even suggest that the sector has been played. We all want to outlast the present, and this is especially true of artists. Museums and libraries and archives are a pretty good bet if that’s your goal.
Monday, May 30th, 2016
Here’s a handy directory of scripts that set out to solve one problem without any dependencies. Useful for poking at, picking apart, and learning from.
Thursday, July 9th, 2015
Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Monday, April 13th, 2015
I like this. It fills like a very webby way to explore a museum collection. Use any axis you like.
This is a sketch made quickly to explore what it means to navigate a museum catalogue made of over two million records. It’s about skipping around quickly, browsing the metadata as if you were wandering around the museum itself in Bloomsbury, or better yet, fossicking about unattended in the archives.
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Sunday, September 1st, 2013
Planetary: collecting and preserving code as a living object | Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York
Aaron Straup-Cope and Seb Chan on the challenges of adding (and keeping) code to the Cooper-Hewitt collection:
The distinction between preservation and access is increasingly blurred. This is especially true for digital objects.
Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
Bill Buxton’s collection of input devices going back thirty years.
Monday, October 26th, 2009
The V&A has an API. Who knew? Looks very nice indeed.
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
An editorially managed collection of type-related goodies: "Think of it as FFFFound for all things type, typography, lettering, & signage."
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
Flickr Commons just keeps growing and growing. Now there are wonderful collections of pictures from Greenwich available for us all to peruse and tag.
Collections of visual design patterns from web interfaces.
Monday, September 15th, 2008
A gallery of minimally designed websites. There are some lovely grid/type-based designs on view here.